VDOT crews are still working to clear an accident that has shut down part of Interstate 81 for over four hours. It happened in the southbound lanes near Mount Crawford around 2:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
Peter E. Whitlow is charged with abduction/kidnapping, discharge of a weapon in a dwelling, abuse and neglect of a child, assault and battery of a family member, brandishing a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Employment and income in Virginia’s Appalachian counties lags behind the rest of the Commonwealth, and even Appalachian regions in other states. The new data comes as Virginia’s unemployment rate fell to just 2.6 percent.