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Letter: How to pay for the wall

Every morning my husband and I stumble out of bed, fumble into our walking duds and stagger out the door for a two-mile walk. One of our routes takes us past Blacksburg High School, specifically the football stadium. The other day, I just happened to notice the fence enclosing said structure and the

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Valerie June to play The Lyric Theatre, Blacksburg, on Friday

In Americana songwriter and performer Valerie June's world, instruments have soul and personality, and they give her gifts. Often, the gifts are songs. When June played Roanoke's Jefferson Center in November 2015, a story emerged as she tuned a banjo-uke she called Baby. June pointed nearby to her f

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Community college Intentional Engagement program improves student retention

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Community colleges throughout the commonwealth are showing more than half of students are not completing an associates or certification degree program. According to the commonwealth's Joint Legislative Audit and Review report, nearly two-thirds of community college students a

WSLS - 2017-09-18 22:15:09

MCSO: 3 malnourished horses seized from a woman in New River

PHOENIX (AP) - Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say three malnourished horses have been seized from a woman in New River who says she was relying on transients to take care of the animals. They say the woman hasn't been arrested, but she could be facing three counts of animal cruelty charges for

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-18 21:55:49

Fanatical Botanical: How to pick the perfect mums

It is mum season and they seem to be flying out of the garden centers like they have wings. There are a few rules you should follow when picking the perfect mums for your porch. Here are 3 guidelines to keep in mind. Don't buy them in bloom Mums only bloom once and the blooms may last a few days to

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-19 13:05:00

Tractor-trailer wreck causes lane closures on Route 460 in Campbell County

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. - A tractor-trailer wreck is causing a traffic issue on Route 460 in Campbell County Tuesday morning. It happened near Village Highway, nearly seven miles south of Lynchburg. One lane is closed in each direction. State police have responded to the crash. Expect delays. This

WSLS - 2017-09-19 09:41:37

Flashback: Tracking NRV history

n "There will be no home for troubled youth in Giles county. Following the recommendation of the county Planning Commission, the Board of Supervisors unanimously denied this week a zoning permit that would have allowed the development of the facility in the rural Clover Hollow community near Newport

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-17 08:30:00

Sigma Phi Epsilon works to get back on campus at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. - A Virginia Tech fraternity has reclaimed its house on campus, four years after being suspended for repeated alcohol violations. Sigma Phi Epsilon had moved into a $5 million house on Oak Lane for just three weeks when the fraternity was suspended in 2013 and the house became Virgi

WSLS - 2017-09-18 10:12:59

Beliveau Estate Winery hosts Grape Stomping Festival Sunday

ROANOKE (WDBJ7)-- Yvan Beliveau stopped by WDBJ7 this morning to talk about Beliveau Estate's 5th Annual Grape Stomping Festival in Blacksburg that is happening Sunday, September 24 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. The festival will include a unique variety of vendors from local businesses, live music, food sp

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-17 17:15:00

Group presses Montgomery County School Board on diversity issues

CHRISTIANSBURG - The Montgomery County School Board during the past month tweaked its mission statement to demonstrate its stance on anti-discrimination and diversity. However, members of a New River Valley chapter of Charlottesville-based Virginia Organizing said they feel district leaders need to

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-17 10:00:00

Business success follows sports success at George Wythe

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-18 16:10:00

Council looks at status of town alleys

The Floyd Town Council is considering abandoning some streets and alleys and upgrading others. At a recentTown Council meeting, Council members tried to determine the status of these throughways. Old Hensley Road, which goes by the side of Winter Sun and is access to the town park, is apparently sti

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-17 18:37:00

NASCAR legend Ted Christopher killed in plane crash

NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) -- NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) -- NASCAR officials say modified championship racer Ted Christopher was one of two people killed when a small plane crashed in Connecticut. The Federal Aviation Administration confirms that two people were aboard a Mooney M20C plane that went

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-17 11:57:00

Three school districts team up for annual college fair

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) More 70 schools and colleges from around the country that will be at the Roanoke Valley College Fair. With more students striving to obtain degrees, getting into a dream school can get competitive. Roanoke County, Roanoke City, and Salem are hosting the college fair at the Sale

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-19 15:24:00

Man charged with embezzling from veterans group

A Roanoke man has been charged with embezzling from a local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans, according to court records. Randy Carlyle Turner was indicted by a Salem grand jury last Friday on five counts of felony embezzlement. The Virginia State Police, which handled the case, said the DA

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-18 22:53:00

Miller inaugurated as Williston State College president

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - John Miller is officially on the job as the leader of Williston State College. Miller was formally inaugurated as the two-year school's fourth president on Friday. The state Board of Higher Education appointed Miller to the post in June. He had been serving as acting president

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-18 12:35:03

Armed and dangerous man on the run in Pulaski

Police in Pulaski are looking for a man after an incident over the weekend. Officers were called to the Pulaski Pawn and Coin on West Main Street just after 6:30 on Sunday, September 17. When officers got there, they saw a broken window to the business. Due to the size of the building, they asked

VIRGINIAFIRST.COM - 2017-09-18 14:05:39

Former DAV treasurer indicted for embezzling in Salem

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) A Salem Circuit Court Grand Jury indicted a man Friday on five counts of embezzling money from the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Chapter 3. Randy Carlyle Turner, the former treasurer of DAV Chapter 3, is charged with embezzling more than $200 five different times between April

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-18 20:29:00

Police investigate possible break-in at Pulaski pawn shop

PULASKI - Police in Pulaski are investigating a possible break-in at a pawn shop on Main Street in Pulaski, Virginia State Police said Sunday. The alleged break-in happened around 6 a.m. Sunday morning at the Pulaski Pawn N Coin. Multiple law enforcement agencies are taking part in the investigatio

WSLS - 2017-09-17 16:11:09

Warbirds over Salem event showcases models of military aircraft

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ7) In Salem, military aircraft filled the sky on Saturday. The Roanoke Valley Radio Control Club held its second Warbirds over Salem event, with pilots flying a wide variety of model aircraft, including replicas of airplanes from World War I through the Korean War. Derrick Smith is V

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-17 04:54:00