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Cannon to be fired on August 22 and 23

Local News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 03:00
A parade marking the acceptance of the new cadets into the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets will be held August 23 at 10 a.m. on the Drillfield. During the parade, the Highty-Tighties, the regimental band, will play and Skipper, the Corps of Cadets cannon, will be fired when the cadets...

FULL service

Local News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 03:00
BT is operating on the Full service schedule. All routes are in operation.

Annual Welcome Picnic at Lane Stadium to be trash free

Local News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:00
div pThis year's zero-waste event will use compostable to-go containers, compostable utensil kits, and recyclable drink containers.#160;/p /div

New academic opportunities for students in 2014-15

Local News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:00
pUndergraduate students have more than a dozen new majors to choose from, in addition to several new minors, while graduate students have several new degree options. In addition, there are new centers, study abroad programs, living-learning communities, First Year Experience courses, and academic spaces to enhance educational opportunities as well./p

Parade to mark entrance of Class of 2018 into the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets set for Aug. 23

Local News - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:00
pAll are welcome to come watch the newest cadet march in their first parade on the Drillfield Aug. 23 at 10 a.m./p


Local News - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 03:00
There is NO bus service available on Sundays during the summer. If you have any questions, please call 540.961.1185

Hokies hold first scrimmage of August

Local Sports - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 18:38
By Jimmy Robertson - Inside Hokie Sports

Blacksburg Farmers Market - Tomato Tasting

Local News - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:00
The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers local foods, crafts, flowers, music, and more in the heart of downtown Blacksburg! Come support your local farmers and artists and enjoy the benefits of a strengthened community, healthy living, and support for responsible business practices. For more...

Virginia Tech Sports Today debut set for Sunday

Local Sports - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 09:25
Show can be seen throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions

Hokies corral the Thundering Herd in preseason scrimmage

Local Sports - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 09:39
Four different Tech players score for 4-0 win

Water service interruption on Wilson Avenue

Local News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 03:00
Due to water line upgrades, water service will be interrupted for the 100 block of Wilson Avenue on Monday, August 18, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., and the 200 to 400 blocks of Wilson Avenue on Tuesday, August 19, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Public Works Department apologizes for any inconvenience and...

Progress Street road closures

Local News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 03:00
During the week of August 18-22, there will be road closures along the 200 to 800 blocks of Progress Street, (from the intersection of Jackson Street to McDonald Street). The Public Works Department will be completing water line work and along these sections of Progress Street. Please...

Lane Closure 1400 Prices Fork Road

Local News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 03:00
The left hand lanes, both eastbound and westbound, at 1400 Prices Fork Road will be closed on Thursday, August 21, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. so a contractor can remove trees in the median. For more information, please contact Beth Carson at 540-961-1141.

Extension and cooperatives to hold 38th annual Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours

Local News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00
pParticipants in the field tour series, the longest running program of its kind in Virginia, spend a day visiting a variety of properties that are actively managed for timber and wildlife./p

New student government association president to focus on communication, collaboration

Local News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00
pVirginia Tech's newly elected Student Government Association president says she is excited to expand students' ability to enact change in all reaches of campus./p

Plants may use language to communicate with each other, Virginia Tech researcher finds

Local News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00
pNow that we have found that they are sharing all this information, the next question is, 'What exactly are they telling each other?', says Professor Jim Westwood./p

Antiques Appraisal

Local News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 21:30
Do you have a family treasure or maybe something you picked up at an auction and always wondered what it was worth? The Alexander Black House amp; Cultural Center at 204 Draper Road, SW, is hosting an Antiques Appraisal, Thursday, August 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Appraisals are free for the...

Mark Shuman to retire from football

Local Sports - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:42
Senior suffers torn meniscus in knee for third time

New department created at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Local News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00
divThe Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine has created a new Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, which aims to enable the school#160;to share physician expertise with Carilion Clinic’s new department of the same name./div

Virginia Tech study finds common household chemicals affect reproduction in mice

Local News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 00:00
pAlthough the chemicals responsible for the declines are common in household cleaning products and disinfectants used in medical and food preparation settings, including hand sanitizers, academic scientists have never published a rigorous study on their safety or toxicity until now./p