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Miami Hurricanes News and Notes: Canes Travel to Blacksburg, Hester Travels Down Memory Lane

Hurricanes Football makes its final road trip of the 2018 season, travelling to Blacksburg, Virginia to take on Virginia Tech. Miami heads to Lane Stadium dragging a dubious four-game losing streak. The Hokies, are in the midst of a three-game spurt in which they too have not secured a win. Somethin

STATEOFTHEU.COM - 2018-11-16 11:00:05

Micah's Backpack helps feed low-income Blacksburg students

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- A Blacksburg children's feeding program is stepping up its donations, with Thanksgiving just a week away. Micah's Backpack is a weekend feeding program that gives meals to Blacksburg students from low-income families. Each Thursday, volunteers pack more than 300 bags of foo

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-11-16 06:44:00

Wrecks causing delays on I-81 in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va.- Emergency crews are responding to two wrecks on I-81 in Montgomery County.A crash at mile marker 124 has two southbound lanes closed.Another wreck at mile marker 116 is affecting traffic on I-81 North.Expect delays.Copyright 2018 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.

WSLS - 2018-11-15 11:57:49

Four Down Friday: Miami Is Not Back And Virginia Tech Might Miss A Bowl

When the 2018 ACC football schedule was released, and Miami at Virginia Tech was scheduled for late November, ESPN executives probably licked their chops.

THEKEYPLAY.COM - 2018-11-16 08:49:00

Deputies won't face charges in deadly shooting of Montgomery County teen

As Tincher began advancing toward deputies, they fired at him, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.


IT company creating 580 jobs in Montgomery County

1901 Group, a trusted provider of IT services for the public and private sectors, will invest $4 million to expand its Enterprise IT Operations Center headquartered in Montgomery County and its corporate offices in Fairfax County.

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-11-15 16:49:30

Blacksburg announces new assistant planning director

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR News) - Kali Casper, who served as the Town of Blacksburg's Comprehensive Planner since 2014, has accepted the new Assistant Planning Director position.

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-11-16 14:25:49

Blacksburg psychologist accused of sex with client loses license

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Drier weather expected for area during Thanksgiving travel week

BLACKSBURG, Va. — After getting freezing rain with accumulations of up to a quarter inch over parts of southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia, temperatures are expected to rise today and this weekend, and head into a chilly yet dry period in time for the Thanksgiving travel season.

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-11-16 09:45:00

I-81 South crash results in injuries, backups on I-81 North in separate accident in Montgomery County

Two vehicles crashed on Interstate 81 South near mile marker 124, according to Virginia State Police. The crash resulted in injuries. Those people were taken to Radford Medical Center. It is unknown exactly how many people were injured. The road is now open. Traffic is backed up about 2 miles due to

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-11-15 15:14:00

Child porn in phone browser cache is not legal possession, judge rules

CHRISTIANSBURG — A Roanoke man was acquitted of child pornography charges Wednesday after a judge said that digital traces of a web search on a phone did not equal legal possession.“Looking at it is not the crime. It’s possessing it knowingly,” Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge Marc Long said be

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-11-14 22:55:00

Hundreds without power as sleet, freezing rain make for difficult travel

The largest outages reported by Appalachian Power — involving a hundred or more customers — were in the Bramwell and Rock areas. Isolated outages also were reported in the Bluefield, Falls Mills, Pocahontas, Spanishburg and and Glenwood communities.

BLUEFIELD DAILY TELEGRAPH - 2018-11-15 16:49:00

Wind Advisory issued November 15 at 7:14PM EST expiring November 16 at 9:00AM EST by NWS Blacksburg VA

A number of trees and powerlines from the foothills westward intosoutheast West Virginia have experienced significant glazing fromyesterday’s mixed precipitation event. An increase in northwestwinds is expected as an upper level low moves into the mid-Atlantic states. Given these conditions, glazed-

WVVA.COM - 2018-11-16 00:14:00

Ice storm creates major power outage in Southwest Virginia

Thousands of Appalachian Power customers have lost electricity thanks to an ice storm on Thursday morning. Appalachian Power was anticipating outages and crews are working to respond to them. Icy conditions make it dangerous for crews to try to fix these issues, so the company is asking people to p

WSLS - 2018-11-15 14:49:44

The First Turkey Trot coming to Blacksburg

"We gauged interest from some of the runners in the community and it seemed like a great opportunity to host an event like this to create a tradition in Blacksburg on Thanksgiving morning. Really, it came from people who live in the community and Blacksburg that reached out and said, 'Hey, let's mak


Crews prep for slick conditions in Christiansburg

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- With icy conditions possible through Thursday afternoon, Christiansburg Rescue Chief Joe Coyle said now is not the time for bold decisions. "People have 4-wheel drive and they think, 'Oh, well I can drive in the snow with 4-wheel drive.' That is not the case with ice. N

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-11-15 04:32:00

Virginia Tech's offense struggling to find answers

“We’re definitely not where we want to be,” Cornelsen said. “I don’t know if any of us had a specific formula or what it was exactly going to look like this year at what point in the season, but when you are struggling and not winning as much as you want you probably don’t feel like you have progres


Virginia Tech declares Snow Route Emergency

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) --Virginia Tech has declared a Snow Route Emergency, effective starting at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.


Sands on Amazon/Tech project: Opportunity to leverage NoVa to grow Roanoke, Blacksburg

Virginia Tech announced a new $1 billion campus at Amazon's HQ2 in Northern Virginia.The 1 million-square-foot Virginia Tech Innovation Campus will be located with Amazon's HQ2 campus in National Landing, a new neighborhood that encompasses Pentagon City and Crystal City. The project is part of a co


IT company expanding in Montgomery County, creating 580 jobs

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va.- An IT company is expanding in Montgomery County, creating 580 jobs by 2021.

WSLS - 2018-11-15 16:12:55