Social security and medicare benefits should not be affected by the 2018 government shutdown, if the government does shut down at midnight on Saturday, December 22. According to the social security shutdown contingency plan, as of September 2018, the core programs and benefits of social security should remain in place,Read More →

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a 4-year-old girl and a 26-year-old woman have died in a fire in a home in New York state and an 8-year-old child is in critical condition. Police officials say fire crews responded around 1:30 a.m. Friday to a blaze at a home inRead More →

President Donald Trump on Dec. 20 announced that Gen. Jim Mattis will be retiring at the end of February next year. “General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of February, after having served my Administration as Secretary of Defense for the past two years,” Trump wroteRead More →

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Blacksburg 74, Pulaski County 62 Bluefield, W.Va. 101, Tazewell 52 Briar Woods 59, Woodgrove 55 Brooke Point 71, Colonial Forge 68 Bullitt Central, Ky. 65, Eastside 49 Cape Henry Collegiate 65, Benedictine 40 Caroline 84, Spotsylvania 66 Cave Spring 75, Salem 68 Centreville 85, Mount Vernon 50Read More →

Multiple WikiLeaks-associated accounts appeared to have been locked out of Twitter and possibly shadowbanned today. At least one of the accounts has been given back access and no longer appears to be shadowbanned, but the other three accounts still appear to be shadowbanned from the dropdown search menu, including theRead More →

Margaret Naccarato, 23, is missing. She was last seen in Blacksburg, Virginia on December 13, 2018, but was tracked to the New Orleans area. Her family is seeking help finding Margaret. Learn more about her and what happened below. 1. Margaret Naccarato Was Last Seen in Blacksburg at 3 AMRead More →

Millville is home to the nation’s largest holly orchard. By now, holiday music has been playing on the radio and in stores for weeks. Some people can’t get enough; others can’t wait until it’s over. Lisa Hatala ready to rock out on her brand new Schroeder piano in 1964.Courtesy ofRead More →