Robbie Harris http://wvtf.org en Chinese Herbs Growing in Virginia http://wvtf.org/post/chinese-herbs-growing-virginia <p>More Americans than ever before are turning to Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture to heal and prevent disease.&nbsp; Many states, including Virginia now license practitioners and regulate the industry.</p><p>As the sector grows, there is more demand for Chinese Medicinal herbs, an important aspect of the practice. A new project underway to grow Chinese medicinal herbs here is taking root in Floyd Virginia. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 16:07:56 +0000 Robbie Harris 24045 at http://wvtf.org Chinese Herbs Growing in Virginia Rules for Flying Your Drone http://wvtf.org/post/rules-flying-your-drone <p>With all the talk about drones, you’d think the industry was ready to take off. But not until the Federal Aviation Administration determines safety rules for commercial U.S airspace.&nbsp; And that could be more than 2 years away.&nbsp; Meantime, that means no flying commercial drones without a special permit.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:36:32 +0000 Robbie Harris 23669 at http://wvtf.org Rules for Flying Your Drone Coalfields Expressway Plan Under Scrutiny http://wvtf.org/post/coalfields-expressway-plan-under-scrutiny <p></p><p>A plan for a controversial highway, known as the Coalfields Expressway, will undergo a full environmental impact study by the Virginia Department of Transportation.</p><p>V-DOT has described the plan the road as an economic lifeline for a region with a depressed economy. But citizen groups see it as benefiting only coal mining companies and not local communities.</p><p><br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:30:28 +0000 Robbie Harris 23511 at http://wvtf.org Coalfields Expressway Plan Under Scrutiny Using Local Culture to Nurture a Depressed Economy http://wvtf.org/post/using-local-culture-nurture-depressed-economy <p></p><p>The mountains of Southwest Virginia were once known for coal mining, manufacturing and agriculture --- and the boom and bust cycles that go with them.&nbsp; Now the region is looking toward more lasting routes to prosperity.&nbsp; They’re using nature and the local creative culture to nurture their economy.</p><p></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:09:58 +0000 Robbie Harris 23332 at http://wvtf.org Using Local Culture to Nurture a Depressed Economy Unlocking the Secrets of Aging http://wvtf.org/post/unlocking-secrets-aging <p></p><p>The signs of aging are clearly visible, hair turns gray, wrinkles appear. But scientists at Virginia Tech think they’ve found a new way to measure aging on the cellular level.&nbsp;</p><p>It could lead to new ways to diagnose and determine the causes of certain illnesses.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:54:39 +0000 Robbie Harris 23288 at http://wvtf.org Unlocking the Secrets of Aging