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Its Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week

Its Virginia is for Restaurant Lovers Takeout Week
You may already be doing it, ordering takeout or delivery from restaurants with their dining rooms shut down due to COVID-19 precautions - but now ...
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2 more deaths reported at facility with COVID-19 outbreak

2 more deaths reported at facility with COVID-19 outbreak
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two more residents of a Virginia long-term care facility dealing with a coronavirus outbreak have died, the facility announced Friday, bringing the total ...
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COVID-19 Latest: 22 deaths, more than 100 hospitalizations

COVID-19 Latest: 22 deaths, more than 100 hospitalizations
The latest information from the Virginia Department of Health shows more than 9,100 people have been tested in Virginia. Total cases are at 890 while ...
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Mount Rogers Health District confirms new case of COVID-19

Mount Rogers Health District confirms new case of COVID-19
From Mount Rogers Health District: (MARION, Virginia) - The Virginia Department of Health's Mount Rogers Health District announced today a new confirmed case of COVID-19 ...
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Roanoke City Council Democratic hopeful leaves race to run independent

Roanoke City Council Democratic hopeful leaves race to run independent
Statement from Kiesha Preston: In February of this year I made the decision to run for Roanoke City Council but In the process of seeking ...
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Northam Chief of Staff: solving COVID-19 crisis key step in helping VA busi...

Northam Chief of Staff: solving COVID-19 crisis key step in helping VA businesses recover
Officials in Governor Northam's administration say while a Congressional stimulus package will help the economy recover, solving the COVID-19 pandemic could provide even more relief ...
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Northam: Virginia is short on PPE’s, coronavirus test kits

Northam: Virginia is short on PPE's, coronavirus test kits
Governor Northam today called on the Trump administration to nationalize purchasing of hospital personal protective equipment like hospital masks, gloves and gowns. Northam says Virginia ...
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Regional Partnership launches new website; urges information sharing

Regional Partnership launches new website; urges information sharing
In the wake of COVID-19, the Roanoke Regional Partnership is asking local governments, Chambers of Commerce and other organizations to share the information it sends ...
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Sands: VT student is confirmed coronavirus case

Sands: VT student is confirmed coronavirus case
VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT TIMOTHY SANDS LETTER: In recent days, the first confirmed cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Southwest Virginia have emerged. Included among these ...
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That just-passed state budget is suddenly out the window

That just-passed state budget is suddenly out the window
The two-year state budget that was passed just a few weeks ago is already billions of dollars out of balance, the result of the coronavirus-related ...
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Running is NOT Cancelled: you can still get outdoors

Running is NOT Cancelled: you can still get outdoors
Many gyms are closed with concerns of spreading the coronavirus - and some people can’t stay in shape like they’re used to. One local group ...
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United Way of Roanoke Valley launches COVID-19 Response Fund drive

United Way of Roanoke Valley launches COVID-19 Response Fund drive
After talking with numerous community partners and agencies, United Way of Roanoke Valley has just launched a COVID-19 Community Response Fund, which will raise money ...
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Virginia COVID cases jump by more than 100 in a day

Virginia COVID cases jump by more than 100 in a day
As of 10:00 am, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state jumped more than 100 from yesterday to 604 in all. The Virginia ...
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Bronco Mendenhall looks ahead to 2020 season in uncertain times

Bronco Mendenhall looks ahead to 2020 season in uncertain times
UVA head football coach Bronco Mendenhall led the Cavaliers to their first 9-win season since 2007 - he's not sure what 2020 will look like ...
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VT prof: $2.2 trillion stimulus helps many workers more ways than one

VT prof: $2.2 trillion stimulus helps many workers more ways than one
The House of Representatives is expected to quickly pass the $2.2 trillion dollar stimulus package that won unanimous Senate approval two nights ago. As WFIR’s ...
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Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge launches COVID-19 impact survey

Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge launches COVID-19 impact survey
Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge is normally focused on promoting the region to tourists that fill up local hotels, shops and eateries when they come. Now ...
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Trying to stay connected with customers via Facebook videos about LEGO

Trying to stay connected with customers via Facebook videos about LEGO
We've been telling you about some of the ways local businesses have been trying to hold on to customers during the COVID-19 "social distancing" and ...
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Jobless claims spike in Virginia after coronavirus outbreak

Jobless claims spike in Virginia after coronavirus outbreak
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal report shows jobless claims in Virginia spiked by nearly a factor of 20 as parts of the economy slowed ...
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Latest statewide Coronavirus numbers

Latest statewide Coronavirus numbers
The Virginia Department of Health says as of this morning 460 people in Virginia have tested positive for COVID-19 - an increase of 69 cases ...
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Coronavirus fallout: Salem cancels all events through mid-May

Coronavirus fallout: Salem cancels all events through mid-May
Salem’s Parks and Recreation Department announced a pile of event cancellations today, and they demonstrate how deeply the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the region’s tourism ...
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