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Canned goods drive touches PulaskiFest

The Day To Serve: Feed the Hungry, Save the Planet, a cooperative event between the governors of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and the mayor of D.C., which runs from Sept.…

NRCC to offer iPad course for teachers

New River Community College will offer two sessions of “Enhancing Instruction with iPads” at Montgomery County Technology Center in Christiansburg this fall. The hands-on course will prepare classroom teachers to…

Snowville named 2013 National Blue Ribbon School

Snowville Elementary faculty, staff and students found out during a special assembly that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan had recognized Snowville as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School. The…

Virginia Tech victim supports background checks

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A survivor of the Virginia Tech massacre is speaking out in support of mandatory background checks for all gun sales. Colin Goddard spoke in Nashville on…

Va. Tech blames human error for hacking attack

ROANOKE  (AP) — A Virginia Tech spokesman says human error enabled a hacking attack that exposed the driver’s license numbers of more than 16,000 job applicants. The university announced Tuesday…

Virginia opening new correctional center

INDEPENDENCE, Va. (AP) — Virginia is opening a new correctional facility in Grayson County. Gov. Bob McDonnell is set to open the River North Correctional Center on Wednesday afternoon. It’s…

Earthquake drill in October stirs Va. interest

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginians are signing up in big numbers to participate in a multi-state earthquake drill next month. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says 694,281 residents have…

Federal rule changes to help black lung victims

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Changes to federal black lung rules are expected to make it easier for coal miners and their families to obtain benefits. A final rule announced Wednesday…

Smithfield shareholders approve Shuanghui deal

RICHMOND (AP) — Shareholders of Smithfield Foods Inc. on Tuesday approved a plan to sell the world’s largest pork producer and processor to a Chinese company. The Smithfield, Va.-based company said more than…

Virginia Tech says human resources server hacked

BLACKSBURG (AP) — Virginia Tech says the driver’s license numbers of more than 16,000 job applicants may have been accessed when a computer server was hacked. Virginia Tech said Tuesday…