NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) _ Virginia health officials say the flu season is off to a slow start, with no confirmed cases in the state so far. The Daily Press reports that at this time last year, Virginia had reported sporadic activity for several weeks. Flu became widespread in December. The season runs from October to May and typically peaks in the U.S. between December and February. Andrea Alvarez, influenza program coordinator for the Virginia Department of Health, says every season is a little different. And this year, Virginia is in line with what the nation as a whole is seeing. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends an annual flu shot for everyone six months and older, unless not recommended by their doctor.
On 11/25/2015, Detectives from the Roanoke County Police Department were able to locate Mr. Dwight E. Harmon, who was wanted on multiple outstanding felony charges. Mr. Harmon was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Roanoke County Salem Jail where warrants for Burglary and two counts of Grand Larceny were served. Mr. Harmon is currently being held without bond. The Roanoke County Police Department would like to thank Roanoke Police Department, as well as the public, for all of the tips and information provided to bring this matter to a successful conclusion.
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The Virginia Department of Transportation is smoothing the way for travelers by suspending highway work zones during the long Thanksgiving holiday. Starting noon Wednesday, lane closures will be lifted on most major roads in Virginia. The action is intended to ease congestion on interstates and major highways. The lifting of the lane closures will continue through noon Monday. VDOT says Thanksgiving traditionally is one of the busiest times travel times for state highways and roads. VDOT offers real-time information about traffic, incidents and congestion at 511Virginia.org. Based on traffic data, the heaviest congestion during the most recent Thanksgiving holiday weeks occurred after 11 a.m. on Wednesday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.
Windsor Hills District school board member Jason Moretz and incoming Cave Spring District member Mike Wray will be holding a South County community meeting at 6pm on December 2 at Cave Spring Middle School. This meet and greet will serve as an opportunity to express any comments or concerns with Moretz and Wray. Roanoke County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Greg Killough will also be in attendance.