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Poll shows Virginians support Medicaid expansion but worry about costs

As the General Assembly prepares for a special session, a new poll says 61 percent of Virginia voters support expanding Medicaid to cover more Virginians who lack health insurance.  However, almost half of the voters polled worry that the federal government might not pay its share, according to a statewide survey released today by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport…

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'To Kill a Mockingbird' soon opens at Mill Mountain Theatre

Some students may watch the movie version of whatever novel is assigned for them to read. But Mill Mountain Theatre brings To Kill a Mockingbird to life, so anyone can better understand the story line.

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Report: 30 percent of Virginia schools fail to meet full accreditation standards

Virginia education officials say more than 30 percent of the state's public schools failed to meet full accreditation standards last year.

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Red Cross encourages families to prepare for cold-weather disasters

With the colder weather getting closer, volunteers with the Roanoke Valley Red Cross encourage families to prepare for any disasters.

Election 2014

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Souls to the Polls program starts in Lynchburg

A new state law requires all Virginians to show photo ID's at the polls before voting. Churches in Lynchburg are teaming up to help people who don't have those identification cards.

Historical society hosts top of the town event

Historical Society to host 'Top of the Town' fundraiser

An evening out on the town will make a big difference for two local history museums.

Olde Salem Days: Arts, crafts, music and fun for whole family

If you're looking for something to do Saturday, Olde Salem days is an event for the whole family.

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Under the weather: When children should stay home or go to school

Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say nearly 22 million school days are lost each year due to colds alone -- 38 million because of influenza.

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