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WDBJ7 ReporterA national regulation group spent hours answering a loaded question about uranium mining: what if? As the state's Uranium Working Group sets the stage for the next General Assembly, researchers are studying the impacts it could have on this area....
An idled Consol Energy coal mine in southwest Virginia will resume production in November. But not all of the Buchanan County's Mine's workers are being recalled. The Pittsburgh-based company tells media outlets that it's working to reassign 190 of the...
Tags: Mining, Buchanan County
CHATHAM, Va. (AP) -- A multi-agency working group examining various aspects of uranium mining is heading to Southside Virginia for a public meeting. The Uranium Working Group is scheduled to meet Wednesday night in Chatham for its fifth public forum....
Tags: Bob McDonnell, Mining
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney hammered President Obama's policies and promised a stronger country if he's elected in November during a campaign speech in Salem on Tuesday afternoon. "This president is out of ideas and out of excuses,...
Tags: Mining, Mitt Romney, Elections, Barack Obama, Republican Party
In our Election 2012 coverage, we focus on the 9th Congressional District. It is located in the southwestern portion of the state and it includes Montgomery, Pulaski, Giles, Floyd and Craig Counties and parts of Henry and Roanoke Counties. Incumbent 9th...
James Justice now owns another recreation destination in the region. Justice has bought the Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County. Justice already owns The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The official closing of the...
ReporterTwo groups that oppose uranium mining in Virginia are raising new objections about a state panel that's studying the issue. The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters sent a letter to Governor Bob McDonnell last...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefThe wide open space of Coles Hill Farm is ground zero in an ongoing debate. Underneath the surface lies a 119-million pound uranium deposit. For almost five years now, Virginia Uranium has been trying to get permission to mine the radioactive material....
Tags: Mining, Pittsylvania County
WDBJ7 ReporterLast minute preparations are underway as a Salem business gets ready to welcome Mitt Romney. It's a campaign stop that's expected to draw a huge crowd. Romney will appear at Carter Machinery at noon Tuesday. At first a few hundred people were...
Tags: Mining, Mitt Romney, Elections, Employees, Career and Workplace
ReporterPresident Obama is calling on Congress to end taxpayer subsidies for major oil companies. And this week, Virginia Democrats fanned out across the state to bring that message home. Thursday morning, State Senator John Edwards held a news conference in...
ReporterOne day after announcing his plan to strengthen the nation’s economy, Democratic candidate Tim Kaine brought his campaign for the U.S. Senate to the Roanoke Valley. U.S. Senator Mark Warner joined Kaine for a campaign swing that started Thursday...
WDBJ7 ReporterA town council in Halifax County isn't afraid to show their opinions on uranium mining in a big way. Halifax council members renewed a lease on two billboards in the county supporting to "Keep the Ban" on a proposed uranium mining site in nearby...
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