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With COVID-19 cases growing in Virginia — and surging in parts of the nation — experts are fearing Thanksgiving gatherings could add fuel to drive an even higher explosion of cases.

Three out of four residents of the Brandon Home in South Boston had tested positive for COVID-19 along with five staff members before their Saturday closing, according to Southside Behavioral Health Executive Director Beth Englehorn.

The election mess we are confronting today reminds me of a famous event in history. Lyndon Johnson’s great biographer Robert Caro has explored in depth the ‘mystery’ of ballot box 13 in Duval County, Texas, after the U.S. Senate run-off election of 1948. At the end of the vote tally Johnson’s vote tally slowly rose. He was declared the winner after 202 votes were discovered in Ballot Box 13 in Alice, Texas, six days after the election. This gave Johnson a final tally that was 87 votes higher than Stevenson’s.


Amid escalating COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth, Gov. Ralph Northam addressed the state on Tuesday with a clear message: the coronavirus is still alive and spreading.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced last week that Rebuild VA, the $70 million economic recovery fund launched in August, is expanding its eligibility criteria to allow more small businesses to apply.

On Wednesday evening, Gov. Ralph Northam and First Lady Pamela Northam were notified that a member of the Governor’s official residence staff, who works closely within the couple’s living quarters, had developed symptoms and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19.

RICHMOND — Though the federal government is asking states to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 vaccine within months, some Virginians differ on whether the vaccine should be mandatory when it becomes available.

Help is on the way for small businesses in Halifax County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible business owners now have the option of applying for the Halifax County Small Business Recovery Assistance Fund.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday the launch of COVIDWISE, an innovative exposure notification app that will alert users if they have been in close contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19. Virginia is the first state in the country to design a COVID-19 app using …

The Confederate monument in front of the Halifax County Courthouse is seen as a symbol of history. But for a sizable group of Halifax County citizens, the statue represents an era in the nation’s history that should not be glorified.