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State news includes stories of interest in Virginia and less frequently, North Carolina, that is of interest to our readers.

Body Recovered from Trailer Fire

At 4:50 a.m., Saturday (March 18), the Wise County Sheriff’s Office requested the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office to...

Governor Signs Bill Allowing Retired Police to Carry Guns on School Property

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation that will allow some retired police officers to carry guns while working as security guards in Virginia schools,...

New Bill Aimed at Reducing Distracted Driving

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed a bill into law that would create a new type of specialty license plate aimed at reducing distracted driving....

Gas Prices Unchanged

Average retail gasoline prices in Virginia have not moved in the past week, averaging $2.11/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 4,081 gas...

Garrett Proposes to Decriminalize Marijuana on a Federal Level

Rep. Tom Garrett, introduced legislation Monday that would federally decriminalize marijuana, according to a news release from his office. The Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition...

Some Lose Jobs, Others Get Raises

The Virginia Museum of Natural History plans to let up to six people go in order to balance a reduced budget affecting all state...

Many Taking Advantage of New Virginia DMV Payment Plan

RICHMOND – Legislation effective January 1 has enabled the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to allow motorists whose licenses have been suspended for...

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...

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...

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22 New Jobs Coming to Bassett Furniture

BASSETT, Va. (March 22, 2017) — Retail store growth is prompting Bassett Furniture to invest $1.5 million in equipment and add 22 employees at...

Cold Snap Should Be Gone By Weekend

A large area of high pressure will slide off the coast Thursday and push out into the Atlantic ocean Friday and a warmer southerly...

Tornado Drill Less Than Perfect

A technical glitch at the National Weather Service's office in Wakefield thwarted Tuesday's statewide tornado drill in some areas of central and eastern Virginia,...