Leading from Behind; Control of Water

Leading from Behind; Control of Water

Leading from Behind: Civilized people are appalled by the barbaric murder of American journalist Jim Foley by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). A week after ISIS distributed video of Foley’s tragic murder, President Obama in a press conference responded to questions about potential plans for action in Syria by saying, “We don’t(…)

9/27: PulaskiFest

9/27: PulaskiFest

PulaskiFest is a family friendly, fun-filled day featuring live music, entertainment, local vendors, arts & crafts, a flea market, and much more! PulaskiFest 2014 is being held Saturday, September 27th in Jackson Park in historic downtown Pulaski from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. As in years past, this year promises to be a great day of(…)

Microcomputer Museum Grand Opening

Microcomputer Museum Grand Opening

The Bugbook Historical Microcomputer Museum is announcing the grand opening of its new location in suites 3 and 4 of the Floyd Village Green (formerly Nancy’s Candies).

9/7: Hunter Safety Class

9/7: Hunter Safety Class

If you plan on buying a hunting license this year, you are required to complete hunter education if you are either 12 to 15 years of age or if this is your first license. Students are required to complete several hours of self-study prior to class. Registration is required on-line at www.dgif.virginia.gov/hunting/education. The class will(…)

Interns enter Floyd County water data

Interns enter Floyd County water data

Two interns – Check resident Kerry Campbell and Sarah Gilmore from Augusta – volunteered their time this summer and helped type in Floyd County water data from 10 years’ worth of well drillers’ reports.

Man pleads guilty to attempted robbery, interstate chase

Man pleads guilty to attempted robbery, interstate chase

A man who attempted to rob an Elliston store in February and wrecked into two state police cars after a chase on Interstate 81 pleaded guilty last week to three charges. Justin William Swanson, 29, of Callands in Pittsylvania County, was convicted in Montgomery County Circuit Court of attempted robbery, felony destruction of property and(…)

Congregations share historic Blacksburg church

Congregations share historic Blacksburg church

For 110 years, the stained glass windows and lavish woodwork of the church at 110 E. Roanoke St. surrounded Presbyterian and Church of God congregations. Now there’s a new group of believers in one of Blacksburg’s oldest houses of worship.

Forklift accident kills 1, injures another

Forklift accident kills 1, injures another

One man is dead and another is seriously injured following a fork lift accident in Christiansburg earlier today.

Tips on keeping your lawn fresh and green

Tips on keeping your lawn fresh and green

An upcoming event in Roanoke is all about helping you take better care of your lawn and garden as we head into the fall. On WDBJ7 Saturday Morning, Nadia Singh talked with Virginia Tech professor and lawn care expert Mike Goatley.

Virginia Tech’s Gobblerfest scheduled for Friday

Virginia Tech’s Gobblerfest scheduled for Friday

Virginia Tech’s seventh annual welcome festival, Gobblerfest 2014, is set for Friday and will showcase all there is for students to do on campus and in the surrounding community. Festivities run from 4 to 8 p.m. that afternoon.

New contest begins for Christiansburg council seat

New contest begins for Christiansburg council seat

The newest campaign for what has become a frequently contested seat on Christiansburg Town Council has begun.

Virginia Tech investigates 3 sexual assault allegations

Virginia Tech investigates 3 sexual assault allegations

Virginia Tech’s Deputy Title IX officer is investigating at least three allegations of sexual assault.

Christiansburg’s Brown a blur on field as Blue Demons win

Christiansburg’s Brown a blur on field as Blue Demons win

On a night when both offenses were struggling to get into gear, the Christiansburg special teams picked up the slack for the Blue Demons.

Manager says goodbye after 45 years with Kroger

Manager says goodbye after 45 years with Kroger

During the summer of 1969, rising Blacksburg High School senior Richard Almond took a job bagging groceries because he thought working at Kroger would be fun. More than four decades later, Almond, as store manager of the Christiansburg Kroger, said the thought had been confirmed.

Police Arrest Man for Social House Restaurant break-in

Police Arrest Man for Social House Restaurant break-in

On this date, at 8:30 am, Blacksburg Police responded 103 S. Main Street, Social House Restaurant, in reference to what was initially reported as vandalism.

Pulaski accident claims 1 life

Pulaski accident claims 1 life

An Abingdon man was killed Thursday after he was ejected from the vehicle he was driving in Pulaski County.

Social House vandalized

Social House vandalized

Just months after its opening earlier this summer, Blacksburg restaurant Social House was broken in to in the early morning hours today and vandalized.

9/13-14: Pulaski County Flea Market

9/13-14: Pulaski County Flea Market

The Pulaski County Flea Market is held at the New River Valley Fairgrounds 2 miles north of Dublin on Rt. 100. Admission is $1.00 with children under 6 free. Parking is free and admission is free with the donation of a pair of eye glasses.

Plans for makeover in downtown Pulaski

Plans for makeover in downtown Pulaski

The Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones visited today to participate in the announcement of a major redevelopment project in Downtown Pulaski that will renovate some existing buildings, attract new residents, businesses, and create jobs. The total investment will be more than $1.5 MM.

RU nursing students use suits to simulate being elderly

RU nursing students use suits to simulate being elderly

When it comes to better patient care, critics say there’s always room for improvement. A group of students in the nursing program at Radford University say they’re learning to walk in their future patients’ shoes.

8/30: Butch Robins at Dogtown Roadhouse

8/30: Butch Robins at Dogtown Roadhouse

Don’t miss “the introverted master of an extroverted instrument!” Butch Robins gives a special performance on the banjo at Dogtown Roadhouse in Floyd, VA. Butch is truly a legendary master, and his performances are warm and memorable. $5 advance tickets are available now at the Republic of Floyd store and The Winter Sun clothing store(…)

Researchers find new drainage hole at Mountain Lake

Researchers find new drainage hole at Mountain Lake

At Mountain Lake Lodge this summer, it’s a story of ups and downs. After last year’s $2.25 million in renovations and improvements to the long-running resort atop Salt Pond Mountain, the finances are on the rebound.

Uber launches ride-sharing service in Roanoke, Blacksburg

Uber launches ride-sharing service in Roanoke, Blacksburg

The cheaper taxi alternative Uber launched its service in Blacksburg and Roanoke on Thursday, just weeks after Virginia officials first began welcoming these kinds of “ride-sharing” companies into the commonwealth.

Pulaski County High School celebrating 40th anniversary

Pulaski County High School celebrating 40th anniversary

The weekend of Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, Pulaski County High School will celebrate 40 years of excellence in education with a variety of events.