Ewing faces more serious charge in murder of Tech student

Ewing faces more serious charge in murder of Tech student

Jessica Ewing, the woman accused of killing Virginia Tech student Samanata Shrestha earlier this year, is now facing more serious charges.

Sidewalk Repairs and Road Closures for Hickok Street

Sidewalk Repairs and Road Closures for Hickok Street

Hickok Street will be closed between First Street and Second Street on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1 for sidewalk repairs. This closure will be in place between 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. while crews make repairs.

Federal grant for health care professional education

Federal grant for health care professional education

Radford University’s Waldron College of Health and Human Services has been awarded an Advanced Nursing Education Grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for more than $750,000.

Planning Commission to Discuss Family Subdivisions

Planning Commission to Discuss Family Subdivisions

Floyd County’s family subdivision ordinance is vague and needs refinement to help protect family farms and prevent abuses of the system, planning commission chairman Mark Sowers tells the Board of Supervisors.

Mac Traynham at Market Square Jam

Mac Traynham at Market Square Jam

Come on out to the Blacksburg Farmers Market this evening at 8pm for the Market Square Jam, an old time music celebration and Crooked Road affiliated venue. Tonight’s host is Mac Traynham and Friends. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or just learning, the Market Square Jam is the place to be. The jam takes place(…)

Happy Event Planned for Floyd County

Happy Event Planned for Floyd County

Floyd County is about to show the world how to be happy. The community is set to join hundreds around the world who have taken the hit song “Happy” as an anthem. Local enthusiasts are working on a dance, which will be performed publicly at the Floyd Town Jubilee on Saturday, August 16. There have(…)

Montgomery County to team up with schools for health plan

Montgomery County to team up with schools for health plan

Montgomery County and its public school system are combining their self insurance plans for health care coverage to save money.

Drowning victim had a past and a future says family

Drowning victim had a past and a future says family

The family of a convicted killer who drowned last week in the New River says he turned his life around.

Radford Police Investigate Suspicious Substance

Radford Police Investigate Suspicious Substance

At approximately 10:30 am this morning, Radford Police were called to Harvey’s Collision Center at 1500 Tyler Avenue in reference to a suspicious substance found inside the bumper of a car that was brought in for repairs. The Virginia State Police and FBI responded to assist in the investigation. Testing done on scene as to(…)

Montgomery County Meetings Aug 2014

Montgomery County Meetings Aug 2014

Montgomery County’s Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission will hold the following meetings in August:

08/1-2: 34th Annual Steppin’ Out

08/1-2: 34th Annual Steppin’ Out

Steppin’ Out features over 200 artists and crafts people from around the United States selling unique handcrafted items – jewelry, pottery, textiles, metal work, basketry, stained & fused glass, yard art, fine art, furniture, toys, artisan foods and so much more!

Motorcyclist injured near Montgomery-Floyd County line

Motorcyclist injured near Montgomery-Floyd County line

Shortly after 1:00 p.m., on July 29, 2014, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office 911 center, received a call reporting a motorcycle crash in the 2100 block of Huffville Road, near the Montgomery-Floyd County line.

Police Rescue Injured Dog, Hope to Find Owner

Police Rescue Injured Dog, Hope to Find Owner

Christiansburg Police are hoping to find the owner of a dog found injured early Monday morning on Roanoke Street near Starlight Drive.

Child dies from injuries in Pulaski County wreck

Child dies from injuries in Pulaski County wreck

A 4-year-old girl injured Friday morning in an accident has died. Crystal Lynn Lefler, 35, of Draper, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet sedan on Lowman’s Ferry Road, when it off the road, hit a tree, and rolled over, ejecting one child.

Local Teachers can get free school supplies

Local Teachers can get free school supplies

U.S. Cellular is donating $1 million to fund teacher classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program. Last year, the company contributed $500,000 towards educational materials for improved classroom experiences.

Virginia Tech plans a fan appreciation day

Virginia Tech plans a fan appreciation day

Virginia Tech wants to say “thank you” to all its die-hard fans. Fan appreciation day is set for August 9 at 11:30 a.m. at Lane Stadium.

Thank you from team Nets!

Thank you from team Nets!

Team Nets would like to thank the sponsors and Vick4Kids Basketball for helping us make it to the National Tournament in Myrtle Beach, SC.

New Location for VDOT Park and Ride Lot Effective August 4

New Location for VDOT Park and Ride Lot Effective August 4

The VDOT Park and Ride lot in Christiansburg will operate from a new location effective August 4th, 2014. The new park and ride lot will be located off I-81, exit 118B on Roanoke Street across from Hubble Drive.

Floyd community members fight against pipeline proposal

Floyd community members fight against pipeline proposal

Natural gas companies EQT Midstream and Next Era want to build a 330 mile pipeline across some Virginia counties.

Virginia Tech student hit by vehicle is listed in good condition

Virginia Tech student hit by vehicle is listed in good condition

A Virginia Tech student was listed in good condition Monday, hours after she was struck by a sport utility vehicle on Prices Fork Road in Blacksburg.

Honoring M. Caldwell Butler

Honoring M. Caldwell Butler

Milestones are important to remember and commemorate. July 27 has long been an important milestone in the Watergate scandal, and is certainly worth commemorating. I appreciate the Roanoke Times for reminding me in an editorial that this was the week that former Congressman M. Caldwell Butler made a stand. I remember the events well, but(…)

Pedestrian struck by vehicle

Pedestrian struck by vehicle

At 11:00am, Blacksburg Police and Rescue responded to the intersection of Prices Fork Road and McBryde Drive in reference to a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in the westbound lane.