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AAA: Gas prices continue downward trend for Thanksgiving return trips

As an estimated 41.3 million Americans and 1.2 million Virginians hit the roads this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, they will have filled their gas tanks at the lowest gas prices for the holiday since 2009.


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Virginia Tech student workers gain valuable hotel, restaurant experience

Debbie Cadenas of Middleburg, Virginia, is one of at least 100 students who work at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center at any given time


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Del. Sam Rasoul releases first bill for 2015 session: Tax break on renewable energy

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has introduced legislation that would see decreased taxes for businesses utilizing renewable energy.


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Thanksgiving gas prices lowest in five years

The price at the pump has dropped 86 cents from the 2014 peak of $3.70 (April 28). AAA predicts most U.S. travelers likely will pay the cheapest Thanksgiving gas prices in five years.


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Virginia Tech recommends candidates for Rhodes and Marshall scholarships

Virginia Tech has recommended three candidates for the Rhodes Scholarship and three candidates for the Marshall Scholarship.


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Del. Sam Rasoul earns 100 percent rating from Sierra Club

Delegate Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke City) has received a perfect score on the Virginia Sierra Club’s first General Assembly Legislative Scorecard.


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Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine art exhibit to feature medical avatars

The powerful effects of habit on health will come to life in the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine’s newest art exhibit, Medical Avatar: The Health Time Machine.


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Virginia Film Office announces 2014 Virginia Screenwriting Competition winners

The Virginia Film Office has announced the three winners of the 2014 Virginia Screenwriting Competition.


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Will Hammer: Thank you, and an announcement

Libertarian Party congressional nominee Will Hammer thanks his supporters and offers a post-election announcement.


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Emmett Hanger co-chairs Summit on Rural Prosperity

State Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta), Chairman of the Virginia Rural Center, has taken a lead role in organizing and hosting the Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity.


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Gas prices on longest consecutive decline since 2008

The national average price of gas has dropped for 50 days in a row (through Friday), a cumulative decline of 44 cents, which is the longest consecutive decline since 2008.


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Much hotter summers, loss of forests expected as Virginia climate heats up

Wide ranging climate change impacts throughout Virginia are detailed in a new book, Virginia Climate Fever, by journalist Stephen Nash.


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Construction begins for Amtrak service to Roanoke

The Commonwealth of Virginia, Amtrak, Norfolk Southern and the City of Roanoke are beginning the first phase of construction for the platform that will serve intercity passenger rail service to the Star City.


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Good news: Gas prices may remain low for most this winter

Good news: the low gas prices that you’re seeing at the pump this fall are not only likely to remain low, but could even fall past the holidays.


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Mersen USA to invest $5.7 million to expand operation in Bristol

Mersen USA, a subsidiary of Mersen SA, a global expert in electrical specialties headquartered in France, will invest $5.7 million to expand its operation in the City of Salem, creating 50 new jobs.