Tech students help design Head Start playground

Tech students help design Head Start playground

Virginia Tech students Abigail Garrett, Barbara Kane, Jillian Miller, Andres Jimenez Botero, Zachary Barlow, Alexander Cheng, Scott Holahan, Bryan Kong and Kevin Lee, along with landscape architecture associate professor Terry Clements, display their model for the new Head Start playground

First & Main’s Coldwater Creek headed for closure

First & Main’s Coldwater Creek headed for closure

Coldwater Creek in Blacksburg’s First & Main shopping center will likely close this summer as the nation-wide brand enters bankruptcy. The women’s clothing store announced last week things will start winding down across the country and stores will hold going out of business sales in the coming months.

Accessory charge dropped against man in Blacksburg murder case

Accessory charge dropped against man in Blacksburg murder case

A man initially tied to a Blacksburg murder case had his accessory charge dropped Thursday during a hearing that lasted just minutes. Michael Heller, 23, had been facing one count of being an accessory after the fact in relation the death of Virginia Tech student Samanata Shrestha. Heller graduated from Tech in spring 2013.

Taste the Town 4/27-5/03

Taste the Town 4/27-5/03

Treat your taste buds during the second annual Taste the Town, a week-long series of tasting events in and around Blacksburg. Taste the Town occurs Sunday, April 27, through Saturday, May 3. This is the week leading up to Blacksburg Fork and Cork, a food, wine and art festival held Saturday, May 3, at the(…)

Pulaski man pleads no contest to eluding police

Pulaski man pleads no contest to eluding police

A Pulaski man was sentenced Thursday to one year of incarceration after entering a no contest plea in Pulaski County Circuit Court to eluding police and driving suspended, according to online records. Thomas Matthew Crigger, 35, was arrested after Pulaski police received an anonymous call on July 9 about an intoxicated driver, authorities said at(…)

Defense Dominates As Hokies Hold Third Full Scrimmage Of Spring

Defense Dominates As Hokies Hold Third Full Scrimmage Of Spring

Quarterbacks Brenden Motley and Mark Leal both threw touchdowns, but Virginia Tech’s defense dominated the action in the third full scrimmage of spring practice at Lane Stadium on Saturday afternoon.: NRVSports

Maroons Cruise In Senior Day Victory Over Randolph-Macon

Maroons Cruise In Senior Day Victory Over Randolph-Macon

In a battle for home field advantage in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference women’s lacrosse tournament, Roanoke College defeated Randolph-Macon College 22-14 on Saturday. The Maroons enter the ODAC Tournament with a record of 10-7, finishing 7-3 in the ODAC, while the Yellow Jackets are 9-7, 6-4 in ODAC play.: NRVSports

Tech Takes Doubleheader At Maryland

Tech Takes Doubleheader At Maryland

The Virginia Tech softball team took both games of the doubleheader from the University of Maryland Saturday at Maryland Softball Stadium to extend its winning streak to 11 games. The Hokies won the first game 3-0 and then rallied late to take the second game 8-6 in a wild affair.: NRVSports

Attempted Abduction Reported in Radford

At approximately 6:15 pm this evening, Radford City Police responded to the 700 Block of Twelfth Street in the West end of Radford for a reported attempted abduction near the elementary school. The attempt was reported by a parent who stated it occurred around 6 pm.

Radford police investigating alleged attempted abduction of 3 children

Radford police are looking for two men who reportedly attempted to abduct three children near McHarg Elementary School this evening.: Roanoke.com

Young female pastor inspires a renewal of faith

Young female pastor inspires a renewal of faith

FAIRLAWN — The Rev. Allison Unroe will preach her first Easter Sunday service today to a congregation of third-, fourth- and fifth-generation families.: Roanoke.com

Buy a box lunch — and help seniors eat better

Many of the folks reading this will sit down later today with family members for a big feast. They’ll start with a prayer and conclude with a scrumptious dessert. There will be no shortage of leftovers.

Blueberry Banana Smoothie…and it’s Earth Month!

Blueberry Banana Smoothie…and it’s Earth Month!

Did you know it’s Earth Month? Did you even know there IS an Earth Month?: Doughmesstic

He Is Risen Indeed!

He Is Risen Indeed!

Regularly in the news the last several months has been Russia, a nation which many Americans view as unfriendly or even an enemy of the United States. Gabriela Baczynska wrote last month in Reuters, “With the Russian Orthodox Church counting 165 million people in its flock, it may be [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s best tool(…)

Certified lymphedema therapist joins Peak Rehabilitation in Floyd

Certified lymphedema therapist joins Peak Rehabilitation in Floyd

Peak Rehabilitation, Inc., which provides a variety of services for all ages, recently added another specialist: Brandi Puckett, a Physical Therapist Assistant, who is a certified lymphedema therapist: Floyd Press

Big budget decisions at hand in Floyd County

Floyd County schools are facing staffing cuts and larger class sizes as officials wrestle with a tight budget: Roanoke.com

Man sentenced after Christiansburg online sting

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison after pleading guilty in Montgomery County Circuit Court to procuring a sex act by communication.: Roanoke.com

Serenity: Bird Watch

Serenity: Bird Watch

This morning as I stumbled into the kitchen, set up the coffee maker I became enraptured with the birds feeding outside the breakfast nook big window. While the coffee was cooking in the Kurig cooker with my “Fog Chaser ™” brand I sat down to watch the birds and turned on the PBS classical station(…)

Christiansburg skate center shuttered; financial issues blamed

Christiansburg skate center shuttered; financial issues blamed

Adventure World Skate & Fun Center abruptly closed this week, as the owner of the New River Valley’s only commercial skating rink facility enters bankruptcy. The property owner, Midway Plaza 6, LLC, faced foreclosure last month. But on March 7, the same day a public auction was to be held, Midway filed for bankruptcy, avoiding(…)

Sheriff’s Office, Triad plan Drug Take Back Program

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and the Triad Program will have a Drug Take Back Program on April 26 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the back parking lot of the Floyd courthouse. : Floyd Press

Playmakers & Company actors to return to stage

Playmakers & Company actors to return to stage

Director Mike Vaughn gives instruction to Florence (Kaity Aigner) during a rehearsal of “The Odd Couple, Female Version.” Former members of an historic New River Valley community theater group are about to make an encore. Beginning April 25, cast and crew from the former Playmakers. Read more

Traffic Pattern Changes for Clearview Drive on Thursday, April 24

Traffic Pattern Changes for Clearview Drive on Thursday, April 24

Flaggers will maintain one way traffic through the work zone.: Christiansburg.org