BLACKSBURG, VA – SEPTEMBER 30: A general view of Lane Stadium prior to the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and Clemson Tigers on September 30, 2017 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)Virginia Tech football has one of the most electric intros in college football, and it just got the full primetime treatment on ABC.Metallica’s hit “Enter Sandman” blares as the team runs on the field and the fans at Lane Stadium go absolutely bonkers.It was a bit loud for at least one young Hokies fan, though.Cameras caught a Virginia Tech fan who appears to be in the student section covering his ears because of the noise.He probably wishes ABC had panned elsewhere.This kid is 19 going on 70. pic.twitter.com/UYBzzyxbCk— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) October 7, 2018To be fair, those of us who go to big games and concerts know that as you get older, ear plugs can become pretty necessary. In this case, they would’ve really come in handy.And to make matters worse, even with all of that deafening energy in the stadium, Notre Dame got off to a red hot start. The Fighting Irish lead 10-0 mid-way through the first quarter.
Investments in the Lunenburg Academy and several heritage properties will ensure the cultural institutions in Lunenburg County are preserved. The Lunenburg Academy Foundation, which protects and preserves the heritage of the Lunenburg Academy, a former school and landmark in the town, is receiving $10,000 to engage in strategic planning. The funds are part of the One Time Emerging Culture and Heritage Initiatives Program and will go toward the hiring of a management firm. Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, MLA for Lunenburg, on behalf of Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince, announced the funding today, March 24, at the Lunenburg Academy. “The Lunenburg Academy fits the textbook definition of a heritage property,” Ms. Lohnes-Croft said. “It is beautiful, historic and worth protecting. This money will help the Lunenburg Academy Foundation plan appropriately for the building’s future.” Built from 1893-95, the academy is a brilliant example of late nineteenth century architecture and provides a window into the history of Nova Scotia’s education system. “The Lunenburg Academy Foundation has worked tirelessly since its incorporation in 1981 to upgrade and preserve the academy,” said Roxanne Lohnes Smith, president of the Lunenburg Academy Foundation. “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Town of Lunenburg in this venture and are extremely grateful to the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage for their support.” In addition, several other heritage properties in the county will receive facelifts thanks to support from the Heritage Development Fund. “The Lunenburg area is awash in history, and these properties are no exception,” said Ms. Lohnes-Croft. “This program is critical to ensuring that our historic infrastructure remains as up-to-date as possible.” The Heritage Property Program was created to help identify and preserve heritage properties across Nova Scotia. Funding is provided to private owners of registered provincial or municipal heritage properties.