| Aug 26, 2011
| 7:44 AM
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. ...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 3:20 PM
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.
| Nov 28, 2011
| 8:57 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A doctor has determined that a man accused of trying to assassinate President Barack Obama this month is competent to stand trial, but prosecutors on Monday asked for a fuller evaluation.
Prosecutors are seeking a competency hearing...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 10:17 AM
The city of Martinsville's jobless rate remained the highest in Virginia in October.
The Virginia Employment Commission says the city's seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 15.2 percent, down from 16.3 percent in both September and last October....
| Dec 7, 2011
| 2:09 PM
Nearly 200 Virginia teachers earned certification this year, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards announced Wednesday.
Hampton again topped the region with the number of certified teachers, with 12 this year. Newport News had 6 and...
| Oct 19, 2011
100 Years Ago
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...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:37 AM
Legislation to restrict the use of restraints on pregnant inmates is drawing support from across the political spectrum.
Representatives from abortion-rights groups, the ACLU, religious organizations and the conservative Family Foundation were among...
| Oct 12, 2008
| 4:24 PM
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...
| Oct 31, 2008
| 4:24 PM
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......
| Nov 4, 2008
| 4:24 PM
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......