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reporterA lazy day on the river is better to many than a day at work. And, it's this serentity Botetourt County has decided to capitalize on. . "The Upper James River Water Trail started in Botetourt in about 2008. We officially opened up the trail in 2010,"...
Cripple Creek is a small community in Wythe County, where families have lived for hundreds of years, but state officials say there's something in the water that has them concerned. The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, DCR, says parts...
Tags: Standards, Environmental Issues, Bodies of Water, Water, Rivers
Multimedia JournalistThe U.S. Forest Service says firefighters have contained about 70 percent of a brush fire on Elephant Mountain near Buena Vista. Forest Service spokesman Michael Williams tells media outlets that it could take several days to extinguish the fire....
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistA local agency is taking a hit thanks to the sequestration. TAP, also known as Total Action for Progress, will lose out on more than $700,000 of its funding because of the budget cuts, according to its CEO Ted Edlich. Low-income families, veterans and...
Tags: Environmental Issues, Head Start
WDBJ7 ReporterHealth officials in Southern Virginia are not letting a recent ranking define access to health care in the region. We first told you last month about a report naming Martinsville and Henry County as two of the unhealthiest places in the state. Since...
The Department of Historic Resources announced the addition of 13 new historic sites to the Virginia Landmarks Register on Thursday. New listings among the 13 include sites in the counties of Amherst, Bath, Giles, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, and...
WDBJ7 ReporterJoyce and John White have become more mom and dad then grandma and grandma. "It's been hard not knowing things. Not knowing where to go or what to do," Joyce White said. They're grandparents raising their grand kids in Danville. "I had five children...
Tags: Environmental Issues
Nearly 400,000 people in Virginia are currently without power. #vawx — Bob McDonnell (@BobMcDonnell) March 6, 2013 Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency in Virginia, as snow continues to pile up and knock out power to electric...
Southside Virginia is listed as one of the top ten endangered places in the Southeast. That's according to the Southern Environmental Law Center, an advocacy organization for the environment. It says the push to lift Virginia's longstanding ban on...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefSchool has never felt dangerous to Jill McGarrity, but recent events have changed her perspective. "Sandy Hook was a big eye-opening experience for everyone," said McGarrity, a junior at Lynchburg College who is training to be a teacher. She's working...
Nearly four dozen people -- including several locals -- have been named to a Virginia panel reviewing school policies and procedures. The panel will also review funding and resource challenges, to ensure the safety of students and educators. Gov. Bob...
Live Video app for Facebook by UstreamGov. Bob McDonnell's cautious revisions to Virginia's two-year budget target modest spending increases for indigent health care, conditional raises for teachers and a $128 million deposit into the state's rainy day...
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