Roanoke County

Kurt Holtz

With construction of the Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline nearly complete, the project still faces several challenges.  Lawsuits have been filed on its right to move forward – from questions of eminent domain to violations of federal and state permit issues.  But the biggest obstacle to the Mountain Valley pipeline may prove to be the mountains and valleys themselves, and the people working to protect them. 

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.

David Seidel/Radio IQ

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.

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