Virginia governor, wife test positive for coronavirus

By ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Friday that he and his wife have both tested positive for the coronavirus, though he said he is showing no symptoms. He's among four governors around the country who have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, but one of the others turned out to be a false positive. Northam and his wife, who has mild symptoms, plan to isolate for the next 10 days while working remotely, according to a statement from his office. The Democrat, the country's only governor who is also a doctor, has previously...

White Sulphur sees renovation of entire city block, old high school

By Sarah Richardson White Sulphur Springs saw the opening of yet another new business this week, with ACE Hardware hosting their soft opening on Tuesday,...

CAWV seeking funds for mountain biking program

Challenged Athletes of West Virgnia director Carol Woody shows a poster of the adaptive mountain bike the CAWV program...

Across the Virginias: School close and reopen around COVID-19 cases

By Bobby Bordelon Featuring reporting by Aila...

West Virginia Senators react to the potential filling of Justice Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat

by Bobby Bordelon After the passage of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, September 18, Senator Majority Leader Mitch...

Some in GOP dispute Trump, say they’d accept if he loses

By AAMER MADHANI and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans pushed back Thursday after President Donald Trump again declined to commit to...

Heckler Murder Trial Rescheduled for December

By Heather Clower The Parsons Advocate               The Honorable Judge James Courrier presided over several criminal hearings on the recent Circuit Court docket in Tucker County.  Emily...

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White Sulphur sees renovation of entire city block, old high school

By Sarah Richardson White Sulphur Springs saw the opening of yet another new business this week, with ACE Hardware hosting their soft opening on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Located on Main Street next to M White Sulphur Springs, also simply known as “M,” the hardware store is a much-needed addition to the town. This is part of an overhaul of a whole...

Use caution around farm equipment during fall harvest

AMELIA—Fall harvest season is here, and it’s a busy and challenging time for farmers as they move equipment on local roads to get from one field to another. The fall harvest can last until November,...

Kiwanis Club hears from Teen Challenge Director

The Kiwanis Club of Botetourt County heard from Harley Cox, executive director of Eastern Appalachian Teen Challenge, at the club’s regular meeting on Sept. 21. Cox thanked the Kiwanians for their ongoing support and provided background on the work of Teen Challenge, and gave the club an update on the students’ progress after graduating from the Teen Challenge program....

Parsons Will Not Participate in Urban Archery Season

By Heather ClowerThe Parsons Advocate                   Implementing an urban deer archery and crossbow season has been circulating among several municipalities within the state of West Virginia.  The topic has finally made its debut in Parsons, as calls have been received...

WV’s First Lady Awards Mike Mullins the Rhododendron Award

Clay County’s Mike Mullins was awarded First Lady Cathy Justice’s Rhododendron Award in a virtual ceremony held on Sept. 10, 2020. Mullins a lifelong resident of Clay County and a retired Clay County teacher, and was one of three West...

Forgotten Cemeteries for September 23 Edition

Midway Baptist Church Cemetery This little, forgotten cemetery has been researched by Don Snider and markers made by Rader Funeral Home were placed for as many of the graves as he could identify. Don shared...
COVID-19 update shows NRV ‘crushing’ coronavirus

COVID-19 update shows NRV ‘crushing’ coronavirus

A COVID-19 update from the New River Valley Public Health Task Force reveals that the New River Valley is, in the task force’s words, “crushing” the coronavirus with far fewer cases than have been previously projected. Data from the Monday update released by...

Personal protective equipment purchased after Greenbrier County Commission was advised funds should not be...

By Bobby Bordelon This piece is a local follow up to to the Mountain State Spotlight article titled ‘The governor pledged ‘hero pay’ for COVID-19 first...
Greenbrier Valley Airport unveils new logo, branding

Greenbrier Valley Airport unveils new logo, branding

By Bobby Bordelon The Greenbrier Valley Airport unveiled a new logo and branding in a special meeting on Friday, September 25. Featuring the blues and greens common to Greenbrier Valley, the new logo highlights the airport’s callsign, relabels its name, and puts emphasis on new markets the airport team hopes to bring in. “The potential is here for this airport to...

Catawba Farmers Market season ending; Holiday Market vendors weekly till then

The 2020 season for the Catawba Valley Farmers Market (CVFM) will come to an end on October 15.  Vendors are still bringing some late summer produce to the market, with a wide array of fall produce and fruits during the remaining three weeks of the market. Local beef, bacon, sausage, honey and an extensive selection of baked goods will...

Commission seeks unity art for contest

Heather Bell   RADFORD – The RADical Change Commission is looking for symbols of unity in the Radford community with some great prizes for the artwork deemed the winner. “In honor of 9/11 and the unity we found together in tragedy and hard times, The RADical Change Commission is launching it’s next project – The Hearts in Unity Challenge,” said RADical Change...

Hokies’, Wahoos’ football seasons finally open

Virginia Tech and Virginia will finally get their seasons underway this Saturday, pandemic permitting. The Hokies will host North Carolina State at 8 p.m., while UVA will also be home against Duke at 4 p.m. Above left, N.C. State quarterback Bailey Hockman looks to pass in last...

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Trillium classes to begin in October

Starting the week of Oct....

Ronceverte Public Library hosts Virtual Talent Show

The Ronceverte Public Library will be holding a virtual talent show as a means to continue to reach out to the community with entertainment...

Trillium goes virtual

On Friday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m., Trillium Performing Arts went virtual with Friday Night ALIVE! via ZOOM. There...

Carnegie Hall seeks teaching artists for STREAM program

Carnegie Hall, Inc. in Lewisburg is seeking applications from teaching artists interested in providing in-person, small group and/or online arts workshops starting in fall...
Is history repeating itself?

A Taste of the Fair continues

The popular “Taste of the Fair” continues at the State Fair of West Virginia in Lewisburg as more vendors join the schedule. Open...

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Hokies ready to kick off the 2020 season against NC State

Hokies ready to kick off the 2020 season against NC State

Photo courtesy of VT AthleticsHere come the Hokies...
Tech athletics launches virtual sellout initiative.

Tech athletics launches virtual sellout initiative.

Virginia Tech Athletes has begun a new initiative aimed at selling out Lane Stadium virtually The...
RU soccer team receives championship rings

RU soccer team receives championship rings

Photo courtesy of RU Athletics The Radford University women’s...
RU’s Karl Kuhn: Coaching the game of life

RU’s Karl Kuhn: Coaching the game of life

Photo courtesy of RU AthleticsFor Karl Kuhn, winning is not limited to...

RU softball adds six newcomers to team

The 2021 Radford University softball roster will have some new additions as head coach Hope Creasy announced Monday the addition of six freshmen to...

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PHCC awarded EDA grant worth more than $300,000

Patrick Henry Community College learned that it was among the 52 the recipients across the United States...

Saville named to UA Dean’s List

Makayla B. Saville of Eagle Rock was named to The University of Alabama Dean’s List for summer 2020. A total of 506 students enrolled during...

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Church News for September 30 Edition

Fall festival at Solomon’s Mission this Saturday Solomon’s Mission will hold its first fall festival Saturday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on...

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