Almost Heaven looking good to Virginians

Much has been made about the overtures West Virginia has been making to some counties in Virginia about bolting the Old Dominion and joining their neighbors to the west.

Good ideas never survive

Perhaps one reason our schools have problems reaching the goals we want them to reach is we keep rearranging the goalposts.

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Obituaries 2-6-2020

Tommy Lee Deel, 75; Valery Ann Deel, 56; Joe Allen Starcher, 88; John Philip Umstead, 84; Carol Lee Withrow, 81

Expansion on track at RGH

A major expansion and renovation effort at Roane General Hospital is moving along.

No charges in fatal shooting involving deputy

A Roane grand jury that heard from the State Police officer who investigated a fatal shooting involving a Roane sheriff’s deputy decided against bringing any charges in the case.

Driver charged with negligent homicide

The driver in a fatal accident last year has been indicted on charges including negligent homicide and DUI resulting in death.

Judge orders salvage yard owner jailed

A salvage yard owner whose case has dragged through the courts for over a year was ordered jailed after he failed a drug screen.