Virginia Tech program receives $3.4 million grant to recruit and retain students with financial need. Grant will help Mountain Empire CC expand services for people in recovery from addiction.
From elsewhere: Travis Hill to step down at Virginia ABC after leading transition to authority. William Coleman, first Black Halifax County supervisor, remembered for “incalculable” impact. In Blue Ridge Rock Festival’s wake, conversations on how to avoid a 2024 repeat.
Blue Ridge Land Conservancy to honor conservation efforts. Intern and early career expo coming to Roanoke.
A roundup of events in Southwest and Southside over the next week.
From elsewhere: Sheriff makes push to add full-time magistrate in Appomattox. Virginia Department of Education eyes Zearn, Ignite Reading for statewide high-impact tutoring contract. New Roanoke law may impact panhandling.
From elsewhere: Dominion proposes pilot to test longer-lasting battery storage. Buc-ee’s buys land in Rockingham County for second Virginia location. Ford pauses work on $3.5 billion battery plant in Michigan; Virginia had been considered for the project.
Danville to host second regional housing summit in October. Community-wide job fair in Danville set for Nov. 1.
From elsewhere: Mental health pilot program for Virginia schools shows early results. Bristol’s ongoing air monitoring program addresses landfill gas concerns. Dominion offshore wind farm hits next federal benchmark.
Blacksburg council candidates to speak at forum. Warm Hearth, Sustainable Blacksburg host home solar event.
Food City to pay $44.5 million in Tennessee opioid settlement. Blue Ridge Rock Festival attendees still plagued by gastrointestinal illness, health department says. Marking a first, teenagers approved as student representatives on Danville School Board.