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New Virginia area code will alleviate “540″ number shortage

The inventory of available phone numbers with “540″ as the area code is expected to run out. → Read More

Powerball ticket bought in Virginia wins $1 million

In Monday night’s drawing alone, more than 53,000 Powerball tickets bought in Virginia won prizes. → Read More

Tinder-related Blacksburg murder case will go to grand jury

The grand jury will determine whether he will be tried in circuit court. → Read More

VDH expands COVID testing across Virginia

VDH says the expansion is in response to an increasing number of people looking to be tested. → Read More

Virginia flags to be lowered in honor of Kabul attack victims

The flags are to be lowered until sunset Monday. → Read More

Many Appalachian Power customers will see slight bill increase

The average bill will increase by $2.17 starting October 1. → Read More

Virginia unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

Virginia’s rate is below the national rate of 5.4 percent. → Read More

Photos released in search for Lynchburg bank robber

Police say the robber is Black, in his late 50s to early 60s and 6′3″. → Read More

Teen fair shooting suspect charged with malicious wounding

The suspect, who is under the age of 16, is being held at the Roanoke Detention Center. No name has been released. → Read More

Bird illness leads to plea to take bird feeders down

No cases have been reported in Southwest Virginia, according to the wildlife center, but cases have been reported east and west of the region. → Read More

Woman who died after crashing into Roanoke school identified

No students were in the school and all staffers got out safely. → Read More

Radford University will require COVID vaccinations for students this fall

New and returning students have to provide vaccine documentation by August 2. → Read More

Virginia Tech football player held for second-degree murder in Blacksburg killing

A Virginia Tech football player has been charged in connection to a Blacksburg killing. → Read More

Sam’s Club bringing back free samples

Sam’s Club is bringing back free samples to stores nationwide after pausing them during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Virginia COVID restrictions end Friday

Virginia will ease all COVID-related distancing and capacity restrictions Friday, May 28, two weeks earlier than planned. → Read More

Bond denied for former Va. youth church leader, faces charges in another state

Bond was denied Wednesday for a former church youth leader facing child pornography charges in Giles County. → Read More

AAA: Relief coming for Virginia drivers with restart of Colonial Pipeline; gas prices up

Drivers in the southeast can expect to see fuel flowing at local pumps in coming days, according to AAA. → Read More

Wildlife center takes in black bear cub from Fries

The bear cub is now recuperating at the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynesboro. → Read More

Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins selected as permanent superintendent at VMI

Major General Cedric Wins will lead the Virginia Military Institute into its next chapter. → Read More

CPD: Suspect in Prospect Ave. shooting arrested in North Carolina

An Albemarle County man wanted in connection with a shooting in Charlottesville has been located in North Carolina. → Read More