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State wrestling tournament underway in Huntington HUNTINGTON, W.Va Grapplers from across the Mountain State are in Huntington to start the state wrestling tournament. With the first round complete, several area teams are sitting in the top ten in their classes. Class AAA - Greenbrier East. Class A-AA - Independence, Greenbrier West.

Bluefield Regional Medical Center holds first annual 'Heart Awareness Walk' The first annual 'Heart Awareness Walk' drew a crowd of supporters inside of the Mercer Mall Thursday. People put their best foot forward to do something positive for heart health. "It's exercise for the heart, and exercise for the body," Heart transplant survivor, Jimmy Saunders said.

Gobbler Country Hokie News Roundup for the End of February Everyone is working out, and sweating the details. The ACC Tournament is tough going and finishing well is important for the NCAA tournament. The new rankings are due out tomorrow. Tech was #7 last week, but their loss at the Pitt Duals, 13-18 might have an impact on the ranking.

More snow on the way for Friday, cold & windy to end the week Tonight, most will stay dry and cold with partly cloudy skies and lows in the 20s. It will be windy into tonight, with occasional gusts over 25MPH. Light snow showers / flurries may re-develop in some areas this evening, especially at elevations above 3000 ft.

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Building fires in Mingo County undetermined in cause - Investigators with the West Virginia State Fire Marshal's Office are still looking into the cause of a fire that destroyed two buildings in Williamson, and are asking for information from the public. The Williamson Health and Wellness Center at 183 East 2nd Ave.

Senate unanimously passes Manchin, Capito resolution in honor of Katherine Johnson "A White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia native, Katherine Johnson not only completed groundbreaking work at NASA during the space race, but also broke the barriers of race and gender during a critical time in our nation.

Shady Spring Little League hosting signups this weekend - This is the 41st Season of Shady Spring Little League. The last in-person signups are this Saturday, February 29th, 9AM-5PM at the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department, 3rd Avenue, Beaver, WV. Registration cost is $50/player. Divisions for boys and girls ages 4-16.

ACPD: No, We Don't Call and Demand Payment Via Prepaid Debit Cards To combat a new scam, Arlington County Police are making it clear: they're not going to call and threaten to arrest you unless you pay them with a prepaid debit card. The department says it has received several reports of residents receiving unsolicited phone calls claiming to be from an Arlington police officer.

Local jeweler Tracey Navratil settles into new digs in Old Town The reason I chose this building is because, it's crazy, it was built in 1830. I used to come in here when I first moved into the area when it was a tea shop. It's old and special and you can feel that.

Victims of deadly Fauquier County house fire believed to couple in their 80s The bodies of two people found Thursday in the wreckage of a house fire in Fauquier County, Virginia, are believed to be a couple in their 80s who lived there, authorities said.

A Closer Look at Arlington's Proposed Flood Mitigation Measures After last summer's devastating flash flooding, Arlington is ready to move forward with a new set of changes to try to prevent the same level of flood damage. Staff said at Tuesday's Arlington County Board meeting that the trend of increasing intensity and frequency of the storms has forced the county to take flood resilience more seriously.

Herndon House Fire Displaces Two Residents A fire at a home in Herndon displaced two residents yesterday. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue personnel brought the fire under control on the 1500 block of Millikens Bend Road around 2:11 p.m. that day. A resident who was home at the time discussed the fire on a stovetop.

Virginia lawmakers pass bills easing abortion restrictions The measures passed largely along party lines, with staunch opposition from Republicans and religious advocacy groups that testified against it in committee hearings. Republican Del.

Explore These 5 Notable Civil Rights Sites in Virginia Civil Rights history in Virginia has a complicated legacy. As the home of the capital of the Confederacy, it's arguable that Virginia was the center of some of the hardest fought battles during the Civil Rights Movement.

What's Next: Need for Better Mental Health Services What's Next with Nicole is a biweekly opinion column. The views expressed are solely the author's. Without the ability to change our national system, what is it that we are doing here, and what are opportunities for improvement? At the last Civic Federation meeting, there was a panel that focused specifically on adolescent mental health.

Explore VB's Town Center District For a cozier experience that can only be found in Virginia Beach, Zeiders American Dream Theater is a professional nonprofit theater that gives local writers, performers, and artists the perfect platform to inspire artistic expression of all varieties and has become an integral part of the local arts community.

Disconnect to Reconnect: 5 Phone-Free Virginia Vacation Ideas With everyday life revolving more and more around your smartphone, the need to unplug and unwind away from the screens is at an all-time high. Families that used to bond over board games and outdoor getaways now find themselves glued to their individual devices, leaving less time for connecting in a real, authentic way.

Two cousins with local roots bring Hazel O. Salon to Old Town Since their childhood years, cousins Marcia Rhodes Tyler and Nikita Rhodes Montgomery had an interest in beauty, visiting various salons, spas and cosmetic shops in search of products and places that fit their lifestyles. While many finds got the job done, both women realized there was something missing.

Run, walk and leap your way into leap day with these 5 events Local jeweler Tracey Navratil settles into new digs in Old Town. Four months after Praha Beads opened its doors, we chatted with owner Navratil about what it's like sharing her passion for jewelry making with NoVA residents. February 27, 2020. Beauty.

New Cafe, Coffee Roaster and Restaurant Coming to Pentagon Row The former Starbucks space at Pentagon Row will soon be serving coffee once again. The shopping center's owner announced today that Origin Coffee Lab and Kitchen will be coming to the 2,000 square foot space between Basic Burger and Lebanese Taverna. It's expected to open this summer.

Virginia in the spotlight as decision on redistricting looms Virginia Democrats are split on what redistricting reforms should look like and lawmakers are continuing to put off any final decisions as this year's legislative session winds to a close. The U.S. Constitution requires a census once every 10 years. The census conducted this year will be used to redraw districts for the U.S.

Del. Ken Plum: Budgeting the State's Resources This is an opinion column by Del. Ken Plum, who represents Reston in Virginia's House of Delegates. It does not reflect the opinion of Reston Now. In contrast to the federal government's method of budgeting, the budget for the Commonwealth of Virginia is more than balanced.

Listing of the Day: 2546 23rd Road N. Address: 2546 23rd Road N. Neighborhood: WoodmontListed: $1,275,000Open: Sunday, March 1 from 1-4 p.m. You'll look forward to spending time in the serene and private setting of this lovely home in the sought-after Woodmont neighborhood.

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