County adds 21 more virus cases

Most of total positives from people under 50

Roane County recorded 21 cases of COVID-19 during the past seven days, down by one from the previous week.

New state fund will boost RCHS athletics

High school athletic departments across West Virginia are receiving a much-needed Christmas gift this year.


Remembering the reason for the season

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

A Roane County Christmas

‘Twas right before Christmas and all around Roane folks were getting ready for a holiday at home

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Editorial cartoon 12-24-20

Local nursing home residents and staff getting vaccinated

Local long-term care facility residents and staff were getting their first vaccinations this week for the COVID-19 virus.

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Body cam use not mandatory for deputies

Use of cameras left to officer discretion

With three lawsuits pending against the Roane sheriff’s department in federal court regarding wrongful death or excessive force, and a fourth expected to be filed, it remains up to officers as to when to turn on their body-worn camera.

RCHS basketball teams set for pod play in upcoming LKC season

Scheduling during a global pandemic (aren’t you tired of hearing that phrase?) has helped bring about another twist for local teams.