CHRISTIANSBURG — Montgomery County Public Schools officials hope that their purse string holders can direct most of about $640,000 in one-time funds toward the replacement of two school buses and some classroom technology equipment.

Emily Martin, a member of Radford University’s online media staff, died after a single-vehicle crash early Friday morning, Carilion Health Systems spokesman Chris Turnbull said Sunday.

I bought a blanket on Amazon recently for $16.99. The transaction was pretty quick on my end, but it set off a series of events that all ended with my purchase being forever chronicled in a ledger somewhere.

PULASKI — The town of Pulaski notified its residents earlier this month that the locality’s drinking water tested positive for higher levels of haloacetic acid than allowed by the state — but assured it is safe to consume.

For the last two years, and despite no little effort, yours truly has struck out in attempts to score $1 million a year for life in Warren Buffett's NCAA basketball tournament contest. Tuesday, I ventured down to Blacksburg to seek some tips from a canny professor at Virginia Tech.

CHRISTIANSBURG — A state trooper’s attempt to U-turn across Christiansburg Mountain traffic to chase a speeder ended in a collision with a Radford University student — and on Wednesday, a $30 fine for the student.

  • By Dominick Mastrangelo and Robby Korth The Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — Nicole DiIoia is among the high school students old enough to remember the 2007 shooting at nearby Virginia Tech. On Wednesday, the senior joined Christiansburg High School classmates in an assembly-style demonstration to remember the 17 people killed in last month’s school …

How about mandatory gun insurance, like most states require for cars? Could that be part of a free-market solution for gun violence in the age of massacres?

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