Virginia’s first pediatric flu death of the season reported

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) reports the state’s first influenza-associated pediatric death for the 2019-20 flu season. A teenager (13-17 years old) in Virginia’s Northern region...

Application period for heating assistance runs through mid-March

Virginians still have time to apply for crisis heating assistance. Applications for Crisis Assistance from the Virginia Department of Social Services’ Energy Assistance Program (EAP) are currently...

Area Flu Watch

Even as the influenza virus makes its way through Southwest Virginia, school officials in Henry and Patrick counties are pushing back against concerns of an epidemic. Andrea Cassell,...

Health department issues precautions, monitoring developments of new virus

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and local health officials statewide are monitoring developments surrounding the respiratory outbreak first detected in Wuhan, China caused by a new...

Herring joins coalition seeking review of ACA decision

Attorney General Mark R. Herring recently joined a coalition of 21 attorneys general in filing a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court seeking review of the Fifth...

Economic development initiative to meet

he Southern Virginia GO Region 3 Council will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. in the large first floor conference room of the Halifax County...

Federal law intends to hamper robocalls

A new measure recently signed in to law by Pres. Donald Trump aims to crack down on illegal robocall scams by granting more time to locate scammers...

Executive actions to expand opportunities for Virginians with disabilities

  A new executive order recently issued by Gov. Ralph Northam is being hailed as the most comprehensive executive actions in Virginia history to ensure inclusion and opportunity...

Virginia Ranks 4th in the U.S. for Aquaculture Sales

Total sales of aquaculture products in 2018 was $1.5 billion, an increase of 10.5% from 2013, according to the 2018 Census of Aquaculture released today by USDA’s...

Piedmont Arts plans Bus Trip to North Carolina Museum of Art

Take a bus trip from Piedmont Arts to the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh to view the exhibits, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism...

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