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Hokies looking for a few (more) good men at receiver

As much as Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Scot Loeffler liked seeing what freshman receivers Isaiah Ford and Cam Phillips did on the field last year, he'd love to see them out there a little less this season.

In the region: Florida State downs Virginia Tech baseball with walk-off

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Josh Delph’s two-out, bases-loaded grounder to Hokie shortstop Alex Perez elicited a high throw to first that eluded the first baseman and allowed the game-tying and game-winning runs to score in the bottom of the ninth for the Seminoles, giving them the walk-off 6-5 victory.

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7xMom: Phone killers don’t serve grits soufflés

I have two different ideas going on for this column — I killed my new and first smartphone this week and I’m not going to fix a grits soufflé for Easter dinner. Can I connect the two?

Society asks for historical document donations

While the weather is slowly taking the region into springtime, the Danville Historical Society is asking people in the area to remember them as spring cleaning rituals get underway.

UMW men's rugby team suspended over audio recording

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Activities for the University of Mary Washington men's rugby club have been suspended after the surfacing of a recording that captured some team members chanting a song with violent and sexually explicit lyrics....

High court sends back ruling on Virginia redistricting

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court says a lower court must take another look at a ruling that said Virginia state lawmakers packed too many black voters into one congressional district....

Wine and smiles

So what happens when the owners of four local wineries get together?

Enjoy springtime outdoors

It’s time to spring forth into action this season as the cold weather gives us break to actually enjoy spending time outside.

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Duke Energy coal ash woes cost CEO $600,000

Duke Energy’s coal ash spill into the Dan River cost its chief executive about $600,000 in pay last year, according to a securities filing Thursday.

Duke Energy to appeal record coal ash fine

Duke Energy plans to fight the record $25.1 million fine that state environmental regulators imposed recently for coal ash pollution at the Sutton Steam Electric Plant near Wilmington.

High court: Sex offender can challenge GPS monitoring

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a North Carolina sex offender should have a chance to challenge a requirement that he wear a GPS monitoring bracelet for the rest of his life.

Nerves on edge in Nigeria as vote count begins

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's electoral commission began counting votes in hotly contested presidential elections Monday as the United States and Britain warned that the count may be subverted by "deliberate political interference."

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  • Why change when you can just stay the same?

    In response to high electric rates hurting local industries, the city government has undertaken a study that, if taken to its logical conclusi…

  • Most Americans really do care

    Former president Bill Clinton hit the nail on the head when he said “there is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured with what is right in America.” You think he was referring to the “right wing”? Yeah, me too!

  • Why doesn’t the city do it?

    The city can waste millions on someone promising to bring jobs to the area, but won’t spend a few hundred to help an existing business and all the residents that support Danville by shopping here.

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