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Sunday Hunting Not Permitted on State Forests

Sunday Hunting Not Permitted on State Forests

Officials at the Virginia Department of Forestry remind all hunters that Sunday hunting on State Forests is prohibited. “While a new law allowing hunting in Virginia on Sundays went into effect July 1st, that law applies only to private lands,” said Gary Heiser, manager of Virginia’s 24 State Forests.  “Hunting on Sunday is still prohibited […]

Tech Joins $30 million Effort to Curb Head Injuries Among Athletes, Military Personnel

Tech Joins $30 million Effort to Curb Head Injuries Among Athletes, Military Personnel

Virginia Tech is participating in a new, landmark $30 million national effort sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the U.S. Department of Defense to combat concussions among college athletes and active service military personnel. The NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense initiative funds the most comprehensive study of concussion and head impact exposure ever conducted. It will enroll an […]

Virginia Science Festival Launches in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11

Virginia Science Festival Launches in Roanoke on Saturday, Oct. 11

The first ever, state-wide Virginia Science Festival which runs from Oct. 4 through 11, will feature events in Roanoke as well as a a dozen communities across the state including Arlington, Danville, Hampton Roads, Grundy, Richmond and Blacksburg The festival will highlight Virginia’s growing influence as a hub of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics […]

VMI and The Citadel – A True Band of Brothers

VMI and The Citadel – A True Band of Brothers

I am a Citadel graduate, class of ’69 (I may look like class of 1869, but trust me, it’s 1969). You notice I use the present tense; no military school graduate ever saying he or she was a member of a particular class. VMI and The Citadel are the only remaining non-federal 24/7 military colleges […]

Roanoke’s Emergency Operations Center Displayed on Anniversary of 9/11

Roanoke’s Emergency Operations Center Displayed on Anniversary of 9/11

On the 13th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack at the World Trade Center and at the Pentagon – not to mention a jet airliner brought down by passengers before it reached Washington DC – Roanoke City showed off its emergency preparedness with a “war room” in the basement of the municipal building downtown. […]

Whats In Your Water? Tech Researchers Want to Know

Whats In Your Water? Tech Researchers Want to Know

Would you like your glass of water with a little iron it? Or do you prefer a copper taste? Possibly manganese? Did you realize that there are more than two dozen flavors to water, not all of which are as yummy as say, rocky road ice cream? For several decades Andrea Dietrich, who trains utility staff […]

Roanoker Wins Alaskan Fishing Tournament:

Roanoker Wins Alaskan Fishing Tournament:

When Roanoke local Rusty Pugh landed a promotion from his company this summer, he didn’t know that salmon fishing would be part of his new job description. Pugh, who graduated from William Byrd and Virginia Western, recently became a national account manager for his company which designs and manufactures construction equipment. He tells his story […]

VT Carilion Scientists Explore Tradeoff Between Honesty, Self-interest

VT Carilion Scientists Explore Tradeoff Between Honesty, Self-interest

What’s the price on your integrity? Tell the truth; everyone has a tipping point. We all want to be honest, but at some point, we’ll lie if the benefit is great enough. Now, scientists have confirmed the area of the brain in which we make that decision. The result was recently published online in Nature Neuroscience. […]

From Old Boxcar To High Tech Classroom

From Old Boxcar To High Tech Classroom

Everyone knows you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but what about an old train boxcar? Apple Ridge Farm is teaming up with AkzoNobel to relocate and refurbish an antique railroad boxcar from its worn state and turn it into a high tech learning environment for campers and visitors at Apple Ridge Farm located […]

First Full-Service Outfitter Coming to Roanoke

First Full-Service Outfitter Coming to Roanoke

Roanoke Mountain Adventures will open in Spring 2015 in the City of Roanoke to connect visitors and residents with a wide range of active outdoor recreation experiences.  The business will be the first of its kind in the region and will provide guides, tours, transportation, and equipment for mountain biking, road cycling, kayaking, and other […]



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