Sunday, July 06, 2008

More than 500 acres burned in Virginia
Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond,VA,USA
Roanoke, VA - Dozens of firefighters continued working to contain a blaze that has burned more than 500 acres in southwestern Virginia. ...

Firefighters Still Battling Wildfire
WSET - Lynchburg,VA,USA
Dozens of firefighters are still on the scene of a forest fire in Botetourt County. About 500 acres are burning right now on Cove Mountain near Buchanan. ...

Rain helps fight Botetourt Co. fire
Roanoke Times - Roanoke,VA,USA
Rain on Friday night helped to slow the wildfire in Botetourt County that has burned more than 500 acres. Chris Rose, a spokesman for the US Forest Service, ...

More than 500 acres burned in Virginia
Daily Press - Newport News,VA,USA
By AP ROANOKE, Va. - Dozens of firefighters continued working ...

Company doesn't want to be left idling
Roanoke Times - Roanoke,VA,USA
Truck driver Thomas Greene uses IdleAire's services to shop on eBay while at the Troutville truck stop. Movies, satellite television ...

Alley Cat Angels are on the right track
Roanoke Times - Roanoke,VA,USA
Brownell, of Troutville, is a volunteer for several animal rescue groups in the Roanoke Valley. She was a board member of the Guilford County, NC, shelter. ...



Look back at case involving babies switched at birth

WDBJ 7 Roanoke Fri, 04 Jul 2008 8:50 PM PDT
The story that dominated the news in this region at the end of the last century began in 1995. However, it might never have become public had it not been for a terrible crash that occurred on Interstate 81 near Buchanan on July 4 ten years ago.



Two-ton, 500 Million-year-old Fossil Of Stromatolite Discovered In Virginia, U.S.

Science Daily Fri, 04 Jul 2008 10:22 AM PDT
Scientists have confirmed that an approximately 500 million-year-old stromatolite was recently discovered at the Boxley Blue Ridge Quarry near Roanoke, Virginia. This is the first-ever intact stromatolite head found in Virginia, and is one of the largest complete "heads" in the world, at over 5 feet in diameter and weighing over 2 tons. Stromatolites are among the earliest known life forms, and ...

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