Posts Tagged Lexington

VMI faculty and students invent weapon to battle ticks

The tick rover picks up and kills 85-95% of the blood-sucking insects in treated areas. (Credit: VMI)

Spring is high season for ticks, and Virginia has 17 different kinds. Because they can carry Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other dangerous conditions, the engineering department at the Virginia Military Institute has declared war on the bugs – using a robot to do battle.  Sandy Hausman has that story.

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Dealing With A Confederate Past is Nothing New to Lexington


A statue commemorating Stonewall Jackson on VMI’s campus in Lexington. (Credit: Rob / Flickr)

Cities across the country are grappling with removing Confederate symbols. And perhaps nowhere is Confederate past and present more intertwined than in Lexington. Jessie Knadler looks at how the issues that spilled over into violence in Charlottesville last month have been playing out in Lexington for years.


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Report on Rockbridge Social Services Shows Negligence, No Charges


Credit: Virginia Department of Social Services

A long awaited report looking into Rockbridge Area Department of Social Services was unsealed this month. In it, the Special Grand Jury concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to bring charges. Jessie Knadler reports.

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