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Utility rate bill to phase in hikes

RICHMOND – As a form of consumer protection, the State Corporation Commission may soon regulate electric-utility rate increases. A bill introduced by Delegate Charles “Bill” Carrico, R-Galax, would require justification…

Inoperable cars at issue in Pulaski

If at least one Pulaski Town Councilman has his way, the owners of inoperable vehicles will have to pay a substantial annual fee to keep them on town properties that…

Pulaski, Radford schools: Peanut butter safe

Students and their parents need not worry about the safety of the peanut butter served at local school cafeterias. The peanut butter used in schools within Pulaski County and the…

Victim knew alleged killer

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Alone and in a new country, graduate student Xin Yang reached out to other Chinese students at Virginia Tech when she arrived two weeks ago, trying…

Christmas trees to boost fish habitat at Claytor Lake

Even in the middle of winter, staff and volunteers at Claytor Lake State Park stay busy with work to keep the park at its best. Thursday morning, as state park…

Inoperable cars at issue in Pulaski

If at least one Pulaski Town Councilman has his way, the owners of inoperable vehicles will have to pay a substantial annual fee to keep them on town properties that…

Pulaski, Radford schools: Peanut butter safe

Students and their parents need not worry about the safety of the peanut butter served at local school cafeterias. The peanut butter used in schools within Pulaski County and the…

Victim knew alleged killer

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Alone and in a new country, graduate student Xin Yang reached out to other Chinese students at Virginia Tech when she arrived two weeks ago, trying…

Christmas trees to boost fish habitat at Claytor Lake

Even in the middle of winter, staff and volunteers at Claytor Lake State Park stay busy with work to keep the park at its best. Thursday morning, as state park…

Some blood types in short supply 

ROANOKE — Low blood donations over the holidays have created a potentially serious shortage of type O negative blood supplies in our area. “Unless O negative donations improve dramatically over…