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Will You Be My Victim . . . Oops, I Mean Valentine?

Will You Be My Victim  . . . Oops, I Mean Valentine?

  It’s February and love is in the air! But if your new boo is someone you met online, he or she could be a scammer… especially if you haven’t yet met in person. BBB Serving Western VA is warning those looking for love online to be wary, especially around Valentine’s Day, when it may […]

Reviving an Old American Valentine

Reviving an Old American Valentine

There’s a sweetheart of an American tradition that has mostly vanished. It’s called “love of country.” But “country,” here, means more than campaign talk. At one time, the word evoked a sense of actual place—in fact, many places. A sea-shore, a mountain mist, a place to belong. Such living landscapes inspired devotion. They filled our […]

Tech Team Places 4th in Hyperloop Competition, Advances to Build Prototype

Tech Team Places 4th in Hyperloop Competition, Advances to Build Prototype

The Hyperloop at Virginia Tech team, “Vhyper,” scored big in Texas with a fourth place finish and a Technical Excellence Award against more than 120 teams representing many of the top universities in the world. The Hyperloop competition pitted teams designing systems for the Hyperloop transportation system, a project initiated by SpaceX and Tesla founder […]

VTC Research Scientists Make Key Finding in How Brain Works

VTC Research Scientists Make Key Finding in How Brain Works

The brain still has a lot to learn about itself. Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have made a key finding of the striking differences in how the brain’s cells can change through experience. Their results were published recently in PLoS One. “Neurons can undergo long-term changes in response to experience such as learning, emotions, […]

SWVA Wildlife Center Notes: Birds and Spring-time

SWVA Wildlife Center Notes: Birds and Spring-time

For those us who care deeply about birds, here are some ideas we can use in our own backyards to make their Spring easier. It’s not too soon to start in the Roanoke Valley; bluebirds are already scouting out nesting sites; they will lay their eggs in April. Most experts say: Have your bird houses […]

Leaders Celebrate Blue Ridge Parkway Trail Repairs and River Access at Ribbon Cutting

Leaders Celebrate Blue Ridge Parkway Trail Repairs and River Access at Ribbon Cutting

United States Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Parkway Superintendent Mark Woods, and Chairman of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors P. Jason Peters, along with other community leaders and numerous volunteers, gathered this week at Milepost 114.9 on the Blue Ridge Parkway to celebrate the newly rehabilitated Roanoke River Trail. The ribbon cutting was the final step […]

Democrats Will Choose Nominees for Mayor, Council Seats This Month

Democrats Will Choose Nominees for Mayor, Council Seats This Month

Two incumbents are choosing not to run again –although one of them has higher aspirations. And the field vying for three seats is crowded. The race for Roanoke City Council includes seven candidates that will face off for three nominations on February 13, during a firehouse primary at the Berglund Center from noon until 7pm. […]

The 611 Undergoes Minor Preparations for Spring Excursions

The 611 Undergoes Minor Preparations for Spring Excursions

Rail tourism continues to be big business in the Star City and across the Roanoke Valley. The Virginia Museum is only days away from hearing the outcome of a donation from the VA Surface Transportation Board and Norfolk Southern that could bring a new rail excursion to the Star City separate from the 611 locomotive. […]

Gun Control, Ethics Reforms, Racial Balance in Redistricting Measured in VA

Gun Control, Ethics Reforms, Racial Balance in Redistricting Measured in VA

Citizens offer mixed views on gun control efforts The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College has again taken the pulse of Virginians on several issues of interest in the current 2016 General Assembly session and revisited some perennial issues. Ethics Reform Governor Terry McAuliffe’s Commission to Ensure Integrity and Public Confidence in State […]

Carilion Opens New Medical Facility at Former Ukrop’s

Carilion Opens New Medical Facility at Former Ukrop’s

Carilion spent around 15 million dollars to purchase and renovate the property before opening the doors and equipping the new center with the latest in imaging equipment as well. The building features 125 patient rooms and is color-coded by department so that visitors are less likely to get lost. Dr. Joseph Moskal is head of […]



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