Ferrum College appoints new president
Education / Virginia

Ferrum College appoints new president

FERRUM, Va. (AP) — Ferrum College has appointed a new president. The university announced Monday in a news release that Joseph Spooner will serve as the school’s 11th president starting Aug. 1. Chair of the Ferrum College Presidential Search Committee Robert W. Todd announced the appointment following the selection by the College Board of Trustees. … Continue reading

Virginia Tech to install indoor emergency phones
Campus Life / Local / Virginia

Virginia Tech to install indoor emergency phones

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech is installing indoor emergency phones in buildings around campus. The university announced Tuesday that 145 small blue call boxes that connect users to emergency dispatchers at the press of a button are being installed in central building locations this summer. The phones are being installed in academic and administrative … Continue reading

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail
Health / Local / Virginia

Sheriff: Inmate dies at Richmond jail

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate at Richmond’s jail. Sheriff C.T. Woody Jr. announced in a statement that an inmate, identified as Rashad Dandridge, was fond unresponsive at the Richmond City Justice Center Tuesday. The sheriff says the medical department treated Dandridge, but he was pronounced dead. The sheriff’s … Continue reading