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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam blamed the unvaccinated Monday for the state’s ongoing surge in new COVID-19 cases, arguing that the unvaccinated are filling up state hospitals and keeping others who are vaccinated from receiving the medical care they may need.

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 After a four-day manhunt, a second suspect wanted in connection with a McDowell County murder has turned himself in to authorities.

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After several days of decline, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Mercer County increased again on Thursday. That means Mercer County is moving in the wrong direction when compared to statewide virus statistics, which are still declining.

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The Mercer County Board of Health has approved a mask mandate for all indoor public buildings in the county, effective immediately. The motion require masks be worn inside public buildings, including restaurants, schools and businesses, as well as outdoors where social distancing is not possible.

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PRINCETON — An attempted routine traffic stop led to a brief car chase and a drug bust in Princeton Tuesday night.

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