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Virginia Tech study on New River trotlines reveals changing traditions in fishing

While the popularity of fishing for smallmouth bass is on the rise in Virginia’s New River, the decades-old practice of fishing for catfish using trotlines is fading.


Class of 2014: Employee of 27 years to earn her fourth Virginia Tech degree

A Virginia Tech classified staff employee for 27 years, Peggy Quesenberry has fully capitalized on Virginia Tech’s tuition waiver benefit for employees–having received four degrees in that time.


Virginia Tech green building class benefits area high schools, Habitat for Humanity

In a unique partnership between the Giles County Technology Center, Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley, and a Virginia Tech sustainable biomaterials class, college students developed teaching materials on green building for high schools students.


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McAuliffe recognizes farmers for conservation and water quality measures

Governor Terry McAuliffe on Monday presented 10 farmers with 2014 Virginia Grand Basin Clean Water Farm Awards for implementing practices to protect water quality.


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Wolverine Advanced Materials to invest $10.6 million to expand operation

Wolverine Advanced Materials (Wolverine)will invest $10.625 million to expand its specialty rubber coated materials manufacturing operation in Montgomery County.


Inside Fishburne PG Basketball: Caissons roll, look forward to big weekend

This week’s Inside Fishburne PG Basketball looks back at the Caissons’ 93-71 win over New River last weekend and then jumps ahead to a big weekend at FMS with the Postgrad Tipoff Challenge.


Fishburne PG basketball improves to 3-0 with 93-71 win over New River

The fourth-ranked Fishburne postgrad basketball team wore down a scrappy New River CC team for a 93-71 pounding Saturday afternoon in Waynesboro.


Fishburne postgrad basketball improves to 2-0 with 114-88 win over Virginia Tech JV team

The Virginia Tech JV team hung around for a while with success at the free-throw line, but the Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball team pulled away in the second half to post a 114-88 win on Sunday in Waynesboro, Va.


#2 Fishburne postgrad basketball breezes past New River, 86-60

Second-ranked Fishburne came out of the gate a little slow, but the Caissons went on a scoring burst spanning the halftime break en route to posting an easy 86-60 win over New River Community College.


Fishburne eases past Virginia Western, 94-62

The Fishburne Military School postgrad basketball team hadn’t played in a week. “Guys were getting tired of beating up on each other in practice,” said assistant coach Aaron Drakeford after the Caissons’ 94-62 win over Virginia Western on Sunday in Waynesboro, Va.


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McDonnell announces task force on mental health services

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced the membership for the newly-created Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response. The membership includes leaders in the mental health field, law enforcement communities, the judicial system, private hospitals, and individuals receiving mental health services and their families.


Gov. McDonnell announces 64 new jobs in Pulaski County

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that Alexander Industries, a privately held American manufacturer of firearms, will invest $2.88 million to relocate and expand its operations in Dublin Industrial Park in Pulaski County. Virginia successfully competed against South Dakota and Texas for the project, which will create 64 new jobs.


Fishburne PGs open Tip-Off Challenge with 111-85 win over New River CC

Tre’ Harris had 20 points to help Fishburne overcome a sluggish defensive effort en route to posting a 111-85 win over New River Community College Thursday in the opener of the 2013 Holiday Inn Express-Waynesboro Tip-Off Challenge.


Fishburne PGs host Tip-Off Challenge

The Fishburne Military School 2013 Holiday Inn Express-Waynesboro Tip-Off Challenge will bring some of the top prep basketball talent in the country to Waynesboro Nov. 7-9. Top recruits playing in the tournament include FMS stars Tre’ Harris (Kansas State), Jabari Craig (Southern Cal) and Jordan Tyson (St. Bonaventure).