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Tickets already gone for Trump’s Radford appearance

By Lynn R. Mitchell

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump will stop by Radford University in southwestern Virginia on Monday, February 29, at noon, at the Dedmon Center. But don’t worry about getting tickets. They are already gone.

Today the university released the following statement on their Facebook page:

“A note to the Radford University community: A representative of Mr. Trump’s campaign approached Radford University by telephone late Tuesday about available venues during his upcoming trip to Southwest Virginia. The campaign requested to rent the Dedmon Center for his event and the university agreed. The university considered this request in the same manner as it would consider requests from other organizations. As an institution of higher education, we at Radford University must be tolerant of all viewpoints, even those with which we may not agree. Radford University is not an official host of the rally and does not otherwise endorse any candidate, their positions or opinions.”

The stop is a day before Virginia’s presidential primary on Tuesday.


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Bill Bolling appointed to JMU Board of Visitors

By Lynn R. Mitchell

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his latest round of appointments and a familiar name was one of them. Under the James Madison University Board of Visitors:

The Honorable William T. Bolling, of Mechanicsville, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for RCM&D and former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

The Bollings’ son Kevin graduated from James Madison, and Bill and Jean Ann have been faithful supporters of the university and attend many football games throughout the season. My son graduated with the JMU Class of 2007. It’s good to have someone who will serve well in that position. Congratulations to the LG!

Other appointments from the Governor to Virginia’s college and university Boards of Visitors and higher education boards are:

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