Local

Weekly initial claims increase across state, remain lower than previous month

  The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) released data that indicated the number of initial claims filed from mid-March through the Sept. 5 filing period totaled 1,136,973, which was nearly 28 percent of pre-pandemic, payroll employment, according to recent figures. Henry…

New energy assistance program to offer expanded relief

Households in need of assistance meeting energy needs may be eligible to receive aid through the Virginia COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program. The new program will assist low-income households that would not typically be eligible for other energy assistance programs offered…

Sports

Registration open for Blue Ridge Parkway 

Masters Fly Fishing Tournament on Sept. 24 Event on private trophy water to benefit Blue Ridge…

Hamlin unveils FedEx Cares paint scheme promoting Project Ready with the National Urban League

The No. 11 FedEx Cares Toyota will take the green flag for Saturday’s 300-mile race at…

Input sought on proposed regulation changes

The Board of the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources (DWR) is seeking public comment on proposed regulation changes related to…

Obits

Eloise Roach Mason

Eloise Roach Mason, 80, of Martinsville, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020, at Rocky Mount Health & Rehab. She was…

Opinions

Health Legislation Moves Forward

The coronavirus pandemic has consumed the attention of the country, but health care challenges that existed before COVID-19 ever came…

Education

Virginia students outperform nation on SAT

Virginia high school graduates outperformed their nationwide peers on the SAT in 2020, according to data released by the College…

Notices

Letter to the Editor

No crystal ball needed A Columbia University study using mathematical modeling has determined the following: If on March 1st the Trump…