An investigation by ProPublica found the rate of thyroid diseases in three of the counties around the arsenal were among the highest in the state. The two former Virginia Tech students who produced “FALLOUT” say the documentary is an opportunity for people to open up about their experiences and bring awareness to what is taking place around the arsenal.
Emily Hemphill is a Political Science and Journalism major at the University of Mary Washington and sports editor of the school paper, the Weekly Ringer. She is from Roanoke.
House budget proposal would create program to pay tech workers $10,000 to move to New River-Roanoke-Lynchburg area
A proposed Virginia talent attraction program modeled after incentive programs in other communities, particularly Tulsa, Oklahoma, aims to bring tech workers to Southwest Virginia and improve net in-migration.
Snake’s alive! Salem man discovers new species of dwarf boa in the Amazon
The snake is just one of 15 previously unknown species that Alex Bentley and his colleagues have identified.
More than a year later, scientists in Martinsville are still working on skeleton of ice age cat found in Lee County
In the fall of 2021, cavers removed a skeleton of an ice age cat in Lee County. The lab technician working to free the skeleton from the surrounding rock estimates she has already devoted roughly 1,000 hours to the project, with more to come.
A bird that shouldn’t be here has been spotted in the Shenandoah Valley
Birders are flocking to Rockingham County to see a MacGillivray’s warbler, a West Coast species that should be in Mexico or Central America for the winter.
Virginia’s Black hospital for TB patients finally gets a historical marker
More Blacks than whites contracted TB; many went to the Piedmont Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Nottoway County for treatment.
Girls’ hockey takes the ice in Vinton
Lynchburg-based coach holds All Girls Hockey Camp.
Banners, business cards, basketball jerseys: the cost of changing a school’s name
Dabney S. Lancaster Community College will become Mountain Gateway on July 1, a process that has taken months — and $250,000 — to complete.