| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:55 AM
There are plenty of ways to pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, as we take a day off from working to celebrate his legacy (just in case you were suffering from holiday withdrawal). Friday, the Serendipity Chorale of Fairfield County...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 3:15 PM
The New Year marks the start of the 2013 regular session of the General Assembly on Jan. 9 as well as the beginning of the second half of Gov. Dannel Malloy's term. Events have imposed an urgent expectation of serious action on the lawmakers.
| Dec 28, 2012
| 5:15 PM
— Snowflakes made of coiled copy paper, Post-it notes and even Swarovski crystal pile into a business-park office like an indoor blizzard.
They arrive by mail in envelopes and boxes. Some are dumped off by hand, others hauled in by UPS and FedEx...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:16 PM
A nation weeps.
At 9:30 a.m., a man in his 20s walks into an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., where his mother taught and proceeds to shoot and kill the equivalent of a filled classroom of people, most of them young children. It is the most...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 2:22 PM
IF YOU WANT TO HELP:
The Newtown Bee reports that Newtown town officials and community leaders asked Wednesday that people "temporarily halt any further dispatching of goods to the community, its schools, churches and nonprofit organizations." They said...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:15 AM
If the reactions of the past three days hold up, we're likely to see some kind of ban on assault weapons or on the ammo magazines of the sort used by the Newtown shooter.
That's good news for people who have been pushing for this since forever, many...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:57 PM
A gun-control group Tuesday issued the toughest proposals yet for new Connecticut restrictions on firearms after the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre.
The measures include annual renewals of pistol permits, a ban on ammunition magazines holding more than...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The Newtown school-shooting tragedy continues to inspire musicians and artists to band together and raise money to help those affected by that horrific event. Such concerts are about restoring community and building hope during shattered times. There have...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 12:53 PM
Smith Mountain Lake is preparing for a college fishing tournament.
The FLW College Fishing tournament will be held on Smith Mountain Lake on April 27. Fifty college teams will be competing for $2,000 and a berth in the Northern Conference Invitational...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 12:58 PM
New poll results released Wednesday night show the race for Virginia's governor is far from decided.
Roanoke College's Institute for Policy and Opinion Research shows Republican Ken Cuccinelli has a narrow lead over Democrat Terry McAuliffe....
| Apr 18, 2013
| 1:44 PM
There are some interesting results from a new Roanoke College poll.
It asked respondents about important social issues nationally, and polled people across Virginia.
On immigration reform, when offered a choice of how to deal with immigrants in the U....