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Blacksburg Metro Area Named a Top 10 College Town

Published Nov 25, 2013
The Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford metropolitan statistical area (MSA) is one of the best college destinations in the country, according to the American Institute for Economic Research's (AIER) College Destinations Index for 2013-2014. Among MSAs with populations less than 250,000, AIER ranked the area the No. 8 College Town in the nation based on its overall economic and academic environment, quality of life and employment opportunities.

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Town of Blacksburg Adds Bicycle Repair Station at Public Library

Published Nov 06, 2013
In a partnership with the New River Valley Bicycle Association (NRVBA) and the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, the Town of Blacksburg recently installed a "Fixit" bicycle service station at the library. The station is a repair stand with bicycle-specific tools and air pump. Cyclists can make minor repairs and adjustments on the road rather than carrying tools or walking home. The NRVBA donated the Fixit station to the Town and believes the station will encourage bicycling.

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Bowl Championship Series (BCS) appearances by Virginia Tech “Hokie” football: Sugar Bowl National Championship Game (1999), Sugar Bowl (2011 and 2004), Orange Bowl (2010, 2008, and 2007).