A roundup of events in Southwest and Southside over the next week.
ACC presidents endorse ‘success initiative’ that will alter league’s revenue shares; more …
From elsewhere: Former Virginia elections commissioner Chris Piper named new head of VPAP. Holston Medical Group to open urgent care facility in Abingdon next year.
Coastal low may rain on Memorial Day weekend plans
Northwest flow from Canada has helped bring smoke from Alberta wildfires over Virginia and also spread cooler air to stymie the hot trend of early 2023.
Cycling is an increasingly popular sport at Southwest Virginia high schools and colleges
The Roanoke Valley, New River Valley and Lynchburg regions all have high school mountain biking teams, as do all three Albemarle County schools. Roanoke College hopes to add cycling as a varsity sport.
Virginia’s not the only place exploring small modular nuclear reactors
So are Purdue University, a North Carolina steel company, a Texas chemical plant, an Indonesian ammonia factory and lots of others. Here’s an overview of the growing interest in this technology.
Free and fair elections are at risk in Buckingham County
One registrar quit. Another was fired. Then the county Republican chair nominated that fired registrar, his wife and a local militia leader for the Electoral Board.
The Charc Board in Wise receives $10,000 grant from VCEDA; more …
Blue Ridge Institute highlights Franklin County history in new exhibit. Blue Ridge Parkway opens 2023 season Memorial Day weekend. Forest Service announces updates for 2023 Bolar Mountain recreation season at Lake Moomaw.
Grayson forms new wireless authority; more …
From elsewhere: Buckingham GOP withdraws fired registrar’s nomination for elections board. Dominion seeks to expand rate program designed to shift grid demand. Caesars Virginia donates $200,000 to charities in Danville community.
Manufacturer to create 150 jobs at Botetourt site
Altec Industries, which makes trucks, cranes and other equipment, will invest $1.4 million in its facility.
100 years ago, Virginia elected its first women to the General Assembly
Helen Henderson of Buchanan County and Sarah Fain of Norfolk were elected to the House of Delegates in 1923.