| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:20 AM
The following are the top five local weather events in 2011 as voted on by the staff of the Blacksburg National Weather Service Office. You'll notice nearly all of the events were storm related, specifically tornadoes.
1. (Tie): The April 27th-28th...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 5:15 AM
A recent article by Tim Wheeler ("Septic task force produces 'roadmap' for MD growth," Nov. 23) perpetuates a false narrative regarding septic systems that the state is using as an excuse to arrest property rights and local autonomy in rural counties....
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:59 PM
Heavy rains throughout the day and into the night Wednesday will create the potential for flooding in the Baltimore area, and forecasters say a small amount of snow is possible overnight.
As cold air from the north and west filters in to the Baltimore...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 9:39 AM
Friday recap: Virginia State Police have identified the gunman who they say killed a Virginia Tech police officer and himself Thursday.
Investigators say Ross Truett Ashley of Radford shot and killed officer Deriek Crouse, and then took his own life....
| Dec 9, 2011
| 10:09 AM
NEWS7 reporter Holly Pietrzak sat down Friday with the family of Deriek Crouse.
Crouse, a Virginia Tech Police Officer, was gunned down Thursday on campus.
"He was so precious," Crouse's mother, Bonnie Arnold said. "I don't know how we are going to live...
| Dec 18, 2011
| 5:00 AM
At a Heritage Foundation luncheon for activists and bloggers in July, Heritage President Ed Feulner asked, "What's up with the tea party …? We're not hearing much right now." This question, in one form or another, is cropping up with increasing...
| Jun 26, 2011
| 9:38 AM
This week, Maryland wine lovers will be able to get their favorite bottles delivered directly to their homes — so long as they're interested in buying from one of the 11 wineries that have applied for a shipping permit.
Since the state made the...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 12:06 PM
In Virginia, the attorney general, skeptical of global warming, tried to use his subpoena powers to build a fraud case against a climatology professor.
In Wisconsin, Republican Party officials sought the emails of a history professor, trying to...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Harry L. Rosenzweig, an influential mathematics professor who had been chairman of the math department at McDaniel College, died Friday of pancreatic cancer at his Westminster home.
He was 72.
"Harry was very popular with math majors and, in general,...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 8:19 AM
| Mar 7, 2012
| 5:26 PM
It was hard to tell whether his eyes were actually open when Derek Jones shuffled into his dimly lit kitchen at 5:45 a.m., the smell of bacon in the air. The 16-year-old didn't speak, but took directions from his mother who whispered: "I have your...