Buchanan County Newswire

Buchanan County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Buchanan County, VA.

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  1. Virginia team tops mine rescue honorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 11 | Coalfield.com

    Wellmore Coal Co.' s Red Team, based in Buchanan County, was named Grand Champion in the Virginia Mining Institute's mine rescue competition last week.

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  2. Man accused of sex charge out of VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 29, 2015 | WDTN-TV Dayton

    The Auglaize County Sheriff's Office took John Wachauf, 58, into custody for a warrant out of Buchanan County, Virginia. The warrant is for computer solicitation of a minor under the age of 15. Deputies searched his home at 16920 State Route 116.

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  3. Rush hears concerns about Pulaski floodingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 24, 2015 | Southwest Times

    ... financial progress in the downtown area, saying "it's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when." Just as Buchanan County seat Grundy was moved to avoid damage from its severe flooding problem, Radcliffe said that something similar should be done ...

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  4. Potential flooding could have town in deep waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2015 | Southwest Times

    ... to get support from the region's elected officials. That kind of support helped move the town of Grundy in Buchanan County, which was constantly prone to severe flooding. "If they can pick up a town like Grundy and move it out of a flood plain, then ...

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  5. Canal WatchingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | Style Weekly

    ... building. Once there were a 90 canal locks that connected navigable stretches of the James River by canal to Buchanan County, 197 miles west in the Blue Ridge Mountains. By 1880 the canal had long lost out to railroads and ceased functioning. In ...

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  6. Convicted of breaking & entering, & should've pleaded guiltyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2015 | WCYB

    A Buchanan County man could go to prison for more than two decades after he was convicted of breaking and entering, and other charges. His accomplice pleaded guilty and should serve much less time.

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  7. Abused & abandoned puppy Watkins critical but stableRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2015 | WCYB

    We want to keep you updated on the recovery of Watkins. He's the puppy abused and abandoned in Buchanan County, last month, when he was just four months old.

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  8. Raw Sewage Leak May Have Spilled a Million GallonsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | WCAV

    ... after it started. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Tuesday sewage has been leaking since March 4 in Buchanan County, Virginia, about nine miles upstream from the Kentucky border. Once in Kentucky, the water flows about ten miles to Fishtrap ...

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  9. Region continues quest for wireless connectivityRead the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2015 | Coalfield.com

    ... 27 existing cell towers and building 11 new ones. Nine of those 11 have been completed, with two in Buchanan County remaining to be built - which Cumberland Plateau PDC Executive Director Jim Baldwin hopes will happen this summer. Completion of the ...

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  10. City jobless rate down from Feb.Read the original story

    Apr 30, 2015 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... rate stood at 10.8 percent. Martinsville's March unemployment rate was fourth-highest in Virginia behind Buchanan County at 11.2 percent; Dickenson County at 11.0 percent; and the city of Petersburg at 10.1 percent. Henry County's March jobless rate ...

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  11. HOWARD v. BALLRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | FindLaw

    ... sufficient evidence to support an adverse possession claim. Floyd and Ball own adjacent parcels of land in Buchanan County, Virginia. The property at issue in the present case was held by a common owner until it was partitioned in 1905. Ball's ...

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  12. Rural law school grapples with plunging enrollment, exodus of professorsRead the original story

    Apr 7, 2015 | ABA Journal

    ... law school, which could require a move out of Grundy. One obstacle to such a move is a pact signed with Buchanan County's industrial development agency that requires county approval for a move, the story says. Colleges that have expressed interest ...

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  13. Appalachian School of Law Continues to StruggleRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2015 | JD Journal

    ... president of the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Oakwood, a nearby town. He was formerly an attorney for Buchanan County, where both Oakwood and Grundy are located. McGlothlin recently said that a compact between the school and Buchanan County is ...

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  14. As coal industry wanes, so does Virinia's rural population: Pulaski County's population has decreased by about 100 per yearRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 1, 2015 | Southwest Times

    ... bright spot in the region, showing slight growth. The population fell in 15 counties in Southwest Virginia. Buchanan County was the hardest hit, losing more than 4 percent of its population since the 2010 census with an almost 2 percent drop between ...

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  15. As coal industry wanes, so does populationRead the original story

    Mar 26, 2015 | Virginia Business

    ... bright spot in the region, showing slight growth. The population fell in 15 counties in Southwest Virginia. Buchanan County was the hardest hit, losing over 4 percent of its population since the 2010 census with an almost 2 percent drop between 2013 ...

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  16. Mecklenburg County School Board makes case for $3.7 mil in new money boost in local fundingRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | SoVaNow.com

    ... [than Mecklenburg]. Chesterfield County [an affluent county near Richmond] has the same ability to pay as Buchanan County" - in the impoverished coal mining region of western Virginia. Carter also questioned the division's claim that it was down 240 ...

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  17. Localities split on jobless ratesRead the original story

    Mar 22, 2015 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... has consistently been at or near the top of the unemployment rankings for much of the last decade. Buchanan County took that distinction in January with 10.9 percent unemployment, followed by Petersburg at 10.5 percent. Henry County's unemployment ...

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  18. Appalachian School of Law looks aheadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2015 | WCYB

    ... continue to do that." McGlothlin points to a compact, which is basically an agreement between ASL and the Buchanan County Industrial Development Authority for the school not moving. It says the location of the school cannot be changed without ...

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  19. The search for a man swept off a flooded roadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 5, 2015 | WCYB

    One man is believed dead after a wreck on a flooded road in Buchanan County, Virginia. It happened late last night as the rain pushed through the region.

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  20. House passes elk restoration billRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2015 | West Virginia Metro

    ... There are a number of elk already in West Virginia that have crossed over from southeastern Kentucky and Buchanan County, Virginia. The award-winning native of Pratt, West Virginia took over as head of the news division of Metronews in August of ...

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