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Airbnb to collect lodging tax in Blacksburg

Part of the burgeoning sharing economy, Airbnb provides an online platform that allows registered hosts to rent out homes or individual rooms on a short-term basis. The activities, however, have drawn scrutiny from authorities in recent years due to hosts operating like hotels yet being subjected to

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-07-19 18:00:00

Two Christiansburg restaurants approved for permit regarding noise ordinance

Last week, the Town Council approved permits for Due South BBQ and Fatback Soul Shack, both owned by Marie and Jared March.

WSLS - 2018-07-18 20:45:20

Mistrial sends jury home in Blacksburg massage therapist case

Eberhardt, 49, of Blacksburg, faces two charges of animate object sexual penetration, both linked to massages he performed at Body Balance Spa, his employer until his arrest early last year. Separate trials are planned for the two charges, since the alleged offenses occurred at different times and i


Change in pattern brings wetter, cooler weather

ROANOKE, Va.- For much of the last month and a half, the overall weather pattern has favored hot and dry weather in the southeastern U.S. As we've been talking about for the last week, that's about to change. This, for the most part, is a good thing.

WSLS - 2018-07-19 13:54:33

Empty K-Mart building could become self storage units in Roanoke

Phoenix Partners, LLC submitted a special exception application to the Roanoke Planning Building and Development department to turn the former K-Mart into an indoor, climate-controlled self-storage building.

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2018-07-19 23:20:23

Defense claims illegal seizure in Giles County double shooting case

Darren Justin Cecil, 19, of Narrows, is one of four people facing charges after what police say was a break-in on the night of Jan. 2 at a residence on Stockpen Mountain Road in the town. His charges include entering a dwelling with intent to murder and attempted armed robbery.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-07-18 21:27:00

The pump track at Wasena Park open for business

The group raised $30,000 during GO Fest in October to purchase the track.It is hoping to start another fundraiser for $20,000 to add more pieces to the track in the future. The track is open for anyone to use.

WSLS - 2018-07-20 00:39:01

Radford High School principal apologizes for criticizing city council

RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ)Radford High School's principal is apologizing for comments he made, criticizing a recent decision made by Radford's city council.Last month, the council voted to replace the pre-meeting prayer with a moment of silence. They said they wanted to be more inclusive of people with dif

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-07-18 18:19:00

Lynchburg officers use K-9, baton against man resisting arrest

While officers were writing multiple traffic tickets against the driver, 31-year-old Larry Booker, of Winston Salem, North Carolina, a narcotics K-9 walking around the vehicle noted the presence of drugs in the car, according to the Lynchburg Police Department.

WSLS - 2018-07-19 20:48:24

Jury recommends 2 years for road-rage stabbing

After a day of testimony, Terence Allen Sayles, 36, of Radford was convicted on an amended charge of unlawful wounding. A jury recommended a two-year prison sentence. Circuit Court Judge Marc Long scheduled an Oct. 17 hearing to formally set Sayles' punishment.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-07-18 23:05:00

Three new road projects could be making its way to Christiansburg

“Anytime you deal with construction on a major interstate, yeah, it's going to be a little bit of down time, it's going to be a little confusing and there will be slow downs and stoppages," said Christiansburg Mayor Mike Barber.

WSLS - 2018-07-18 22:49:46

New development of Christiansburg Marketplace shopping center

"When I do one of these shopping centers, I think of it as a department store and creating an experience for people who come to this property," Rector said.


Ted Nugent Bars Guns From Virginia Concert | Q104.3

While most venues do not allow firearms, according to alocal NBC station, because the Berglund Performing Arts Theater in Roanoke is publicly owned, it cannot institute a no-gun policy.

IHEART.COM - 2018-07-18 19:01:00

Historic Pulaski County farm to become new recreation area

FAIRLAWN, Va. (WDBJ) --When Margaret Smith inherited her father's farm in 1944, most of it had been sold for real estate in Fairlawn. But nearly 75 years later, the remaining 100 acres of her farm are going back to the community to establish a public park."We haven't had a park in the Fairlawn area,


Incoming Virginia Tech class most diverse in school history

The Roanoke Times reports that 34 percent of the Blacksburg school's 6,400 first-year students are classified as either as first-generation, low-income or minority students.


Heartbroken but determined: Wades Supermarkets trying to hold on

The third-generation Wade to occupy the helm of a grocery chain that once dominated the New River Valley, he’s waged a David-and-Goliath style battle against Kroger, Walmart and others since he took a leadership role in the early 1990s.


Sunday NRV letters: Prayer in Radford and guns

I have some advice for the people of my hometown, Radford, Virginia, who are upset with the newly installed city council’s first act, which was replacing the opening prayer with a moment of silence: Keep praying.


CAA to Host 2019 Conference Championships in Christiansburg

The facility includes a full-length 50-meter pool with two bulkheads, 9-foot lanes, a full complement of diving apparatus. The pool ranges from 7 to 17 feet deep.


More Christiansburg road projects planned

The New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization, a policy-making body geared toward transportation matters, has put together applications for three separate projects around some of the exits on I-81 and the 460 bypass. They are:


Christiansburg finds noise resolve with more businesses

Town council, on two 6-0 votes this past week, approved permits for Due South BBQ and its sister restaurant Fatback Soul Shack, each of which are owned by couple Marie and Jared March.