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Clown sightings reported in southwest Va, northeast Tenn

BRISTOL, Va. (AP) — Reports of clown sightings have spread into southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee following a recent rash of clown hoaxes in the South. The Bristol Herald Courier reports (http://bit.ly/2cx0g7h) that since August, authorities in states across the South have received calls about people dressed as clowns in parks, woods and neighborhoods, prompting … Continue reading

Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools
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Stalled front and tropical storm deluge roads, close schools

Flooding in coastal Virginia and North Carolina blocked roads and forced school closings Wednesday that affected for more than 100,000 students. A stalled weather system and the remnants of Tropical Storm Julia have brought days of rain and localized flooding to the region. The rain is expected to continue into Thursday. National Weather Service Meteorologist … Continue reading

Historic recognition: Washington’s family tree is biracial
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Historic recognition: Washington’s family tree is biracial

George Washington’s adopted son was a bit of a ne’er-do-well by most accounts, including those of Washington himself, who wrote about his frustrations with the boy they called “Wash.” “From his infancy, I have discovered an almost unconquerable disposition to indolence in everything that did not tend to his amusements,” the founding father wrote. At … Continue reading

Hokies look to stay focused with East Carolina visiting
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Hokies look to stay focused with East Carolina visiting

The trick now for Virginia Tech is not believing the hype. Fresh off a 49-0 victory against Boston College that matched their largest victory margin in an Atlantic Coast Conference game, the Hokies welcome East Carolina this weekend. The Pirates (2-1) figure to be especially motivated after a 20-15 loss to South Carolina in which … Continue reading

A look at drug company spending, influence in Virginia
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A look at drug company spending, influence in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In Virginia and in states across the country, drugmakers that produce opioids and allied advocacy groups are spending heavily as they work to influence state and federal policies. A joint investigation by The Associated Press and the Center for Public Integrity found that drug companies and allied groups spent more than … Continue reading

Education / Virginia

Sex assaults on, near VCU campus cause concern for students

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students at Virginia Commonwealth University are expressing concern about a number of sexual assaults on and around campus the last few weeks. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2d8DXTO ) that VCU police fielded reports about three alleged sexual assaults the first week of classes in late August. Those three incidents occurred around … Continue reading

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Money for bone-marrow donors? Company says yes; feds say no

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Doug Grant says his new company, Hemeos, can save lives. But a proposed change in federal regulations could make his business a criminal enterprise. The goal of Grant’s D.C.-based startup company is to find matches for people who need bone-marrow transplants, particularly in the African-American community, where matches are harder to … Continue reading