In a game which featured nine ties and 10 lead changes, the Pack was beaten by a mid-range jumper off the glass from a fading away Feyonda Fitzgerald with one second remaining in the overtime period. Continue reading
After two innings with no runs in the opening game, Bridgewater ended up scoring four runs in the bottom of the third. Continue reading
On March 16 Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a bill that authorizes Virginia Tech and Virginia State University to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will issue the growing licenses. The law goes into effect July 1. Continue reading
Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seeded Wisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament. Continue reading
The Generals came within one pitch of finishing with a no-hitter as Bridgewater outfielder Darren Yoder lined a single up the middle with two outs in the top of the ninth on a 3-2 pitch off Generals reliever Cory Smith. Continue reading
Virginia officials have urged commercial poultry farmers and backyard flock owners to observe strict biosecurity measures in light of avian influenza outbreaks in the Pacific Northwest, California and Midwestern states.
The H5N2 strain of the virus has been diagnosed in those parts of the country since December 2014, raising concerns that it will spread to poultry on the East Coast. It appears to be spread by wild waterfowl. Continue reading
Demetrius Jackson scored 20 points and the third-seeded Irish dominated Wichita State 81-70 in the Midwest regional semifinals on Thursday night to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time in 36 years. Continue reading
Governor Terry McAuliffe this morning vetoed six bills related to redistricting during his monthly “Ask the Governor” appearance on 1140AM WRVA. They are Senate Bill 1237, Senate Bill 1084, Senate Bill 986, House Bill 1699, House Bill 1417 and House Bill 1332. The Governor issued the following statement explaining his vetoes. The legal reasoning is identical for each of the six bills. Continue reading
The food was donated to the Food Bank of Wise County, which suffered a roof collapse after a heavy snow in February. More than $30,000 worth of food was inside, and none of it was salvageable. Continue reading
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has awarded nine partnership grants totaling more than $1.6 million to increase the content knowledge and sharpen the classroom skills of teachers in science and mathematics.
The Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP) grants will allow public and private colleges and universities to provide high-quality, professional development to teachers in an effort to reduce achievement gaps in math and science among student groups while raising achievement of all students. Continue reading