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Yann Ranaivo


Yann Ranaivo covers local government and politics in the New River Valley, including Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Radford and Montgomery County.

Effective March 8, Montgomery County Public Schools will move to what they formally call phase three, level three, which allows for full-day, in-person classes. In-person classes will still occur four days a week, with Wednesday remaining as an at-home learning day for students and planning day for teachers.

The Blacksburg-based company that specializes in on-demand personalized greeting cards is collaborating with 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc., a leading provider of giftable items such as gourmet foods, gift baskets, floral products and personalized keepsake items.

Councilman Steve Huppert asked his colleagues Tuesday if they wanted to hear more from him in near future about suggestion to ban guns in town buildings. They expressed little to no support, with some raising concerns about such an ordinance infringing on Second Amendment rights.

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