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Today's News

  • A big splash

       There are 80 AA-level schools in the state of Virginia.

  • Tyree is golden at States

      Rare is the man who goes out on top.

  • Local meteorolgist injured in Tuesday morning accident
  • Local meteorolgist injured in Tuesday morning accident

    Jamey Singleton, a meteorologist with WSET Channel 13, was injured in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday morning in Moneta.
    According to Virginia State Police, Singleton, who is 34 and resides in Rocky Mount, was traveling north on Va. 122 in a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse when he crossed the center line and hit a Schwan's delivery truck head-on. He was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
    Leo George Jr., 56, of Moneta, the delivery truck's driver, and Joshua Ross, 34, a passenger in the truck, were taken to Roanoke Memorial by ambulance. All three men were wearing seatbelts.

  • Another arrest made in burglary case; one suspect still being sought

    Bedford County Sheriff’s investigators have charged another person in connection with a series of five burglaries in Bedford County. The burglaries occurred between December 24, 2012, and January 4, 2013.

    Tanisha Ping Linette Nelson, 20, of Roanoke, was arrested early Tuesday morning and is being held on a $25,000 bond in the Bedford Adult Detention Center. Nelson was charged with five counts of grand larceny and two counts of larceny of a firearm.

    Nathan Nelms, however, is still at large. He is believed to have ties to Bedford County.

  • President Obama continues to kick the can down the road

    By Congressman Robert Hurt

    Even as our economy continues to suffer from our nation’s crushing debt and as the Congressional Budget Office projected a nearly $900 billion deficit for the next year, President Obama continues to demonstrate that he is not serious about addressing our nation’s pressing debt problem. At over $16 trillion and counting, the national debt is on an unsustainable path that is destroying jobs, slowing economic growth, and harming families, farmers, and small business owners all across Virginia’s 5th District.

  • Forcing action on a budget

    If you failed to do your job, you probably would not receive a paycheck. The same should go for Congress. The House and Senate are required by law to pass a budget plan each year. While the House has passed budgets, it has been nearly four years since the Senate has done their job and acted on this basic responsibility.

     

  • Crossover hits the General Assembly

        Some of the biggest issues of the session were debated this week, making for one event-filled day after another.  The Governor’s transportation plan was up for a vote on the House floor on Tuesday.  Crossover, the halfway mark of the legislative calendar came that day, too.  And on Thursday, the House and the Senate approved different versions of amendments to the state’s two-year budget.

  • There’s still much to do

    By Sen. Steve Newman
    23rd District

        It is doubtful the 2013 session of the Virginia General Assembly will have a week more eventful than this one.  Amendments to the biennial budget, the continuing debate over transportation funding proposals, and crossover all garnered headlines this week.  With just two weeks remaining until the scheduled end of session on February 23, there’s still much to be done.

  • Burn Ban to begin February 15

        The Commonwealth’s 4 p.m. Burning Law goes into effect Feb. 15, 2013  which is traditionally the start of spring fire season in Virginia.