Virginia Tech home football games draw an influx of out-of-town fans – a boon to many businesses in the region. The visiting maroon-and-orange contingent now has a dollar value: $69 million. The annual economic impact...No comment / Read More »
Plan seeks to identify, conserve and protect 1,000 Virginia Treasures The State of Virginia has announced the launch of “Virginia Treasures,” the Commonwealth’s new strategy for conserving land and expanding access to public outdoor recreation. Governor...No comment / Read More »
The overall economic impact of the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center is pegged at more than $616 million since the renovated hotel and new conference facility opened in 1995, according to a report by the...No comment / Read More »
“Change Your Perspective” aims to increase safety as commuting by bicycle becomes more popular RIDE Solutions, which provides alternative transportation options for the region, has kicked off a new campaign – “Change Your Perspective”—to increase...No comment / Read More »
From luminescent forests to laptop orchestras to 3D tornado visualizations, see how Virginia Tech’s Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technologyis blazing a path between transdisciplinary research and artistic output, scientific and commercial discovery, and educational...
Angry alumnae of Sweet Briar College are accusing Attorney General Mark Herring of “waging war on women’s education.” The charge comes in the wake of an abrupt announcement the historic women’s college in Amherst County...No comment / Read More »
Virginia Tech and other Virginia universities that are members of the Mid-Atlantic Research Infrastructure Alliance, Inc. (MARIA) will increase campus connections to the Internet2 Network to 100 gigabits per second (100G). This upgrade will deliver...No comment / Read More »
Families, community groups, and kids of all ages gathered at Green Hill Park in Roanoke County to attend the 17th Annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival on April 18th. The Festival was another huge success with...No comment / Read More »
Roanoke County Fire & Rescue crews were dispatched at about 6:45 PM lon Monday for a technical rescue call at the Roanoke River Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Two women and a dog were...No comment / Read More »
Roanoke’s newest Woodman Hometown Hero grew up in East Alton, Illinois, and worked as a manager of pipe and tobacco shops which ultimately lead him to move to VA Beach. In July of 1974 he...No comment / Read More »
The numbers were up for Saturday’s Blue Ridge Marathon. Way up. Attracting 2,000 runners from 47 states, up from around 1,000 from the inaugural event in 2010, Saturday’s runners in the marathon, half-marathon and 10K...