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  • Virginia women on display all over the state

    Virginia women on display all over the state
    Eight outstanding Virginian women are being honored at the Roanoke Main Library in downtown. The display is called Virginia Women in History. It honors eight women in Virginia who've made major contributions to their city, state, even the world. Only...
  • 100 Years Ago: Getting out of town in the summer was the thing to do

    100 Years Ago Escapees return From the Woodbine social column: "Miss Mary Roth returned to the neighborhood after spending the summer with relatives in Wilmington, Delaware. Mrs. John M. DeLashautt and daughter, Miss Mildred DeLashmutt, have...
  • Roanoke Co.'s police chief retiring

    Roanoke Co.'s police chief retiring
    Roanoke County's police chief is retiring. Chief Ray Lavinder made the announcement Friday.  He's been chief since 1997. Assistant Police Chief Terrell Holbrook will step in as acting chief when Lavinder's retirement becomes effective on November 1st.  ...
  • Marine Reservist Detained in Pentagon Scare

    Marine Reservist Detained in Pentagon Scare
    WASHINGTON -- A U.S. Marine reservist was detained early Friday after being found acting "suspiciously" in Arlington National Cemetery before dawn, setting off a security scare that closed commuter routes around the Pentagon for a few hours to snarl...
  • Send a text message to 911? With photos and video? It could happen, FCC chairman says

     
    Send a text message to 9-1-1? It could happen, with photo, video messaging, too -- that is if Federal Communications Chairman Chairman Julius Genachowski can set forth a plan to update 9-1-1. The FCC is going to discuss the issue in a December meeting,...
  • Per pupil spending numbers in Gloucester schools were up

     
    Spending per pupil in Gloucester was up in 2009 over the previous year, according to figures released by the state. The Virginia Department of Education released on Friday the spending per pupil for each school system in Virginia and Gloucester's......
  • VA lines fade as votes cast, rain sets in

     
    by Laura Olson ARLINGTON, VA. -- A light rain that began in early afternoon coincided with a drop in lines at Virginia polling places. An estimated 50 percent of voters had cast a ballot by 10 a.m., according to state......
  • Long lines plague NoVa early voters

     
    by James Oliphant Want to vote absentee in Northern Virginia? Good. Take the day off. The wait to vote absentee in Arlington County was more than two hours Friday morning. The line circled throughout the lobby of the county's Office......
  • Have Dems matched GOP ground game?

     
    by Jim Tankersley WOODBRIDGE, Va. -- For most of this decade, even when polls looked gloomy, Republicans entered Election Day with a swagger from their not-so-secret weapon: a voter turnout machine powerful enough to swing close races. Democrats have...
  • Put a lid on spiraling heating bills

    Robert Whale knew his 1920s Sears Roebuck bungalow wasn't exactly airtight, but he didn't know just how drafty it was until an energy auditor flipped on the switch to a large fan he had placed in the doorway. That buzzing coming from an upstairs bedroom?...
  • Officials worry after drugs are found in gumballs

    Officials worry after drugs are found in gumballs
    Most of the time, police aren't surprised when they find a ballpoint pen crammed with cocaine, or illicit pills stashed in a secret compartment of a running shoe. But when a bag full of smiley-faced gumballs hollowed out and stuffed like mushrooms with...