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The Blacksburg Police Department arrested two men Thursday, July 18 after an attempted armed robbery in town. According to the police report, officers responded to the 3500 block of Holiday Lane to investigate the crime.

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Hundreds of students chanted “Title IX excuses crime” throughout Virginia Tech’s campus during the Walkout for Survivors Against Sexual Assault on April 30, where protestors asked for reform on sexual assault proceedings and new Title IX at Virginia Tech.

The Blacksburg Chinese School, a nonprofit organization that strives to promote cultural awareness and diversity in the town, is pitching an idea for a new cultural center space in Blacksburg. The school is hoping to build a new facility downtown that will be maintained by the community.

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Blacksburg will soon be home to a brand-new mountain biking park. The Blacksburg Rotary Mountain Bike Skills Park will be located on the current Gateway Trail on Brush Mountain, off Meadowbrook Drive.

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Brick and mortar store Mish Mish has announced it will close up shop permanently later this summer. An icon for many businesses and essential for many Virginia Tech students, Mish Mish has served the Blacksburg community for 49 years.

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Members of the Blacksburg and Virginia Tech communities are resisting a request by American Campus Communities to rezone 3.8 acres of the Houston-Harrell Street neighborhood for student housing.

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Virginia Tech Housing and Residential Life and Recreational Sports has recently opened a new outdoor fitness park with the purpose to improve students’ wellness. University officials hope that this $120,000 park will get students to spend more time outside.


On Jan. 1, 2019, Cyril Clarke assumed his role as the executive vice president and provost at Virginia Tech. Previously, he served as dean of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine from 2013 to October of 2017, and he became interim executive vice president and provost at Virgi…

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Virginia Tech will begin a renovation project on War Memorial Hall at the end of 2019. Working with CannonDesign, the university plans to create a more pleasant gym experience for students and bring one of the older buildings on campus into the future.

On Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, Science Olympiad at Virginia Tech hosted its second Science Olympiad Tournament, with over 200 high school students competing from counties across Virginia, as well as a school in Pennsylvania.

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The Blacksburg Transit service has launched a new app in hopes of improving bus scheduling and ease of use for students and other passengers. Released on Jan. 16, this app is available for both Android and iPhone users and can be downloaded for free from the Google Play or App Store.