Roanoke County

Florence Trends South But Virginia Still Threatened

Sep 12, 2018
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Forecast tracks trend Hurricane Florence farther south, delaying and potentially lessening its effects in Virginia.  But there's still potential for serious flooding, especially in central and western Virginia.

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Emergency managers across Virginia have been watching forecasts. 

In the Roanoke Valley, they’re encouraging residents to make preparations to be self-sufficient for 72 hours.  They’re also asking for cooperation from the public.

Mallory Noe-Payne/Radio IQ

Two women who have been trying to stop pipeline construction crews now face arrest.

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A recent analysis by researchers at Johns Hopkins University found up to 71 percent of prescribed pills go unused. It’s just one contributing factor to the opioid crisis.

A new campaign in western Virginia hopes to make it easier to safely get rid of unused medication.

AP Photo / Steve Helber

Roanoke County is trying to head off conflicts over the Mountain Valley Pipeline project before they even begin.

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