The technology committee of the Highland Economic Development Authority met last week to prepare for a special meeting in May with Karen Jackson, Virginia’s Deputy Secretary of Technology. Wireless phone service and broadband connection speeds topped the committee’s list of concerns.

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A Pocahontas County woman who was supposed to start her Master’s Degree program in English Literature today is instead spending the day holed up in her apartment, near the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg.

Kama Weatherholt says her first class as a graduate student was supposed to take place this evening. Virginia Tech has cancelled classes today as police search for homicide suspect William Morva who escaped from the Montgomery County Jail.

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