In NRA video, former Montgomery County deputy admits to assaulting prisoner

In NRA video, former Montgomery County deputy admits to assaulting prisoner

A man from Christiansburg says deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office beat him while he was handcuffed.

Continuing education in Chinese Bodywork

Continuing education in Chinese Bodywork

The Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine (BRCCM) is presenting Tui Na and the Ancestral Sinews on October 18-19, 2014. Peter Shea, Licensed Acupuncturist and Faculty and Clinical Supervisor from Daoist Traditions Acupuncture College in Asheville, NC will present a two-day intensive course designed for Acupuncturists and Massage Therapists. This course has been approved for(…)

Defeating ISIS, Fast & Furious, and an American Hero

Defeating ISIS, Fast & Furious, and an American Hero

In previous columns I have noted I am of the belief the President does not have the authority to wage an extended war on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) without Congressional approval. I agree we must see that ISIS is destroyed.

Gilbert Linkous Recognized for Academic Excellence

Gilbert Linkous Recognized for Academic Excellence

Gilbert Linkous Elementary School was named a National Blue Ribbon School for 2014 today. U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, made the announcement to all schools via live webcast. The award recognizes excellence in academics.

Floyd Quilt Guild surprises Fiedler with a tribute

Floyd Quilt Guild surprises Fiedler with a tribute

As the Floyd Quilt Guild makes final preparations for its annual Quilt Show October 4-5 at Floyd Elementary School, it also celebrates the work of a member in coordinating the show for many years.

Pulaski County vet receives Silver Star 48 years after Vietnam

Pulaski County vet receives Silver Star 48 years after Vietnam

48 years after Larry Freeman earned the Silver Star in Vietnam, the Pulaski County native received the military honor Sunday afternoon.

Cadets wash cars for Wounded Warrior Project

Cadets wash cars for Wounded Warrior Project

Students from one local university volunteered their time to give back to those who have served our country.

New guidelines could impact development on Prices Fork Road

New guidelines could impact development on Prices Fork Road

New development and the town’s new planning guidelines could be on a collision course along Prices Fork Road.

Firemen’s fundraiser features the Worx

Firemen’s fundraiser features the Worx

The First Annual Ignite Floyd event to raise money for the Floyd County Volunteer Fire Dept. Station 1 will feature the Worx, performing at the Warren G. Lineberry Park, today. The opening band will perform beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Lily’s Playground opens today

Lily’s Playground opens today

Work on a new playground inside the New River Valley Mall honoring a local girl diagnosed with a rare terminal disorder was almost complete on Friday afternoon.

Former investigator granted appeal in lawsuit against sheriff

Former investigator granted appeal in lawsuit against sheriff

A state Supreme Court writ panel has granted an appeal to a former Montgomery County sheriff’s office captain who sued the department and Sheriff Tommy Whitt.

Regional Self-Portraits on Exhibit at Floyd’s Jax

Regional Self-Portraits on Exhibit at Floyd’s Jax

Even though “selfies” are a relatively new phenomenon, self-portrature among artists and craftspeople has a very long history. Floyd’s Jacksonville Center for the Arts is joining that tradition by offering an exhibit presenting self-portraits created by regional artists and crafts people.

Atmos Energy Urges Customers to Prepare for Winter Today

Atmos Energy Urges Customers to Prepare for Winter Today

Atmos Energy is urging its customers to prepare today for what could be another bone-chilling winter. The United States faced extreme temperatures and record-setting natural gas consumption during the 2013-2014 winter heating season and according to industry leaders, the same may hold true this winter.

Rhythm of Birth announces new services!

Rhythm of Birth announces new services!

Shalene Massie, of “Rhythm of Birth”, is now certified through “Nurturing the Mother” and is offering prenatal and postpartum bodywork in addition to doula support and “Birthing From Within” child birth classes!

Blacksburg A to Z Released

Blacksburg A to Z Released

The Blacksburg Partnership and Mascot Books announce the release of Blacksburg A to Z written by The Blacksburg Partnership.

Update: Two arrested for credit card fraud

Update: Two arrested for credit card fraud

Montgomery County deputies arrested two men on Thursday who are accused of stealing credit cards. Deputies arrested John Michael Scifo, 50, and James Randall Gwinn, 59, both of Wythe. They are charged with credit card theft and fraud. More at WDBJ7

Pulaski County student-athletes must submit to random drug testing

Pulaski County student-athletes must submit to random drug testing

Testing public school students for drug use is a controversial topic, but it’s one that the Pulaski County School Board said had to happen.

Lyme disease cases up in Virginia

Lyme disease cases up in Virginia

It used to be a disease in the Northeastern United States. Not anymore. The Health Department has alerted doctors statewide to be on the lookout for Lyme disease

Former hotel being renovated in Pulaski

The economic resurgence continues in Pulaski. Along 5th Street, what had once been a busy hotel, is getting a makeover.

Local restaurants trade in paper menus for tablets

Local restaurants trade in paper menus for tablets

Some restaurants in the New River Valley are bringing technology to the table. A number of chain restaurants across the country have already started using tablets inside their establishments.

Elliston intermodal site sees increased cost

Elliston intermodal site sees increased cost

A spiking price tag and the possibility of more litigation are challenges to someday building a proposed freight terminal near Elliston, but with enough public funding, it could be done, and in ways that make economic sense, a consultant said.

Ten day sentence for driving into restaurant

Ten day sentence for driving into restaurant

A man who was driving a van last year when he struck a U.S. Postal Service vehicle and then crashed into a restaurant in town was sentenced Tuesday to 10 days in jail.

Pulaski theater students put in work for weddings

Pulaski theater students put in work for weddings

Preparing for a wedding is often a time-consuming process. So with seven ceremonies on the horizon, members of Pulaski County High School’s Theatre Arts Department clocked plenty of work hours last weekend

Montgomery County needs more officers of election before November

Montgomery County needs more officers of election before November

Montgomery County leaders are asking for help at the polls ahead of November elections.