Memorial Day weekend kicks off Summer and a full slate of activities greets us throughout the area.
“If you feel like you’re in control (of your car), you ain’t going fast enough,” Floyd County’s Curtis Turner would say.
Officially, the Memorial Day weekend that arrives a few days from now is the start of summer but the heat of summer, along with afternoon thunderstorms, is already on us.
Rhonda Vincent’s most ambitious tour includes a stop in Floyd this week. The “Queen of Bluegrass” and her band, The Rage, will play at the fifth annual Bluegrass and BBQ Festival at Chantilly Farm on Franklin Pike Saturday, May 23.
The slight tinge of landfill gas in the air doesn’t smell like methane to Joe Levine. Instead the gas mixture, which is about half methane, has a slightly greener scent to it for the executive director of the New River Resource Authority.
Midsummer in Southwest Virginia will never be the same again, thanks to a daylong event organizers expect to be the premier attraction for the New River Valley.
A 29-year-old man who pleaded guilty in December 2013 to allowing his infant to go unfed for 10 hours, admitted Wednesday to being a drug addict.
An iconic train of our history will steam back into Roanoke next weekend after refurbishing at the North Carolina Museum of Transportation, courtesy of a massive fundraising effort.
A Dublin man received a three-year suspended prison sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty to breaking his sister’s nose during an argument in 2013.
Hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts, veterans and citizens will gather Saturday at the United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2069 Union to take part in the Veterans Ride for Freedom Memorial Ceremony and Run to the Wall.
Leniency when it comes to Pulaski utility deposits may be on the horizon. The Pulaski Town Council voted Tuesday to direct the town’s staff to draft an ordinance giving residents a break when it comes to utility deposits.
In Floyd County, Republican election wins are a stampede. In most cases, a primary election is just the first step of the process towards election.
The Virginia Welcome Center will be promoting Floyd during the month of June to travelers coming up I-77 North.: Floyd Press
There’s rarely an opportunity where the people spread across the 4.2 million-acre New River watershed can come together and talk about the various issues that face the waters that link them.
Some residents may have noticed antennas placed in locations around town. These water meter repeaters are part of the radio infrastructure for the new water meters. Water meter installation is expected to begin in June. Be sure to check out www.christiansburg.org/capitalprojects for the latest news and updates.
UPDATE: The Water/Wastewater Department has repaired the water main break on Grove Avenue.
Merchants of Doubt, a movie cosponsored by Sustainable Blacksburg, plays Friday, May 22 – Thursday, May 28 at the Lyric Theatre. Daily show times are 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. with an additional 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, and a 10 a.m. matinee on Monday.
All Town of Blacksburg administrative offices will be closed, Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. Blacksburg Transit will not be in service Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25.
The Christiansburg Police Department continues to focus on distracted driving during the month of May with their “Buckle Up = Hang Up!” campaign.
Austin Sheppard has been located in the city of Radford.
The wreckage of a private plane missing since Monday, has been discovered in a remote area of Smyth County.
Hoppie Vaughan and the Ministers of Soul brought their crowd-pleasing quartet to the historic Pulaski Theatre Saturday night as the Roanoke-based jazz, blues and soul band continues to make inroads into Pulaski County.