The state is helping fund an expansion of the reading program across the state.
Youngkin says he wants all high school students to graduate with college-level associate degrees. Right now, less than 3 percent do.
This doesn’t mean the $935 million project will be built, just that it’s now in the university’s master plan. Local developers had opposed the project.
Town officials who want Tech to house more students on campus hailed the proposal for its innovative ideas. Developers worry that the Student Life Village could leave their apartment complexes vacant.
No Republican has won a council seat in the Star City since 2000. Democrats are saying stay the course, but Republicans (and some independents) are making the case for change.
Virginia Western will operate a satellite program in the center, offering career advising, financial aid assistance, job training, and other classes. This is part of the college’s recent effort to make going to college easier for low-income Roanokers.
Baseball author Lynn Sutter of Norton is the first woman to win honors from the Society for American Baseball Research. She’s done it twice.
The Russell County band is rising on the country charts. This week, it played the Grand Ole Opry.
On Saturday, a historical marker about the 1951 team will be unveiled.
A play staged this weekend in St. Paul will tell the story of Pierre Francois du Tubeuf, who tried to create a French colony on the Clinch River.