Long-time Floyd County football coach Winfred Beale is a finalist in a national competition for most valuable coach. Beale was one of 50 coaches U.S. Cellular chose for the first round, and he and is now one of 15 finalists. The two coaches receiving the most on-line votes will be honored live on ESPN during the Under Armour All-America Game. Click here for a link to The U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach website.
Trump recovers slightly from ‘Access Hollywood’ depths, but Clinton still holds 12-point lead among Virginia voters
From Christopher Newport University:NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Republican Donald Trump rebounded slightly from his low point after the “Access Hollywood” tape disclosure, but Democrat Hillary Clinton still holds a double-digit lead in Virginia, according to a tracking survey released Friday by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Clinton leads Trump among likely voters in Virginia, 45-33 percent.
While most attention goes to the presidential election next month, also at stake is which party controls the Senate and House of Representatives. Experts say a congressional district in our region could become important if Democrats come close to achieving a House majority. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) _ A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online. Judge Claude Hilton on Thursday ordered an immediate reopening of voter registration in the commonwealth through Friday. At a hearing in federal court in Alexandria, state officials actually wanted to extend the deadline even longer, through Monday. But Hilton said he only wanted to extend the process long enough to make up for the computer glitches that occurred in the hours leading up to the original Oct. 17 deadline. A voter advocacy group sued state officials this week seeking the extension. Virginia elections commissioner Edgardo Cortes says the department will notify voters of the extension. He says they can register online or by mail with a Friday postmark.