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  • Vote biblically for next president

    Nothing is more important that protecting our right to live our lives according to our deeply held faith in God.

  • Drivers, turn on your headlights

    Here’s hoping that more drivers around town will take the initiative to take just a moment and switch on their headlights during rainy days — for safety’s sake, please turn on your headlights!

  • Jones gets down to business

    Superintendent Stanley Jones wants to do a lot with the schools, but he can’t do it without public support, and that won’t happen until the public believes that the problems uncovered last November have been fixed.

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Thursday miscellany: Hokies strength coach Ben Hilgart speaks, All-ACC academic honors and more

I talked to new strength and conditioning coach Ben Hilgart yesterday and will have an article running in Saturday's paper as soon as we can line up a time to get a picture of him in Virginia Tech gear.

Grants accepted from Exxon

Principal of Forest Hills Elementary School Catherine Lassiter, Principal of George Washington High School Randall Stokes and Principal at Galileo Magnet High School Jay Lancaster accept grant funds Feb. 1 from Exxon Representative Tommy Pearson, three of 19 area schools …

The Latest: Sheriff shares more details of fatal shootings

ABINGDON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on a gunman fatally shooting two sheriff's deputies and being killed in a shootout (all times local):

Twitter tweaks its timeline in pursuit of more users

Twitter is tweaking the way that tweets appear in its users' timelines in its latest attempt to broaden the appeal of its messaging service.

County schools to research salary fixes

The Pittsylvania County School Board is taking steps to research and implement fixes to a stagnant and uneven teacher pay scale through a compensation study the board approved Tuesday night.

Busy bees: Lots of creatures pollinate the flowers

Everyone knows that honeybees are the most relied upon pollinator to help us insure successful crops of vegetables and fruits for the continued survival of our species.

Senators: Let female WWII pilots into Arlington Cemetery

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two dozen U.S. senators want the Army to reverse a policy change barring female World War II pilots from having their ashes placed at Arlington National Cemetery....

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