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    DOWNTOWN BLACKSBURG BLOG

  • HISTORIC SMITHFIELD PLANTATION – DBI NON-PROFIT MEMBER OF THE MONTH
    Downtown Blacksburg Inc. is proud to present our non-profit Member of the Month for March 2017 – Historic Smithfield Plantation! William Preston, a leader of westward expansion and a prominent Southwestern Virginia Revolutionary War patriot came to settle at the eastern continental divide and established Smithfield as his home.   In a land of... Read more »
  • SIDELINE ORTHOPEDICS-DBI BUSINESS MEMBER OF THE MONTH
    Downtown Blacksburg, Inc is proud to present our Business Member of the Month for March 2017-Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine! Sideline Orthopedics and Sports Medicine is here to become the patient’s choice for personalized professional orthopedic care.  Today’s healthcare has become saturated with physicians employed by healthcare systems obligating them to... Read more »
  • Blacksburg Children’s Museum – DBI Non-Profit Member of the Month
    Downtown Blacksburg Inc. is proud to present our non-profit Member of the Month for February 2017 – Blacksburg Children’s Museum! The Children’s Museum of Blacksburg (also referred to as CMB) is a hands-on, interactive learning environment for children. Located at First & Main Shopping Center in Blacksburg, Virginia, the museum boasts... Read more »
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    PCPatriot

  • McAuliffe renews push for Medicaid expansion in Virginia
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is renewing his push to expand Medicaid coverage, saying state Republicans have no excuses left after President Donald Trump’s failed attempt to overhaul health care. But the governor is likely facing the same long odds he’s faced throughout his time in office,... Read more »
  • McAuliffe wants to reinstitute 1 handgun a month law
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he wants to reinstitute a law limiting gun sales to one handgun a month. The governor, a Democrat, said Monday he was adding an amendment an unrelated bill related to concealed carry permits to include a provision reinstituting a 1993 one-handgun-a-month... Read more »
  • McAuliffe vetoes anti-sanctuary cities bill
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed legislation banning localities from restricting the enforcement of federal immigration laws. McAuliffe, a Democrat, announced his veto Monday, saying the measure would stoke fears among the state’s immigrant communities. He had promised to veto the measure when it passed the... Read more »
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    News – The Southwest Times

  • TUSK: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute photo gallery
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  • Build, renovate or patch middle schools?
    By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com The future of Pulaski County’s two middle schools remains unknown as the school board and supervisors try to work toward an agreement about whether to construct a new building, renovate one, or patch problems. In January, the school board hired RRMM Architects to take over... Read more »
  • Five months after accident, Logan Smith returns home resolute, strong
    By BROOKE J. WOOD brooke@southwesttimes.com Logan Smith’s calm demeanor gives no indication of what happened to him just five months ago as he made his way home on a wet Pulaski County road. “I remember everything,” Logan says of Friday, Oct. 21. He had just left New River Community College... Read more »
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    The New River Dispatch

  • VideoWatch Rep. Morgan Griffith discuss AHCA with CNN’s Wolf
    The post Watch Rep. Morgan Griffith discuss AHCA with CNN’s Wolf appeared first on The New River Dispatch.... Read more »
  • CAC to Hot Relay for Life Swim/Water Walk for Cancer
    On Friday. March 17th, from 9 AM to 7 PM Relay for Life (Cancer) and the Christiansburg Aquatic Center (CAC) will coordinate a swim/water walk “fun” event to raise money for Cancer programs and research. The swim/water walk will be held in the last two lanes of the leisure pool. Individuals... Read more »
  • Rep. Morgan Griffith: Black Lung Benefits
    Black Lung Benefits Southwest Virginia is home to many folks who have proudly spent their working lives in coal mines to support their families. Many of them have been impacted by coal worker’s pneumoconiosis or Black Lung. Miners who are diagnosed with the disease are entitled to certain federal monetary... Read more »
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    Top Stories – Christiansburg News Messenger

  • Crazy for Kroger’s ClickList
    There are drive-thrus for almost everything else, why not groceries? ClickList is a new online grocery ordering service from Kroger. Customers order groceries on the computer or with Kroger’s app, choose a pick-up time, and park in specially designated parking spots to pick groceries up at the store, without having... Read more »
  • New Christiansburg schools face uncertain future
    Tough decisions face the Montgomery County School Board after a vote by the Board of Supervisors Monday night struck down any chance that a two-cent property tax increase might soon help fund the school system’s future capital projects. Without the tax increase, Superintendent Mark Miear said the district is even... Read more »
  • JCPenney’s closing part of changing retail environment
    JCPenney has announced its Christiansburg location will be one of 138 stores to close this summer, and with the recent closing of the department giant, Kmart, business leaders are starting to wonder if this is the beginning of the end as retail as we know it. Josephh Kun is the... Read more »
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    Top Stories – Radford News Journal

  • School board passes FY18 budget
      The Radford City School Board unanimously passed a $15,628,163 FY18 operating budget Tuesday with a modest salary increase for employees and cuts to some programs in the school system. The budget, which awaits final approval by Radford City Council, has increased expenditures of $338,886 over last year, including a... Read more »
  • Glencoe mansion rededication and ribbon cutting April 4
    The Radford Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the rededication of the Glencoe Museum as the Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery. The event will begin with a reception at 5 p.m. at the Glencoe Mansion. Guests will have the opportunity to meet with descendants of the Wharton Family who owned... Read more »
  • JCPenney’s closing part of changing retail environment
    Marty Gordon Contributing writer JCPenney has announced its Christiansburg location will be one of 138 stores to close this summer, and with the recent closing of the department giant, Kmart, business leaders are starting to wonder if this is the beginning of the end as retail as we know it.... Read more »
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    The Floyd Center for the Arts

  • Paper Blooms FREE workshops, Saturday, March 25
    The Floyd Center for the Arts invites our community to free paper flower making workshops on Saturday, March 25. The workshops are being organized by Roanoke College’s Olin Hall Galleries as part of their Paper Blooms Project.   Talia Logan, Olin Hall Galleries Director, will lead participants in creating “map roses”... Read more »
  • Julius Quartet, April 1
    Hailed as “the captivating young string quartet” (The Bennington Banner), the Julius Quartet is rapidly making itself known in the chamber music world. Formed in the fall of 2012, the group held a special residency as “The Boston Conservatory’s Honors String Quartet”. Currently, the quartet is the Graduate String Quartet... Read more »
  • Floyd Plein Air Festival, August 14-19
    The Floyd Plein Air Festival 2017 is a new and exciting event that grew from the success of 2016’s Floyd Plein Air Crush weekend. Expanding to a week-long event, the festival will bring national and regional artists to paint the beauty of the county’s open spaces and favorite places. Partnering with... Read more »