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When Rockstar, David Bowie, died two years ago at the age of 69, he left behind a parting gift. He’d been secretly working on a new album, knowing it would be his last.  “Blackstar” is Bowie’s message from the great beyond. The singer’s death, and his last work, so moved a Boston based musician that he composed a symphonic homage to him. The group called, “The Ambient Orchestra,” will perform it Friday Night at the Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg. 

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Navigating your commute can be stressful enough, but a new study looked at how stress from your day in the workplace affects how you drive on the way home.  

The practice of burning toxic munitions waste in the open air at military sites will soon get more scrutiny than ever before. Congress has tasked the Pentagon with examining the practice at more than 60 installations around the country, including the Radford Arsenal in southwestern Virginia.

Southwest Virginia is known for its wood industry.  But in many places, sawmills have closed. Local logs are now shipped internationally to be processed. And that means places like Floyd County are looking for innovative ways to market their natural resources and their creative flair.  

A woman who fought quietly for justice and equality is being honored this weekend in Christiansburg, Virginia.  

Civil rights icon Nannie Hairston passed away last year at 94. The local NAACP chapter honored her with its first Community Service Award, created in her name.

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