State Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County, announced today he's backing Ted Cruz for president and will serve as state chairman for the campaign in Virginia.
Del. Ben Cline (R) and challenger Ellen Arthur (D) will share the stage during at least three events between now and Election Day.
State Senate candidate Mike Hamlar has canceled a fundraiser planned for tonight, citing respect for the victims of Wednesday's stunning on-air shooting of a WDBJ-TV (Channel 7) news crew.
On Thursday night, citizens once again paid their respects to Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, the two WDBJ-TV journalists fatally shot while reporting live from Smith Mountain Lake on Wednesday morning.
William Thomas (Bill) Tate Jr., 68, of Abingdon, died at his home on July, 29, 2015, from lung cancer. Born October 23, 1946, in Lake City, Tennessee, he was a generous and kind son, father, grandfather, and brother.
William Charles Yates, 86, "Bill" to his family and friends, of Pulaski, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, after a long illness in the comfort of family and friends.
Thurman Wilson Brammer, 94, of Roanoke, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2015. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, September 3, 2015, at Roselawn Burial Park, Martinsville. Arrangements by Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Martinsville.
Jacquelyn Glass Crafton, 81, of Prince George, passed away, Monday, August 31, 2015. She was born in Columbus, Ohio to the late Paul J. Glass and Fern Burroughs Glass. Jacquelyn was a retired Staff Assistant-Engineering with Bell Atlantic Telephone Company; she was a member of First United Methodist Church choir and United Methodist Women, also a member of The Wonder City and Garden Club.