The Remote Area Medical Clinic Is Coming To The Appalachian Fair Grounds In Gray Next Month. The Clinic Will Be Held From November 2nd To 4th. The Fairgrounds Will Open At 12am On Friday The 2nd. Ticket Distribution Will Start At 3am And Doors Will Open At 6am. RAM Provides Free Services Like Eye Exams, Dental Cleanings And Women’s Health Exams For The Uninsured And Under Insured.
Two deadlines are coming up this week for Virginia voters who want to cast an absentee ballot for the November election. The Department of Elections says voters have until Saturday to cast an absentee ballot in person at their local voter registration office. Voters who want to mail in an absentee ballot have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday to request one at their local voter registration office or online. To be counted, the ballots must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day, which is Nov. 6.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A fan-favorite is making it's return to the McDonald's menu: On October 29, the McRib will be available at 9,000 McDonald's locations.
The iconic McRib sandwich is made with seasoned boneless pork and covered in tangy barbeque sauce. It's topped with onions and pickles, on a hoagie-style bun. It first made it's debut 35 years ago.
“While McDonald’s has ushered in many new items this year – such as fresh beef* in our quarter-pound burgers – we know our fans love this limited time classic,” said McDonald’s Chef Mike Haracz. “That’s why we wanted to bring the McRib to as many fans as possible this year. With the McRib also now available via McDelivery on Uber Eats, we’re excited to make it more accessible to customers with the speed and convenience they expect from McDonald’s.”
Loyal McRib fans can locate their next sandwich with the McDonald's Finder app, which is available on the Apple Store, as well as Google Play Marketplace.
Lee County Virginia And The City Of Norton Have Joined Other Localities In Filing Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuits Against Opioid Manufacturers. Lee County Is Seeing 40 Million Plus $350,000 Per Defendant In Punitive Damages. Norton Is Seeking 15 Million And $350,000 As Well. Both Suits Also Seek Jury Trials.
Some Lucky Person Who Purchased A Mega Millions Ticket At The Food City Express In Coeburn Virginia Is Ten Thousand Dollars Richer. The Winner Matched Four White Balls And The Mega Ball.
News StaffOct 19, 2018 Local NewsThe Police Chief Of Appalachia Virginia Has Resigned. Kenneth Joyner Will Be Taking On New Responsibilities With The Military. Town Manager Fred Luntford Will Take Over The Operations Of The Department Until A Replacement Can Be Found. An Interim Chief Is Expected To Be Named Soon.
A Man Has Fallen To His Death At Mid Mountain Distribution Center In Abingdon. The Product Facility Is For Food City Grocery Stores. The Incident Occurred Just After 1:30 Yesterday Afternoon. The County Emergency Management Agency Director Theresa Kingsley Said The Man Was Electrocuted And Then Fell About 30 Feet From The Roof To The Ground.
Prepare the next generation to drive safely by starting the conversation today
RICHMOND – As National Teen Driver Safety Week gets underway, Governor Ralph Northam, Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran and Virginia State Police are encouraging young people, who are just taking to the roads, to take charge of their safety.
"Every driver has a responsibility to be safe when they are getting on the road, including our newest drivers," said Governor Northam. "National Teen Driver Safety Week is a great opportunity to engrain safe driving habits that will stay with our teenagers for the rest of their lives."
As of Oct. 1, preliminary data in Virginia shows there have been 56 fatalities in crashes involving teen drivers, marking a 36 percent increase over 2017.* Of those traffic deaths, 28 individuals were not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.*
“Sadly, motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death for teenagers nationwide, yet this loss of young people’s lives is preventable,” said Col. Gary T. Settle, Virginia State Police Superintendent. “Starting a conversation with teens about safety and responsibility on the road is the first step toward reducing fatalities. We as parents, mentors and friends need to equip the next generation of drivers with the tools they need to navigate the highway tomorrow by encouraging them to practice safe habits today.”
Among the most significant dangers to teenage drivers are alcohol consumption, lack of seat belt use, distracted and drowsy driving, speeding, and driving with passengers in the vehicle.*
As part of National Teen Driver Safety Week, VSP joins Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) in encouraging youth and teens to make good choices and celebrate responsibly as part of its statewide Halloween Safety Campaign. This week, schools and youth groups across the Commonwealth are participating in the peer-to-peer campaign in an effort to prevent tragedies on what is supposed to be a fun night for all.
