The top 10 stories of the year

County saw its share of highs and lows

Each year has its highs and lows, and 2021 was no exception.

U.S. 33 bypass work on schedule

Project moving forward on several fronts

Construction on the Scott Miller Hill bypass of U.S. 33 is on schedule.

Roane matmen runners-up at Clay County tourney

Roane finished second out of ten teams at the Bob Stover Invitational wrestling tournament at Clay County High School last Wednesday.

The Old Perdictor

Well whoop de dee ‘n whoop dee do, its purt neer time to rang in a brand new yeer what’ll be callt twentie-aught twentie-two.

Lady Raider streak ends at four

The Lady Raiders missed a chance to extend their four-game winning streak to five with a last-minute meltdown at Elizabeth Thursday.

Heading down that slippery slope

Jim Cooper is on vacation this week. This column first appeared Dec. 24, 2009.

COVID-19 cases continue to decline

Roane records 28th death

Roane County reported a large drop in the active number of COVID-19 cases during the past week but added another death attributed to the virus.

MATCH health survey underway

A new, biennial West Virginia population-based health survey – the Mountain State Assessment of Trends in Community Health (MATCH) – will gather information to help health officials and policy makers better understand the critical health needs of all 55 West Virginia counties, with the goal of directing resource allocation to communities that need them most.

Officials warned about deputy before shootings

At least four officials in Roane County wrote letters against reinstating a Roane sheriff’s deputy who would later fatally shoot two men in separate incidents, according to documents filed in connection with wrongful death lawsuits regarding the shootings.

Would somebody fix the climate?

I wish somebody would get this climate change thing right.