At least 30 daily papers owned by Lee Enterprises have announced they will publish print editions just three days a week, starting next month. The changes come during a time of continuing challenges in print media.
Push for inland port in Southwest Va. has momentum, speakers tell economic forum
A study commissioned last year by the General Assembly found that the area between Bristol and Wythe County has the potential to support an inland port. But the project still awaits state funding.
Framatome announces Nuclear Technology Academy relaunch with $400K investment
The company, which designs and maintains power plants, hopes to train more nuclear technicians through its partnership with Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg.
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.
Developer proposes 600-acre mixed-use residential project in Pittsylvania County
Southside Investing’s project application, which will go before the county planning commission in June, calls for a mix of housing, hospitality, retail and community spaces.
Southwest Virginia is a ‘competitive hosting ground’ for small modular nuclear reactors, study finds
The study identified seven potential sites for SMRs in the area of Lee, Wise, Scott and Dickenson counties and the city of Norton.
Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council names 2023 honorees
The group’s annual ceremony celebrates leaders and up-and-comers in the Roanoke and New River Valley region’s technology sector.
Construction activity at hospital sparks hope among Patrick County supervisors
While hospital leaders still aren’t saying when they expect it to open, crews have been removing asbestos and doing other work to the building’s interior.
Carilion promotes Steve Arner to president and chief operating officer
Nancy Agee will continue as CEO of the Roanoke-based health system.
10 months after a flood left 70 homes damaged or destroyed, Whitewood residents are still rebuilding
Local officials say they learned from the devastating flash flood that hit Hurley in 2021 and were more prepared when a similar deluge came a year later to Whitewood. But funding delays and red tape mean the recovery is still plodding along.