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Virginia Tech ranked on Forbes’ list of top public colleges

The magazine called Virginia Tech “the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university” and “leading research institution.”

Christiansburg High School student Sam Sheppard, left, displays a Confederate flag while fellow student Andrew Love displays another flag in a shopping center parking lot after being suspended from school in Christiansburg, Va., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Roughly 20 students at the Virginia high school received a one-day suspension for wearing clothing displaying the Confederate flag. A rally was also organized outside the school Thursday to protest a new school policy banning vehicles with Confederate symbols from its parking lot. (Matt Gentry /The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT;  CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

Community organizations mediate effort to resolve Confederate flag debate in Christiansburg

The continued debate over display of the Confederate flag at Christiansburg high school has prompted community organizers to weigh in with p…