The hands-on museum has taken steps to make things easier for families dealing with neurodivergent diagnoses. It offers quiet spaces, sensory-friendly toys and a staff trained in autism awareness.
The group is looking for a new site within an hour of Blacksburg and Christiansburg.
A roll of deadstock fabric from the former textile giant had been sitting in an attic for years. Dani Des Roches, who’d left the New York fast-fashion industry and moved 15 minutes south of Danville, turned it into colorful dresses that sell across the country.
The hospice recently received the largest grant ever given by the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia.
Lynchburg, Wythe County and Carroll County have been under quarantine since 2022. The invasive pest is now showing up in localities including Radford, Roanoke and Salem.
Sensory trails are meant to incorporate “all seven senses” and include things like berry bushes, art and balance beams. Pulaski and Sky Meadows State Park also have sensory trails.
County-level Alzheimer’s prevalence data study shows higher numbers in rural Virginia and among minority populations.
The convention has set about amending its constitution to forbid women in pastoral roles. While multiple Baptist churches in Southwest and Southside have female pastors, only one is still a member of the SBC.
In the past, the organization’s archives were unavailable to the public, and the group’s work “didn’t reflect every facet” of Danville’s history, according to its current staff.
“There’s not much like rockets to get a kid excited about science, technology, engineering and math,” says one rocket club leader.