In time of crisis, Trump-Pelosi relationship remains broken

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the most powerful people in Washington have not spoken in five months at a time when the nation is battling its worst health crisis in a century, one that has already killed more than 6,000 Americans and put 10 million others out of work. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last talked on Oct. 16, when Pelosi pointed her finger at the seated president during a heated exchange in a White House meeting that was captured in a widely shared photograph. Pelosi stormed out, and the...

A record 6.6 million seek US jobless aid as layoffs mount

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — doubling a record high...
Temporary Road Closure | Pocahontas Times

Temporary Road Closure | Pocahontas Times

The Division of Highways...

Local newspapers are facing their own coronavirus crisis

By TALI ARBEL and DAVID BAUDER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress...

Sports

Mandy McGlynn's dreams of pro career put on hold

Mandy McGlynn’s dreams of pro career put on hold

About two weeks ago, Virginia Tech women’s soccer alum Mandy McGlynn reported for preseason camp with Sky Blue FC. McGlynn and her teammates were working...
RU's Carlik Jones continues to receive awards

RU’s Carlik Jones continues to receive awards

Radford men’s basketball guard Carlik Jones was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) First Team All-District team, the organization announced Monday.  Caption 1...
Christiansburg High School senior Ethan Wilson has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy.

Christiansburg High School senior Ethan Wilson has received an appointment to the U.S. Naval...

In an Instagram post, Wilson said, “After a long and strenuous process, I am happy to announce that I’ve decided to further my...

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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...

WV Department of Arts, Culture and History to begin accepting entries for annual Juried...

The West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History (WVDACH) will begin accepting entries for the 2020 West Virginia Quilts and Wall Hangings...

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Task Force provides local updates

The Greater Greenbrier COVID-19 Task Force met on Wednesday, Apr. 1, via conference call and reports the following information. Health Department: Wal-Mart, Kroger, and Dollar General are now offering senior hours for shopping. At Wal-Mart, it’s 6-7 a.m. on Tuesdays....

Governor signs executive order to move Primary Election to June 9

Gov. Jim Justice joined State health leaders, officials from his administration, Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, and Secretary of State Mac Warner at the Capitol Complex in Charleston on Wednesday for a virtual press briefing to once again update the...
Temporary Road Closure | Pocahontas Times

Temporary Road Closure | Pocahontas Times

The Division of Highways advises that there will be a temporary closure to traffic along Pocahontas County Route 27/3, also known as Watoga State Park Road, beginning Monday, April 6, and continuing through Friday, April 17, for the purpose...

Local newspapers are facing their own coronavirus crisis

By TALI ARBEL and DAVID BAUDER Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress is facing an unprecedented new challenge. Readers desperate for information are more reliant than ever on local media as the coronavirus spreads across the U.S. They want to know about cases in their area, where testing...

In time of crisis, Trump-Pelosi relationship remains broken

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the most powerful people in Washington have not spoken in five months at a time when the nation is battling its worst health crisis in a century, one that has already killed more than 6,000 Americans and put 10 million others out of work. President Donald Trump and...

Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship

By LOLITA C. BALDOR and ROBERT BURNS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the ship's commander,...

16 dead in COVID-19 outbreak at Virginia nursing facility

By SARAH RANKIN Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia long-term care facility with one of the nation's worst coronavirus outbreaks announced Thursday that its death toll had reached 16 as new testing confirmed roughly two-thirds of its residents have COVID-19. The Canterbury Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in suburban Richmond tested all its residents earlier this week after the virus...

Jobless claims accelerate rapidly in Virginia due to virus

By MATTHEW BARAKAT Associated Press FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Nearly 115,000 Virginians filed for unemployment benefits last week, more than doubling the already unprecedented figures from the previous week as the coronavirus continues to stall economic activity. The jobless claims over the last two weeks now equal those filed over a full three months during the worst stretch of the...

Court closed for cleaning, deputies test positive for virus

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia courthouse has closed for cleaning after two deputies tested positive for the coronavirus. The Portsmouth courthouse will be sanitized before reopening out of an abundance of caution, the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office said in a post Thursday on Facebook. The closure comes after a third Portsmouth sheriff's deputy was tested for the virus and is waiting...

Morrisey: Order to reduce abortions, be upheld in court

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE Associated Press CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's attorney general on Thursday said a ban on elective medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic will reduce abortions but will be upheld in an eventual legal challenge. The executive order, which went into effect this week, mirrors directives in other Republican-controlled states that been temporarily blocked by federal judges. West...

Nursing home infections, deaths surge amid lockdown measures

By JIM MUSTIAN, BERNARD CONDON and CANDICE CHOI Associated Press Nursing homes across the country have been in lockdown for weeks under federal orders to protect their frail, elderly residents from coronavirus, but a wave of deadly outbreaks nearly every day since suggests that the measures including a ban on visits and daily health screenings of staffers either came too...
Lancerlot founder, former Vinton Mayor Henry Brabham passes away

Lancerlot founder, former Vinton Mayor Henry Brabham passes away

By Debbie Adams Henry J. Brabham IV of Vinton passed away on March 30 at age 90. “Henry was a great man who accomplished incredible feats throughout his entire life,” said Vinton Mayor Brad Grose. “Henry loved his family and his...

Education

Taylor named principal of JRHS

Taylor named principal of JRHS

Submitted Photo By Aila Boyd aboyd@mainstreetnewspapers.com The...
Middle school students fared well at Regional Science Fair

Middle school students fared well at Regional Science Fair

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