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Weekend Anchor/ReporterThere was a restaurant battle inside one of Washington and Lee University's dining halls on Thursday. The school's cooks were split up into two teams. On one side, Blue Column Bistro. The Southern Star is set up on the other end of Evans...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- More than three-fifths of Virginia's public schools and 97 percent of districts failed to meet annual benchmarks in reading and mathematics under the federal No Child Left Behind law. The state Department of Education says 697 of...
Founded: March 30, 1839 History: Pulaski County was created in 1839 from parts of Montgomery and Wythe Counties, becoming the 87th Virginia county. It was named after Count Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who came to America after he was exiled...
ReporterOne day after high winds toppled trees, and cut power to thousands in western Virginia, many communities were still assessing the damage. On street after street, the caution tape was flying Tuesday morning. Power lines were still on the ground. The roar...
ReporterPeople still struggling to rebuild after those deadly tornadoes in Southwest Virginia this spring now have another option for funding. The Small Business Association is offering low-interest loans for homeowners, renters and businesses. Two offices have...
ReporterThe budget showdown continues in Washington. President Barack Obama says he will continue to push for the largest deal possible to cut government spending and raise the nation's debt limit, but Republicans continue to oppose any tax increases, and a...
Anchor/ReporterUpdate July 26, 2011 The flap over flags in Lexington has taken another turn as the group who jump-started the entire debate backs down. The Sons of Confederate Veterans wanted to fly a confederate-style flag on certain holidays. Now the group says...
Reporter18th century living history will be on display this weekend at East Montgomery Park in Elliston. The Great Road Encampment is Saturday and Sunday. The event features demonstrations by 18th century reenactors. Visitors will see flintlock muskets,...
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has designated Washington County as a disaster area due to damage caused by tornadoes in April. The declaration Monday means agricultural producers in the county will be eligible for federal...
reporterA local university is taking one-more step to reduce its carbon foot print. Monday, Washington and Lee announced it entered into a deal to bring solar paneling to campus. When it's completed, W&L will become the largest solar energy project in the...
A group of fraternity brothers are teaming up for one mission: helping those with disabilities. Pi Kappa Phi is biking across the country and volunteer at charities for the Push America Challege. The group of 35 has raised more than 500 thousand dollars...
ReporterHouse leaders are pulling the plug on the congressional page program. They say the move will save millions of dollars a year, but a former page from western Virginia says the decision leaves him with mixed feelings. Chad Sartini is the Assistant...
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