12/10: RAAP Public Meeting

12/10: RAAP Public Meeting

There’s been a lot of hullabaloo lately over how much we have to lose from gas pipelines planned to plow through the New River Valley. The environmental destruction they would require, potential leaks or accidents and the loss of private land under the guise of eminent domain make these pipelines a troubling idea from the […]

Change in Personal Property Tax Returns

Change in Personal Property Tax Returns

Montgomery County residents who have filed a personal property tax return with the Commissioner of Revenue for a motor vehicle will no longer be required to file additional personal property tax returns, except in cases where the status of the vehicle or owner changes.

Floyd ISOS event planned at Jessie Peterman Memorial Library

Floyd ISOS event planned at Jessie Peterman Memorial Library

Mental Health America of New River Valley (MHANRV), an agency dedicated to promotion of mental health and wellness in the region, is joining with the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library in Floyd to sponsor an opportunity for community residents affected by loss to suicide to participate with others around the nation and world in a day […]

Floyd County Visitors Center being jointly managed

Floyd County Visitors Center being jointly managed

Two prominent Floyd County business groups have joined forces to create a high profile and convenient source for information about county business organizations and related activities and events.

Accelerator program “catapults” Blacksburg-born startup

Accelerator program “catapults” Blacksburg-born startup

Winter months may offer most people a chance to give their lawn mowers a rest, but things are just about to heat up this offseason for LawnStarter, a Blacksburg-born startup trying to revolutionize the lawn care industry.

Red Sun Farms needs bug manager to thrive

Red Sun Farms needs bug manager to thrive

Locally grown products were in abundance this week at the official grand opening of Red Sun Farms hydroponic vegetable production facility in New River Valley Commerce Park.

EastMont spurs county-wide college application program for seniors

EastMont spurs county-wide college application program for seniors

Eastern Montgomery High School senior Laura Foretich applied to eight colleges this week and other than several hours and a few tired fingers, the process didn’t cost her a thing.

NRV Apartment Council says reassessments are too high

NRV Apartment Council says reassessments are too high

The first numbers are coming back from Montgomery County’s ongoing real estate reassessment — and the New River Valley Apartment Council says its members’ property values are rising too much.

Floyd family loses everything in fire at Joe’s Garage

Floyd family loses everything in fire at Joe’s Garage

It all started with a pop. Joe Kaylor, owner and mechanic at Joe’s Garage, saw smoke coming out of a truck that had been sitting in his shop for a month.

11/22: Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show

11/22: Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show

Back by popular demand! Don’t miss this show, we don’t know how much longer we’ll be able to book this amazing Rolling Stones Tribute Band.

11/22: One Act Festival

11/22: One Act Festival

Pulaski County High School is hosting the Second Annual Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship One Act Festival on Saturday, November 22nd at 7:00pm in the High School’s Little Theatre.

11/22: Holiday Market in Shawsville!

11/22: Holiday Market in Shawsville!

Come to the Waldron Wellness Center in Shawsville, Virginia for the 5th annual Holiday Market! We offer an outstanding variety of gifts, hand crafted by a talented group of juried artisans.

Fire destroys Joe’s Garage

Fire destroys Joe’s Garage

Fire late Thursday afternoon and into the evening destroyed the auto repair business of Joe’s Garage, closed down U.S. 221 for a while and threatened other properties as first responders from Floyd and Montgomery counties fought to bring the conflagration under control.

Terpenny resigns as town manager

Terpenny resigns as town manager

Floyd’s Town Manager has resigned. At Thursday’s Town Council meeting, Lance Terpenny submitted a letter informing council members he was stepping down. Terpenny, who has held the post for four years, stated as he neared age 60 he is planning a different pace of life. Floyd Press

Multiple lane/sidewalk closures Nov. 21-30

Multiple lane/sidewalk closures Nov. 21-30

Nov. 21-30, 2014 from 7 a.m. – 5p.m., there will be intermittent lane and sidewalk closures along the corridor from the intersection of Turner Street, NE and North Main Street,

Single stream recycling to begin next summer

Single stream recycling to begin next summer

Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority (MRSWA) will accept single stream recycling beginning July 1, 2015. The facility will continue to accept dual stream recycling until June 30, 2015.

Virginia Tech researcher works to protect birds from windows

Virginia Tech researcher works to protect birds from windows

After a bird collided with her office window last year, one Virginia Tech researcher decided it was time to act.

UPDATE: Names released of two killed in fiery wreck

UPDATE: Names released of two killed in fiery wreck

Roanoke officials have released the names of two men killed in a fiery accident on Route 11 in Pulaski County. Timothy Wayne Jones, 45, of Pulaski and his passenger David Eugene Rupe, 53, of Pulaski were killed on Friday, November 7. Cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Giles County residents speak out about natural gas pipeline

Giles County residents speak out about natural gas pipeline

Giles County residents get the chance to make their voices heard about a possible natural gas pipeline through their county.

Giles County firefighter hurt battling house fire

Giles County firefighter hurt battling house fire

An Eggleston firefighter suffered minor burns battling a house fire in Giles County this morning.

Small Business of the Year Award

Small Business of the Year Award

Lynn Adams/SWT Bill Zuti, owner of Barrel Cave Wines, accepts the Small Business of the Year Award during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night at the Draper Mercantile. …read more : The Southwest Times

Non-Profit Award

Non-Profit Award

Lynn Adams/SWT Laura Walker accepts the first-ever Non-Profit Award on behalf of Friends of Claytor Lake during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night at the Draper Mercantile. …read more : The Southwest Times

Civic Honors Award

Civic Honors Award

Lynn Adams/SWT Janet Johnson (center), whose work “has touched the lives of the down and out, the less fortunate and those needing help in emergency situations,” received The Southwest Times’ Civic Honors Award during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night at the Draper Mercantile. Johnson is joined by editor […]

Business Executive of the Year

Business Executive of the Year

Lynn Adams/SWT Lars Blomberg, vice president for Volvo North America Trucks, received the Business Executive of the Year Award during the 62nd annual Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner Thursday night at the Draper Mercantile. Blomberg, who now lives in his home country of Sweden, thanked his many business associates with the chamber of […]