Sam Rasoul, running for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, hasn't forgotten about the parts of rural Virginia largely ceded by his party to Republicans.
The reconvened session of the Virginia General Assembly will meet Wednesday, virtually in the case of the House of Delegates and in person for the smaller Senate.
Republicans representing far Southwest Virginia are not necessarily embracing the Democratic governor's idea.
A Tazewell County businessman and county supervisors wins the special election in Virginia's 38th Senate District.
Billy Markham has been calling Verizon every couple years to ask about getting an internet cable to his house nestled in a hollow in Wise County.
Voters in Southwest Virginia are heading to the polls Tuesday for a special election to choose a state senator to succeed Ben Chafin, who died…
Southwest Virginia has received half of the most recent round of state funding aimed at expanding broadband infrastructure in hard-to-reach areas.
Sen. Jeremy McPike of Northern Virginia and Del. Will Morefield of Tazewell are working on finalizing legislation to attract data centers to Southwest Virginia.
RICHMOND — The General Assembly is halfway through its work in passing new laws in areas including transportation, COVID-19 relief and parole …
Controversial coal tax credits are on their way out for Southwest Virginia's coal region.
RICHMOND — Fellow governors have elected Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam the new co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission.
As legislation moves forward to remove a statue of the 1950s architect of Massive Resistance to school desegregation in Virginia, a Roanoke County senator wants one to go up to honor Booker T. Washington, who was born in Franklin County.
Democrats from Northern Virginia and Charlottesville want to convene a workgroup to help the far Southwest Virginia coal mining region to transition its economy away from reliance on fossil fuels.
Government and mining industry leaders think they’ve come up with an idea of what to do with dormant mines in Southwest Virginia that are empty but still full of potential.
Sen. Ben Chafin, R-Russell, died Jan. 1 from complications of COVID-19.
Mitigating the effects of the pandemic, bringing passenger rail to the New River Valley, expanding rural broadband service and protecting economic development money for far Southwest Virginia are on the minds of Western Virginia legislators.
Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Department of Health are looking for more participants in a serology study they set up to learn about COVID-19 antibodies in parts of Southwest Virginia.
Damaging winds on Sunday in Appalachian Power Co.’s service region left more than 10,000 Virginians without service as of Monday morning, according to the utility provider.
Neither Virginia’s coal mine tax credits nor the tobacco commission's grant programs have achieved their goals.
First lady of Virginia Pamela Northam visited the garden at Miss Amy’s LLC child care center in Abingdon on Monday. Northam’s visit followed earlier stops at schools in Marion and Blacksburg.
Roanoke's Sam Rasoul said Wednesday night he is considering seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for lieutenant governor in 2021. It's already expected to be a crowded field.
State lawmakers are returning to Richmond on Tuesday for a special session that will be packed with debate on police and criminal justice reform, coronavirus pandemic issues, and adjusting the state’s budget.
A Pulaski, Virginia-based emerging technology company plans to look for possible production sites in Southwest Virginia later this year or in early 2021, company officials said Monday.
The plan calls for daily in-person instruction for pre-K through second grade students and twice-a-week in-person instruction for third through 12th graders.