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Under pressure over its long-standing ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders. The Scouts announced Friday that the proposal would be submitted to the roughly...
There are some interesting results from a new Roanoke College poll. It asked respondents about important social issues nationally, and polled people across Virginia. On immigration reform, when offered a choice of how to deal with immigrants in the U....
Anchor/ReporterVirginia Senator Mark Warner (D) took to Facebook today to announce publicly he supports same-sex marriage. He said in the post: "I support marriage equality because it is the fair and right thing to do. Like many Virginians and Americans, my views on...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefFor many gay people, discovering their sexual identity is a difficult process. Some chose to undergo a controversial practice called "change therapy," to try and stop their same-sex attractions. "I think it's unfortunate," said Joe Cobb, a pastor at...
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If you are a faithful church-goer, what would make you miss Sunday service? Perhaps your full time job? It's a dilemma people are often confronted with and especially stressful when you know so many unemployed wait in the wings for work. "My heart don'...
About 40 students at Hampden-Sydney College shouted racial slurs, threw bottles and set off fireworks outside the Minority Student Union within an hour of President Barack Obama's re-election. President Chris Howard reported the early Wednesday unrest in...
An electorate roundtable scheduled for Tuesday night at Virginia Tech has been canceled. Virginia Tech decided to cancel the event because of the weather. Here was the original news release from Virginia Tech about the event: Exactly one week before...
It's been on the National Register of Historic Places for more than 40 years, but now the Humpback Bridge near Covington is a National Historic Landmark. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the announcement Wednesday. For many in Alleghany County, it's a...
Reporter2012 is a big election year. Candidates are spending millions of dollars trying to win votes. But thousands of people in Virginia won't be able to cast a ballot this year. People convicted of a felony are stripped of their voting rights in Virginia....
Virginia schools will no longer have to meet federal benchmarks of No Child Left Behind. The Virginia Department of Education announced Friday that it has received a waiver from theU.S. Department of Education. In a news release, Charles Pyle called the...
ReporterThe contributions African-Americans made to Roanoke's rich railroad history are equally as rich. This weekend you can take a trip back in time to explore those contributions. It’s all part of the 14th annual African-American Norfolk and Western...
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