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CASEY: Floyd mother and adult son pine for their 14 pet goats

There’s a long unfortunate story that explains how Marti Utter and her 29-year-old son, Chase, ended up living in a trailer on a private lot in the town of Floyd. That involves a job lost for health reasons and the foreclosure of property in North Carolina where they were living until last year.


Virginia is cracking down on “bad actors” who lease oyster grounds to block dredging

When homes along the Lynnhaven River were built in the 1980s, developers promised access to deep water for boat enthusiasts to get out to the Chesapeake Bay. But as Virginia Beach continued to expand and evolve, runoff from construction, new roads and storms found its way into the city’s waterways.


Music in Floyd begins Friday

The Friday Night Jamboree ($8-$12) featuring Josh Blankenship & Friends at 6:30, Katie and the Bubbatones at 7:30 and Tune Town Old Time String Band at 9:00. Americana Afternoons (free) with Sunshine Nights at 12:00, Mama Joy Rising at 1:00 and Falling Creek Bluegrass Band at 2:00.


Virginia tax changes signed into law, refund processing can begin

WASHINGTON — Gov. Ralph Northam signed emergency tax legislation into law Friday, which will allow delayed state tax return and refund processing to begin soon. The bill conforms state law to match the federal GOP tax cut bill, but includes extra refunds for many taxpayers this fall and additional d


Concord couple claims $4 million Virginia Lottery prize

The Virginia Lottery announced today that Stanley McIvor of Concord claimed a $4 million lottery top prize. The first indication McIvor had that something unusual had happened was when his wife, Marilyn, walked out of the store toward their car.


Wind energy grant aids Floyd farmers and small business owners

FLOYD, Va. (WFXR News) - Certain residents in Floyd County could have the opportunity to harness wind energy with the help of one university. The Office for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy at James Madison University has been holding informational sessions on wind energy grant opportunities in


Virginia man charged with several child sex, drug crimes

GREENE COUNTY, Va. - A Virginia man is in custody and is now facing child sex charges, according to the Greene County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have charged David Totten, 37, of Ruckersville with two counts of forcible sodomy, five counts of sexual battery, five counts of contributing to the del


Board members explain their votes on motion to dissolve rec authority

The Town of Floyd’s representatives on the Floyd/Floyd County Parks & Recreation Authority board explained Thursday their votes on the recent motion to dissolve the Authority. A public announcement of the Authority’s action – which passed 6-1 - was made at the Board of Supervisors’ meeting last mont


Storm Team 11 Weather: Rain tonight, Wintry mix in parts of Southwest Virginia early Saturday

We will have very active weather through next week with rain a possibility every day. Tonight: Cloudy skies with light rain moving in overnight. Some colder air to our north will move into Southwest Virginia with wintry mix and snow possible, especially for Northern Lee, Wise, Dickenson County eastw


Chicago mayor predicts 'evolution' for Northam, likens embattled Virginia governor to Obama, Lincoln

During an appearance on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" on Friday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not join the choir of his fellow Democrats who have called on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam to resign amid a blackface-Ku Klux Klan photo controversy.


Floyd beats Alleghany 45-43 in tough game

It took a third quarter rout where the Floyd County High School Lady Buffaloes varsity basketball team outscored Alleghany 24-2 and then hung on in the last period to win 45-43 on Senior Night.


Sean Conway, Colby Hurt Shine as Blacksburg Boys, Monacan Girls Win Virginia Class 4 State Titles

The 2019 Virginia Class 4 State Swimming and Diving Championships took place on Friday, Feb. 15 at the SwimRVA Pool in Richmond, Va. A total of nine Class 4 records were broken during this meet, including a pair each from Loudon Valley’s Sean Conway and Lafayette’s Colby Hurt. Blacksburg won the boy


Virginia woman arrested after hiding her mother's corpse for 44 days, police say

A Virginia woman was charged with concealing a dead body after hiding her mother's corpse in their home for 44 days, authorities said Friday. Jo-Whitney Outland, 55, of Bristol, Virginia, hid the corpse of Rosemary Outland, her 78-year-old mother, under 54 blankets in their southwest Virginia home,


Tough, in-your-face basketball between Floyd and Glenvar

Busy night for the Floyd County High School Lady Buffaloes varsity team as they took on a tough Glenvar team last Friday night on the opening game for basketball homecoming. The Lady Buffs trailed early but fought back and downed Glenvar 47-38.


Burning restrictions now in effect in Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WJHL) - Annual burning restrictions go into effect today in Virginia. Starting Friday, February 15, it will be illegal to conduct a burn before 4 p.m. if within 300 feet of a woodland area or grass brushland leading into a woodland area.


Police: 4 charged in fight, shooting at Virginia mall

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say four men have been charged in a shooting inside a downtown Norfolk mall, including one of the two people shot. Norfolk police said in a statement Friday that the shooting happened during a fight between two groups of people inside the MacArthur Center on Th


Virginia State Police Investigating Suspicious Fire in Weyers Cave

The Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office is asking the public for any information they might have concerning a structure fire Friday morning in Augusta County. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police Appomattox Division a


Master Gardeners host first symposium

DOBSON — Surry County Master Gardeners will host the first-ever gardening symposium at the Government Service Center here in April. “Surry County has never done anything like this before,” said Terry Willis, county Master Gardeners vice president. “We’re bringing in gardeners to the county to eat in


ICE cooperation bills progress through Virginia legislature

RICHMOND (CNS) - Raising concerns from immigrant advocacy groups, two bills that would increase cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities are advancing through the Virginia General Assembly.


A visit to the ruins of a Yuengling brewery in Richmond, Virginia

Hidden between construction sites, newly built condominiums, and the banks of the James River lie the remains of D.G. Yuengling Jr.’s attempts to bring German beer to the people of the former capital of the Confederacy.