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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Bluegrass Music Jammin’ in Narrows

Locally, it is a well-known fact that if one is interested in taking in some of the bluegrass music scene, you had better head over to Floyd on a Friday night. Or, you may want to go down to Galax and see what is going on there. A lesser-known venue for local bluegrass music is

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Trail Champion outdoor enthusiast Ralph Robertson leads Giles County in adventure

In 1987, Ralph Robertson was featured in Outdoor Life Magazine for float fishing the New River. Now he is instrumental in efforts like ReNew the New and River Cleanup and often volunteers his time to teach interested...

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Monday, November 4th, 2019

Jon Coburn

As a medical device rep, Jon Coburn traveled all over the United States. “I would visit breweries and eat in awesome restaurants, places where young professionals would hang out. When I wanted to take a physician out...

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Monday, November 4th, 2019

Kevin Meredith

The path to owning a hair salon wasn’t an obvious one for Kevin Meredith of Meredith’s Salon in Christiansburg. After graduating from Radford High School and dabbling in the “real” working world, Meredith decided to go to...

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Monday, November 4th, 2019

Jane Bonomo

When Jane Bonomo opened her first boutique shop in 1973, it was in a small building on Church Street just off Main Street in downtown Blacksburg. Now she owns a whole plaza across town on University City...

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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...

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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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Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em

Fiber artist Fran Stafford of Newport has called herself many things in her career – spinner, knitter, crocheter, but the Livestock Conservancy would subsume all of those under one title, Sheep Employment Specialist. In a world where...

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Monday, May 13th, 2019

A Clear Business Model

Somehow the declaration against windows became a joke in the world of cleaning. But what is a man who does do windows allowed to claim he doesn’t do? “I don’t do malls,” Ron Eaves, sole proprietor of...

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Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Letting Kids Get Messy to Learn . . . STEM hands-on learning

If you’re going to make an omelet, be ready to crack a few eggs. And if you’re going to teach STEM activities , be ready to make a mess. The Bricks Bots & Beakers...

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