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Lawsuit to Repeal Mining Uranium Remains Thrown Out of Court

In the early 1980s, an 119-million-pound uranium deposit, the largest in the United States, was found in land near Coles Road in Chatham. Soon...

Medical Marijuana Bill Dies in House Subcommittee

An effort to expand the use of medical marijuana in Virginia stalled in the General Assembly, but groups that want to reform the state's...

Governor Vetoe’s Concealed Switchblades and “Tebow Bill”

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation that would allow people to carry concealed switchblades and a bill that would allow home-schooled students to...

Rain Expected Tuesday Night and Into Wednesday

An upper level low to our south along with a weakening surface cold front will serve as a focus for clouds and showers into...

Lawmakers Creating More Laws Aimed at Prescription Pain Killers

A slate of bills aimed at curbing rampant opioid addiction and abuse will head to the governor’s desk. The six bills are designed to...

Eight Arrested in Pittsylvania County Burglary Ring

The Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office announced multiple arrests Saturday evening after a lengthy investigation of a residential burglary ring. Deputies have arrested eight suspects...

Faulty Insulator Causes 1,000 City Residents to Lose Power

Around 1,000 Martinsville City utility customers lost power around midnight Saturday night according to Mayor Gene Teague. A bad 34-kilovolt insulator on Indian Trail...

Gretna Woman Killed in Car Crash

A 29-year-old Gretna woman was killed in a Friday afternoon crash. The single-vehicle wreck occurred at about 5:25 p.m. Friday on Va. 935, near...

Perriello Supports Two Years Free College

Tom Perriello, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Virginia governor, touted the value of community colleges as a path to the middle class...

Pittsylvania County Teen Dies in ATV Accident

Virginia State Police say charges are pending after an ATV accident Thursday in Pittsylvania County resulted in the death of 13-year-old Christopher Andrew Bowden....

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Martinsville Expected to Secure Remaining Funds Needed for Sewer Line Repair

Martinsville has about two-thirds of the money to make $33 million dollars worth of repairs to a badly deteriorated sewer line that runs for...

Real Estate Tax Rates in Martinsville about Average for Region

The Danville Register & Bee collected figures of the region’s real estate tax rates and learned that Martinsville is somewhere in the middle at...

Man Dies in Wreck

State police are investing a fiery crash that killed a Moneta man Friday night along Diamond Hill Road in Bedford County. The driver of...