Irresponsible driving behaviors such as underage drinking and driving as well as texting and driving can be even more deadly on Halloween night when young children are out trick-or-treating on neighborhood streets. Between 2012 and 2016, there were 168 drunk-driving fatalities on Halloween Night.** Approximately 44 percent of all fatalities on Halloween Night (6 p.m. Oct. 31 – 5:59 a.m. Nov. 1) were in crashes involving a drunk driver.**
Before getting behind the wheel, teen drivers are urged to limit the distractions in their vehicle, including human ones. Not only does the risk of a fatal crash increase in direct relation to the number of teen passengers in the vehicle, but the likelihood of teen drivers engaging in risky behavior triples. Approximately 10 percent of teen drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2016 were distracted at the time of the crash.*
“As a father of two teenagers, teaching responsibility on our roadways is of the utmost importance given the rise of distracted driving,” said Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian Moran. “Emphasizing road safety as a vital part of our overall public safety efforts will continue to be a top priority moving forward.”
As a new driver, operating a vehicle is a big responsibility not only because of the dangers of driving but also the threat of vehicle theft, which affects more than 750,000 people each year.*
Virginia State Police Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) program encourages parents to teach their new drivers to practice common sense habits that will protect them and their vehicle. Simple things like remembering to take your keys every time you leave your vehicle and never leaving your car unattended with the doors unlocked. The HEAT program teaches a three-layered approach to auto theft prevention, and taking your keys and locking your doors are simple but important steps in vehicle protection.
“A lot of responsibility comes along with becoming a new driver and part of that responsibility is establishing good habits to protect yourself and your vehicle,” said 1st Sgt. Thomas J. Molnar, HEAT program coordinator. “A significant number of vehicles stolen in Virginia still have the keys in the ignition. It’s important for teens to minimize distractions and remember to remove their keys from the ignition and lock the vehicle’s doors every single time.”
In addition to locking your doors and taking your keys, parking in a well-lit area and concealing valuable items can keep your car from becoming a target of thieves. These are all common sense tactics, but are often the things individuals forget to do the most. To create additional layers of vehicular protection, motorists are also encouraged to install audible or visible deterrents, such as VIN etching, and add technology, such as an immobilizer or tracking device.
VIN etching is the process of placing a vehicle’s VIN number on all major areas of glass on the vehicle. This serves as a deterrent to potential thieves because if they remove the VIN number, all the glass will have to be replaced. This is a free service offered by the Virginia State Police HEAT program.
The Health Wagon Achieves Accreditation from BBB Wise Giving Alliance Highlighting Excellence in Leadership, Finances and Mission-Driven Work
Wise, Virginia – October 16, 2016 – For Immediate Release
By meeting key standards of board oversight, finances, results reporting and fundraising appeals, the Health Wagon achieved accreditation by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. This accreditation signifies that the Health Wagon is deserving of donor trust, as they are a well-run nonprofit organization.
“I am so proud to let our donors and stakeholders know the Health Wagon has achieved accreditation from BBB Wise Giving Alliance. This was a very rigorous process but an important process to earn public trust in the nonprofit sector. We are committed to excellence in leadership, sound governance and financial transparency as it relates to mission-driven work at the Health Wagon,” said Dr. Teresa Tyson, Executive Director.
The BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is the nation’s only comprehensive charity evaluator, assisting donors in making sound giving decisions. Donors know they can trust a charity if it is accredited by the BBB WGA. Their broad standards go beyond what the law requires and dives deeper than other charity monitoring organizations. Each BBB WGA charity report process involves a rigorous review using 20 holistic BBB Charity Standards, interaction with charity officials about corrective actions needed to address deficiencies, and quality control measures to assure report accuracy. Thousands of charities have reports available to the public at Give.org.
“The public can be assured that every charity evaluation is completed with careful, objective analysis of charity information,” said Art Taylor, President and CEO of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, “By achieving accreditation, the Health Wagon has earned public trust having demonstrated its commitment to sound governance, transparency and achieving its mission.”
About the Health Wagon
About the Health Wagon: The Health Wagon is a nurse practitioner managed clinic that has been in existence for over thirty years, providing free health care in Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan and Russell Counties and Norton City. For more information about the Health Wagon, please call 276-328-8850 or visit www.thehealthwagon.org. To reach Dr. Teresa Tyson Gardner), call 276-337-6848. If you would like to donate to the Health Wagon (501c3 nonprofit), please visit: https://thehealthwagon.networkforgood.com/projects/50238-health-wagon-donation-page.
About BBB Wise Giving Alliance
BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) is a standards-based charity evaluator that seeks to verify the trustworthiness of nationally-soliciting charities by completing rigorous evaluations based on 20 holistic standards that address charity governance, effectiveness reporting, finances, fund raising, appeal accuracy, and other issues. National charity reports are produced by the BBB WGA and local charity reports are produced by local Better Business Bureaus – all reports are available at Give.org.