An author whose new novel is set in Blacksburg, Virginia will be in town this weekend to give a talk about her book.  "Pretend We Are Lovely" is the story of a family's struggles and strategies for coping with grief.  

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Virginia’s primary elections are coming up on June 12th.  Two Democrats are vying to challenge the Republican incumbent in the state’s 9th district, which comprises much of southwestern Virginia.

When an old growth forest in Blacksburg was spared the chopping block in 2012, environmentalists cheered. But Friends of Stadium Woods, say that was not the end of it. Even though Virginia Tech agreed to change the location of a new athletic practice field, sparing the woods, they say they’re still not ‘out of the woods’ when it comes to the future of that rare and precious forest.

Most of us learn by using our eyes. Whether it’s reading or poring over formulas, graphs and charts, it’s a mostly visual experience.  Now, professors at Virginia Tech are exploring a new way to add another dimension to teaching and learning by transforming data into sound.     

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A treatment being tested for brain cancer in dogs may one day help humans with the same disease. Clinical trials at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg are showing promising results and a new round of trials is set to start early next year.