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Monday, September 16th, 2019

The Gobbler Get Up

If your favorite color is not Burnt Orange or Chicago Maroon or the unusual combination of both, and you visit the Virginia Tech campus during Hokie football season, you might just change your mind. The Virginia Tech Hokies have always faced a challenge when trying to make orange and maroon look good. Let’s face it,

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

How Virginia Tech revolutionized helmet construction for concussion prevention

Now a beacon for branding and sparkly nuance, the American football helmet was once made of nothing but hardened leather. It is inarguably the most important part of the uniform yet, shockingly, after the leap from leather...

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

Mercedes AMG Gullwing

Mickey Hayes’s first hotrod was a 1934 Ford sedan with a Chrysler hemi engine. His most recent hotrod came off the factory line fully optimized, with no improvements necessary: a 2011 Mercedes SLS AMG 6.3 Gullwing. Capable...

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

There’s No Place Like Home

Growing old gracefully certainly has a delightful ring to it. Perhaps we picture ourselves flitting about our homes, doing much of the same things we’ve always done, living out the days surrounded by family, friends and the...

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

Rooted in the New River Valley

Greg and Debbie Miller are not the first, and will not be the last, Virginia Tech grads to have arrived in the New River Valley for college and stayed for life. He grew up near Ashland, Va.,...

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

NRV Senior Assisted Living: Exceptional!

Benjamin Franklin is credited with saying: “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain but death and taxes.” Franklin wrote these words in 1789, when the average life expectancy for women was 62, and for...

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Monday, September 16th, 2019

What do we do when a direct link to our past has a questionable future?

When April Martin Danner set out to locate the graves of Civil War soldiers buried in our area, she kept happening upon something else hidden in the bushes – several small, family graveyards, roughly 600 actually,...

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Thursday, September 5th, 2019

Seeing the Value of a Healthy Lifestyle

The eye, the brain and the body are inextricably interconnected. As an eye doctor, I am reminded of this every day when dealing with “eye” diseases that are really whole body or lifestyle issues. These include glaucoma,...

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Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Transplanting Hope – the gift of second chances through organ donation

When Chelsea Hartman of Christiansburg was 8 years old, she was diagnosed with Alport Syndrome and told she would need a kidney transplant in her 20s. It is news no one wants to receive but kidneys are...

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Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

PAs on the Front Lines

Chances are very high these days that when you go to see a doctor, you see a physician assistant or PA instead. These healthcare specialists have a unique role in the medical field for being on the...

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