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City and Preservation Foundation Partner to Teach How Communities Change

City and Preservation Foundation Partner to Teach How Communities Change

The City of Roanoke Planning, Building, and Development Department and the Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation (RVPF) have partnered to create a workbook of easily implemented lesson plans related to the teachings of The Little House, written and illustrated by Virginia Lee Burton, for the second grade classroom. The workbook addresses the need to help today’s students understand how the historical and […]

Eight Ton Boulder Secretly Delivered to Faith Christian School

Eight Ton Boulder Secretly Delivered to Faith Christian School

Faith Christian School received a mysterious gift this week in the form of an eight ton boulder that was deposited on its 28-acre property in Roanoke County. The history of the infamous FCS boulder dates back to the early days of Faith’s construction of its new building on Buck Mountain Road in 2006.  The FCS […]

VT “Campus Kitchens” to Address Hunger in Southwest Virginia

VT “Campus Kitchens” to Address Hunger in Southwest Virginia

On a campus that serves thousands of meals each day — meals of lobster, fresh fruit smoothies, artisan sandwiches, gourmet pizzas, and all-you-care-to-eat buffets — it’s difficult to grasp that people in our own community do not have enough food for adequate nutrition. However, recent statistics from Feeding America show that one in eight Virginians […]

Div III National Championship Crowns Winner in Salem

Div III National Championship Crowns Winner in Salem

The Wisconsin-Stevens Point basketball team had some extra pressure in the weekends Division-III basketball Final-Four at the Salem Civic Center. Keep the streak alive. Having never lost in six previous Final-Four games in the City of Champions, Stevens Point captured their fourth D-III title Saturday afternoon with a dominating 70-54 win over Augustana College (IL) […]

Unmanned Aircraft to Be Used For Pipeline Route Inspection

Unmanned Aircraft to Be Used For Pipeline Route Inspection

The first Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech test flight using a fixed-wing unmanned aircraft to inspect an energy pipeline route — with a piloted chase plane following behind to ensure safety beyond the ground observers’ sight line  — was completed last week. The flight was a step toward making aerial inspections of energy pipelines […]

An Emotional Day As VTC Achieves 100 Percent in Residency Matches

An Emotional Day As VTC Achieves 100 Percent in Residency Matches

Forty soon-to-be doctors at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine met their match during the school’s second annual Match Day celebration Friday. Suspense was high as each student learned where they would be going after graduation in May. Match Day is part of the National Resident Matching Program, which pairs graduating or graduated medical […]

State Unveils “Stewardship VA” Campaign

State Unveils “Stewardship VA” Campaign

Stewardship Virginia, a statewide campaign to encourage and recognize voluntary activities with a tangible impact on Virginia’s natural resources, continues this year with events across the state. The campaign features activities in the spring and fall. The spring portion runs from April 1 through May 31. “Stewardship Virginia gives us all an opportunity to make […]

Major Road Changes Ahead for South End of VA Tech Campus

Major Road Changes Ahead for South End of VA Tech Campus

A major Virginia Department of Transportation project that begins this spring will significantly change the entrances to the south end of the Virginia Tech campus. VDOT will build a new grade-separated interchange to replace the intersection of Southgate Drive and U.S. 460 and relocate Research Center Drive to allow for the expansion of the Virginia […]

Family Service to Serve as Lead Agency for Global Youth Service Day

Family Service to Serve as Lead Agency for Global Youth Service Day

Designation includes $2,000 grant for community improvement through youth-led service Family Service of Roanoke Valley will serve as a Lead Agency for Global Youth Service Day, as designated by Youth Service America (YSA) and accordingly will organize over 500 Roanoke Valley youth to lead projects that improve their communities. As the lead agency, Family Service is […]

VA Tech to Assist State in Research Production and Use of Industrial Hemp

VA Tech to Assist State in Research Production and Use of Industrial Hemp

Virginia Tech will be able to begin research on growing industrial hemp in the commonwealth as a result of a new state law and the establishment of an industrial hemp research program by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The bill Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed into law on Monday states that Virginia institutions […]



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