Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conservative justices granted Alabama's request to stay a federal judge's order that would allow local officials to offer curbside voting in the July runoff and loosen absentee ballot requirements in three of the state's large counties. The order will remain stayed while the court decides whether to hear Alabama's appeal. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said he was pleased the court acted quickly so...

Pike Street Bikes Witnesses Rising Interest In Biking During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Leigh C. Merrifield News & Journal Editor for The Shinnston News and Harrison County Journal In addition to changing people’s normal way of living, COVID-19...

Vinton Police dedicated to community policing

By Debbie Adams Law enforcement agencies have been in the spotlight in recent months as protests and demonstrations have spread across the nation. That unrest...

Across The Virginias: Boards of Education consider fall reopenings amid potential COVID-19 spikes

By Bobby Bordelon Featuring reporting by Pam Dudding, Heather Clower, Suzanne Stewart, Debbie Adams, and Aila Boyd As the United States sees COVID-19 cases on the...

Dog rescued from river by local fire departments

By Sarah Richardson Last Friday, June 19, was a chaotic one for many residents in Greenbrier County thanks to widespread, heavy rainfall. Alderson was...

A Second Chance at Family

By Betty Gandee Imagine knowing a part of you is missing, leading to questions unanswered for many years. Christi White of Bomont got news that...

Across The Virginias: Confederate monuments reconsidered

By Bobby Bordelon Reporting Contributed by Sarah Richardson, Aila Boyd, Jim Hunt, Frances Stebbins Amid the protests and action demanded in the wake of George Floyd’s...

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Denny Hamlin gets 40th career Cup win at Homestead-Miami

By Holly Cain NASCAR Wire Service The race statistics will show that Denny Hamlin led a dominating 138 of the 267-laps in Sunday’s Dixie Vodka...

NASCAR owes Wendell Scott one

From the sidelines By Marty Gordon   The winner of a NASCAR race typically receives a trophy. Once, that did not happen. In 1963, Wendell Scott took...

RU’s Worthy named to all-decade women’s basketball team

Former Radford University forward Jayda Worthy (2014-18) was named Thursday to the Big South’s All-Decade Team. Radford University’s Jayda Worthy was named to the...

RU’s Mundy signs pro contract with Baltimore Orioles

Photo courtesy of RU Athletics – After hitting .385 in RU’s shortened 2020 season, infielder J.D. Mundy has signed a pro contract with...

Three Highlanders named to conference all-decade men’s basketball team

Photo courtesy of RU Athletics – (L-R) Javonte Green, Ed Polite, Jr., and Carlik Jones have been named to the men’s basketball All-Decade...

Hokie history made in MLB draft

Photo courtesy of VT Athletics – Virginia Tech’s Ian Seymour (left) and Carson Taylor were both drafted in this past week’s Major League...

VT wrestler Myers granted sixth year of eligibility

Photo courtesy of VT Athletics – VT wrestler Korbin Myers, a three-time NCAA qualifier, will return for the 2020-21 season.     After missing the 2019-20...

Five Hokies named to Preseason All-ACC football first team

Virginia Tech linebacker Rayshard Ashby, punter Oscar Bradburn, offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw, cornerback Caleb Farley and punt returner Tayvion Robinson have been named...

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Stayin’ in restaurants operations list

  50 East: Dining Room – Closed. Carryout or delivery. Delivery orders must be $20+ See 50 East’s Facebook page for details. 304-536-2274. Alderson Big...

GVT delays opening of 2020 season

For the safety of its patrons, staff and actors, Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, has decided to...

April First Friday cancelled

In response to the Coronavirus, the downtown Lewisburg businesses have cancelled the First Fridays After Five event on Apr. 3. At this time...

National Park Day at Arbuckle’s Fort postponed

The program and clean-up at the Arbuckle’s Fort property at Blaker’s Mill near Alderson scheduled for Apr. 4 as a part of National...

