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Extended Comment Period for Apex Clean Energy's Project
Apex Clean Energy has extended the comment period for its proposed Rocky Forge wind farm project in Botetourt County. The comment period will run from August 4 to September 6. It’ll give citizens the chance to send in written comments on several... more >>
Red Cross Needs Blood Donations
The Red Cross is asking eligible blood donors to give blood and plasma to help meet patient needs. Red Cross officials say there is still a critical blood shortage, as the Red Cross has less than a five-day blood supply on hand. All blood types... more >>
Application Deadline August 8
The deadline for Virginia businesses and homeowners to submit disaster loan applications for damages caused by tornadoes on February 24 is coming up in August. The application deadline is August 8. Low-interest disaster loans are available in... more >>
Kaine's Wife Resigns as Secretary of Education
Tim Kaine's wife, Anne Holton, has resigned as Virginia's Secretary of Education after her husband was picked recently to be Hillary Clinton's running mate. Governor Terry McAuliffe says Holton's replacement will be Dietra Trent, a former deputy... more >>
Buena Vista Seeks Dismissal of ACA's Lawsuit
The City of Buena Vista has asked that a lawsuit filed against the city due to Buena Vista's failure to set aside funds for debt payments on the loan that financed Vista Links be dismissed. The action is in response to a suit filed by a Roanoke... more >>
August 1 Application Deadline
The Community Foundation for Rockbridge, Alleghany and Bath is accepting grant applications from the Foundation’s Unrestricted Fund. Grants of between $500 and $2500 are usually awarded. The deadline for applications will be August 1.... more >>
New Interim Director for Rockbridge Social Services
Starting August 1, the retired director of social services in Botetourt County, Bill Burleson, will serve as interim director of the Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services. Meredith Downey, the current director, decided to retire following an... more >>
New Record for Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech received more than $100 million in gifts last year. University officials say it’s a new annual record for donations. Virginia Tech President Tim Sands said gracious giving by Virginia Tech alumni was largely responsible for the... more >>
Lynchburg Will Remain Hillcats
Lynchburg’s Carolina League club will continue to be called the Hillcats. The club recently held a name the team contest and fans overwhelming decided to keep the current nickname, the... more >>
Grand Jury Indicts Eisenhauer and Keepers
David Eisenhauer, the former Virginia Tech student accused of killing 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, was indicted by the grand jury Tuesday for first-degree murder, kidnapping and concealing a body. Another former Virginia Tech student, Natalie... more >>
BARC Recognized by NRECA
BARC Electric Cooperative was recently recognized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for BARC’s ongoing commitment to safety in the workplace and in providing electric service to its member-owners. BARC’s General Manager... more >>
Call for State Police Investigation of Spencer Shooting
The ACLU and the Roanoke branch of the NAACP are asking Governor Terry McAuliffe to order the Virginia State Police to investigate the fatal shooting of a black teenager, Kionte Spencer, by Roanoke County officers last February. A spokesperson for... more >>
Rockbridge Regional Fair July 27-30
The Rockbridge Regional Fair and Farm Show runs through Saturday at the Virginia Horse Center. Meyers Amusements will provide the midway attractions, with amusement park rides. This year’s Fair will feature plenty of 4-H exhibits, a quilt show,... more >>
Gas Price Update, July 24
The national average for regular, unleaded gasoline has fallen to $2.17 per gallon, the lowest mark for this time of year since 2004. The average price in Virginia is $1.97. AAA officials say despite paying the lowest seasonal prices in 12 years,... more >>
Trump's Town Hall Meeting Monday in Roanoke
The Republican nominee for President, Donald Trump, held a town hall meeting Monday at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center. Trump focused on a number of issues during the event, including taxes, border security and trade. Trump said Hillary... more >>
Severe Storms Tuesday
Severe storms and lightning on Tuesday resulted in a garage fire at a residence on Turkey Foot Road in Forest. Tuesday’s storm also knocked down trees and branches in Campbell County and Bedford County. Amherst, Campbell and Bedford counties and... more >>


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