12/13-14: Handel’s Messiah at Pulaski Theatre

12/13-14: Handel’s Messiah at Pulaski Theatre

December 13th at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm), and the second on December 14th at 3pm (doors open at 2pm) at Pulaski Theatre. We’re pleased to have the New River Valley Community Chorus return for this Christmas Season fixture.

Blacksburg Library Events 11/24/ – 12/13

Blacksburg Library Events 11/24/ – 12/13

There will be no Storytimes November 23-November 30. The Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays: Wednesday, November 26 closed at noon Thursday, November 27 Friday, November 28 We will reopen on Saturday, November 29 at 10:00 a.m.

Giving Thanks, Attitudes are Contagious

Giving Thanks, Attitudes are Contagious

While there are many important national issues deserving discussion, this week is a time of Thanksgiving. We all have things for which we should be grateful. But if you are like most, you or a loved one have likely experienced some trials and tribulations during the last year as well.

Pedestrian struck by vehicle

Pedestrian struck by vehicle

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, at approximately 5:30pm, Blacksburg Police and Rescue responded to the intersection of North Main Street and Givens Lane in reference to a pedestrian that had been struck by a vehicle.

Two arrested in Parrott on drug charges

Two arrested in Parrott on drug charges

Two drug related arrests were made Saturday evening following search warrants executed at two residences in the Parrott Mountain Road area of Pulaski County.

When you find out you have cancer

When you find out you have cancer

A good friend of mine has been diagnosed with cancer. Local residents know the local business in Cambria – The Toy Station. Carol Lindstrom, one of the owners, received this news recently.

Oxford Academy history is topic at Floyd NSDAR meeting

Oxford Academy history is topic at Floyd NSDAR meeting

The Floyd Courthouse Chapter, NSDAR met at the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall on October 7, 2014.

One Question with David Maren, founder of Tendergrass Farms

One Question with David Maren, founder of Tendergrass Farms

How does a company that specializes in organic meats prepare for the holidays, when demand for its products is so much higher?

Master Gardener Training begins February 10

Master Gardener Training begins February 10

The New River Valley Master Gardener Training Program is now accepting applications for the 2015 class. To participate, you must be able to attend a 60-hour training series and complete 50 hours of volunteer service with the Virginia Cooperative Extension during your first year.

12/10: RAAP Public Meeting

12/10: RAAP Public Meeting

There’s been a lot of hullabaloo lately over how much we have to lose from gas pipelines planned to plow through the New River Valley. The environmental destruction they would require, potential leaks or accidents and the loss of private land under the guise of eminent domain make these pipelines a troubling idea from the […]

Floyd Library Events 11/24-12/5

Floyd Library Events 11/24-12/5

PUMPKIN PATCH All November Miss the summer reading program? During the month of November for every book that you read you can put a pumpkin in our pumpkin patch. How many pumpkins will be in our patch? 100? 200? 500? It’s up to you!

Change in Personal Property Tax Returns

Change in Personal Property Tax Returns

Montgomery County residents who have filed a personal property tax return with the Commissioner of Revenue for a motor vehicle will no longer be required to file additional personal property tax returns, except in cases where the status of the vehicle or owner changes.

Floyd ISOS event planned at Jessie Peterman Memorial Library

Floyd ISOS event planned at Jessie Peterman Memorial Library

Mental Health America of New River Valley (MHANRV), an agency dedicated to promotion of mental health and wellness in the region, is joining with the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library in Floyd to sponsor an opportunity for community residents affected by loss to suicide to participate with others around the nation and world in a day […]

Floyd County Visitors Center being jointly managed

Floyd County Visitors Center being jointly managed

Two prominent Floyd County business groups have joined forces to create a high profile and convenient source for information about county business organizations and related activities and events.

Accelerator program “catapults” Blacksburg-born startup

Accelerator program “catapults” Blacksburg-born startup

Winter months may offer most people a chance to give their lawn mowers a rest, but things are just about to heat up this offseason for LawnStarter, a Blacksburg-born startup trying to revolutionize the lawn care industry.

Red Sun Farms needs bug manager to thrive

Red Sun Farms needs bug manager to thrive

Locally grown products were in abundance this week at the official grand opening of Red Sun Farms hydroponic vegetable production facility in New River Valley Commerce Park.

EastMont spurs county-wide college application program for seniors

EastMont spurs county-wide college application program for seniors

Eastern Montgomery High School senior Laura Foretich applied to eight colleges this week and other than several hours and a few tired fingers, the process didn’t cost her a thing.

NRV Apartment Council says reassessments are too high

NRV Apartment Council says reassessments are too high

The first numbers are coming back from Montgomery County’s ongoing real estate reassessment — and the New River Valley Apartment Council says its members’ property values are rising too much.

Floyd family loses everything in fire at Joe’s Garage

Floyd family loses everything in fire at Joe’s Garage

It all started with a pop. Joe Kaylor, owner and mechanic at Joe’s Garage, saw smoke coming out of a truck that had been sitting in his shop for a month.

11/22: Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show

11/22: Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show

Back by popular demand! Don’t miss this show, we don’t know how much longer we’ll be able to book this amazing Rolling Stones Tribute Band.

11/22: One Act Festival

11/22: One Act Festival

Pulaski County High School is hosting the Second Annual Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship One Act Festival on Saturday, November 22nd at 7:00pm in the High School’s Little Theatre.

11/22: Holiday Market in Shawsville!

11/22: Holiday Market in Shawsville!

Come to the Waldron Wellness Center in Shawsville, Virginia for the 5th annual Holiday Market! We offer an outstanding variety of gifts, hand crafted by a talented group of juried artisans.

Fire destroys Joe’s Garage

Fire destroys Joe’s Garage

Fire late Thursday afternoon and into the evening destroyed the auto repair business of Joe’s Garage, closed down U.S. 221 for a while and threatened other properties as first responders from Floyd and Montgomery counties fought to bring the conflagration under control.

Terpenny resigns as town manager

Terpenny resigns as town manager

Floyd’s Town Manager has resigned. At Thursday’s Town Council meeting, Lance Terpenny submitted a letter informing council members he was stepping down. Terpenny, who has held the post for four years, stated as he neared age 60 he is planning a different pace of life. Floyd Press