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Board OK’s permit for cell phone tower

FAIRLAWN — Motorists passing through the Belspring/Gate 10 Road area often find themselves encountering the dreaded “dead zone.” But Verizon Wireless has obtained a special use permit that should make…

Woman sued for wreck at DMV

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The worst thing about Antoinette Bowser backing into a parked car during her driving test wasn’t that she failed. It was the $75,000 lawsuit that came…

Summer school students rewarded

DUBLIN — Now that summer school is officially over, the first day of the 2008-09 school year is just around the corner. To celebrate the conclusion of summer school, students…

Suffolk school officials consider 4-day week

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — Rising fuel, food and energy costs are leading Suffolk officials to consider a four-day school week. The 14,000-student school system would the only one in Virginia…

College campus safety topic of meeting

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Higher education professionals from across the country are gathering for a college campus safety conference at Virginia Commonwealth University. Among the panel discussions Monday will be…

Quiznos’ plans are off

DUBLIN — A Quiznos restaurant that was supposed to locate in New River Plaza apparently will not be opening after all. A spokeswoman for the franchise company that runs the…

Kilgore: Firm not moving

WISE COUNTY — A story in a Bristol newspaper Friday sparked some local concern that Pulaski might be losing one of its primary industries. But First District Delegate Terry Kilgore…

Aug. 3-9 is Farmers’ Market Week

RICHMOND — In recognition of Virginia Farmers’ Market Week, Aug. 3-9, Virginians are being encouraged to break out their video cameras and chronicle their experience of eating locally-produced products for…

So far, so good for new county decal system

PULASKI COUNTY — It’s been a year since Pulaski County switched to permanent automobile decals, and, so far, tax collections have not suffered. However, County Treasurer Melinda Worrell said next…

Quiznos’ plans are off

DUBLIN — A Quiznos restaurant that was supposed to locate in New River Plaza apparently will not be opening after all. A spokeswoman for the franchise company that runs the…