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Deadline to Register to Vote is Monday

The deadline to register to vote in next month’s election is Monday. Any Virginian can check or update their registration information or register for...

Social Security Benefits Going Up

Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, according to the Social...

Fall Wildfire Season Begins Soon

Fall wildfire season in Virginia begins Sunday (Oct. 15) and runs through Nov. 30. Residents are being asked to be extra careful with anything...

Headlines for Thursday, September 28, 2017

After privately interviewing three candidates Tuesday night, Martinsville City Council appointed Andrew Hall to the Martinsville School Board. Hall is one of Martinsville’s deputy...

Gas Prices Drop

Gas prices dropped another five cents per gallon over the past week. According to Triple-A Mid-Atlantic, there’s been a slow drop in prices since...

Local Headlines for Monday, 9-18-17

Weather: Not a lot of change today weatherwise with the region remaining within a weakness between building high pressure to the southwest and the Bermuda...

Hurricane Jose Not Expected to Make Landfall

Hurricane Jose is not expected to make landfall as it creeps up the east coast. The Outer Banks of North Carolina are going to...

Anthem Rejoins Obama Care

Anthem Insurance announced Friday that it was reversing its decision to pull out of Obama Care in Virginia. That means the 68 localities in...

Record Bear Season in Virginia Expected

Virginia officials are expecting record numbers of bears killed during this year’s hunting season. The Roanoke Times reports that a new early October bear...

Social Security Announces New Online Service for Replacement Social Security Cards in Virginia

Available to People through a "my Social Security Account." The Social Security Administration introduced the expansion of online services for residents of Virginia available through...

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