Blacksburg to Change Parking Downtown

Blacksburg to Change Parking Downtown

If you’d like to head downtown for lunch today but resist because you fear you won’t find convenient parking, one community is working to change that.

NRV Mall Shooter Sentenced to 38 Years

NRV Mall Shooter Sentenced to 38 Years

Neil MacInnis was sentenced today to a total of 68 years — with 30 suspended — for last year’s shootings at New River Community College’s satellite facility in the New River Valley Mall.

Floyd County Chamber Lunchtime Meeting

Floyd County Chamber Lunchtime Meeting

The Floyd County Chamber of Commerce is holding a lunchtime board/membership meeting in the new Buffalo Mountain Conference Room at Hotel Floyd on Tuesday, July 29, 12-2 p.m. Lunch, sponsored by Thomas and Wall Real Estate, will be provided for attendees.

Solarize Blacksburg participants enjoy green benefits

Solarize Blacksburg participants enjoy green benefits

Dozens of people in Blacksburg took part in its Solarize Blacksburg campaign earlier this year. Some are getting solar installed right now while others are reaping the benefits now that they’re using it. From WSLS WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Indian Run String Band Tonight

Indian Run String Band Tonight

It’s looking like a beautiful day for the Blacksburg Market Square Jam. Tonight’s host is Indian Run String Band. The Jam starts at 8pm after the Blacksburg Farmers Market and ends at 10pm. If you can’t make it out tonight, here’s a list of all of our upcoming jams for the remainder of the season.

Floyd County residents oppose plan for pipeline

Floyd County residents oppose plan for pipeline

A proposed natural gas pipeline through the New River Valley and Southern Virginia has residents in one county riled up.

New River Valley Mall shooter to be sentenced

New River Valley Mall shooter to be sentenced

The teenager who shot two people last year at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg will be sentenced Wednesday.

Floydfest 13 gets underway today

Floydfest 13 gets underway today

Thousands of people will arrive in Floyd today for the start of Floydfest. This year, festival goers will notice some changes. Weather created a lot of issues last year and festival organizers decided it was time to revaluate the structure of the event. They have reduced the festival’s capacity by about 20%.

NRV residents named to Virginia Tech spring 2014 dean’s list

NRV residents named to Virginia Tech spring 2014 dean’s list

The following students enrolled at Virginia Tech were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours graded on the A-F option and earn a 3.4 GPA on a 4.0 scale during the semester. From Roanoke.com

New ‘Leave No Trace’ book is a guide for reducing impacts, from backcountry to backyard

New ‘Leave No Trace’ book is a guide for reducing impacts, from backcountry to backyard

Adjunct Professor Jeff Marion authored a new book outlining the principles and low-impact practices of Leave No Trace, a decades-old education program that guides outdoor recreation nationwide. Via: Virginia Tech News

Undergraduate architecture studio project wins 2014 AZURE award

Undergraduate architecture studio project wins 2014 AZURE award

The Smith Creek Park in Clifton Forge, Virginia, has taken shape through the vision and work of third-year architecture students in Virginia Tech’s design/buildLAB studio course. The results of their work have recently been recognized with another award, this time from a Canadian design magazine.  Via: Virginia Tech News

EPA: Covington, Narrows, Lynchburg, Montgomery County among most toxic in states

EPA: Covington, Narrows, Lynchburg, Montgomery County among most toxic in states

Four zip codes in the WDBJ7 viewing area are ranked among the most toxic in Virginia, according to an Environmental Protection Agency report.

Blacksburg murder suspect indicted by grand jury, back in court in August

Blacksburg murder suspect indicted by grand jury, back in court in August

The woman accused of killing Virginia Tech student Samanata Shrestha earlier this year is indicted Tuesday by the grand Jury. Jessica Ewing is charged with second degree murder, and it was determined by the grand jury that there is enough evidence to justify the prosecution of her case.

Virginia Tech launches new Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Virginia Tech launches new Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Virginia Tech embraces non-traditional learning with the launch of a new Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

AP calculus class achieves 100 percent pass rate

AP calculus class achieves 100 percent pass rate

It’s the middle of summer break with beaches and other destinations beckoning, but a Floyd County High School (FCHS) math teacher and 17 of her students who took a big test have had their minds on school.

Fraternities and sororities emphasize service and philanthropy

Fraternities and sororities emphasize service and philanthropy

With 18 percent of Virginia Tech’s undergraduate population participating in fraternity and sorority life, the philanthropic impact the members have is incredible. Via: Virginia Tech News

Scientists receive more than $2 million to study effects of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay

Scientists receive more than $2 million to study effects of climate change on the Chesapeake Bay

As the nation’s largest estuary, the Chesapeake Bay is a living laboratory to study the effects of weather and pollution on delicate ecosystems. Via: Virginia Tech News

Boy Praised for Saving Child at Christiansburg pool

Boy Praised for Saving Child at Christiansburg pool

Praise continues for a 7-year-old boy who jumped into action to save another young kid from drowning at a Christiansburg pool.

CHS Honor Roll 2013-14

CHS Honor Roll 2013-14

Honor roll: Christiansburg High School 4th quarter 2013-14 12th Grade All A’s: Belal Mohammad AboAbdo, Ashli Anne Adams, Breana Paige Akers, Paul William Benedict, Jaci Nicole Berg, Cameron Christopher Bermand, Kelli Ann Buhrdorf, Taylor Nicole Carroll, Taylor Lynn Cecil, Abigail Lillian Cloney, Kayla Nicole Croy, Yating Cui, Christopher Paul Ferrell, Kate Ann Feuchtenberger, Michael Steven(…)

2012 & 2013 ELAP Losses Must be Filed by Aug. 1

2012 & 2013 ELAP Losses Must be Filed by Aug. 1

Producers who suffered eligible livestock, honeybee or farm-raised fish losses have until August 1, 2014, to submit a notice of loss and application for payment under the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-raised Fish Program (ELAP).

Judge denies Morva’s request to manage death penalty appeal

Judge denies Morva’s request to manage death penalty appeal

A judge has denied a Virginia inmate’s request to manage his own federal death-penalty appeal. William Morva was convicted of killing hospital security guard, Derrick McFarland and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Sutphin during an escape back in 2006.

Roanoke to announce energy saving program, Blacksburg reaping benefits

Roanoke to announce energy saving program, Blacksburg reaping benefits

The City of Roanoke will announce plans this afternoon for a new energy saving program for homeowners, though specifics are not yet being released.