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Patrick Henry outlasts William Fleming in offensive battle with 5 lead changes

After missing their 2020 matchup due to the pandemic and the shortened spring season, Patrick Henry and William Fleming renewed their rivalry on the football field with a memorable encounter Saturday afternoon. PH backup quarterback Carmelo Taylor’s 12-yard touchdown run with 4:11 left in the game was the fifth and...
ROANOKE, VA
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North Crosss School Names New Headmaster

The Board of Trustees of North Cross School in Roanoke, VA, is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Armistead Lemon ’95 has been appointed the Head of School, effective July 1, 2022. Ms. Lemon is the ninth Head of School at North Cross, and notably the first woman and first alumna to serve in the position. The Board’s unanimous decision to select Ms. Lemon followed the enthusiastic and unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee.
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Jayvees stymie Warriors' comeback bid, win 26-20 at home

Franklin County scored two touchdowns in the third quarter and withstood a rally by Magna Vista in the final frame for a 26-20 non-district junior varsity football victory over the Warriors Thursday at C.I. (Cy) Dillon Stadium-Fred M. Brown Memorial Field. The Eagles (2-1) won for the second time in...
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Schools in Amherst, Montgomery, and Franklin counties will receive grant money for innovative programs

(WFXR) — Grant money is helping to develop and implement innovative programs for 11 school divisions across the Commonwealth, including Amherst County, Montgomery County, and Franklin County public schools. The grant money was announced on Thursday, Sept. 16 by the Superintendent of Public Instruction. This money will help prepare students...
AMHERST COUNTY, VA
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High school teacher says telling students to behave in class

A Virginia high school teacher posted a TikTok video that said telling students to behave themselves in class falls under the definition of “white supremacy.”. “I stated that PBIS is white supremacy with a hug and a lot of y’all wanted to know more about that,” the teacher said in the May TikTok video. “So, if PBIS concerns itself with positive behaviors, we have to ask ourselves, ‘OK, well what are those positive behaviors?’ And it’s things like making sure that you’re following directions and making sure that you’re sitting quietly and you are in your seat and all these things that come from white culture.”
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Kevin Reilly Named Vice President for Academic Affairs

Ferrum College is pleased to announce that Dr. Kevin Reilly has been named Vice President for Academic Affairs. Reilly took the helm on September 15, after serving as Acting Vice President over the summer. “I am pleased to be offered the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs,” he said....
FERRUM, VA
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North Cross selects first female Head of School

(North Cross release) The Board of Trustees of North Cross School in Roanoke is pleased to announce that Elizabeth Armistead Lemon ’95 has been appointed the Head of School, effective July 1, 2022. Ms. Lemon is the ninth Head of School at North Cross, and notably the first woman and first alumna to serve in the position. The Board’s unanimous decision to select Ms. Lemon followed the enthusiastic and unanimous recommendation of the Search Committee.
ROANOKE, VA
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Virginia Tech taking new approach to mental health resources on campus

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Virginia Tech is making a concerted push to improve mental health among students. “With as large of a campus as Virginia Tech is, we had to do something to make it easier for students to access us,” said Angela Ryan, one of four new councilors just hired by the university.
BLACKSBURG, VA
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Introducing the new faculty and staff at William Byrd High School

William Byrd High School has welcomed several new Terrier teachers and staff members for the 2021-2022 school year. Randy Bush is an Instructional Assistant in the P.E./Health Department and assisting in Driver’s Ed. for the first nine weeks. He has been involved in the field of education for four years. He is from Bent Mountain, and a graduate of Cave Spring High School, but now lives in Vinton. He served in the United States Navy.
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The student wellness and alcohol abuse disconnect

I read with keen interest the Virginia Tech Aug. 4, 2021, article about the Wellness Revolution being led on campus by Student Affairs and Hokie Wellness (I suggest everyone watch the YouTube video titled “This Is Center,” a documentary by Nadia Dawson that completely contradicts “Hokie Wellness.”) “It’s time for...
BLACKSBURG, VA

Bonsack Elementary welcomes new teachers

Bonsack Elementary School has welcomed five new teachers for the 2021-2022 school year. Joe Carnes teaches art at Bonsack for all grade levels K-5. He is from Salem and a graduate of Salem High School. He earned his degree in both English and Fine Arts with a minor in Elementary Education, and his teaching certificate at Roanoke College.
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Roanoke College to reset tuition cost by 28 percent starting next fall

SALEM, Va. (WFXR) – Roanoke College announced a series of measures to strengthen the value and accessibility of an education at the college, including a new published tuition price. The news follows an announcement of additional support for student exploration of purpose, life and career at Roanoke College. Starting in...
SALEM, VA