RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam is announcing that a Virginia cidery plans to double its production to meet demand for hard cider.

Northam’s office said Wednesday that Old Hill Cider in Rockingham County plans to spend $500,000 and create five new jobs.

The company plans to get all of its apples from Virginia.

The state has approved a $25,000 grant for the expansion, which the county said it will match.

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