Virginia Tech investigates 3 sexual assault allegations

Virginia Tech investigates 3 sexual assault allegations

Virginia Tech’s Deputy Title IX officer is investigating at least three allegations of sexual assault.

Christiansburg’s Brown a blur on field as Blue Demons win

Christiansburg’s Brown a blur on field as Blue Demons win

On a night when both offenses were struggling to get into gear, the Christiansburg special teams picked up the slack for the Blue Demons.

Manager says goodbye after 45 years with Kroger

Manager says goodbye after 45 years with Kroger

During the summer of 1969, rising Blacksburg High School senior Richard Almond took a job bagging groceries because he thought working at Kroger would be fun. More than four decades later, Almond, as store manager of the Christiansburg Kroger, said the thought had been confirmed.

Police Arrest Man for Social House Restaurant break-in

Police Arrest Man for Social House Restaurant break-in

On this date, at 8:30 am, Blacksburg Police responded 103 S. Main Street, Social House Restaurant, in reference to what was initially reported as vandalism.

Pulaski accident claims 1 life

Pulaski accident claims 1 life

An Abingdon man was killed Thursday after he was ejected from the vehicle he was driving in Pulaski County.

Social House vandalized

Social House vandalized

Just months after its opening earlier this summer, Blacksburg restaurant Social House was broken in to in the early morning hours today and vandalized.

9/13-14: Pulaski County Flea Market

9/13-14: Pulaski County Flea Market

The Pulaski County Flea Market is held at the New River Valley Fairgrounds 2 miles north of Dublin on Rt. 100. Admission is $1.00 with children under 6 free. Parking is free and admission is free with the donation of a pair of eye glasses.

Plans for makeover in downtown Pulaski

Plans for makeover in downtown Pulaski

The Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones visited today to participate in the announcement of a major redevelopment project in Downtown Pulaski that will renovate some existing buildings, attract new residents, businesses, and create jobs. The total investment will be more than $1.5 MM.

RU nursing students use suits to simulate being elderly

RU nursing students use suits to simulate being elderly

When it comes to better patient care, critics say there’s always room for improvement. A group of students in the nursing program at Radford University say they’re learning to walk in their future patients’ shoes.

8/30: Butch Robins at Dogtown Roadhouse

8/30: Butch Robins at Dogtown Roadhouse

Don’t miss “the introverted master of an extroverted instrument!” Butch Robins gives a special performance on the banjo at Dogtown Roadhouse in Floyd, VA. Butch is truly a legendary master, and his performances are warm and memorable. $5 advance tickets are available now at the Republic of Floyd store and The Winter Sun clothing store(…)

Researchers find new drainage hole at Mountain Lake

Researchers find new drainage hole at Mountain Lake

At Mountain Lake Lodge this summer, it’s a story of ups and downs. After last year’s $2.25 million in renovations and improvements to the long-running resort atop Salt Pond Mountain, the finances are on the rebound.

Uber launches ride-sharing service in Roanoke, Blacksburg

Uber launches ride-sharing service in Roanoke, Blacksburg

The cheaper taxi alternative Uber launched its service in Blacksburg and Roanoke on Thursday, just weeks after Virginia officials first began welcoming these kinds of “ride-sharing” companies into the commonwealth.

Pulaski County High School celebrating 40th anniversary

Pulaski County High School celebrating 40th anniversary

The weekend of Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, Pulaski County High School will celebrate 40 years of excellence in education with a variety of events.

Union First Market partners with Virginia Tech

Union First Market partners with Virginia Tech

Richmond-based Union First Market Bank has entered into a multi-year partnership with Virginia Tech that includes a sponsorship of Hokie athletics, along with a university gift and a faculty endowment.

9/14: To the Last Drop

9/14: To the Last Drop

Come share with your neighbors the premier showing of a newly released, independent documentary about Floyd County’s precious water resources.

New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program

New Dairy Farm Risk Management Program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that starting Sept. 2, 2014, farmers can enroll in the new dairy Margin Protection Program.

Machining grad returns to NRCC – as a pro

Machining grad returns to NRCC – as a pro

He may have graduated from New River Community College in the spring of 2014, but J.R. Sowers was back in the college’s machine shop recently. Only now, it was as a professional.

NRCC student artwork featured at Glencoe Museum

NRCC student artwork featured at Glencoe Museum

Artwork by New River Community College art students will be featured in a show at the Glencoe Museum in Radford from September 11 to October 31.

Aquatic Center Closed for Maintenance next week

Aquatic Center Closed for Maintenance next week

The Blacksburg Aquatic Center will be closed Tuesday, September 2 – Sunday, September 7 for annual maintenance. During that time, staff and contractors will work to make upgrades and improvements to the facility. The Aquatic Center will reopen with regular hours on Monday, September 8. For more information, call 540-961-1852.

Mariners Take First Game of Final Series

Mariners Take First Game of Final Series

The Pulaski Mariners (36-28) defeated the Bluefield Blue Jays (31-35) by the score of 4-2.

Conditional Use Permit Request Hearings

Conditional Use Permit Request Hearings

The Blacksburg Planning and Building Department has received a Conditional Use Permit request to amend Resolution 96-249, a Special Use Permit for Office Use at 701 Progress Street, NE, (Tax map 226-Sec A 4, 5), by Ed Tuchler of Shelter Alternatives, (applicant), and Knoll Edge Properties LLC, (property owner).

Expect heavy traffic in Hillsville with Flea Market

Expect heavy traffic in Hillsville with Flea Market

Travelers heading to the annual Hillsville Flea Market and Gun Show during Labor Day weekend should be prepared for considerable traffic delays. The town’s popular event will be held Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1. People not attending the flea market and gun show are encouraged to avoid the area altogether.

Farmacy Garden offers education, nutrition to needy families

Farmacy Garden offers education, nutrition to needy families

New River Valley Community Health Center nurse practitioner Raschid Ghoorahoo often writes his patients prescriptions, but these days they’re not always for pills. Sometimes, they’re for produce.

ABC license opposition fails

ABC license opposition fails

The owners of Fat Spoon and the new legal moonshine distillery on U.S. 221 in Courthouse District want mixed drink licenses and are discussing plans for a referendum in upcoming local elections.