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Major BWF events called off

No carnival or parade, but some things to do

There’s good news and bad news concerning this year’s W.Va. Black Walnut Festival.

Man killed in tractor rollover

A Spencer man was killed Monday morning when the tractor he was operating rolled on top of him.

Fewer hospital beds filled by COVID patients

Roane General Hospital is still busy with the COVID-19 pandemic, but the crisis has slowed a bit from its peak in the last few weeks.

Fewer hospital beds filled by COVID patients

Roane General Hospital is still busy with the COVID-19 pandemic, but the crisis has slowed a bit from its peak in the last few weeks.

Schools ranked against peers

A comparison of standardized test scores in Roane County shows improvement at most schools, especially Roane County High School.

As festivals cancel, BWF in doubt

The question of whether to go ahead with the W.Va. Black Walnut Festival is proving to be a tough nut to crack.

BOE approves mask requirement

The Roane Board of Education became one of the last in the state to require masks be worn in schools, but it took almost three hours to get there.

Molasses Festival moved to October

A week after deciding to forge ahead with the W.Va. Molasses Festival, organizers of the event are having second thoughts.

Total virus cases top 1,000

County records another death

There have now been more than 1,000 cases of COVID-19 reported in Roane County since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

Ambulance called for man who used horse medicine

A man who used medicine intended to kill worms in horses in an effort to cure his COVID-19 ended up taking a ride to the hospital.


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