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Five sentenced in Old Fort scheme

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-19 19:00:00

Fanatical Botanical: How to pick the perfect mums

It is mum season and they seem to be flying out of the garden centers like they have wings. There are a few rules you should follow when picking the perfect mums for your porch. Here are 3 guidelines to keep in mind. Don't buy them in bloom Mums only bloom once and the blooms may last a few days to

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-19 13:05:00

Tractor-trailer wreck causes lane closures on Route 460 in Campbell County

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. - A tractor-trailer wreck is causing a traffic issue on Route 460 in Campbell County Tuesday morning. It happened near Village Highway, nearly seven miles south of Lynchburg. One lane is closed in each direction. State police have responded to the crash. Expect delays. This

WSLS - 2017-09-19 09:41:37

Council looks at status of town alleys

The Floyd Town Council is considering abandoning some streets and alleys and upgrading others. At a recentTown Council meeting, Council members tried to determine the status of these throughways. Old Hensley Road, which goes by the side of Winter Sun and is access to the town park, is apparently sti

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-17 18:37:00

Miller inaugurated as Williston State College president

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - John Miller is officially on the job as the leader of Williston State College. Miller was formally inaugurated as the two-year school's fourth president on Friday. The state Board of Higher Education appointed Miller to the post in June. He had been serving as acting president

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-18 12:35:03

Pioneering legal distillery in Franklin County goes back to country roots

Chris Prillaman, 39, from Ferrum, is the distiller and owner of Twin Creeks Distillery in the Henry community of Franklin County.STEPHANIE KLEIN-DAVIS | The Roanoke Times HENRY - With the recent boom in craft distilleries, Chris Prillaman decided he, a native son of the moonshine capital of the wor

FRANKLIN NEWS POST - 2017-09-18 08:45:00

Flashback: Tracking NRV history

n "There will be no home for troubled youth in Giles county. Following the recommendation of the county Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors unanimously denied this week a zoning permit that would have allowed the development of the facility in the rural Clover Hollow community near Newport

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-17 08:30:00

Eye Site owners work to get back on track after fire

COLLINSVILLE - The Eye Site's Collinsville building was destroyed by fire Sunday, but the staff will still be able to take care of their patients. That's the word from Dr. Julie Brown, who, along with Dr. Shannon Zollinger, owns the business. "We really hit the ground running today," Brown said on

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-19 03:45:00

Partnership to expand PHCC's offerings in Patrick County

Stuart, VA - A four-way partnership brings expanded community college offerings to Patrick County. The Town of Stuart, Patrick Henry Community College, the PHCC Foundation, and the Patrick County Education Foundation are working together to bring industry training to Patrick County. The partnership

MARTINSVILLEDAILY.COM - 2017-09-18 19:24:05

Local Headlines for Monday, 9-18-17

Not a lot of change today weatherwise with the region remaining within a weakness between building high pressure to the southwest and the Bermuda ridge to the east of Jose. As the system creeps north we could get some isolated showers - otherwise, partly to mostly sunny all week and into the weekend

MARTINSVILLEDAILY.COM - 2017-09-18 10:17:40

Civil War letters reveal lives on front lines, back home

HILLSVILLE - Henry Lindsey, a Carroll County soldier in the 29th Virginia lnfantry, wrote to his wife: "I drawed soap today for the first time - about the size of a hen egg. We have to pay $1.50 per lb. for soap to wash our clothes." His wife Polly, writing from their home in the Dugspur area, rep

GALAX GAZETTE - 2017-09-18 00:34:00

Court Roundup: Drug, robbery charges among those recently in local courts

COLLINSVILLE - Residents facing drug, robbery, gun, larceny, burglary and other charges had their day in court over the last few days. HENRY COUNTY GENERAL DISTRICT COURT The prosecution dropped but could reinstate a charge of feloniously obtaining money or property by false pretense against Robert

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Cornershot: Greenway etiquette varies from place to place

My family and I took our summer vacation this year at Virginia Beach. We stayed in a cabin at First Landing State Park. A paved trail runs though the park and then continues through the adjacent neighborhood, paralleling a busy street along what I suspect used to be an alley. It's called the Cape He

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-17 04:00:00

Looking Back on Southside: The Great Drought of 1882

STUART-With recent hurricanes, floods, and other natural disasters in the news, it may be worth taking a look back to a different kind of weather catastrophe that may rival any other, at least, in the history of Patrick County. In the early 1880s, the rural "Free State of Patrick" suffered perhaps t

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-18 04:00:00

Community college Intentional Engagement program improves student retention

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Community colleges throughout the commonwealth are showing more than half of students are not completing an associates or certification degree program. According to the commonwealth's Joint Legislative Audit and Review report, nearly two-thirds of community college students a

WSLS - 2017-09-18 22:15:09

Indictments handed down in Henry County

COLLINSVILLE-A Henry County grand jury handed down 163 indictments on Monday, according to records in the Henry County Circuit Court Clerk's Office. Of that number, 31 indictments were sealed by a judge's order until served or for five days. A portion of the 132 unsealed indictments follows, and the

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Henry Street Festival brings people together in Elmwood Park

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) In Roanoke, the Henry Street Heritage Festival took advantage of the weather, bringing a large crowd to Elmwood Park Saturday afternoon. The popular event celebrates the region's African American culture and organizers were expecting a packed house for the headliners who were sc

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-17 05:10:00

Group presses Montgomery County School Board on diversity issues

CHRISTIANSBURG - The Montgomery County School Board during the past month tweaked its mission statement to demonstrate its stance on anti-discrimination and diversity. However, members of a New River Valley chapter of Charlottesville-based Virginia Organizing said they feel district leaders need to

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-17 10:00:00

Barnhart: The past is not as simple as we'd like to make it

The potential price tag to remove Confederate statues from Monument Avenue, such as this one of Robert E. Lee, recently has been put into contrast with other financial demands confronting Richmond.Ned Oliver/Times-Dispatch I was born and raised in Stamford, Connecticut. My wife was born and raised

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-18 04:00:00

Piedmont highlights local students with "Art Class Confidential"

Art Class Confidential, featuring work by area high school students, will be on display in Piedmont Arts' Foster Gallery through September 30Contributed MARTINSVILLE - A special exhibit of artwork by local high school seniors is on display in Piedmont Arts' Foster Gallery through September 30. Each

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2017-09-17 04:15:00