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Walkers Needed In Fight Against MS

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More that 100 walkers are expected to raise nearly $20,000 to support of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the National MS Society at Walk MS to be held Saturday, April 26.

Local participants will have an option to walk either a one or three-mile route starting at R.E. Lee Memorial Church and continuing around the Washington and Lee University campus.

Registration for the event will begin at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Walkers will be treated to snacks provided by W&L both before and after the walk.

The Blue Ridge Chapter of the National MS Society serves people in the western part of Virginia, West Virginia and seven counties in Kentucky.

Further information about this event is available at

Discounted Registration Ends Tuesday for Stonewall Jackson Symposium

  • Written by Darryl Woodson

Early registration – with discounted registration fee – will end Tuesday, April 15, for the biennial Stonewall Jackson Symposium. Registration, now $180, will be $200 after April 15.

The symposium, which will be sponsored by the Stonewall Jackson House and take place on the Virginia Military Institute post, will feature six of the country’s foremost authorities on the Civil War and Stonewall Jackson. Dates for the event are May 23 and 24.

Lectures by VMI Superintendent Emeritus Lt. Gen. John W. Knapp ’54, Civil War Education Association staff historian Stephen Lee Ritchie, retired Brig. Gen. John W. “Jack” Mountcastle ’65, Gettysburg – Day Three author Jeffrey D. Wert, author Robert K. Krick, and Virginia Tech Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus James I. Robertson Jr. will explore Jackson’s career as a teacher and leader.

Symposium registrants will receive lunch and dinner on Saturday and may tour the Stonewall Jackson House and the VMI post, including the historic Maury House. Registrants will receive 10 percent off purchases in both the Stonewall Jackson House museum shop and the VMI Museum shop.

To register for the symposium, visit the Stonewall Jackson House website at<>. Those interested in attending can also register via telephone by calling 540-464-7704 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. No offline registrations will be taken on weekends and after business hours.

Registration closes on May 19.

The Stonewall Jackson House, the only house Jackson ever owned, is one of three museums operated by VMI. Proceeds from the symposium help support the house, which receives no state funds, and its programs.