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Passenger rail service on track to return to the New River Valley

The state has agreed with Norfolk Southern to make the improvements necessary to extend passenger rail service to Christiansburg.

Local Business Headlines

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Radford University publicly launches $100 million fundraising campaign

The university has raised a considerable amount during a quiet phase of the initiative. Read more

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Virginia Tech students use robot to pursue the cutting edge

The project was part of a class in the architecture school. Read more

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CASEY: Up on Mill Mountain, some lights, camera and action

A Roanoke-raised director has brought dozens of movie workers to this region for production of three films this year. Read more

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Botetourt government offices, libraries to reopen in June

Botetourt County libraries and administrative offices will reopen to the public June 1, assuming pandemic conditions do not worsen, accordi… Read more

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Pipeline opponents sentenced to spend day in jail for each day in tree-sit protest

A day violating a court order by blocking work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline from atop a tree will equate to a day in jail, a judge ruled Wednesday. Read more

Customers welcome new diner to Floyd's old Blue Ridge Restaurant building

The Blue Ridge Diner is open for business in a familiar place. Read more

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Roanoke council approves land swap and $750,000 settlement to bridge the greenway gap

Roanoke will swap an abandoned railway line and cash for the Walker Machine & Foundry property in Norwich. Read more

Around Virginia

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King George looks into banning retail sales of marijuana by 2024

With Virginia legalizing the recreational use of marijuana by adults, King George voters would have to approve a measure in a referendum to ban its sale in the county.  Read more

Names & Changes

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Lisa Lambrecht

ValleyStar Credit Union announced the promotion of Lisa Lambrecht to executive vice president.

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