Southwest Virginia

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

If an endangered species goes extinct, there’s no turning back. And its absence can set off a cascade of carnage, harming entire ecosystems from farming to recreation.  But a growing coalition of wildlife experts and private landowners has been working together to save endangered streams and the species that depend on them.

State health officials have confirmed the first case of the  B.1.351 COVID-19 variant in southwest Virginia.

In what’s quickly becoming a virtual world, students with no or slow internet are being left behind. 

So, school administrators in rural Wise County reached out to Elon Musk’s SpaceX.

Now, households in the mountains of southwest Virginia are helping beta test broadband internet from space.

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File

The director of the Roanoke City-Alleghany Health District called the limited COVID-19 vaccine capacity "heartbreaking."  And Dr. Cynthia Morrow said an increase in supply is not expected until late March.

A free mobile medical clinic in Southwestern Virginia, known as the “Health Wagon” is serving record numbers of patients this year, due to COVID -19. And even though the pandemic is spiking, they report that have not lost a single patient to the disease.