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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

Market Square Jam

Local News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 23:00
Blacksburg’s Market Square Jam is an official Crooked Road affiliated venue that provides fun and entertainment on Wednesday evenings, June through September. The Jam takes place at Market Square Park from 8-10pm. Catering to traditional old time and bluegrass music, the Market Square...

Mingle at the Market

Local News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 20:00
Star City Revival will be the featured band at the Mingle at the Market at the Blacksburg Farmers Market this afternoon from 5-7:30 p.m. Mingle at the Market will also feature Attimo Winery wine, and beer by Bull and Bones. Locally grown produce and prepared foods will be available.

Blacksburg Farmers Market

Local News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:00
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...

BT Full Service Route Changes begin Monday 8/18

Local News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:00
Blacksburg Transit will resume Full service on Monday, August 18.nbsp; All routes will resume service with most operating on 10 - 15 minute frequency.nbsp; Effective Monday, August 18 all FY 15 route changes will be implemented.nbsp; The majority of changes impact the timetables, for the...

Blacksburg Transit Phone Upgrade - 8/14/14

Local News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 03:00
Blacksburg Transit's phone system will be upgraded Thursday evening between the hours of 6 - 9 p.m.nbsp; During this time the normal phone number will not work; to contact BT, please do so by calling 540-552-0799.

Virginia Tech's unmanned aircraft test site program 'fully operational,' FAA says

Local News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:00
pThe Federal Aviation Administration announced that Virginia Tech's unmanned aircraft systems test site program is ready to conduct research vital to integrating UAS into the nation's airspace/p

Art show to feature unexpected beauty in everyday life

Local News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:00
pMore than 40 local artists have captured some of life's unexpected moments in art. The pieces will be displayed at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of#160;Medicine's ninth art show./p

Giant Amazon fish extinct in many fishing communities, saved in others

Local News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:00
pThe arapaima has been overfished in some communities, but populations are thriving in those that have imposed fishing restrictions./p

Study uncovers how failed Olympic bids moved Toronto toward becoming a model city

Local News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:00
pAlthough Toronto's five bids to host the Olympics Games have failed, the bidding process produced a number of legacies for the city as well as lessons for other cities, according to Assistant Professor Robert Oliver./p

Virginia Tech Sporthorse Breeding Internship in Middleburg offers unique equine experience

Local News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 00:00
pThe internship at the Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center focuses on an understanding of scientific method and promotes critical thinking, problem solving, leadership, collaboration, and independent learning skills./p

Town Council Meeting

Local News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 22:30
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Virginia Tech olympic sports to be televised in nine regular season games

Local Sports - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:23
ACC announces broadcast schedule for cross country, soccer and volleyball

Antineutrino detectors could aid non-proliferation

Local News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00
pScientists at Virginia Tech believe neutrinos could be used to monitor nuclear power plants for signs of nuclear proliferation./p

Center for the Arts now offering individual tickets for 2014-15 performances

Local News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00
div div pFrom family-friendly offerings and timeless classics to thought-provoking performances and works that bring fresh perspectives, the center's performances will be coupled with engagement activities that bring additional opportunities to explore and grow./p /div /div

Hume Center names three members to its board of advisors

Local News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 00:00
pNew advisors well-versed in science, technology, and research have joined the Hume Center to help guide its mission to#160;lead the university's education and research ecosystem for national security technologies./p

Williams putting in the work to put Tech back on the basketball map

Local Sports - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:17
By Jimmy Robertson - Inside Hokie Sports

Special website celebrating 50 years of Lane Stadium launched

Local Sports - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:54
Fans encouraged to relive the history of the Home of the Hokies

Tech named IWLCA Academic Squad

Local Sports - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 09:25
Hokies honored for the second time in three years

SUMMER Service

Local News - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 03:00
his service is operated during Summer sessions from Memorial Day until Full Service resumes. Each route provides 30 minute or hourly service depending on the length of the route. Some routes such as the Hokie Express, Patrick Henry and Progress Street do not operate; others such as UCB/Toms Creek B...