Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport gets $4 million for runway expansion

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Virginia Tech Montgomery Executive Airport in Blacksburg and Charlottesville Albemarle Airport in Charlottesville will receive more than $12 million in funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to extend and rehabilitate existing runways and improve the safety of […]

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‘Virginia Tech Remembrance Day’ declared – flags at half-staff

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

‘Virginia Tech Remembrance Day’ declared - flags at half-staff

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today declared April 16, 2016 as “Virginia Tech Remembrance Day” in the Commonwealth in honor of those who were killed or injured during a mass shooting at the university on April 16, 2007. Henh Lee was a graduate of William Fleming High School. “We will stop on April 16 not […]

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Sen. Kaine is briefed on functional imaging research at VTC – video

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Sen. Kaine is briefed on functional imaging research at VTC - video

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine visited the Virginia Tech-Carilion Research Institute Friday to learn about the institute’s neurological and addiction research and tour the facilities. “Nobody in Congress is on an anti-research campaign,” said Kaine. Though he believes the reality is  many in Congress are focused on the $17 trillion debt and are steadfast in their […]

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Hamlar candidate for senate to speak at pipeline opposition rally at Virginia Tech

Friday, March 20, 2015

Hamlar candidate for senate to speak at pipeline opposition rally at Virginia Tech

Tomorrow, March 21, from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Henderson Field on the Virginia Tech Campus there is expected to be a large crowd at a rally in opposition to the Mountain Valley Pipeline. Mike Hamlar, Democratic Candidate for Virginia Senate District 19 will take the stage at 1:00 p.m. Hamlar says he is deeply troubled […]

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Virginia Tech’s “Highty-Tighties” to perform in Virginia International Tattoo

Sunday, March 15, 2015

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NORFOLK, Va. – Virginia International Tattoo is very pleased to welcome Virginia Tech’s Regimental Band, “The Highty-Tighties” to the 2015 Tattoo. Performing for the first time in the Tattoo, the Highty-Tighties will perform as part of the massed band, alongside six of the world’s greatest military bands. They will also conduct a solo performance during […]

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WDBJ7 anchor Jean Jadhon will moderate debate at Virginia Tech

Saturday, July 20, 2013

WDBJ7 anchor Jean Jadhon will moderate debate at Virginia Tech

WDBJ7 will be in charge at the Virginia Tech debate at a date yet to be determined Oct. 24. A panel will question the candidates made up of WDBJ7’s political analysts Dr. Robert Denton (aka Dr. Bob), Dr. Harry Wilson and Chris Hurst along with a member of the Associate Press. WDBJ7 anchor Chris Hurst Jean Jadhon […]

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VP Biden pays respects – remembers his own life tragedy

Thursday, August 16, 2012

VP Biden pays respects - remembers his own life tragedy

VP Biden made an unannounced stop at about 220 to the campus memorial of victims of the April ’07 Virginia Tech shooting. The pool reporter asked what the memorial meant to him, prompting Biden to recall his own life’s tragedy. VP paused repeatedly as he answered in an emotional, solemn fashion. Biden staff initially tried […]

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VP Biden stops in Radford before VT event (Pool Report)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

VP Biden stops in Radford before VT event (Pool Report)

Radford, VA: VPOTUS made a mid-morning stop at the River City Grill, a modern-looking eatery on Third Street just off of East Main Street. What the pool could hear: a maybe 5-year-old young boy singing an unkown song (oft-repeated words sounded like “Everybody loves me”) in the direction of the pool for the roughly 8 […]

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Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council Tech Night Awards Banquet

Monday, May 14, 2012

Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council Tech Night Awards Banquet

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling and U.S. Senator Mark Warner were paired as speakers at the Technology Council Awards Banquet Thursday evening. Bolling is traveling the state as part of the “Virginia Growing Stronger” tour highlighting the state’s successes in creating an environment for small businesses with technology playing a large part in that success. “We’re doing […]

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Virginia Tech wins Clery Act appeal fines vacated

Friday, March 30, 2012

RICHMOND (March 30, 2012) – In a decision released late yesterday, the chief administrative law judge of the U.S. Department of Education found that Virginia Tech had complied with federal law in its response to the initial April 16, 2007, shootings on campus, and as a result, he vacated the $55,000 in fines that had […]

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Offer to profit off of Virginia Tech shooting

Monday, December 12, 2011

I received the following offer in my “info” email box today. I am stunned. What kind of person thinks first about making money off of a tragedy? Chalk one up for capitalism and entrepreneurship – feeling a bit naive an nauseated. (Email follows below) Hello, I would like to know if you are interested in purchasing the domain […]

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Virginia Tech officer’s in-car camera captures assailant

Thursday, December 8, 2011

UPDATE Dec. 9, 6:20 p.m.  Virginia Tech assailant identified as Ross Ashley, 22 of Spotsylvania County. He was a part-time Radford student. He was the individual who stole an SUV the day prior to the shooting. State police are still investigating the motive behind the shooting of officer Crouse. UPDATE Dec. 9, 10:00 a.m.: The […]

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