The concept of stochastic terrorism has once again proved depressingly, horribly relevant.
For the second year in a row, Virginia has made early voting easily accessible to many. You should absolutely take advantage of it.
With a history that dates back before the American Revolution, Rocky Mount, the 4,900-population seat of Franklin County, is generally a charming place that, like most all rural communities, is striving to find new ways forward in an economy that’s no longer centered on factory jobs. Though …
We had not planned to revisit the epic battle over the fate of Mountain Valley Pipeline quite so soon.
The 303-mile long, dreary and aggravating saga of Mountain Valley Pipeline has taken yet another lumbering turn even as construction on the deeply controversial project remains stalled. The turn might or might not push the pipeline toward completion, even as it absolutely compounds MVP’s aby…
The claim that even negative publicity is still worthwhile publicity bounces hard off the wall in the case of former Rocky Mount Police Officer Jacob Fracker and his one-time mentor, former Rocky Mount Police Sgt. Thomas “T.J.” Robertson.
When the Franklin County Board of Supervisors voted in November 2020 not to move the Confederate soldier from in front of the county courthouse, the decision was disappointing to those who wanted the statue placed elsewhere, but hardly shocking.
The chants remain as bone-chilling now as they were when first uttered five years ago: “You will not replace us! Jews will not replace us!”
The Virginia General Assembly won’t meet again for another six months, but when they do, that esteemed body should tackle the practical problems with the “bed of last resort” law.
Despite everything that state leaders, school board members, and parents have done to and said about teachers in recent years, this week these highly skilled professionals returned to their classrooms. We owe each of them our gratitude and respect.
If you’re a person who hopes to see significant steps taken to decelerate global warming, the news has provided a pile-on of setbacks.
Last week, Congressman Bob Good embarrassed his constituents again. This time, the nay-saying Republican was one of only 18 members of the 435-member U.S. House to vote against endorsing Finland and Sweden for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization or NATO.
A little-heralded Virginia legislative reform has yielded insights into which of the commonwealth’s communities endure the most far-reaching effects of mass incarceration — a term that serves as shorthand for the United States’ propensity to put people in prison rather than address underlying social issues that set people on the path to a life behind bars. The U.S. imprisons more people than any other nation in the world, eclipsing even China, and when comparing national incarceration rates — the number of incarcerated residents per 100,000 population — the U.S.A. is also No. 1.
Virginia’s public school system was born 152 years ago this month.
Absorbing the coverage that emerged from the aftermath of the May 14 shooting at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, and now the July 4 mass shooting during a Highland Park, Illinois, parade, one comes away with the impression that so-called red-flag laws — which allow a judge to bar someone ruled a danger to themselves or others from having firearms — should have stopped those shooters from getting their hands on guns, but somehow the statutes fell short.
“For about 2 years I’ve been making photographs along the N&W at night,” wrote O. Winston Link in 1956. “I am not being paid by any one [sic] to shoot these pictures. I am doing it to have a record of Americas [sic] last steam powered RR before the N&W goes to diesel.”
Bill Lee — retired pastor of Loudon Avenue Christian Church, founder of New Horizons Health Care, recipient of a Roanoke Citizen of the Year Award — reflected on the significance of the Fourth of July.
No parent wants to outlive their child. For some, the loss of a child is simply too much to bear.
We’ve opined on a number of heavy topics in recent weeks. Today we’re going to take a breather, and contemplate space, time, alternate realities and the possibility of contact with extraterrestrial civilizations.
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Content by Salem Tourism. For pickers and antiques aficionados, everything old is new again, and there’s certainly plenty of charming territory to explore in the welcoming town of Salem on the northwest outskirts of Roanoke, Virginia.
Need gift ideas to help with the ladies in your life? This list will surely help you make the grade.
Almost seven decades ago this month, a Charlottesville woman took up a pen and for the first time wrote a letter to Virginia’s governor.
“The country tonight is in the midst of what may be the most serious constitutional crisis in its history.”
Republican Rep. Bob Good says he’s kept his promises to the people of Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District. In a new 32-page report Good explains that he has been “crystal clear what my values are.”
A $250,000 grant given to an institution bearing the name of a prominent Roanoke family will help to give those of us who live in the Roanoke Valley a better understanding of our pre-colonial history.
In late May, the Washington Commanders stoked great curiosity with the purchase of 200 acres of land in Woodbridge. After months of legislative debate over the creation of a stadium authority to help publicly finance a new facility, the NFL franchise seemed to be inching closer to establishing a home in Virginia.
What a pleasant surprise when news takes a happy turn.
IF YOU WANT to bet on a sport with a future, put a few bucks on softball, specifically the fast-pitch kind played by women and girls in college and high school.
One of the hopes carried by rural communities, as they consider economic development opportunities, hangs on the notion of freedom to work remotely.