The Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech was the subject of a study to explore potential growth and expansion. Rendering courtesy of Virginia Tech.

Here are some of the top headlines from other news outlets around Virginia:


Expansion plan unveiled for Virginia Tech’s Hahn Horticulture Garden. — WSLS-TV.


Department of Environmental Quality withdraws proposed variance for data centers. — Virginia Mercury.


Roanoke City Council had a pro-choice resolution drafted. It never saw the light of day. — Roanoke Rambler.

Sen. Kaine meets with Roanoke region providers, educators and students on health care worker shortage. — The Roanoke Times.

Public safety:

Boating incidents increase at Smith Mountain Lake for a second year. — The Roanoke Times.

Watch your wake: Renewed boater education effort set for Smith Mountain Lake. — The Roanoke Times.

Pound man enters involuntary manslaughter plea in death of woman crushed by tree. — WCYB-TV.


Blue Ridge Rock Festival returns to Virginia International Raceway for second year. — Chatham Star Tribune.

Pop 2000 tour brings boy bands to Dr Pepper Park in Roanoke. — The Roanoke Times.


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