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Supreme Court blocks curbside voting in Alabama

By KIM CHANDLER Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision Thursday blocked a lower court ruling allowing curbside voting in Alabama and waiving some absentee ballot requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. Conservative justices granted Alabama's request to stay a federal judge's order that would allow local officials to offer curbside voting in the July...
First COVID-19 fatality confirmed in health district

Buttigieg, South Carolina mayor teaming up on COVID effort

By MEG KINNARD Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has teamed up with the mayor of South Carolina's capital city to help municipalities stem the spread of the coronavirus. Columbia, South Carolina, Mayor Steve Benjamin said Thursday that he and Buttigieg have been co-chairing the Pandemic Resilience Working Group for America's...

Richmond removes 2nd Confederate statue as crowd cheers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews removed a second Confederate monument in Richmond on Thursday, as the city rushes to take down statues that have long been seen as symbols of slavery and oppression. A crowd cheered as a crane pulled a statue of Naval officer Matthew Fontaine Maury from its base, a day after crews removed a statue of...

W.Va. outdoors officials remind hunters to read new rules

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia natural resource officials on Thursday asked hunters and trappers to make themselves aware of new regulations that went into effect this week. In a statement, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources Director Stephen McDaniel said the new rules started July 1 and are posted on the agency's website. "Because there are numerous changes that will...

Across The Virginias: Businesses shut down, reopen, in new COVID-19 normal

by Bobby Bordelon Featuring reporting by Aila Boyd, Leigh Merrifield, and Bill Bailey As new cases of COVID-19 hit record highs in the United States, states previously reopening are giving additional consideration to the best strategy for dealing with the virus. As the United States attempts to reopen the economy, one consideration that must be taken is that the virus is far,...

Pike Street Bikes Witnesses Rising Interest In Biking During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Leigh C. Merrifield News & Journal Editor for The Shinnston News and Harrison County Journal In addition to changing people’s normal way of living, COVID-19 has also had a profound impact on thousands of businesses. Many businesses were forced to close; many shifted to allowing employees to work from home; some had to layoff workers … but all have been...

Democrats say troop threats should be pursued ‘relentlessly’

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The two top Democrats in Congress said Thursday that any threats to U.S. troops must be pursued "relentlessly," rebuking President Donald Trump after receiving a highly classified briefing about intelligence that Russia offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck...

Trump’s Rushmore trip draws real and figurative fireworks

By STEPHEN GROVES Associated Press SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump will begin his Independence Day weekend on Friday with a patriotic display of fireworks at Mount Rushmore, an event expected to draw thousands where masks and social distancing aren't required as coronavirus cases spike across the country. Trump is expected to speak at the event, which has issued...

July Fourth weekend will test Americans’ discipline

By JOHN SEEWER Associated Press The U.S. headed into the Fourth of July weekend with many parades and fireworks displays canceled, beaches and bars closed, and health authorities warning that this will be a crucial test of Americans' self-control that could determine the trajectory of the surging coronavirus outbreak. With confirmed cases climbing in 40 states, governors have ordered the wearing...
Some court proceedings to continue amid  COVID-19 emergency

Court window smashed, at least 2 arrests in Virginia protest

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A demonstration against the end of the moratorium on evictions put in place in Virginia due to the coronavirus pandemic led to a courthouse window being smashed and chemical irritants released on the crowd by deputies. The incident came after hundreds of demonstrators in Richmond were seen chanting "Eviction is violence" and other slogans as they...

Report: Chesapeake Bay crab population remains healthy

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A new report says that blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay are not being over harvested. The Daily Press in Newport News reported Thursday that the bay's blue crab population isn't depleted and that there's no need for any big changes in how many crabs watermen can catch. The information comes from the Chesapeake Bay Program's...

Robert E. Lee statue becomes epicenter of protest movement

By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Just a little over a month ago, the area around Richmond's iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was as quiet and sedate as the statue itself. But since the May 25 police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the area has been transformed into a bustling hub of activity for...

Education

Sawyers wins Cobbler Scholarship

By Judy Ferring McCray L. Sawyers, 2020 graduate of Patrick County High School, has been named winner of the Patrick County Master Gardeners’ 7th...

Martin selected HRMS DAR recipient

Sadie Martin is the 2019-2020 Hardin Reynolds Memorial School Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Youth Citizenship Award.  Throughout the four years Sadie...

Ararat students among those named to honors lists

Surry Community College announced the Spring Semester 2020 President’s List and Dean’s List. Alexandria Nicole Boyd, of Ararat, was among students named to the...

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