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.
Deaconess Helen Bond Kasey departed this life on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. She was born June 7, 1922, to the late William R. and Ida Taylor Bond in Moneta. She was married to the late Rufus Jackson Kasey for 65 years. She is also predeceased by a son, MacArthur Kasey, five brothers and four sisters. She was a devout Christian lady and was a dedicated member of Maple Street Baptist Church for many years.
Pamela Sharon Spicer, 57, of Wytheville, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015. She was a Registered Nurse for 24 years with Radford Community Hospital and Carilion New River Valley Medical Center.
Kathie Jean Leonard, 53, of Galax, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2015. Graveside Services will be 5:30 p.m. Friday, September 4, 2015, at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.
Albert Thurman (Al) Elswick, 71, of Ripplemead, passed away Monday, August 31, 2015. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2015, at Pembroke Christian Church in Pembroke, Va. Arrangements by Givens Funeral Home, Pearisburg, Va.