Halloween fun for children scheduled at the Jax Sunday

Halloween fun for children scheduled at the Jax Sunday

This month marks Floyd’s Jacksonville Center for the Arts longstanding tradition of harvest time and Halloween fun for children of all ages. The public is invited to join the fun October 26 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Man indicted for charge related to Shrestha killing

Man indicted for charge related to Shrestha killing

A Virginia Tech alumnus tied to a Blacksburg murder case has been indicted on a charge of transporting, secreting, concealing or altering a dead body.

APCo Requests Energy Efficiency Programs for Virginia

APCo Requests Energy Efficiency Programs for Virginia

Appalachian Power has proposed six new programs that will help its Virginia customers reduce energy usage and demand.

Woman dies in single-vehicle wreck in Montgomery County

Woman dies in single-vehicle wreck in Montgomery County

On October 25, 2014 at approximately 3:28 a.m., the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office 911 center received a report of single vehicle crash on Rt. 114 (Peppers Ferry Road), near Rt 659 (Vickers Switch Road).

Students test new ways of teaching and learning at Virginia Tech

Students test new ways of teaching and learning at Virginia Tech

After nearly four decades teaching computer science, Virginia Tech professor Dennis Kafura is not one to jump on every passing bandwagon touting change.

General education gets modern makeover at Virginia Tech

General education gets modern makeover at Virginia Tech

Before the Internet was a fixture in homes, businesses and classrooms. Before smartphones put a world of information in the pockets of all who could afford them.

Christiansburg’s DeHart Tile celebrates 50 years

Christiansburg’s DeHart Tile celebrates 50 years

When Jerry Childs graduated Christiansburg High School in 1971, he took a full-time job and became co-owner of his stepfather, Bill DeHart’s flooring company. More than 40 years later, DeHart Tile Company is still the company listed on his paychecks.

Students learn the P’s and Q’s of business dinners at annual event

Students learn the P’s and Q’s of business dinners at annual event

The resume looks great. Cover letter reads well. Your professors will say you know your subject matter inside and out. The job interview should go fine. Just one thing: How are your soft skills?

‘Fridays at McHarg’ match RU and elementary students

‘Fridays at McHarg’ match RU and elementary students

“Holy shirt, they’re gorgeous,” Richard Bay said. It was perhaps the most accurate compliment the Radford University art education professor could have passed out as he examined the brightly colored paper T-shirts created by the second graders at McHarg Elementary School on a recent Friday. During the past two years Bay has spent many similar […]

Griffith Reiterates Call for Transparency in 2015 Health Insurance Premium Information

Griffith Reiterates Call for Transparency in 2015 Health Insurance Premium Information

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA), who on Tuesday, October 21 called on the Obama Administration to release 2015 health insurance rates by Tuesday, October 28, today issued this statement following a recent Forbes article indicating that non-group health insurance “…premiums rose in all but 6 states (including Washington DC)”

Search warrant: Man shot and killed in Christiansburg called 911

Search warrant: Man shot and killed in Christiansburg called 911

Before he died in an incident involving police in Christiansburg earlier this month, Larry Miller called 911 and said there was a domestic dispute at his home, according to a search warrant.

Man sentenced to 15 years in Radford sexual abuse case

Man sentenced to 15 years in Radford sexual abuse case

A 63-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 5-year-old family member.

Pulaski County considers cost of building new school

Pulaski County considers cost of building new school

Pulaski County should consolidate its middle schools into a new facility and significantly renovate Dublin Elementary School, a new study says.

10/31: Trunk or Treat

10/31: Trunk or Treat

Please join us for our 3rd annual TRUNK OR TREAT! This year we will also have a Chili Cook-Off as well as a Photo Booth! Bring the whole family for a night of SAFE FUN! Be sure to register for prize giveaways including a Galaxy Tab 3 and plenty of other great prizes. Share and […]

Lying about cancer to raise money nets probation

Lying about cancer to raise money nets probation

A Christiansburg woman has been placed on 12 months of probation for spending money collected for her after she lied about having cancer.

11/15: Weather Service Open House

11/15: Weather Service Open House

On Saturday, November 15th, 2014 from 10 am – 3 pm the National Weather Service in Blacksburg will be hosting an open house.

Mountain Valley Pipeline Informational Meeting

Mountain Valley Pipeline Informational Meeting

Tuesday, October 28 7:00 pm Blacksburg Unitarian Universalist Congregation 1301 Gladewood Drive NW, Blacksburg, VA.

2014 Southern Christmas Show Trip Announced­­

2014 Southern Christmas Show Trip Announced­­

The Radford Parks and Recreation Department is offering a Sunshine Tours bus trip to the Southern Christmas Show in Charlotte, NC on Wednesday, November 19th. The bus will depart at 6:00 a.m.

Marine ROTC training Saturday to include rubber M-16s

Marine ROTC training Saturday to include rubber M-16s

As part of the Marine ROTC Field Exercise this Saturday, Oct. 25, cadets may be visible using rubber M-16s around the Corps of Cadets obstacle course on Smithfield Road from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. The training rifles are rubber and have no firing mechanism. For more information please contact Maj. Martin of the Marine […]

SEEDS for Kids

SEEDS for Kids

SEEDS has a host of engaging activities and programs coming up this week. Come explore and play, use your senses, do crafts, read and tell stories, and learn about the living world around you.

Virginia Tech Police Chief shares FBI experience with terrorism

Virginia Tech Police Chief shares FBI experience with terrorism

Kevin Foust wears the uniform of the Virginia Tech Police Department, but on September 11th, 2001 he was an FBI agent supervising an international terrorism squad.

10/24: Walk-in Flu Clinics

10/24: Walk-in Flu Clinics

Walk-in flu clinics will be held around the New River Valley on Friday, October 24th. No appointments are necessary.

U.S. 460 crash at North Main Street intersection spurs delegate to act

U.S. 460 crash at North Main Street intersection spurs delegate to act

The scene of a completely mangled car and two others with their front ends caved in moved Del. Joseph Yost to action.

Christiansburg council perplexed by town’s land-water divide

Christiansburg council perplexed by town’s land-water divide

Officials are trying to bridge the town’s land-water divide. At issue are the finances of the Christiansburg Aquatic Center, which opened in 2010 to immediate acclaim as one of the best facilities of its type around the country

Mental health facility can operate next to daycare

Mental health facility can operate next to daycare

The Pulaski County Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday ruled in favor of a mental health facility that had its zoning classification challenged on the grounds that it put children at a nearby day care center in harm’s way.

Searchers rescue lost hiker

Searchers rescue lost hiker

A 76-year-old woman got lost hiking Tuesday afternoon in Montgomery County, but crews located and rescued her early Wednesday.