Broadband grant gets county support

An approximately $22 million project that would extend broadband service in Roane and six other counties has gained a formal endorsement from county commissioners.

Bridge contracts awarded

Replacement of four aging Roane County bridges was among several construction contracts awarded by the West Virginia Division of Highways last week.

Hospital chief says resources strained

A surge in COVID-19 cases requiring hospital care is putting a strain on Roane General Hospital as well as other health care facilities around the state.

County’s virus numbers improve

Roane County’s COVID-19 numbers showed improvement during the past week.

Felony child neglect charges dropped after treatment

Felony child neglect charges against a Spencer couple were dismissed Friday after they completed court-supervised treatment programs.

Sewer system upgrade approved

At their monthly meeting last Wednesday, Reedy Town Council members learned that a long sought-after project to upgrade the sewer project had received approval to begin.

Active cases rise slightly

The number of Roane County’s active COVID-19 cases increased slightly during the past week.

Truck accident leads to early morning turmoil

Parents and motorists were left in a lurch Monday when a truck took out a utility pole north of Spencer.

Ugly Sweater 5K set for Sunday

Don’t miss our Ugly Sweater 5K this Sunday, it promises to be lots of fun and I’m sure it will feature lots of ugly sweaters! You can run or walk, your choice. Entry fee is $10 plus five canned goods. Sign up starts at 2 p.m. and the race starts at 3 p.m. at The Front Porch Restaurant in Spencer.

RCHS student $10,000 winner in Babydog drawing

Getting vaccinated for COVID-19 pays off.

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