The legendary Montgomery County physician died Saturday at age 96.
Michael Hemphill is a former award-winning newspaper reporter, and less lauded stay-at-home dad, who has spent the last 20 years becoming an entrepreneurial nonprofit leader in Southwest Virginia. He is the creator and host of BUZZ (http://buzz4good.com). Airing on public television throughout Virginia, BUZZ features nonprofit organizations and the marketing professionals who donate their time and talent to helping these life-giving organizations attract more donors, volunteers and clients to their cause. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Son of Tuskegee Airman to share story in Roanoke
Only three members of the famed World War II unit of Black pilots remains alive. Gordon Smith has taken it upon himself to carry their story forward. He will speak Friday at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture.
Mountain Gateway one of three colleges to get state grant for planning lab schools
Mountain Gateway hopes to partner with Amazon to create a program for high school students from Alleghany County to Buena Vista to study computer technology.
Roanoke’s Film Lab after-school program is turning out student filmmakers
In just its first six years, Film Lab students have been accepted into some of the country’s most prestigious film schools, as well as earning three National Student Production Award nominations from the organization that hands out the Emmys and entry into more than 30 national and international film festivals.
Roanoke museum exhibit aims to get kids interested in construction trades
The Branch Group and Carter Machinery partnered with Kids Square to plan, design and build The Construction Zone as part of the museum in Center in the Square.
Old Valleydale plant in Salem to be turned into 300-unit apartment complex
Salem mayor says it’s the most transformative economic development project in city’s recent history.
Top advocate for Virginia’s private colleges retires; will raise llamas
Bedford-based Robert Lambeth Jr. has led the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia since 1983. He’s the longest-serving head of any private college consortium in the U.S.
Virginia Western launches physical therapy program that once was part of Jefferson College
This is one of the after-effects of Jefferson College of Health Sciences merging into Radford University Carilion; two-year programs move to Virginia Western.
In Giles County, the price of college tuition is 100 hours of community service
Some counties help pay tuition to community college but the requirements vary widely.
‘Great Expectations’ program helps a ‘forgotten group’ go to college
The program is aimed at foster youth who, upon reaching adulthood, often have no support network.