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Christiansburg Hobby Lobby to open next week, plans filed for new restaurants nearby

Hobby Lobby is planning to open its Christiansburg store on March 26, but the shopping center springing up around the craft store is just getting started. Plans filed with the town of Christiansburg this month show developers hope to build an additional 7,000-square-foot building that will sit in wh

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-22 15:39:00

Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in Roanoke woman's death

ROCKY MOUNT - A Franklin County homicide case, with branches that also stretched from Roanoke to Raleigh, North Carolina, was resolved via plea agreement Thursday, just a few weeks before it was scheduled to be heard by a jury. Lamarre Maurice Camper, 50, pleaded guilty to an amended count of the se

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-03-22 22:56:00

Owner of 5 Virginia pharmacies accused of payroll tax violation

The owner of five Virginia pharmacies, including one in Rocky Mount, has been accused of a payroll tax violation. Jerry R. Harper Jr., 58, of Collinsville pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Roanoke federal court to a single felony count that says he violated the federal tax code. On Wednesday, a judge sc

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-21 21:53:00

Henry County indictments linked to undercover operation

COLLINSVILLE-Most of the indictments handed down Monday in Henry County came as the result of a drug sting operation. Officials from the Henry County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Wednesday the department had been conducting an undercover operation for the last year, with the goal of cracking

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-03-22 01:52:00

Police: Scammers staging traffic accidents, coercing victims into settling without police

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WSET) -- Virginia Tech Police said it's been made aware of a scam that has been reported off campus. They said the scam involves people, usually working in pairs, who "stage" traffic accidents where they tell victims that they either hit the scammer's vehicle or the scammer. The sca

WSET - 2018-03-22 11:19:47

Grocery chain Lidl may no longer be opening stores in Roanoke, Salem, Christiansburg

ROANOKE, Va. - A discount grocery chain that planned on building four stores in the region may be reconsidering. Last year, German-based Lidl said it would build 100 stores on the East Coast by the middle of this year. In our area, a store was planned for Salem and for Christiansburg, and two were

WSLS - 2018-03-21 21:14:05

Spring dives off deep end with odd weekend snow setup

No rest for weather watchers and the winter weary. We are likely to see significant to heavy snowfall this weekend across much of Southwest Virginia from quite an odd duck of a storm, which, if it comes to fruition, will add to the strangeness of a winter/early spring that has had bitter cold, reco

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-22 14:00:00

Owner of Salem bakery starts petition for better food allergen warning labels

SALEM, Va. - One local baker is hoping to ease worries for those with food allergies. Shana Brown owns Corbin's Confections. She opened the bakery after her young son was diagnosed with a peanut and tree nut allergy. Now Brown is fighting for the Food and Drug Administration to change its labeling

WSLS - 2018-03-22 19:02:19

Meet-the-candidates event planned in Radford

The Radford Heritage Foundation invites the voters of Radford to meet the candidates for mayor and city council on Thursday, March 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The event will take place at the Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery located at 600 Unruh Drive in Radford. The mayoral candidates are David Ho

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-23 04:15:00

Radford Arsenal commander wants to reduce waste 50 percent by 2023

CHRISITANSBURG - During his first public meeting of 2018, Radford Army Ammunition Plant Commander Lt. Col. James Scott preached transparency on Thursday and announced a new initiative aimed at reducing the arsenal's environmental footprint in the New River Valley. Scott announced what he is calling

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-23 00:38:00

UPDATE: Medical Examiner determines medical issue caused death of man found in Roanoke home

A Medical Examiner has determined that a man found dead in a home on Padbury Avenue on Tuesday died of natural causes due to a medical issue. ORIGINAL STORY: A death investigation is underway after a man was found dead in a home on Padbury Avenue on Tuesday morning. When officers approached the res


Roanoke woman pleads to 5 felonies after wounding clerk during hold-up

Prosecutors said Dawn Michele Whitlock shouted "Money! Money! Money!" as she tried to rob a northwest Roanoke convenience store last September, and security video of the incident corroborates that degree of frenzy. The 44-year-old Whitlock was captured on camera pointing a .25-caliber handgun at a f


UPDATE: Winter weather advisory issued; up to 2 inches of snow now in forecast

A complex and monstrous storm system has triggered a winter weather advisory for the Dan River Region. The advisory, issued Tuesday night by the National Weather Service in Blacksburg, is in effect from midnight to 8 a.m. Thursday and calls for up to 2 inches of heavy, wet snow. The weather service


Radford University staff member dies after car crash

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - A Radford University staff member has died after a Friday morning car crash. Emily Martin, 22, died after being taken to the New River Valley Medical Center, Carilion Health Systems spokesman Chris Turnbull said Monday. Martin was a web and interactive media designer for Univ


Christiansburg woman killed in early Friday auto accident

Deputies were called about 1:10 a.m. and found that Martin's vehicle had run off the right side of the road and hit a utility pole. Martin, 22, of Christiansburg was driving, a sheriff's office report said. Martin was a web and interactive media designer at Radford University, where she'd earned a d


Local cold case for missing man gets new attention from state police

ROANOKE, Va. (WDB7) - A cold case in Vinton is getting a fresh set of eyes from law enforcement and officers say they are already learning new information. In 2013, Christopher Douthat, 24 at the time, disappeared after what his family said was a very typical day. They have not see or hear from hi


$20 million gift revolutionizes Virginia Tech's Honors College

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A historic donation is changing higher education for honors college students at Virginia Tech. "His incredibly generous gift is the largest in the history of the honors college and one of the largest gifts in the history of this university," said Tim Sands, the President of V


He got rich after discovering bitcoin in 2009. Now, he's inventing cryptocurrencies of his own worth billions.

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Dan Larimer was broke, living in his parents' house, driving his mom's 2001 Nissan Altima and dealing with a messy divorce when he first discovered bitcoin in 2009. That's back when one of the cybercoins cost 5 cents - instead of the $8,000 to $10,000 they were selling for last wee


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Stream project reshapes Christiansburg's Depot Park

CHRISTIANSBURG - All winter long heavy equipment has rolled over the grounds where last summer kids played soccer and clambered over swings and slides. But late last week the machines again ceded ground to park users, when much of Depot Park reopened to walkers and games of hoops. Construction is no