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ReporterThe frustration of Franklin County students and parent is continuing to grow. They say they want county leaders to allocate more money to fully fund the school system. “It’s sad that we are in this position, but we have to keep on fighting...
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WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistOn Friday, May 17th, at 8 a.m. the Franklin County Sheriff's Department put on a mock DUI traffic stop and arrest in front of Franklin County High School. Three students were pulled over and officers found several bottles of alcohol in the car. The...
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WDBJ7 ReporterBesides taking a full load of classes, a growing group of students from Carroll County High School is also working outside on 65 acres. New River Valley reporter Orlando Salinas has the story. "Guys today we're going to be picking up a few rocks",...
Virginia Tech president Charles Steger announced Tuesday that he is stepping down. Steger is scheduled to give the commencement speech at Virginia Tech’s graduation Friday. Steger has been the school’s president since 2000. “When...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefNatalie Lombardo likes to fix things. "It's part of my personality," said Lombardo, a Lynchburg College senior. "I like to care for people." When choosing a career, medicine seemed like a natural fit. "My mom is in the medical field and my dad is...
WDBJ7 ReporterIf you or someone you know owes or is about to owe student loans you'll want to pay close attention to this story. As of right now, the interest rate on student loans, which is three-point-four percent, is set to double on July 1. But lawmakers are...
Virginia Commonwealth University students will pay more for tuition and mandatory fees starting in the fall. Returning students will continue to pay under a block pricing structure under the plan approved Friday by the Board of Visitors. New students...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistVirginia Tech students are making big moves when it comes to erasing their footprint on the environment. In just one year, the school has collected and diverted more than 500 tons of compostable waste from the regional landfill. Employees at...
WDBJ7 Multimedia JournalistThe second annual Diploma Campaign to support the Community College Access Program (CCAP) kicks off May 5 in area Stop-In Food Stores and Kroger locations. CCAP is a tuition-assistance program at Virginia Western Community College that allows graduating...
UPDATE: Five more students contract chicken pox at Tunstall High School, principal says it's under controlWDBJ7 ReporterThe principal at Tunstall High School believes an outbreak of chickenpox is under control. 25 students have the disease. The Health Department spent the start of this week giving vaccinations to more than 100 students at both Tunstall High School and ...
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Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefSeniors at Liberty University are celebrating the end of their college years by partying with the man who runs their school. Liberty's chancellor, Jerry Falwell, Jr., welcomed more than 1,200 students to his Bedford County farm Saturday night. They...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefSome Bedford County students are growing food to feed themselves and their neighbors. Huddleston Elementary School is starting a community garden. Agriculture students from Staunton River High School were on hand Friday morning to help second graders...
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