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Hudson helping with recovery

As coastal residents were heading inland to avoid Hurricane Irene, a Newbern resident was preparing to head east to help coordinate recovery efforts. Roger Hudson of the American Red Cross…

Disaster fund grows by $1.1M

The Virginia Disaster Relief fund set up by Gov. Bob McDonnell following the April tornadoes grew by $1.1 million in August thanks to individual and corporate donations and pledges. McDonnell…

Remove food, skunks will leave

Like some other wildlife, the best way to rid a location of skunks is to remove food sources, a game official said Tuesday. Troy Phillips, local conservation officer for Virginia…

Horsehair Worm not a public threat

A parasitic worm measuring close to nine inches was found by Pulaski County Resident Mark Nixon at Claytor Like near the Lighthouse Bridge. After research was done on the parasite,…

Health officials urge well inspections

Since earthquakes can have a negative impact on underground water sources, Virginia Department of Health is urging property owners to inspect the integrity of their wells and the clarity of…

Irene offers reminder of importance of planning

Although Hurricane Irene is not expected to have any direct impact on Southwest Virginia, the American Red Cross says it offers the perfect opportunity to plan for future emergencies. Amy…

SWAT Team called to standoff

A local man was arrested after a standoff lasting for over two hours was resolved without incident Monday morning. David Allen Bugg of Pulaski was in violation of a protective…

Va. quake stirs Eastern U.S.

It may not have caused more than a moment’s pause in California, but the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that shook much of the Eastern United States just before 2 p.m. Tuesday…

Earthquakes can impact water wells

Earthquakes can cause a variety of damage, but one type of potential damage that isn’t as obvious is that affecting groundwater and subsurface water wells. According to the National Ground…

VDOT inspecting bridges in response to earthquake

While some Virginia Department of Transportation buildings received minor damage from Tuesday’s earthquake, no damage to the state’s transportation system has been found. VDOT reports that teams were dispatched to…