Griffith, other GOP congressmen seek to defuse intraparty tensions

Griffith, other GOP congressmen seek to defuse intraparty tensions

The battle for control of the Republican Party of Virginia continued to rage this week with revelations of new discord between three prominent elected officials and a group of increasingly powerful conservative activists.

Heartwood’s Venue Showcase Blacksburg Square Dance

Heartwood’s Venue Showcase Blacksburg Square Dance

On Thursday, August 28th, Blacksburg Square dance will be the showcase venue at Heartwood. The caller will be Lou Maiuri, caller extraordinaire, from West Virginia and the band will be the Indian Run String Band from Blacksburg featuring Paul Herling on fiddle.

NRV Community Services to Upgrade Connectivity

NRV Community Services to Upgrade Connectivity

New River Valley Community Services (NRVCS) based in Blacksburg, Virginia has reached an agreement with Rural Health Telecom to upgrade remote clinic connectivity and provide disaster recovery with $3.2 million from the Universal Service Fund (USF).

8/23-24: Mmm, Mead, Music, Mountains!

8/23-24: Mmm, Mead, Music, Mountains!

August 23, 2014: Join us on our Sippin’ Porch for an intimate musical experience. Enjoy mead and music by Scott Perry. Scott Perry is a local music teacher and musician playing acoustic blues, jazz, honky tonk and vintage rock & roll. $5 tasting fee. Tasting hours: 11-5, music 1-4.

ESL, Interlogix Hard-Wired Smoke Alarms Recalled

ESL, Interlogix Hard-Wired Smoke Alarms Recalled

ESL and Interlogix brand 400/500 series smoke detectors are being recalled because radio frequency interference can cause the smoke detectors to fail to alert consumers of a fire.

Vornado Air Recalls Electric Space Heaters

Vornado Air Recalls Electric Space Heaters

The heater can overheat and cause the units to melt, catch fire and ignite nearby items, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers. Consumer Contact: Vornado toll-free at (844) 205-7978 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or online at www.vornado.com and click on the recall graphic in the lower right(…)

BRITA Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard

BRITA Recalls Children’s Water Bottles Due to Laceration Hazard

The lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard. Call Brita at (800) 926-2065 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to www.brita.com and click “Safety Recall” for more information.

Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs Recalled

Franklin & Ben Mason 4-in-1 Convertible Cribs Recalled

The crib front can separate from the side panels and create a hazardous gap that can allow a child to fall out or become entrapped between the front and side panels.

Nut butters recalled for possible salmonella

Nut butters recalled for possible salmonella

If you have Arrowhead Mills peanut butter, MaraNatha almond butter, MaraNatha Peanut butter, Trader Joe’s almond butter, Whole Foods 365 almond butter, Kroger almond butter or Safeway almond butter in your cupboards, you may need to throw it out. The producer of these nut butters has announced a voluntary recall due to possible salmonella contamination.

Has your car been recalled?

Has your car been recalled?

Every year, millions of vehicles are recalled in the United States due to safety defects or noncompliance with federal safety standards. To help car buyers, owners and renters know that their vehicles are safe and their safety defects have been address, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today unveiled a(…)

Summer rituals: Starlite Drive-In

Summer rituals: Starlite Drive-In

What could be better than a movie on a summer evening? How about a movie on a summer evening outdoors? The Starlite Drive-In in Christiansburg is keeping that comfortable tradition alive, and will now be offering it through September. More photos at Roanoke.com

Chafin wins Puckett seat; Republicans hold Virginia Senate

Chafin wins Puckett seat; Republicans hold Virginia Senate

Del. Ben Chafin, R-Russell County, won a special election Tuesday for former state Sen. Phillip Puckett’s Southwest Virginia seat, which means Republicans will maintain control of the state Senate.

Amateur Radio Progam Aug 26

Amateur Radio Progam Aug 26

TRIAD in partnership with FAIRS (Foundation for Amateur Intl. Radio Service, Ltd.) will sponsor a program on August 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the meeting space of Computer Museum/Community Amateur Radio Station in Floyd, Village Green suites 3 & 4 (the former home of Nancy’s Candy).

Standoff in Willis

Standoff in Willis

Floyd County Sheriff Shannon Zeman is commending his staff for their efforts in bringing a situation “to the best possible outcome and that no serious injuries occurred” during a standoff in Willis last week.

RU administrators take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

RU administrators take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It might be the dog days of summer, but the administrators of Radford University are staying cool thanks to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

8/27: Watershed Management Meeting

8/27: Watershed Management Meeting

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) invites you to attend the Crab Creek TMDL Implementation Plan Steering Committee meeting on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm in Christiansburg, Virginia.

Orientation at Christiansburg Elementary School

Orientation at Christiansburg Elementary School

Christiansburg Elementary School held its inaugural Welcome to the Pack third-grade orientation Thursday, Aug. 14.

8/20: DMV2Go in Blacksburg

8/20: DMV2Go in Blacksburg

The DMV 2 Go Bus will be at the Blacksburg Community Center parking lot, 725 Patrick Henry Drive, Wednesday, August 20, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. DMV 2 Go is a mobile customer service center ready to bring DMV services to Virginians at convenient locations. For more information, visit DMV2Go.

8/25: Community Strings Rehearsal

8/25: Community Strings Rehearsal

The Blacksburg Community Strings (BCS) invites all violin, viola, cello, and bass players to join as it begins its 2014 fall season on Monday, August 25. Rehearsals are on Mondays 7-9 p.m. at the Blacksburg Community Center, 725 Patrick Henry Drive.

Pulaski man raises awareness for suicide prevention

Pulaski man raises awareness for suicide prevention

A Pulaski man has quit his job of 12 years to run across country to raise awareness for suicide prevention.

8/29: Billy Crawford Band

8/29: Billy Crawford Band

Jackson Park Concert Series Featuring The Billy Crawford Band-Blues Music. Friday, August 29, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

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Obamacare continues to have numerous problems and scandals. As a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, it is our job to oversee the implementation of Obamacare and what led up to its disastrous launch and its failed promises. Nearly 10 months after the Committee asked on October 10, 2013 for documents relating to the(…)

No one hurt in Montgomery County mobile home fire

No one hurt in Montgomery County mobile home fire

Firefighters put out a mobile home fire in the Adams Marke Trailer Park on Merrimac Road on Monday morning around 8:30 a.m.

2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Changes

2014 Farm Bill Conservation Compliance Changes

Changes mandated through the 2014 Farm Bill require producers to have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification (AD-1026) on file.