Earth Day celebrated locally
Lizz Stanley, executive director of Gateway Streetscape, talks to a crowd gathered at the Bassett Historical Center after Gateway officials planted two trees there.
Two Bassett men indicted in armed robbery case
Two Bassett men were indicted by a Franklin County grand jury Monday on 15 felony charges in the case of an armed robbery at a Ferrum residence on Jan. 7. Charles Lawrence Gilmore, 31, was indicted on two counts of robbery, breaking and entering while armed with a deadly weapon, two counts of assaulting police officers, and four additional firearms ... (more)
Woman is denied bond
A woman charged in connection with the deaths of a man and woman whose bodies were found in a burned Daewoo hatchback in 2011 will remain in jail.
State warns of rise in bear traffic
Sightings of black bears, such as those shown above, are becoming more common in Virginia, according to the state Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.