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WDBJ7 ReporterMore than a quarter of the most famous footpath in America, the Appalachian Trail, passes through Southwest Virginia. We talked with trail hikers and volunteers with the Roanoke Appalachian Trail Club to find out if the sequestration impasse in...
WDBJ7 Reporter150 years ago, land-grant universities like Virginia Tech, officially were born. Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act, which opened up the doors of colleges and universities to everyone. President Lincoln signed the act into law in 1862....
WDBJ7 ReporterNeighbors in one hometown aren't happy to hear who may be moving in next door. A Martinsville developer is planning to build a Dollar General near a quiet community. People who live nearby say council is going back on its word after mentioning in the...
Douthat State Park is getting new campgrounds. On April 1, a new 23-acre campground called Whispering Pines will open. Also, the Beaver Dam Campground has been turned into an equestrian camping area. Both projects cost $2.43 million. The Whispering...
Virginia is getting federal help to pay for repairing roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood said Monday that Virginia will receive more than $2.1 million from the...
The City of Salem is receiving a grant from the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation to acquire nine acres to complete the Roanoke River Greenway project between Rotary Park and the city line. Another grant was awarded to the city for the trail...
TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott vetoed $368 million in lawmaker pet projects Monday and blocked a 3 percent tuition hike for Florida colleges and universities. The tuition increase passed earlier this month was a small piece of the overall $74.1...
The Hartford Courant— Nearly 40 years ago, Robert Kuchta was hiking on the rock ridge on the Southington-Wolcott border when he saw something unusual in the valley below – a ring of bright-scarlet maples surrounding a smaller circle of white pines. "I decided to...
Hydraulic fracturing, the process that involves shooting millions of gallons of water, sand and chemicals underground to crack shale formations and unlock oil and gas, would become more difficult under new rules proposed by the Interior Department. As...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands will be required to disclose publicly the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, the Obama administration said Thursday. The new "fracking" rule replaces a...
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