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Water not tainted by Radford Army Ammunition Plant, study says

After a yearlong investigation, a federal agency reported on Wednesday that residents living around the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, ranked as the largest toxic emitter in Virginia, need not worry about finding chemicals in their drinking water. More at Roanoke.com

Old Time Jam This Evening

Old Time Jam This Evening

The Old Time Jam at Warm Hearth Village is Thursday, April 24, from 7-10 p.m. The host band will be Mac Traynham, Sam Linkous, Skip Slocum, and Rory Mullennex. Please note that, due to a scheduling conflict, this week’s jam will be in the Karr Activity Center rather than the Village Center. To get to(…)

Outstanding Student Awards at NRCC

Outstanding Student Awards at NRCC

Several New River Valley residents were among the 35 students announced as Outstanding Students in a Curriculum  or Subject Area at the recent President’s Awards Ceremony at New River Community College in Dublin. They are:

10th Annual Police Officers’ Memorial Ceremony is May 19

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will host the 10th Annual Fallen Officers’ Memorial Ceremony on Monday, May 19, at 5 p.m. The public is invited to the ceremony at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke Street in Christiansburg.: Montgomery County

BT4U Mobile App Available

BT4U Mobile App Available

Blacksburg Transit’s app BT4U Mobile is now available for download for iOs devices. BT is conducting a soft launch of the app to find a larger pool of testers to find and correct any bugs that may exist.

Meals as Medicine: Chinese Dietary Therapy

Meals as Medicine: Chinese Dietary Therapy

The Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine is presenting Chinese Dietary Therapy May 30-June 1, 2014. The weekend begins with a community meal and workshop in the kitchen to cook, learn about the health benefits and share a meal. The weekend course is a 19 PDA credits Continuing Education course for Acupuncturists that is open(…)

Buy a box lunch — and help seniors eat better

Many of the folks reading this will sit down later today with family members for a big feast. They’ll start with a prayer and conclude with a scrumptious dessert. There will be no shortage of leftovers.

Playmakers & Company actors to return to stage

Playmakers & Company actors to return to stage

Director Mike Vaughn gives instruction to Florence (Kaity Aigner) during a rehearsal of “The Odd Couple, Female Version.” Former members of an historic New River Valley community theater group are about to make an encore. Beginning April 25, cast and crew from the former Playmakers. Read more

Artist who created April 16th portraits reflects on Virginia Tech tragedy

In the months after the April 16th shootings, Virginia Tech received more than 88,000 items of sympathy and solidarity. Among them were 32 pastel portraits by California artist Elizabeth Wallace. Via: WDBJ7

Board of Supervisors seeks applicants – Planning Commission

THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY will be making appointments to the following boards and commissions: Planning Commission Interested Montgomery County citizens who are registered voters and in good tax standing should submit a letter of intent, or an application, along with a short resume to F. Craig Meadows, County Administrator,  Via: Montgomery County

Virginia regulators set hearings on Appalachian Power rates

Virginia regulators set hearings on Appalachian Power rates

Virginia regulators have scheduled hearings on rates that Appalachian Power charges customers for generation, distribution, and transmission services. Via: WDBJ7

2014 Day of Remembrance at Virginia Tech begins with candle lighting

Members of Virginia Tech’s Corps of Cadets battled a strong wind to light the ceremonial candle at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday marking the beginning of the 2014 Day of Remembrance on campus. Via: WDBJ7

New River Valley Mall shooting suspect due in court Tuesday morning

New River Valley Mall shooting suspect due in court Tuesday morning

The man accused of shooting two people last year at the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg is expected to enter a plea in Montgomery County court Wednesday morning, according to online court records. Via: WDBJ7

The American Red Cross has new programs to teach emergency preparedness

The American Red Cross has new programs to teach emergency preparedness

The American Red Cross in Roanoke has received a grant from UPS to purchase a robotic ERNIE THE ERV. Via: WDBJ7

Pulaski County man to go on trial for death of five month old son

Pulaski County man to go on trial for death of five month old son

Virginia Tech students learning about TIPS

This new program is all about teaching students in the hospitality and tourism program at VT how important alcohol is to a business and how they must be sure they’re serving only customers of legal age. :Via: WDBJ7

Why rural schools need online courses

Innovative Spanish-language learning program makes its debut in Highland County :Via: WDBJ7

Governor McAuliffe to give commencement speech at Virginia Tech

Governor McAuliffe to give commencement speech at Virginia Tech

Governor Terry McAuliffe will deliver the commencement address this year at Virginia Tech. :Via: WDBJ7

Vehicle fire causing major delays on I-81 in Botetourt County

Vehicle fire causing major delays on I-81 in Botetourt County

Traffic backups are about 3 miles, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. :Via: WDBJ7

Virginia State football player pleads guilty to assault

Virginia State football player pleads guilty to assault

The judge sentenced Britt to 45 days in jail, suspended for one year, probation for a year, and imposed the condition that he complete or be in the process of completing his education. :Via: WDBJ7

Gillespie raises $2.2 million in Virginia Senate bid

Gillespie raises $2.2 million in Virginia Senate bid

Republican Ed Gillespie has raised $2.2 million in his bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Mark Warner. :Via: WDBJ7

Tuesday’s Hokie-Smokey Classic in Salem canceled

Tuesday’s Hokie-Smokey Classic in Salem canceled

The game will not be rescheduled. The game was being branded as the Hokie-Smokey Classic. :Via: WDBJ7