D-Day Memorial prepares for thousands of visitors

BEDFORD, Va. (AP) _ Organizers are expecting up to 10,000 visitors to attend the National D-Day Memorial’s events marking the invasion’s 70th anniversary. Today is the D-Day anniversary. Nicole Johnson with the National D-Day Memorial Foundation says event organizers have been working with local tourism groups to ensure visitors have a place to stay. There […]

Group names Virginia’s top school superintendent

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ Arlington County’s chief if schools has been named Virginia’s Superintendent of the Year. Patrick K. Murphy picked up the award at the superintendents’ annual awards banquet Tuesday evening in Roanoke. The Virginia Association of School Superintendents says Murphy was one of eight regional finalists for the award, including Botetourt County Schools […]

Va. agency identifies man killed in boat collision

  MONETA, Va. (AP) _ Authorities have identified a man who was killed when two boats collided on Smith Mountain Lake. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries says Timothy O’Quinn, 37, of Botetourt County, was a passenger in one of the boats. Sgt. Karl Martin with the department tells media outlets that none […]