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Microporous, a Tennessee-based maker of battery separators, is considering the Southern Virginia Megasite at Berry Hill for a new facility backed by $100 million in federal funding, according to a report in Virginia Business. The Pittsylvania County site has been passed over for several large projects.
Hiring will continue as production at the facility continues to ramp up and is expected to reach full capacity in 2024.
Did Virginia Tech students cost two Montgomery County Republicans the election? Here’s what the math shows.
Montgomery County Republicans lost some races they thought they should have won — for supervisor, school board and constitutional offices. Tech students factored in two races, but low turnout in…
From elsewhere: LewisGale Medical Center in Salem opens neonatal intensive care unit. Cave Spring grad Tiki Barber among semifinalists for Canton for first time.
Price of medical cannabis in Virginia is too high, driving consumers to neighboring states, new study finds
The study exposed the flaws in Virginia’s medical cannabis program just weeks before lawmakers are set to reconvene for the 2024 session. Some hope to tackle legislation that would create a regulated marketplace for all adult-use cannabis.
Termination of NuScale’s first small modular nuclear reactor plant won’t affect Virginia’s SMR plans, several experts say
The project, which had been in the works for a decade, was canceled due to escalating costs and not because of problems with the design or technology.
A town’s ‘melting pot’ cemetery honored miners from many cultures but fell into disrepair. Supporters want to give it new life.
The Pocahontas Cemetery started out as the burial ground for more than 100 coal miners who were killed in an explosion in 1884. It became an important landmark in the Tazewell County town.
‘An antidote to so much of what ails culture’: A Virginia Tech fellowship aims to bring humanities to tech leadership
Some tech leaders are acknowledging the “techtopia” we dreamed of in the 2000s hasn’t come to fruition. The humanities are a “path to a healthier civic life,” a Virginia Tech professor believes.
Wet storm systems and variable temperatures could make the coming winter quite an adventure. Be sure to enter the Cardinal Weather snowfall prediction contest.
State report says welfare programs help get people jobs but those jobs don’t get them out of poverty
The report says the programs encourage people to take “relatively lowpaying, dead-end, unstable jobs” rather than train for higher-paying, more promising jobs.
Museum seeks quilters for project marking the American Revolution’s 250th anniversary. Hollins University announces new vice president.
In the 1970s, Sonny Wade won three Most Valuable Player awards in the Grey Cup, the championship game for the Canadian Football League.
After the French and Indian War, King George III drew a line along the Appalachians and forbade settlement west of that. This became one of the sparks that lit the fuse for American independence.
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