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Shootings shock Grundy

18 Mar , 2011  

Hundreds attended a candlelight vigil outside the Buchanan County Courthouse Monday to mourn the four Buchanan County sheriff’s deputies who were shot Sunday while investigating a reported larceny near Vansant. Deputies Neil Justus and William Stiltner were killed, and Deputies Eric Rasnake and Shane Charles were shot several times and remain hospitalized. Authorities said Randy [...]

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Housing lottery to be held next week

18 Mar , 2011  

By Allie Robinson Editor-in-Chief agr2q@uvawise.edu Students hoping to snag a room in air-conditioned Henson or apartment-style Thompson and Asbury will be able to start next fall’s housing process Wednesday. Each current residential student who wants to live on campus next year must draw a number in the housing lottery, said Angie Lemke, director of residence [...]

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On a home run

18 Mar , 2011  

  Sophomore outfielder Brett Hylton (left) manages to slide safe into second base during the Cavs’ 4-3 win over West Virginia Tech March 13. Hylton went on to score a single.

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Career fair matches students, employers

18 Mar , 2011  

By Clifton Stanley Diaz Online Editor csd2h@uvawise.edu Representatives from more than 25 companies and graduate programs were on hand to speak with students about potential jobs, internships, and educational opportunities at the Center for Student Development’s seventh annual career fair Wednesday. About 120 students registered for the fair, held from noon to 3 p.m. in [...]

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Seniors still have time to pick up grad gear

18 Mar , 2011  

By Jimmy J. Seals Staff Writer jjs9v@uvawise.edu If you’re a senior who couldn’t make it to Wednesday’s Senior Salute, fear not. You still have time to pick up your cap and gown and complete the necessary paperwork that will make your graduation final. The event, held all-day Wednesday on the fifth floor of the Slemp [...]

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Damaging quake not likely in Va.

18 Mar , 2011  

Earthquakes, tsunamis rare on East Coast By Allie Mullins Staff Writer akm8p@uvawise.edu The devastating effects of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami have shaken the hearts and minds of people all across the world and left plenty wondering: could a disaster of that level occur here in Virginia? The answer, according to experts: it’s unlikely.

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Write on white rice

18 Mar , 2011  

Sophomore chemistry major Shaqueta Green (left), a SAB member, helps students write their names and messages on grains of rice. SAB president Sarah Smith said about 80 students turned out for the event, which was held for the first time on campus Wednesday afternoon.

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Player of the week:

18 Mar , 2011  

Maddi Ridenour Senior Maddi Ridenour was named Mid-South Conference Softball Player of the Week on March 7 for her stellar performance last week over spring break, after she batted .500 and scored eight runs in four games. The Cavs totaled four victories last weekend at a tournament in Virginia Beach, which puts the team on [...]

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Five things you didn’t know:

18 Mar , 2011  

St. Patrick’s Day Compiled by Allie Robinson, editor-in-chief 1. Originally, the color associated with St. Patrick’s Day was blue. However, it’s doubtful that dying the Chicago River blue each year would be any more beneficial to fish than dying it green annually. 2. In the early 1900s, the Irish passed a law banning bars and [...]

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Em & Kay

18 Mar , 2011  

Emily and Karrye — that’s us at the top of the page — are here to answer your questions. Nothing is off limits. Send any question or problem, big or small, to the e-mail addresses below.

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Symposium addresses regional health issues

18 Mar , 2011  

By Sydney Gilbert Staff Writer sbg3v@uvawise.edu The dean of East Tennessee State University’s College of Public Health will speak on the health risks of living in Appalachia at the second annual Healthy Appalachia Research Symposium: Sugar, Water, Blood, today, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Science Center Lecture Hall. Randy Wykoff, who also serves as [...]

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Tragedy hits home

18 Mar , 2011  

The shootings in Buchanan County also impacted students, faculty and staff on campus. Here are just a few of the stories Buchanan County residents and workers shared about the experience.