|Spring Fire Season Underway
Spring Fire Season starts Wednesday, February 15.
Virginia’s 4 p.m. Burn Ban will be in effect through the end of April.
Under the law, open-air fires are not allowed before 4 p.m. each day, if the fire is located within 300 feet of woodland,... more >>
|March is Red Cross Month
March is Red Cross Month and the American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to save lives by donating blood.
Red Cross officials say donors of all blood types, especially type O, are needed.
To make an appointment to donate blood, you can... more >>
|Events to Mark 10th Anniversary of Virginia Tech Shootings
Virginia Tech has lined up a number of events to honor those who died during the April 16, 2007, mass shooting on campus.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the tragedy, Virginia Tech’s Day of Remembrance will include the lighting of a ceremonial... more >>
|ACA Files Federal Suit Against Buena Vista
ACA Financial Guaranty Corporation, the New York firm that insured Buena Vista’s bonds for the Vista Links course, has filed a lawsuit in federal court against Buena Vista after the city decided in 2014 to default on its debt.
The city has 60 days... more >>
|Liberty Football Approved for FBS
The NCAA has approved Liberty University’s request to join the Football Bowl Subdivision as an independent program.
Liberty should be able to begin play in the division in 2018 and should be FBS bowl eligible starting in... more >>
|Quinnipiac Poll on Governor's Race
Former 5th District Congressman, Democrat Tom Perriello, has moved into a tie with Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam for the Democratic nomination for governor, according to a new Quinnipiac survey.
Perriello and Northam both got 19 percent in the Quinnipiac... more >>
|AAA Survey Finds Young Millennials Are Risky Drivers
A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that young millennials are the riskiest drivers.
According to the study, almost 90 percent of those between the ages of 19 and 24 engaged in at least one risky behavior behind the wheel... more >>
|Red Cross Needs Blood and Platelet Donations
The American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to donate to overcome a shortage.
Red Cross officials say to make an appointment to give blood, you can visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).... more >>
|Record Number of Applications to Radford University
Radford University has announced it has received a record number of applications for admittance to the university.
At last report, Radford University had received more than 13,200 new freshman applications, a more than 78 percent increase from last... more >>
|Conference on Drones
Piedmont Virginia Community College in Albemarle County will be the location in late February for a national conference on the use of drones for public safety.
The three-day conference, being called the National Unmanned Aerial Systems Summit, will... more >>
|Gas Price Update, Feb. 20
The latest national gas price average is $2.28 per gallon, five cents less than a month ago and an increase of 56 cents per gallon compared to the same date last year.
A gallon of gas cost $2.11 on average in Virginia.
Refinery maintenance season... more >>
|House Speaker Ready to Retire
Long-time Speaker of the House Bill Howell has decided not to run for re-election.
The Republican from Stafford has decided to retire after 30 years in the House of Delegates, the last 15 years as speaker.
Howell’s decision will likely open the... more >>
|Arrest After Lynchburg Stabbing Incident
Lynchburg Police have charged Stacey Long with malicious wounding after Long’s boyfriend was stabbed in what authorities are calling a domestic dispute.
The victim was transported to the hospital for treatment of a stab wound.
The incident... more >>