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  • Frequency of general aviation accidents still troubling for NTSB

    WASHINGTON — Transportation safety has been generally improving across the board except in one area: general aviation. “We’re troubled that the general aviation safety trend has been flat for few years,” NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart told…

  • Report: Loudoun County paramedic made inappropriate contact with minor

    WASHINGTON – A volunteer paramedic was arrested Friday night after making inappropriate contact with an underage girl, Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday. Timothy Ward, 31, of Sterling, Virginia was charged with indecent liberties with…

  • Martinsville to erect tire barriers for NASCAR race

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martinsville Speedway will erect additional tire barriers in time for this weekend’s NASCAR races. International Speedway Corp. said Monday the tire barriers will be installed at the end of the backstretch…

  • Bassett Furniture plans new products, more stores

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bassett Furniture plans to introduce new products and open several new stores. The Martinsville Bulletin (http://bit.ly/1BzdgOs ) reports that Bassett president and CEO Robert Spilman Jr. gave an outline of the…

  • Indianapolis VA Hospital Under Fire for Email Making Fun of Veterans

    (INDIANAPOLIS) — The Department of Veterans Affairs took another hit Monday as news surfaced that an email had been circulated to staffers at an Indianapolis VA hospital making fun of the mental health problems suffered…

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in December

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in December. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 10.6 percent. That’s up from 9.9…

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in November

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in November. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 9.9 percent. That’s down from 10.1…

  • Museum offers Culpeper version of Monopoly

    CULPEPER, Va. (AP) — Monopoly fans in Culpeper can now play a local version of the game. Culpeper Opoly was developed by Sophie Hudson with Kash Design. The game board features historic images of the…

  • Virginia military family gets holiday home makeover

    A military family in Alexandria is getting a big surprise ahead of
    Christmas. Before their father deploys, Operation Homefront is giving them
    a
    home makeover.

  • Martinsville police investigate slayings of 2 men

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Martinsville police are investigating the fatal shootings of two men and the wounding of another man. Police identified the victims as 30-year-old Orlando Akridge of Martinsville and 32-year-old Julius Keon Giggetts,…

  • Police ID 2nd person of interest in Lyon sisters investigation

    Montgomery County investigators plan to release more information about their Virginia search for evidence related to the disappearance of the Lyon sisters.

  • Fairfax County mom dies after hornet sting

    On a typical Saturday afternoon earlier this month, Melodye
    Creason decided to trim back the
    azaleas in front of her family\’s Annandale home before running an errand.

    It was a life changing decision, says her husband of 24 years, Rich Creason.

  • Lightning ruled out as cause of Martinsville fire

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — Investigators have ruled out lightning as a possible cause of a fire that caused more than half a million dollars damage to a former furniture plant in Martinsville. Martinsville fire marshal…

  • Martinsville had highest jobless rate in April

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The city of Martinsville had the highest jobless rate in Virginia in April. The Virginia Employment Commission says the city’s seasonally unadjusted unemployment rate was 11.2 percent. That’s down from 11.7…

  • Veterans networking site focuses on jobs

    After spending time serving their country, many
    veterans face difficulty finding a job and
    adjusting to normal life back at home. A new
    social networking site aims to help connect
    veterans with peers and employers.