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One dead in Atlantic-area fire

EAST FALLOWFIELD TOWNSHIP - A 63-year-old man died while trying to rescue pets from a burning home just southwest of Atlantic early this morning. "When we pulled in, the whole front of house was fully involved - almost the entire house," said Chief Adam Valesky of the Fallowfield Volunteer Fire Depa

MEADVILLE TRIBUNE - 2017-12-18 16:19:00

Making the grade: County schools assessed

With the recent release of Pennsylvania School Performance Profile scores, Dr. William Gathers knows most people will compare their school's score to those of their neighbors. "Right, wrong or indifferent, that's what people do," said Gathers, superintendent of Mercer Area School District. The score

THE HERALD - 2017-12-18 09:40:00

Pennsylvania rushing to meet REAL ID deadline

HARRISBURG - Under the federal REAL ID law, passed in 2005, a Pennsylvania driver's license is not sufficient identification for travel on domestic passenger aircraft. Fortunately for state residents looking to escape Mercer County winter weather by hopping a jet to Florida, the U.S. Department of H

THE HERALD - 2017-12-18 09:25:00

Manhunt follows car chase, crash

SHENANGO TOWNSHIP - Multiple police agencies were searching Sunday night for a man who fled on foot after a brief car chase and crash, according to Mercer County 911 dispatch. Authorities say Hermitage police were chasing the suspect at about 7:45 p.m when his car collided with another on Hubbard-We

THE HERALD - 2017-12-18 04:22:00

Foundation for a better future

FARRELL - Idle hands are the devil's workshop. Spoken regularly by her grandmother, Christal Graham-Jones heard the proverb many times as a child, and it is one that has stuck with her throughout her life. With her grandmother's words in mind, Graham-Jones founded Isaiah 49, an after-school tutoring

THE HERALD - 2017-12-18 09:30:00

Christiansburg enjoys a night of Christmas cheer

Downtown Christiansburg was full of Christmas cheer on Dec. 8, when the town held its annual holiday celebration. The event included a special farmers market, as well as the traditional parade down Main Street. Edmee Rodriguez-Hasler was there and shared these images. To see more photos of holiday c

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-12-17 05:15:00

Sunday NRV letter: Christiasnburg Christmas parade

Christiansburg Christmas parade Over the years I have attended numerous Christiansburg Christmas parades in all kinds of weather. Sometimes it is cold and sometimes it is really cold. But, Christmas parades are for the holiday season, and that includes a little cold weather. It was 28 degrees during

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-12-17 11:00:00

Blacksburg artist P. Buckley Moss presents open house of new paintings

Artist signed artwork for collectors during open housePosted: 5:08 PM, December 17, 2017Updated: 5:08 PM, December 17, 2017 BLACKSBURG, Va. - The P. Buckley Moss Gallery presented its 2017 annual open house Sunday in Blacksburg. Visitors got to enjoy the new Christmas print, "Long Winter's Nap" alon

WSLS - 2017-12-17 22:08:38

Flashback: Tracking NRV history

n "The Virginia Common Core of Learning will restructure the state's educational system in many ways between now and the turn of the century, according to Pulaski County school officials." n "On Saturday, John S. O'Neil will become the youngest person to earn a doctorate from Virginia Tech since the

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-12-17 09:00:00

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BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech's private foundation purchased the University Club building Friday, ending what was a sometimes tense transaction process for the school and a social club that can trace its roots at Tech to the 1920s. The move ends an arduous saga that occurred mostly in secret with the $

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-12-17 05:00:00

A new push to increase government transparency

The election of two former journalists to the House of Delegates in last month's elections may bode well for Virginians who see the need for greater transparency in state and local government and for a strengthened Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Danica Roem, a former newspaper reporter from Prin

GODANRIVER.COM - 2017-12-17 05:00:00

Bond denied in Wythe double slaying

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New police department proposed in Blacksburg to potentially be funded by tax increase

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) It's no secret Blacksburg is growing. Some of those growing pains are forcing town leaders to make plans for bigger buildings, more parking spaces, and a higher tax. The Blacksburg Police Department building is too small for the large staff the station has now. The town manag


Williamsburg schools taking day off due to sickness

WILLIAMSBURG - Students at Williamsburg Independent Schools will be getting an extra day off from school for Christmas this year, but they will still be expected to do their work. School was scheduled to be in session Monday, Dec. 18, and Tuesday, Dec. 19, before letting out for Christmas break, but


Arson suspected in fire that burned Emlyn house where triple homicide occurred

Arson is suspected in a Sunday evening blaze that damaged an Emlyn home that was the scene of a triple homicide nearly one year ago. The home, which was owned by Larry and Courtney Taylor, was scheduled to be sold at auction at noon Monday on the steps of the Whitley County Judicial Center. The fin

THENEWSJOURNAL.NET - 2017-12-18 02:43:03

Corbin Public Library hosts breakfast with Santa

Santa made a visit to the Corbin Public Library on Saturday morning. Many children and families came to the library so the kids could get a photo with Santa and tell him what they wanted for Christmas. The Friends of the Library also had doughnuts and milk available for the children and their parent

CORBIN TIMES-TRIBUNE - 2017-12-18 04:23:00

New owner for Stivers Center?

Union College is trying to buy the Stivers Aquatic and Wellness Center.The college was one of the founding partners, along with the city, county and KCEOC, who collaborated and formed an entity named Knox Partners to bring the facility to Barbourville. The multi-million dollar, one of a kind facilit


Shots fired in mayor's race

Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler has been quoted in recent days saying the city and surrounding counties should expect a population boom in the coming years, but a candidate running for the office in the upcoming election disputes the Mayor's figures. Doug Nelson, former chief of the Somerset Police Dep

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2017-12-17 12:45:00

Teen dies in early morning crash: Two others injured

A Laurel teen died and another teen was critically injured in a two-vehicle crash on Ky. 30 early Saturday morning after colliding with a GMC pickup truck.Photo courtesy of Laurel County Sheriff's Office An early morning traffic crash left one Laurel County teen dead and another teen in critical con

SENTINEL-ECHO.COM - 2017-12-16 20:43:00

King of Horsepower: Jack Cornett turns a youthful car racing passion into an international race car engine business

When Jonathan Davenport won the 2017 World 100 title back in September at Eldora Speedway, it marked another victory in a long line of dirt car late-model major championships for a race car being powered by the local Cornett Racing Engines. Cornett Racing Engines was founded by Jack Cornett, who cut

COMMONWEALTH JOURNAL - 2017-12-17 12:00:00