Ebola:  Updates 10/16/14

Ebola: Updates 10/16/14

I am going to be very direct and no pussyfooting around this time. I am positively incensed over the incompetence and political-financial spin that the United States of America is doing to its citizens. I strongly believe that the inhabitant in the White House has poor advisors and is making inept decisions putting this nation […]

A school debate in Narrows

A school debate in Narrows

An embattled principal has stirred up debate over her management style in this small and tight-knit Giles County town.

Hearing for Falling Branch Park and Ride Relocation

Hearing for Falling Branch Park and Ride Relocation

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing for the design of the upcoming project involving the relocation of the Park and Ride lot located at exit 118 off Interstate 81 in Montgomery County.

Old Church Gallery gets grant for “Roots with Wings” project

Old Church Gallery gets grant for “Roots with Wings” project

Old Church Gallery is pleased to announce recent support funding through a $1300 technology grant from the Larry Woodrow Vest Fund of the Foundation for Roanoke Valley.

For 12-year-old programmer, it’s never too early to start

For 12-year-old programmer, it’s never too early to start

Grant Martin grabbed a slice of pizza to calm his nerves as he sat down and pulled a microphone closer to his face at Thursday’s computer programming class organized by Let’s Code Blacksburg.

The Retreat may be closer to reality

The Retreat may be closer to reality

The Town Council this week cleared the way for The Retreat project to advance, but the would-be developer of the controversial student housing complex isn’t saying when, or if, a new proposal might be submitted.

Pembroke woman gets special gift after tragedy

Pembroke woman gets special gift after tragedy

A Giles County woman battling breast cancer got a special gift from a group of people in Christiansburg.

Red carpet movie premiere comes to Blacksburg

Red carpet movie premiere comes to Blacksburg

Southwest Virginia is making an appearance on the big screen and community members gathered with the cast and crew Friday night to see it for the first time.

10/19: Leave it to Beavers

10/19: Leave it to Beavers

Moviegoers of all ages will enjoy the one-hour movie, “Leave it to Beavers” this Sunday, October 19th, the second documentary of the 2014 SustainFloyd Fall Film Series at the Floyd Country Store.

Ghost Tours of Christiansburg

Ghost Tours of Christiansburg

The Christiansburg High School Art department will host four ghost tours of Christiansburg this Halloween.

Crash kills two in Giles County

Crash kills two in Giles County

A traffic crash that killed two people and injured others closed the westbound lanes on a portion of Route 460 in Giles County for more than three hours.

NRV company TECHLAB hosts BioTEACH event

NRV company TECHLAB hosts BioTEACH event

As a promotion for Virginia’s first annual Science Festival week, members of the TECHLAB, Inc. Research and Development team hosted an open house on October 9th to give local science teachers insight into how scientific principles are used to develop medical diagnostic products.

Christiansburg students urge trading flowers for fountain

Christiansburg students urge trading flowers for fountain

This homecoming season, two Christiansburg High School students are challenging their schoolmates to exchange a “dead” object for an opportunity to help the living.

10/18: Old Timey Fest

10/18: Old Timey Fest

October 25 : 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Wilwood Farms General Store: We are now open and offering garden décor and unique garden gifts, home décor and gifts, snacks and drinks. We will be having music on a regular basis and will be posting our schedule on the website.

10/18: Eye 5K Run/Walk

10/18: Eye 5K Run/Walk

Pearisburg Eye Associates Eye 5 a 5k run/walk, Saturday October 18th start time 9:00 a.m. from 122 Tazewell Street, Pearisburg. Have you signed up to walk or run the Pearisburg Eye 5 yet? The Eye 5 is THIS Saturday!

10/26: Halloween Kidfest

10/26: Halloween Kidfest

The Jacksonville Center invites children and parents to dress up and join us for this free, family-fun event.

Halloween Treat Trail in Dublin

Halloween Treat Trail in Dublin

The Dublin Police Department will be hosting The Halloween Treat Trail for the Dublin area Friday, October 31, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Giles County veteran needs ‘likes’ to expand business

Giles County veteran needs ‘likes’ to expand business

When you’re in business for yourself, you need every break you can get. A man is trying to expand his business in Giles County and needs your help.

Trick-or-Treat at the Govt Center, Oct. 31

Trick-or-Treat at the Govt Center, Oct. 31

On Friday, Oct. 31, the Government Center at 755 Roanoke St. in Christiansburg will be open for trick-or-treating from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Leaf Collection in Christiansburg begins November 3

Leaf Collection in Christiansburg begins November 3

Leaf collection will begin on November 3, 2014 and run through the end of December, as weather permits.

Gas war in the New River Valley

Gas war in the New River Valley

The New River Valley saw what some might call a gas war on Thursday. At the Fast Fuels service station in Pearisburg, a gallon of unleaded has been selling for $2.69 cents a gallon.

School Board asks for funding for driver’s education car

School Board asks for funding for driver’s education car

Floyd County High School’s driver’s education program was suspended last week after one of the 1998 Crown Victoria’s lost a drive shaft and stranded the vehicle on the site of the road. Dr. Kevin Harris, school superintendent, decided the program’s second car, another 1998 Crown Victoria with more than 200,000 miles on it, was unsafe […]

Virginia Tech self defense class receives increased interest

Virginia Tech self defense class receives increased interest

Virginia Tech is seeing more and more women take an interest in its rape aggression defense classes this semester.

New art gallery celebrates grand opening in Blacksburg

New art gallery celebrates grand opening in Blacksburg

A new art gallery celebrates its grand opening in downtown Blacksburg Thursday with a ribbon cutting.

Gas drops below $3/gallon in 13 states

Gas drops below $3/gallon in 13 states

Gas prices have been sinking quite nicely across the country and in the Commonwealth. Drivers in Virginia and 12 other states (Missouri, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Minnesota, Mississippi, Kansas, Alabama, New Jersey, Arkansas, Texas and Delaware) are paying an average price below three dollars per gallon to refuel their vehicles with three additional states (Iowa, […]

Dalton Intermediate School Honor Roll

Dalton Intermediate School Honor Roll

The following students made the Dalton Intermediate School honor roll for the first six weeks: