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  • Samanata Shrestha-Jessica Ewing: Virginia Tech murder
    Samanata Shrestha-Jessica Ewing: Virginia Tech murder
    The New York Daily News is reporting today that three people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Virginia Tech student. Police say, Samanata Shrestha was found dead in her vehicle on Monday. Fellow Virginia Tech student Jessica...
  • Stargazing
    Virginia Tech astronomy students host free Fridays at Prices Fork Observatory
    Though it takes only binoculars or a very basic telescope to enjoy stargazing, astronomy student docents from Virginia Tech can take your stargazing experience up a few (hundred) notches by hosting free open houses at the Prices Fork Observatory...
  • Narceus americanus millipede
    SEEDS to host free millipede display, program this Saturday
    What comes in varieties including "pink" and "sausage" and can squirt toxic juice in predators' faces?That's right: Millipedes.This Saturday, November 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Seek Education Explore DiScover ...
  • Hokie Bugfest Abbey Birch
    Bug out to Blacksburg for the Hokie Bugfest
    It's time again for the annual entomological extravaganza, insect insanity, bug blitz that is Hokie Bugfest!This Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., the Virginia Tech Department of Entomology and Virginia 4-H will co-host the...
  • The Blue Marble
    Earth Day celebrations continue with many more community activities
    The New River Valley continues the celebration of Earth Day with a second weekend of nature- and environment-oriented events on Saturday, April 27. These events include:Bloomin' & Broomin' - This annual, county-wide cleanup invites...
  • Wendy's
    Wendy's: where's the decent grub?
    Wendy’s, the drive through grub servers made famous by Dave Thomas and his red haired daughter, is the main fast food competitor of McDonald’s, Hardees, and Burger King. Each chain seems to match, blow for tedious blow, their own...
  • Souvlaki
    Souvlaki does Greek eats fast
    The best local rock station features numerous on air ads pimping the Greek eatery, Souvlaki. Located next to the Virginia Tech campus in downtown Blacksburg, VA, this purveyor of quickie Greek food is worth a visit.Eaters are enthusiastically...
  • Kobe
    Kobe delivers affordable sushi
    Kobe Japanese Express isn’t a bad little sushi joint. For Tech students without a car, or anyone on a limited budget, if offers an alternative to higher priced Japanese eateries.Decor is limited to a few pictures. There are stacks of...
  • Virginia Tech police officers console one another as they move toward the scene where a fellow officer, Deriek W. Crouse, was killed in a parking lot on the campus on Thursday, December 8, 2011.
    Police confirm no connection between Virginia Tech shooter and victim
    Deriek W. Crouse, a 39-year-old Virginia Tech police officer and father of five from Christiansburg, VA was shot and killed at close range while on duty at the University on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 12:15 p.m. EST by 22-year-old Ross Truett...
  • Possible Gunman at Virginia Tech
    From Facebook: Tri-Cities holding breath about gunman seen at Virginia Tech
    The reports of a possible gunman spotted at nearby Virginia Tech have created a ripple in the Tri-Cities once again. A mere 124 miles from Bristol, most residents have more than one connection to the campus or the Blacksburg area. Like any other...
  • Cabo Fish Taco!
    Celebrate National Tequila Day at Cabo Fish Taco!
    In Blacksburg, there is no better place to celebrate National Tequila Day than Cabo Fish Taco. This Saturday, July 24, is the perfect opportunity to cool off with an amazing margarita from the largest tequila bar in the area. With recipes featured...
  • Overlooking the great lawn at The Inn at Virginia Tech.
    Preston's Gives Us Summer Dining and Entertainment
    An upcoming evening of rock and blues might be just the event to bring the spotlight back to Preston’s Restaurant. Located inside the beautiful Inn at Virginia Tech, Preston’s is now home to Executive Chef Chad Brodkin, and dinner...
  • View from the wine bar at 622 North.
    New Restaurant and Wine Bar Make a Great Impression
    The building may still be associated with its former name, but 622 North is a fresh, new take on Blacksburg restaurants. The remodeled bar, with its pool tables, darts, and great happy hour, will certainly attract all ages. However, for many, this...
  • Delicious food, fantastic wine, why wouldn't you go to the Fork and Cork?
    2nd Annual Blacksburg Fork and Cork
    Back for its second year, the Blacksburg Fork and Cork will return to the First and Main shopping center May 1st. Thanks to the Blacksburg Partnership, which proceeds of the event support, you can look forward to familiar favorites and a lot of...
  • Patrons enjoy Green's relaxing atmosphere.
    Going Green's
    Now that winter is over, everyone seems ready to get out of their house or apartment. Where better to celebrate the warm weather than Downtown Blacksburg? If you’re looking to plan your perfect springtime date or just a spot to meet up with...