| Oct 22, 2012
| 2:06 AM
A disturbance in the Central Caribbean likely will become the season’s next tropical depression or storm. The next named storm will be Sandy.
As of early Monday, the National Hurricane Center gave it a 80 percent chance of developing into a...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Columbus Day passed, and we were forced to celebrate a half-truth. As a 10th grader, I appreciate honoring extraordinary individuals to look up to, and it's undeniable that Christopher Columbus connected the Old World with a new one. However, society...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:10 PM
There's been plenty of angst and hand wringing in the Hokie nation over the last four days thanks to two Tech losses in three weeks.
But here's a subtle reminder that football is just a game. Tech defensive tackles Derrick Hopkins and Zack McCray, along...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 6:55 PM
After pounding Hispaniola, Cuba, and the Florida Keys, Tropical Storm Isaac may be taking aim on Louisiana later this week.
Computer forecast models are now showing a track of this system further to the west, and perhaps making landfall in Louisiana,...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 1:53 AM
Though looking a little ragged, Tropical Storm Isaac continued its trek west across the Caribbean early Friday on a course that should take it over parts of Hispaniola today and Cuba starting on Saturday.
It also remains on a projected track that would...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 11:48 AM
As Tropical Storm Isaac swirls in the Caribbean -- becoming more powerful mile by mile -- it threatens to unleash disaster once again on vulnerable and often unaware Haitians by Friday night.
The possibility of stinging rain and tree-bending wind...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 1:57 AM
Tropical Storm Isaac emerged in the Atlantic on Tuesday afternoon, strengthening a little overnight and it’s one Florida needs to keep an eye on.
Over the next five days, the system is projected to aim into the Caribbean, strengthen into a...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:19 PM
Tropical Depression 7 picked up forward speed but no strength as it aimed toward the Caribbean on Friday.
At 11 p.m., TD-7 was in the Atlantic about 365 miles east of Barbados, sprinting west at 24 mph with sustained winds of 35 mph.
The system is...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Summer break again takes on a different meaning for a team of students from Botetourt County.
A trip to the Dominican Republic, which shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti in the Caribbean, forced the students to get out of their comfort zone on a...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 2:00 AM
Quickly bulking up from a mushy depression, Tropical Storm Ernesto formed in the western Atlantic on Thursday afternoon and is forecast to grow into a hurricane by Monday.
Ernesto weakened slightly overnight but is expected to strengthen during the...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Tropical Depression 5 formed in the Central Atlantic on Wednesday afternoon, and it's forecast to strengthen into a hurricane within five days.
Early Thursday the weather system was moving toward the west at a faster clip but had not become any better...