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Montgomery County shelter celebrates the "paw"-lidays
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- The Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center is in the midst of a busy holiday season. The shelter received a $5,000 grant from the Petco Foundation on Friday for being selected as a winner in the 2018 Holiday Wishes campaign.
Animals and people come together at Montgomery County shelter event
CHRISTIANSBURG — The gingerbread house Dixie Reaves assembled Saturday traded peppermints and gum drops for Milk-Bones and rawhide. Reaves was building a treat not for herself, but for a dog at the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center — a simple act that made the 11-year-old Blacksburg
Multiple accidents causing delays on I-81
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VA (WFXR News) - Multiple accidents along Interstate 81 are causing major delays on this rainy Friday night. According to VDOT 511, there's a multi-vehicle accident near mile marker 127 in Mongtomery County. Because of the crash, the north left shoulder and left lane are closed.
Pilot dies in single-engine plane crash in Virginia
FREDRICKSBURG, Virginia (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man has died in the crash of a single-engine plane. A spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police said in an email that the crash occurred early Friday in Spotsylvania County.
River flood warning issued for the Dan River
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a flood warning for the Dan River near Danville from Saturday morning, Dec. 15, until late Sunday night. At 9 a.m. Saturday the stage was 15.2 feet. Flood Stage is 17.0 feet and minor flooding is forecasted.
22-year-old man charged with rape after apparent weekend assault in Radford
RADFORD, Va. - A 22-year-old man has been arrested and charged with rape and other charges after a sexual assault investigation, according to the Radford Police Department. Police say Andre Birke was arrested in connection with an incident that happened overnight from December 7 to December 8 in the
NC Blacksburg VA Zone Forecast
NC Blacksburg VA Zone Forecast for Sunday, December 2, 2018. This is an automatically generated product that contains an area. forecast using an average of the gridded forecast data for each.
Stream crossing issues are complicating work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline
PEMBROKE — The clear, cold waters of Little Stony Creek cascaded over granite bedrock as Rick Sizemore watched from the banks and wondered. How could a natural gas pipeline run through this wild trout stream, on a piece of wooded property so sacred to Sizemore that he named it after a Bible verse an
Roanoke County police investigating shots fired into home Saturday morning
ROANOKE COUNTY - Roanoke County police are investigating an incident of shots being fired at a home on Beaumont Road Sunday morning. Dispatch says it happened around 4:30. No one was injured in this incident, but police are still investigating.
Hokies hope to close 2018 with another winning mark
BLACKSBURG, Va. - With the bowl streak and Commonwealth Cup secure for another season, Virginia Tech now turns their attention--to another streak. They haven't finished with a losing record, since this whole bowl streak began.
Montgomery County School Board moving toward pay raise
CHRISTIANSBURG — The Montgomery County School Board continues to discuss a pay raise for its members for the first time in more than a dozen years. Earlier this month, board members received a detailed presentation on the most recent time the elected body approved a raise for itself, the legal proce
Christiansburg Aquatic Center introduces reduced prices in 2019
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) 2019 is just around the corner, and maybe your goal this year is to finally get healthy and exercise more. The Christiansburg Aquatic Center is ready to help by reducing its membership prices.
Man makes plea deal in case of crash that killed his wife
A Goodview man pleaded guilty Thursday to killing his wife last year in a vehicle crash while he was intoxicated. Danny Lee Ferris, 49, was scheduled for a jury trial next week in Montgomery County Circuit Court. Instead, he pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. He also was convicted of misdem
High school girls basketball:
CHRISTIANSBURG — After knocking off some rust, Christiansburg’s girls basketball team picked up its first River Ridge District win of the season on Friday night. Sophomore Grace Huston led the Blue Demons with 13 points as Christiansburg (5-1, 1-1) overcame a eight-point first-quarter deficit and we
UPDATE: Northbound I-81 back open after Montgomery County crash
UPDATE: Traffic is moving again on Interstate 81. The Virginia Department of Transportation said it cleared the wreck about 5:30 p.m. Traffic on northbound Interstate 81 is backed up about 8 miles in Montgomery County after a tractor-trailer crash this afternoon.
Blacksburg’s famous: Part 1
I’m guessing that the moment after you finished reading my column last week on Christiansburg’s most famous residents, you were asking yourself, “What about Blacksburg?” As was I after writing it. In researching Blacksburg’s list, I quickly discovered that there would be a longer list and it would b
Goodview man convicted of involuntary manslaughter for death of wife
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, VA (WFXR News) - A Goodview man pleaded guilty and was convicted of involuntary manslaughter on Thursday in a Montgomery County courtroom. According to the Montgomery County Commonwealth's Attorney, 49-year-old Danny Lee Ferris was convicted for the death of his wife, Patricia Lyn
Iconic Christiansburg bed and breakfast for sale
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) In Christiansburg, an iconic bed and breakfast is now for sale. The Oaks Victorian Inn was built in 1893 and has been a bed and breakfast for almost 30 years. It's current owners, Linda and Bernie Wurtzburger, have run the place for nearly 9 years.
Christiansburg considers new regulations for homestays like Airbnb
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- With the rise in popularity of home-sharing services, such as Airbnb, has come attempts by local municipalities to regulate them. Christiansburg Mayor Mike Barber said it's about leveling the playing field.
Police: Man found dead at home in Blacksburg
BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- The Blacksburg Police Department said they are investigating after a man as found dead at a home in Blacksburg on Tuesday, December 11. Police said the man was found in the 1600 block of Carlson Drive unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene.