A project of the nonprofit Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley, “Together We Rise: Pulaski” will be formally opened with a ribbon-cutting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. It will be on display at Jackson Park through June 1.
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A 13-year-old girl solved her town’s duck overpopulation problem
Renee Tucker, an eighth-grader at Narrows High School, was assigned a public speaking project. She addressed the overpopulation of ducks and geese at the local pond–then took it a step further and found a way to solve the problem.
Arts, industry and commerce coexist at Roanoke’s former Viscose property
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Craig Creek helps the local economy flow. Local officials worry what a pending lawsuit might mean for tourism
Lawsuit clouds the waters of Craig Creek.
The pandemic may be waning. But as long as viruses are among us, Virginia Tech’s Linsey Marr still has work to do.
Professor studies COVID and flu from engineering viewpoint
Startup gets ticket punched
Acquisition is a mark of success for “rising star” graduates of Roanoke business accelerator.
As infection numbers decline and at-home testing expands, Carilion shutters drive-through COVID test centers
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New director takes the wheel of Wytheville town museums
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Some say lawsuit aiming to clarify murky legal waters surrounding creekbed ownership could jeopardize Craig Creek access
River advocate fears loss of public access to Craig Creek, a popular recreation spot that flows through Craig and Botetourt counties.