Floyd Elementary Honor Roll

Floyd Elementary Honor Roll

Congratulations to Floyd Elementary Students making the honor roll in the first grading period of 2014:

MCPS Receives School Security Grant

MCPS Receives School Security Grant

Montgomery County Public Schools received the maximum amount of grant money offered in the 2014 General Assembly’s School Security Equipment competitive grant program.

Free Dog Spays at Mountain View Humane

Free Dog Spays at Mountain View Humane

FREE DOG SPAYS!!!! If you have a friendly, under 40 lbs female dog that needs to be spayed, we have a LIMITED # of FREE spays available for Monday, Oct 6th and Wednesday, Oct 8th!

Link between enterovirus and paralysis being studied

Link between enterovirus and paralysis being studied

The Virginia Department of Health has received one report of a child developing acute neurological illness similar to the limb weakness reported in a cluster of nine Colorado children sickened by a severe respiratory illness.

Free agricultural seminar and tour

Free agricultural seminar and tour

The Shelor Family Foundation is pleased to sponsor for the general public a free educational agriculture seminar and tour on Saturday, October 11, 2014 beginning at 1 PM in the Floyd County High School auditorium.

Virginia Tech lends drones to search for Hannah Graham

Virginia Tech lends drones to search for Hannah Graham

Virginia Tech drones have taken to the skies in Albemarle County to help police in the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

Old Time Jams

Old Time Jams

Are you ready to jam in the Alexander Black House? The Old Time Jams at the Alexander Black House & Cultural Center begin Thursday, Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m., and continue every first Thursday through May. Come join the fun at 204 Draper Road, SW.

10/18: New River Brewfest

10/18: New River Brewfest

The Radford Chamber of Commerce will sponsor this year’s annual Fall Festival on Saturday, October 18th at Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast from noon-6 p.m. in the Sunken Garden Amphitheater.

The Starlite Flea Market

The Starlite Flea Market

The Starlite Flea Market opens this weekend at The Starlite Drive-In, starting SAT, OCT 4, 2014. Now that the 2014 movie season has ended The Starlite will be hosting a Flea Market on the grounds every SAT and SUN during the month of October.

Board of Supervisors seeks applicants

Board of Supervisors seeks applicants

The Board of Supervisors of Montgomery County will be making appointments to the following boards and commissions: Planning Commission

Gym Closures at Christiansburg Rec Center Oct 3-5

Gym Closures at Christiansburg Rec Center Oct 3-5

The gymnasium at the Christiansburg Recreation Center will be closed October 3-5 in order to finalize the gym restoration project.

10/18: Charity Golf Tournament

10/18: Charity Golf Tournament

The Bank of Floyd is holding its first Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefiting Floyd County Cares Inc. The tournament will be held at Great Oaks Country Club on Saturday, October 18 with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.

Blacksburg Battles Cancer golf tournament raises thousands

Blacksburg Battles Cancer golf tournament raises thousands

October 1 is the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and a local golf club is swinging into action to help support the cause.

NRV Heart Walk helps family fight on

NRV Heart Walk helps family fight on

Bisset Park is a familiar environment for Ryan Linkous and his mother Cheryl Shepherd. They’ve spent the last 13 Octobers doing two things: raising money for the American Heart Association through the New River Valley Heart Walk and celebrating Ryan’s birthday.

Former Blacksburg bank employee pleads guilty to fraud

Former Blacksburg bank employee pleads guilty to fraud

A former teller at a National Bank of Blacksburg branch pleaded guilty last week to falsifying bank entries to conceal her theft of more than $67,000.

In NRA video, former Montgomery County deputy admits to assaulting prisoner

In NRA video, former Montgomery County deputy admits to assaulting prisoner

A man from Christiansburg says deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office beat him while he was handcuffed.

Continuing education in Chinese Bodywork

Continuing education in Chinese Bodywork

The Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine (BRCCM) is presenting Tui Na and the Ancestral Sinews on October 18-19, 2014. Peter Shea, Licensed Acupuncturist and Faculty and Clinical Supervisor from Daoist Traditions Acupuncture College in Asheville, NC will present a two-day intensive course designed for Acupuncturists and Massage Therapists.

Defeating ISIS, Fast & Furious, and an American Hero

Defeating ISIS, Fast & Furious, and an American Hero

In previous columns I have noted I am of the belief the President does not have the authority to wage an extended war on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) without Congressional approval. I agree we must see that ISIS is destroyed.

Gilbert Linkous Recognized for Academic Excellence

Gilbert Linkous Recognized for Academic Excellence

Gilbert Linkous Elementary School was named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014 today. U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, made the announcement to all schools via live webcast. The award recognizes excellence in academics.

Floyd Quilt Guild surprises Fiedler with a tribute

Floyd Quilt Guild surprises Fiedler with a tribute

As the Floyd Quilt Guild makes final preparations for its annual Quilt Show October 4-5 at Floyd Elementary School, it also celebrates the work of a member in coordinating the show for many years.

Pulaski County vet receives Silver Star 48 years after Vietnam

Pulaski County vet receives Silver Star 48 years after Vietnam

48 years after Larry Freeman earned the Silver Star in Vietnam, the Pulaski County native received the military honor Sunday afternoon.

Cadets wash cars for Wounded Warrior Project

Cadets wash cars for Wounded Warrior Project

Students from one local university volunteered their time to give back to those who have served our country.

New guidelines could impact development on Prices Fork Road

New guidelines could impact development on Prices Fork Road

New development and the town’s new planning guidelines could be on a collision course along Prices Fork Road.

Firemen’s fundraiser features the Worx

Firemen’s fundraiser features the Worx

The First Annual Ignite Floyd event to raise money for the Floyd County Volunteer Fire Dept. Station 1 will feature the Worx, performing at the Warren G. Lineberry Park, today. The opening band will perform beginning at 4:00 p.m.