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VT Carilion Awarded $1.7 Million For New Approach To Addiction Recovery

VT Carilion Awarded $1.7 Million For New Approach To Addiction Recovery

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists plan to use social media to help develop a new approach to addiction recovery, one that takes advantage of people’s instinct for social connectedness. Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has been awarded a $1.7 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health […]

Drive Carefully This Fall Season – Deer Are On The Move

Drive Carefully This Fall Season – Deer Are On The Move

Autumn is here, and along with colorful leaves, crisp air, and shorter days, it means Virginia’s white-tailed deer will be on the move. With daylight savings time just around the corner, many motorists will be commuting in the dark, increasing the likelihood of their vehicle colliding with a deer. The Virginia Department of Game and […]

Strange Brew: Richmond Puts Brewery on Public Tab

Strange Brew: Richmond Puts Brewery on Public Tab

Thirsty for jobs and good times, the city of Richmond is vowing to build a brewery on the James River. The estimated $36 million tab includes $5 million from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s “Opportunity Fund.” If approved by the City Council, most of the money will be raised with a general revenue bond, which puts the city’s […]

Virginia Lawmaker Targets Police Asset Seizures

Virginia Lawmaker Targets Police Asset Seizures

Blasting a “fundamentally un-American” seizure of assets from citizens, a state lawmaker wants to rein in police powers in Virginia. “Current Virginia law allows for seizure of personal property without a criminal conviction. My legislation would require criminal conviction before property could be taken,” state Delegate Mark Cole told Watchdog.org. Police and prosecutors “see the current […]

Mill Mt Theatre Receives Major Grant From Foundation for Roanoke Valley

Mill Mt Theatre Receives Major Grant From Foundation for Roanoke Valley

The Foundation for Roanoke Valley has announced it has awarded a $40,000 grant to Mill Mountain Theatre under the Foundation’s three year, $300,000 Arts & Culture Initiative.  The grant will underwrite Mill Mountain’s Summer Theatre Program in Roanoke’s Market Square. “Funding by Foundation for Roanoke Valley enables Mill Mountain Theatre to do two important things, said […]

Knights Top Blacksburg 3-1 In River Ridge Volleyball Showdown

Knights Top Blacksburg 3-1 In River Ridge Volleyball Showdown

Wednesday night’s River Ridge volleyball showdown between the Blacksburg Bruins and Cave Spring Knights saw one streak come to an end. Fortunately for the Knights, the streak that counted most kept on rolling. Seeing their 36-set regular season winning streak ended when Blacksburg won the opener 25-23. Cave Spring roared back to claim the next […]

Roanoke’s Main Library Re-opens to The Public After 11 Month Renovation

Roanoke’s Main Library Re-opens to The Public After 11 Month Renovation

At Tuesday’s re-opening ceremony, Roanoke Mayor David Bowers, and Libraries Director Sheila Umberger spoke about the exciting new features to dozens of onlookers, including many school children. “The newly renovated Main Library is a vibrant, flexible space. In this renovation, we were able to take the original 1950′s building and bring it into the 21st […]

Local Angels of Assisi Shelter Wins National Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

Local Angels of Assisi Shelter Wins National Rachael Ray $100K Challenge

Roanoke shelter saves 812 pets in three months; wins $30K in grant funding The ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has announced that the Angels of Assisi Animal Shelter in Roanoke has won Division One of the 2014 ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The organization found homes for 812 pets during the […]

Aerospace Student Pilots Unmanned Planes With Eye Toward Future

Aerospace Student Pilots Unmanned Planes With Eye Toward Future

When Mark Palframan sets to work, he’s at Virginia Tech’s Kentland Research Farm. No dirt is involved, though. His hands are on a souped-up remote control device, and his eyes look to the air, set sharp on the unmanned E-SPAARO aircraft as it soars 400 hundred feet above the ground. The Electric-SPAARO — short for […]

South Peak Landowners Challenge Water Authority on Work Company Paid For

South Peak Landowners Challenge Water Authority on Work Company Paid For

At issue is $2 million in privately financed water improvements The property owners at South Peak have filed a lawsuit seeking a declaratory judgment against the Western Virginia Water Authority. The suit asks the court to determine what South Peak is obligated to install for the Western Virginia Water Authority’s water distribution system in addition […]



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