The people of Radford gathered in Bisset Park under a bright blue sky, reflecting on the names and the faces of 59 young men who died during World I, World War II, in Korea, and Vietnam.
UPDATE 8:30 pm: Both sides of I-81 have reopened, but some delays continue. Southbound Interstate 81 in Roanoke County is closed at mile marker 144 due to police activities. Traffic is being detoured off I-81 at exit 146 (Hollins) onto Route 11 to Peters Creek Road to use Interstate 581 to return to I-81. Southbound […]
I noted with interest last week that Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) took to the Senate floor to talk against the Patriot Act provisions that allow the National Security Agency (NSA) to gather data on all Americans.
His body might have been in Brooklyn this spring, getting his football coaching career underway at a junior college, but former Virginia Tech wide receiver Dyrell Roberts’ mind was never far from Virginia.
The Fifth Annual Chantilly Farm Bluegrass and BBQ Festival brought thousands to the sprawling landscape off Franklin Pike in Floyd County on Friday and Saturday of this three-day Memorial Day Weekend for listen to headliner Rhonda Vincent plus Meadows of Dan’s Sammy Shelor and Lonesome River Band, Junior Sisk and much more.
One hundred people registered for the 8th annual Tour de Floyd Saturday. “Turnout was great even with a not so great weather forecast,” said Paul LaCoste, who coordinates the ride for the Town of Floyd. The Tour de Floyd benefits the Floyd Rescue Squad.: Floyd Press
Sometimes, it’s the little milestones that count the most when battling addiction. For the participants of Pulaski County’s drug court, Thursday was a day to celebrate all they’ve accomplished so far as they completed the first phase of the program.
The million-dollar bridge that is to carry the Huckleberry Trail across Peppers Ferry Road at the New River Valley Mall is still waiting on its handrails — and is still officially off-limits to the crowds of pedestrians and bicyclists for whom the bridge is a missing link.
Bears, big Black Bears are the only fear that the “Tin Man” (Alice in Wonderland) will have in Floyd County and surrounding areas. Actually Black Bears do not represent real danger to humans as our northern Brown/Grizzle bears do. The most powerful and dangerous of course is the hunter’s dream of a Kodiak bear in […]
Dublin Town offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015. Garbage scheduled for pick-up on Monday, May 25th will be picked up on Tuesday, May 26th along with Tuesdays regular pick-up
The unofficial start of summer is here and motorists are expected to pay the lowest price for gas in five years for the Memorial Day holiday. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has increased for 36 of the past 38 days, reaching $2.74 per gallon Friday.
Beginning June 1, the following fee changes will be in place for water and sewer rates:
A well-known historic site in the New River Valley is struggling to stay alive, ironically it just happens to be in the business of the dead, para-normally speaking.
While it’s a topic that’s been mentioned in passing in previous meetings, the Pulaski Town Council has given traction to developing a plan for a proposed public safety facility. The council is moving toward formation of a group tasked with crafting such a plan.
Break out your bathing suit – summer’s here! The pool at Randolph Park officially opens for the summer on Saturday, so get out there and make a splash.
“Textile Industry in Pulaski” is the newest exhibit at the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Transportation Museum in Pulaski.
Air Force Maj. Gen. Randal D. Fullhart will speak Monday at the Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony in Dublin. Fullhart serves as the commandment of cadets of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. The service is at 9:30 a.m. at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery.
Several county offices and businesses will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.
Cotton. We have all seen the commercials, heard the theme song. The Fabric of Our Lives is a catchy little tune we all know, whether we admit it or not.
Corn. Tomatoes. Cucumbers. Fresh greens and herbs. What could spell out summer any better?
Memorial Day weekend kicks off Summer and a full slate of activities greets us throughout the area.
“If you feel like you’re in control (of your car), you ain’t going fast enough,” Floyd County’s Curtis Turner would say.