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Herring’s Bill: $19,501 For Sweet Briar College FOI

Herring’s Bill: $19,501 For Sweet Briar College FOI

Attorney General Mark Herring’s office wants $19,501.50 to fulfill a Freedom of Information Act inquiry into his lawyers consulting with Sweet Briar College officials in the months leading up to the decision to close the women’s school. A letter from Herring’s “Compliance and Transparency Counsel” itemized the costs of compiling three months’ worth of communications […]

Roanoke Research Team Heads to Antarctic to Get Icy Insight

Roanoke Research Team Heads to Antarctic to Get Icy Insight

At the southernmost extremes of the planet lives a fish different from all other vertebrates on Earth. Aptly nicknamed the icefish, the notothenioid lives in such cold temperatures that antifreeze runs through its veins – literally. But the Antarctic Ocean is warming, and icefishes are in danger. Now, a team of scientists with the Virginia […]

Virginia is For Lovers – And Now, For Weddings

Virginia is For Lovers – And Now, For Weddings

Virginia is for Lovers is an iconic and instantly identifiable slogan for Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC). VTC has long been in the business of promoting Virginia’s rich tourism products, but recently, the state tourism agency has been harnessing the power of Virginia’s diverse landscapes, exciting cities, rich history, and incomparable culinary offerings to market the […]

Endangered Roanoke Logperch To Go on Display at Center in the Square

Endangered Roanoke Logperch To Go on Display at Center in the Square

Roanoke River Aquarium now features the rare state and federally endangered species Center in the Square has announced that the federally endangered Roanoke logperch (Percina rex) has now found a permanent home in the Atrium Aquariums of Center in the Square. Two of the rare fish are settling in nicely in the Roanoke River Aquarium, […]

Brain Scanning by VTC Researchers Reveals That Birds of a Feather Really Do Flock Together

Brain Scanning by VTC Researchers Reveals That Birds of a Feather Really Do Flock Together

The hottest hairstyle, the latest extreme sport, the newest viral stunt – trends happen for a reason and now scientists have a better understanding of why. In a study using functional magnetic resonance imaging, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists found that our inherent risk-taking preferences affect how we view and act on information from […]

Virginia Mountain Tourism Marketing Region Announced

Virginia Mountain Tourism Marketing Region Announced

An historic occasion for tourism in Virginia has occurred. Virginia’s Western Highlands (including the counties of Alleghany, Bath, Craig, Highland and City of Covington), Virginia’s Blue Ridge (including the counties of Botetourt, Franklin and Roanoke along with the cities of Roanoke and Salem) and Bedford County announced the formation of the new Virginia Mountains region. “Collectively […]

Warner Urges Further Work On Counter-Drone Technology

Warner Urges Further Work On Counter-Drone Technology

Suggests a pilot program to develop technology that can safely detect and disrupt “rogue” drones  U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, urged the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to work with the private and public sector on technology to defend sensitive airspaces against possible threats posed by […]

Roanoke and SML Discovery Shops Forecast to Hit $8 Million This Week

Roanoke and SML Discovery Shops Forecast to Hit $8 Million This Week

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop at Smith Mountain Lake expects to hit the $2 million mark at its annex sale this coming Thursday, May 14, 2015. This milestone will put the two shops (Roanoke and Moneta) at $8 million for cancer research and programs. This momentous event will occur sometime during the semi-annual Annex […]

Liberty Wins Smith Mountain Lake College Fishing Conference Opener

Liberty Wins Smith Mountain Lake College Fishing Conference Opener

The Liberty University team of Ryan Suhy, Forrest, Virginia, and Shane Fetty, Newport News, Virginia, won the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference event on Smith Mountain Lake Saturday with five bass weighing 14 pounds, 3 ounces. The victory earned the club $2,000 and advanced the team to the FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Championship tournament. […]

2 GOP Lawmakers Help McAuliffe Kill Voter ID Bill

2 GOP Lawmakers Help McAuliffe Kill Voter ID Bill

  Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s veto of a photo identification bill was upheld by two Republican lawmakers who maintained that the election measure was flawed. Siding with a solid bloc of Democrats, Delegate Bob Bloxom Jr. left Republicans one vote short of overriding the governor. The freshman lawmaker said requiring that mail-in requests for an absentee […]



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