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Prayers For WDBJ7 Reporters

Prayers For WDBJ7 Reporters

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families, friends and co-workers of Alison Parker and Adam Ward. Today’s tragic events are among the most senseless and sad that our Valley has experienced in many years and we pray that healing might begin for all who mourn the loss of Alison and Adam. To that […]

Clinton / Trump – Abortion Views – Flag Opinions Covered in Roanoke College Poll

Clinton / Trump – Abortion Views – Flag Opinions Covered in Roanoke College Poll

Among Virginians, likely Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump (45%-32%), but is in a virtual tie with Jeb Bush (42%-41%), Marco Rubio (41%-40%), and Scott Walker (42%-38%), according to The Roanoke College Poll. Despite the attention given to the Planned Parenthood videos, opinion regarding abortion is unchanged since July, 2013. Virginians polled are […]

Corps of Cadets Continues Strong Relationship With National D-Day Memorial

Corps of Cadets Continues Strong Relationship With National D-Day Memorial

The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets’ first-year cadets will travel to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, on Saturday, Sept. 5, the ninth consecutive year for such a visit. The bonds, both past and present, between Virginia Tech, the Corps of Cadets, and the D-Day Memorial are strong and continue to grow each year […]

WVTF’s Charlie Perkinson and Steve Brown Signing Off Public Radio

WVTF’s Charlie Perkinson and Steve Brown Signing Off Public Radio

WVTF Public Radio’s music hosts will both retire this month. Charlie Perkinson, former host of the nightly “Jazz Tonight” and the weekend “All That Jazz”, and Steve Brown, music director and former host of “Morning Classics” and “Afternoon Classics” have both announced their retirements from the station after many years of public radio service. Perkinson […]

Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee Seek Answers From Planned Parenthood Affiliates

Goodlatte / Judiciary Committee Seek Answers From Planned Parenthood Affiliates

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Constitution and Civil Justice Subcommittee Chairman Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) have sent a letter to 58 Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country requesting information on their clinical procedures and standards when performing abortion services. The letter to the affiliates addresses disturbing issues brought to light through a series […]

Thrivent / Habitat for Humanity Celebrate 10 Year Partnership

Thrivent / Habitat for Humanity Celebrate 10 Year Partnership

110 Years, 10 Builds & 200,000 volunteer hours.  In Roanoke the Kadariya family marked an important milestone in the construction of their new home – and the community joined in on the fun. The celebration on Saturday, August 15th was held at the recently completed build site on Chapman Avenue in the Mountain View neighborhood […]

Chantilly / Floyd Auto Fair Continues to Grow

Chantilly / Floyd Auto Fair Continues to Grow

Organizers of the Floyd Auto Fair and Vintage Swap Meet, hosted at Chantilly Farm in Floyd, enjoyed incredible summer weather last weekend bringing in attendees from as far away as Pennsylvania and Georgia. Presented by Chasing SS Cars, the three day event featured a classic car show with trophies in a variety of categories, a […]

VA Tech’s Natural Resources / Conservation Program Ranked No. 1 in Nation

VA Tech’s Natural Resources / Conservation Program Ranked No. 1 in Nation

USA Today College has ranked Virginia Tech as the nation’s best for studying natural resources and conservation. “We are proud of our efforts that contributed to this ranking,” said Paul Winistorfer, dean of Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment. “For many years various professional studies and groups had been rating both our undergraduate […]

Former TAP CEO Edlich to Receive National Award in San Francisco

Former TAP CEO Edlich to Receive National Award in San Francisco

The national Community Action Partnership will present Ted Edlich, former CEO of TAP (Total Action for Progress) with the 2015 Robert M. Coard Innovation Award at their annual conference in San Francisco, California on August 27th. The Award is named after Robert (Bob) Coard, the long-time, visionary President and CEO of Boston ABCD, the Community […]

Skelton 4-H Welcome Center Named in Honor of T. Marshall Hahn Jr.

Skelton 4-H Welcome Center Named in Honor of T. Marshall Hahn Jr.

The welcome center building at the W.E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake has been named in honor of former university president T. Marshall Hahn Jr., during whose tenure the center was founded. A dedication ceremony for the Hahn Welcome Center was held on Aug. 14 at the 4-H Center, located at […]



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