Gas prices are the lowest this time of year since 2003

Gas prices are the lowest this time of year since 2003
Gas prices have proved to as unpredictable as just about everything else in this COVID-19 era. The question now is where to prices – and ...
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Five new cases and two COVID-19 related deaths reported in Roanoke Valley

Five new cases and two COVID-19 related deaths reported in Roanoke Valley
According to the latest update by the Virginia Department of Health, there are 4 new COVID 19 cases and 2 new coroanvirus related deaths being ...
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D-Day Memorial to go virtual in honoring America’s fallen

D-Day Memorial to go virtual in honoring America's fallen
This is Memorial Day, the day  America honors and remembers the men and women who have died in service to our country, and while its ...
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Critics castigate Northam for mask-less beach visit

Critics castigate Northam for mask-less beach visit
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Gov. Ralph Northam has repeatedly urged Virginia residents to cover their faces in public during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the ...
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White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet

White House goal on testing nursing homes unmet
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nearly two weeks ago the White House urged governors to ensure that every nursing home resident and staff member be tested ...
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Man indicted on charges stemming from 2019 shooting

Man indicted on charges stemming from 2019 shooting
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Virginia grand jury has indicted a man on charges stemming from the shooting death of a teenager during a marijuana ...
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Ex-prosecutor could be disciplined for handling of plea deal

Ex-prosecutor could be disciplined for handling of plea deal
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia prosecutor faces a disciplinary hearing over his handling of a plea agreement in a fatal boat crash. Jan ...
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Virginia unemployment rate in double digits due to pandemic

Virginia unemployment rate in double digits due to pandemic
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s unemployment rate shot up into the double digits in April due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and efforts ...
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Roanoke says some evacuated areas safe for residents to return

Roanoke says some evacuated areas safe for residents to return
From The City of Roanoke:During this week’s heavy rain, the City encouraged residents in the Cravens Creek Road neighborhood, as well as the Arbutus, Arbor, ...
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Route 116 to be closed 1-2 months near Roanoke-Franklin line

Route 116 to be closed 1-2 months near Roanoke-Franklin line
NEWS RELEASE: SALEM – A section of Route 116 (Jubal Early Highway) in Franklin County in the Coopers Cove area is closed to through traffic.  The ...
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“Multiple road hazards” close Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke are...

"Multiple road hazards" close Blue Ridge Parkway in Roanoke area
NEWS RELEASE: (Vinton, VA) -National Park Service officials announced today that heavy rain over the past week has created multiple road hazards in the Roanoke, ...
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VA Senator calls for more resources to help state and local governments

VA Senator calls for more resources to help state and local governments
One of Virginia’s Democratic US Senators says it is time to provide financial relief to state and local governments as they deal with the fallout ...
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Northam signals mandated face mask order is coming

Northam signals mandated face mask order is coming
Be prepared for a possible major announcement on the mandated wearing of face masks in public places. Governor Northam said he would provide more information ...
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Takeout Hunger seeks more donations with two weeks left to go

Takeout Hunger seeks more donations with two weeks left to go
The “Takeout Hunger” program that is delivering weekly hot family meals sent another 1800 to local homes last Friday. After today’s delivery there are two ...
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Mill Mountain Theatre cancels 2020 season at least until last stage product...

Mill Mountain Theatre cancels 2020 season at least until last stage production of the year
The Mill Mountain Theatre Board of Directors and producing artistic director Ginger Poole made the tough call public this morning: all live productions have been ...
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More National Forest recreation sites to open in coming week

More National Forest recreation sites to open in coming week
The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests will reopen many recreation sites over the next week, starting this weekend. They include trailheads, shooting ranges and ...
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2020 Franklin County Agricultural Fair falls victim to COVID concerns

2020 Franklin County Agricultural Fair falls victim to COVID concerns
Another annual event has fallen victim to COVID-19 safety and health concerns. This year's Franklin County Agricultural Fair has been cancelled. Plans call for it ...
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7 additional COVID-19 related deaths attributed to Roanoke Valley

7 additional COVID-19 related deaths attributed to Roanoke Valley
According to the latest update from the Virginia Department of Health 7 additional COVID-19 related deaths were attributed to the Roanoke Valley bringing the overall ...
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UVA football coach on returning to practice any time soon

UVA football coach on returning to practice any time soon
On a video conference this week University of Virginia head football coach Bronco Mendenhall touched on when practice might resume, the uncertainty – and keeping ...
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Peaks of Otter, Sharp Top parking areas reopen Saturday

Peaks of Otter, Sharp Top parking areas reopen Saturday
The Blue Ridge Parkway is reopening the parking areas tomorrow at the Peaks of Otter and the near Sharp Top access. But  facilities like campgrounds, ...
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