10/4: Science Festival

10/4: Science Festival

Virginia’s First Annual Science Festival! We’re throwing a big party where the guest of honor is SCIENCE!

9/27: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

9/27: National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Mark your calendars for the next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day! It is scheduled for September 27, 2014 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Blacksburg Recreation Center parking lot (725 Patrick Henry Drive).

Drug possession results in 2 year sentence

Drug possession results in 2 year sentence

A Christiansburg woman was sentenced this week to two years in prison for possessing drugs.

MCPS students hear about bad decisions

MCPS students hear about bad decisions

The consequences of Sarah Panzau’s bad decisions were made purposefully visible Friday.

Pulaski man acquitted of sexual abuse charges

Pulaski man acquitted of sexual abuse charges

There were too many inconsistencies in the accusations that a Pulaski man sexually abused two children, a judge ruled Friday.

Migrating raptors being observed

Migrating raptors being observed

Natural Heritage Program staff is inviting interested members of the public to join them at the summit area of Buffalo Mountain Natural Area Preserve in Floyd County to observe migrating raptors on Sept. 20.

Floyd man facing 29 charges of child pornography

Floyd man facing 29 charges of child pornography

A 20-year-old Indian Valley man was arrested this month on 29 charges of child pornography after an Internet offering of photos of nude, underage boys was traced back to his computer.

Service back in NRCA building

Service back in NRCA building

New River Community Action (NRCA) Floyd County Emergency Assistance Program (FCEAP) and Food Pantry have moved to the NRCA newly renovated building at 323 Floyd Highway South, on Route 221, Floyd.

Floyd Innovation Center Ribbon-cutting

Floyd Innovation Center Ribbon-cutting

A ribbon cutting and open house at the new Floyd Innovation Center is set for Monday, September 22. The ribbon cutting is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. with a ceremony and brief talks.

Old park and ride slowly vanishes

Old park and ride slowly vanishes

The old Falling Branch park and ride lot is slowly vanishing as its substantial $5.8 million replacement takes shape across Interstate 81.

Radford students hope speaker brings change

Radford students hope speaker brings change

Last spring, a group of Radford High and Dalton Intermediate school students asked many of their peers to take an anonymous survey on drug and alcohol use.

Montgomery County deputies search for a suspect in several burglaries

Montgomery County deputies search for a suspect in several burglaries

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man who could be connected to several break-ins.

Virginia DMV cranking out birth records

Virginia DMV cranking out birth records

Virginia is celebrating a baby boom of sorts. The boom involves the sale of birth certificates at the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles.

RU professor talks about cold case, missing persons case

RU professor talks about cold case, missing persons case

The Taylor’s Mountain search and the missing UVA student case are high-profile cases in our region.

Missing woman located

Missing woman located

Update: Police say Nancy Irene Howell was located in Bissett Park. She had some minor injuries, but invesigators say they do not suspect any foul play. Original Article: The Radford Police Department and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Nancy Irene Howell, age 46 from Radford. She was last(…)

12/6: PTA Craft & Vendor Show

12/6: PTA Craft & Vendor Show

On December 6th, Price’s Fork Elementary School will have a Fall Craft/Vendor Show. We are currently looking for crafters/vendors, but over 28 have signed up at this time.

American Egret sighted

American Egret sighted

Robert Abraham reported: “While boating from Parrott to Belspring Wednesday I spied the very co-operative American Egret. He posed for several photos and I believe this picture was one of the best so I would like to share it with readers of the New River Valley News.”

9/20: Wilderness Trail Festival

9/20: Wilderness Trail Festival

Come celebrate history, culture, and tradition with the Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg at the Kiwanis Wilderness Trail Festival!

Downtown Street Closures for Saturday

Downtown Street Closures for Saturday

Portions of Main, College and Hickok streets will be closed Saturday for the Wilderness Trail Festival.

Pulaski man charged with child abuse

Pulaski man charged with child abuse

A Pulaski man has been charged with felony child abuse and neglect after police responded to a welfare check call and reported evidence that a 6-month-old boy had been severely injured.

Lawmakers return for special session to consider health care

Lawmakers return for special session to consider health care

The answer to improving health care in Virginia may lie on the other side of East Broad Street from the Capitol, where lawmakers return today for a special session to discuss whether to expand coverage of uninsured Virginians with federal funds under the Affordable Care Act.

Pilot man sentenced to 4 months on drug charges

Pilot man sentenced to 4 months on drug charges

A Pilot man will serve four months in prison after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to three drug-related charges.

9/28: Shaun Groves in Concert

9/28: Shaun Groves in Concert

What Can One Person Do? In the gigantic global network of governments, cultures and conflicts, people often wonder: What can one person do? How can I have an impact on anything or anyone?

New River Career Pathways Consortium earns state award

New River Career Pathways Consortium earns state award

The New River Career Pathways Consortium has received the 2014 Virginia Career and Technical Education Creating Excellence Award from the Virginia Department of Education and the CTE Community College Advisory Committee through Virginia’s Community Colleges.