If you’d like to head downtown for lunch today but resist because you fear you won’t find convenient parking, one community is working to change that.
The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce is holding a lunchtime board/membership meeting in the new Buffalo Mountain Conference Room at Hotel Floyd on Tuesday, July 29, 12-2 p.m. Lunch, sponsored by Thomas and Wall Real Estate, will be provided for attendees.
Dozens of people in Blacksburg took part in its Solarize Blacksburg campaign earlier this year. Some are getting solar installed right now while others are reaping the benefits now that they’re using it. From WSLS WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va
It’s looking like a beautiful day for the Blacksburg Market Square Jam. Tonight’s host is Indian Run String Band. The Jam starts at 8pm after the Blacksburg Farmers Market and ends at 10pm. If you can’t make it out tonight, here’s a list of all of our upcoming jams for the remainder of the season.
Thousands of people will arrive in Floyd today for the start of Floydfest. This year, festival goers will notice some changes. Weather created a lot of issues last year and festival organizers decided it was time to revaluate the structure of the event. They have reduced the festival’s capacity by about 20%.
The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the semester. From Roanoke.com
Adjunct Professor Jeff Marion authored a new book outlining the principles and low-impact practices of Leave No Trace, a decades-old education program that guides outdoor recreation nationwide. Via: Virginia Tech News
The Smith Creek Park in Clifton Forge, Virginia, has taken shape through the vision and work of third-year architecture students in Virginia Tech’s design/buildLAB studio course. The results of their work have recently been recognized with another award, this time from a Canadian design magazine. Via: Virginia Tech News
Four zip codes in the WDBJ7 viewing area are ranked among the most toxic in Virginia, according to an Environmental Protection Agency report.
The woman accused of killing Virginia Tech student Samanata Shrestha earlier this year is indicted Tuesday by the grand Jury. Jessica Ewing is charged with second degree murder, and it was determined by the grand jury that there is enough evidence to justify the prosecution of her case.
Virginia Tech embraces non-traditional learning with the launch of a new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
With 18 percent of Virginia Tech’s undergraduate population participating in fraternity and sorority life, the philanthropic impact the members have is incredible. Via: Virginia Tech News
As the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay is a living laboratory to study the effects of weather and pollution on delicate ecosystems. Via: Virginia Tech News
Praise continues for a 7-year-old boy who jumped into action to save another young kid from drowning at a Christiansburg pool.
Honor roll: Christiansburg High School 4th quarter 2013-14 12th Grade All A’s: Belal Mohammad AboAbdo, Ashli Anne Adams, Breana Paige Akers, Paul William Benedict, Jaci Nicole Berg, Cameron Christopher Bermand, Kelli Ann Buhrdorf, Taylor Nicole Carroll, Taylor Lynn Cecil, Abigail Lillian Cloney, Kayla Nicole Croy, Yating Cui, Christopher Paul Ferrell, Kate Ann Feuchtenberger, Michael Steven(…)
Producers who suffered eligible livestock, honeybee or farm-raised fish losses have until August 1, 2014, to submit a notice of loss and application for payment under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP).
A judge has denied a Virginia inmate’s request to manage his own federal death-penalty appeal. William Morva was convicted of killing hospital security guard, Derrick McFarland and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Sutphin during an escape back in 2006.
The City of Roanoke will announce plans this afternoon for a new energy saving program for homeowners, though specifics are not yet being released.