William Fleming High School held its graduation ceremony on Friday, May 29, 2015 at the Berglund Center. The valedictorian was Jonah Orevillo, who played the keyboard after his speech. School principal Archie Freeman said he was excited for the class' future, and became emotional during the ceremony.
Jermaine Witcher died unexpectedly Sunday in China. Witcher had been in China since February, teaching English to students. His family is trying to raise money to bring him back to the United States. Witcher graduated from Altavista High School and worked at the Domino's Pizza for several years.
The Martinsville-Henry County SPCA is transferring over 120 animals to New York to be adopted. It's the largest animal transfer the animal shelter has ever done. Photos courtesy: North Shore Animal League America
When Richard Norris from Virginia received a face transplant three years ago, it transformed his life. Now the sister of the man whose death made that possible has come face-to-face with Norris for the first time.
Traffic congestion in Botetourt County is expected to ease up soon. The Virginia Department of Transportation has already started to move in equipment to begin construction on the improved exits 150 A and B. Both exits are known for traffic jams.
A former instructor at Virginia Tech and Radford University will serve 45 years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old girl. Arthur Jones was sentenced Friday in Radford City Circuit Court on 68 charges of felony carnal knowledge. Several months ago, Jones rejected a 20-year sentence.
A majority of the showers will fade this evening with a stray storm continuing into the overnight. Low temperatures will linger in the mid 60s. The weekend begins mostly sunny, hot and humid with an isolated storm. Highs in the upper 80s.
It's one of the biggest things that sustains a community and an economy: Jobs. Glenn DuBois is traveling the state, meeting with business, education and government leaders to find out how to better educate the workforce. The presentation is centered around a shape and a number.
In what is emerging as a widening military investigation into the accidental shipment of live anthrax, the Army discovered it may have shipped the live pathogen to Australia back around 2008 or 2009, the Pentagon said Friday.