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Area Hokies become Marching Virginians at Va. Tech

Several local Virginia Tech students have gained membership to the Marching Virginians at Virginia Tech. Commonly known as The Spirit of Tech, The Marching Virginians celebrate their 38th anniversary season with entertaining performances and lively music to support the Hokies during the 2011-2012 football season.

90 years and counting

Ninety years ago, the year of 1921, Ettrick Elementary opened to serve a population and educate children from the surrounding rural and suburban communities. The school has been celebrating its 90th year since the start of the school year in September.

Thomas Dale Marching Band wins high rating at local competition

Thomas Dale High School’s Marching Knights, directed by teachers David Holley and Steve Barton, won a superior rating at the 2011 Bluestone Marching Band Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Registration for spring classes at JTCC to begin

Whether you are a first-time college student, want to finish the college education you put on hold, are interested in exploring your interests, or want to become more competitive in the job market by learning new skills, John Tyler has the classes and programs you need to achieve your goals.

Wells students learn about nutrition with visit by former NFL player

Two weeks ago, C.C. Wells Elementary School kicked off their involvement in Fuel Up to Play 60, a nationwide program promoting a healthy lifestyle in young students, by having the school’s 700 students and 80 faculty and staff gather in the school’s gymnasium. There, students learned the benefits of good nutrition.

Bensley Elementary holds SOL trophy ceremony for students

Faculty, staff and administration at Bensley Elementary School held a trophy ceremony last Tuesday evening in the school’s cafeteria to celebrate students who passed their SOLs (Standards of Learning) tests last year.

Matoaca fashion department gets hands-on experience

October was a busy month for Matoaca High Fashion Merchandising students and their teacher Heather Viar.

Philanthropic gesture will help limited-resource aquafarmers

Small-scale Gloucester aquafarmers Cynthia and Donald Perry learned the proper way to test water quality at an aquaculture workshop at Virginia State University.