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Christiansburg restaurant hosts fundraiser for Poole family

Friends, and members of the community came to Macado's to show thei support. There was face painting, a dunk tank, and a bake sale. Macado's general manager says even the rain couldn't keep this tight knit community from coming together.


City of Radford accepted into downtown revitalization program

It's Monday morning and the Radford Coffee Company on Main Street is bustling. Manager Rachel Johnson is proud that the coffee company, a nonprofit, has thrived downtown since it opened a couple years ago. She hopes other businesses will follow.

WSLS - 2018-08-20 20:32:33

Flash flood watch tonight; severe storms possible Tuesday before taste of fall

The National Weather Service in Blacksburg has issued a flash flood watch until 6 a.m. Tuesday for the potential of strong thunderstorms and heavy bands of rain during the evening and overnight producing locally 3+ inches of rain. Most locations will not get that much rain, but a few spots, where pa

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-20 20:10:00

Chemical spill alerts local elementary school to remain inside

First responders included fire departments from Pulaski, Newbern and Draper as well as REMSI, the Pulaski Police Department and Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office.

WDBJ7.COM - 2018-08-20 11:53:00

Radford police seek man they say fired gun multiple times in altercation

A few minutes after midnight on Saturday, Radford police responded to the 1300 block of Grove Avenue for a report of a man firing a handgun multiple times, according to a news release. The release said the man pointed his gun at the head of another person as well.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-19 20:10:00

More bids on new Blacksburg police station, parking garage arrive

The bids, filed under the guidelines of the Public-Private Education Facilities and Infrastructure Act of 2002, came from the Lynchburg-based English Construction Company and the Newport News-based W.M. Jordan Company.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-20 10:45:00

Radford City Police searching for man with gun

It was later discovered that the offender pointed his gun to the head of another individual. The offender is described as a 6’02, light skinned black male, with a beard, mustache, long dreads and was last seen wearing a khaki shorts and a white t-shirt.


Pervida to Exhibit at Natural Products Expo East - BevNET.com

BLACKSBURG, Va.— Pervida, the award-winning natural solution to your gut health needs, will be exhibiting at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore!Come find us at booth #8122, just one row in from the escalators! Pervida is proud to meet with its consumers and industry peers for a chance to ed

BEVNET.COM - 2018-08-20 15:30:52

Radford Police looking for suspect in a fight where a gun was shot multiple times.

According to officers, they responded to a report of a man firing a gun multiple times just after midnight Sunday on the 1300 block of Grove Avenue, near the Radford Chamber of Commerce.

WSLS - 2018-08-19 01:00:55

Letter: Flaccavento speaks for everyday working people

I was interested to see the recent letter to the editor from Mark Armentrout of Radford praising Congressman Morgan Griffith for his work in fighting the opioid problem in Southwest Virginia ("Griffith works to save lives", June 28). He cited “50 bills that have passed regarding the opioid crisis.”

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-19 04:00:00

Floyd County Sheriff's Office will try leasing vehicles

Floyd County Sheriff Brian Craig received unanimous approval Tuesday from the Board of Supervisors to pursue a trial of leasing department vehicles, including patrol cruisers, a move that could reduce costs of maintaining the fleet and avoiding high mileage units that break down and pose safety risk

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-08-19 18:55:00

Learning from the Past: Rain doesn't stop Folk Festival

Patricia Moses (left), owner of Virginia Glass Girl Studio in Floyd, and daughter Jessica Felton show some of their stained glass works during Saturday’s Folk Festival.Paul Collins

MARTINSVILLE BULLETIN - 2018-08-19 03:43:00

First truck assembled at Volvo in the New River Valley returned to Pulaski

"We have a very rich heritage," Marcus Thompson, Inspiration Manager at Volvo, said. "And something to have here that represents the past is an important reminder for both the investments that have been put in this plant through time and then to honor the work of the men and the women who came befor


Vizcaino leads Pulaski to 5-1 win over Kingsport

PULASKI, Va. (AP) -- Alexander Vizcaino allowed just one hit over seven innings, leading the Pulaski Yankees over the Kingsport Mets in a 5-1 win on Saturday. With the victory, the Yankees swept the three-game series.

TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-19 02:00:18

More than 40 cars have been targeted in break-in streak, police say

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va.- Police are searching for a person who they say stole valuables and money out of more than 40 cars over the past few weeks.According to Christiansburg Police, the break-ins have occurred in residential neighborhoods across the Christiansburg area.Police say the thief typically ta


Virginia’ littlest library serves Pembroke

Librarian Clara Robertson, 84, has set aside two bags full of westerns for one patron and is checking out a book for Stanley Montgomery. She picks up an index card with his name on it and writes “checked out one book.” No title. No card number. No computer.

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-08-18 23:00:00

Donations to Virginia Tech top $150 million again

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) --Donations to Virginia Tech have surpassed $150 million for the second straight year.Donors made more than $153.6 million in new gifts and commitments to the university during the 2017-2018 fiscal year.Donations to Virginia Tech Athletics rose 59 percent, to nearly $44.7 millio


Christiansburg asks for help IDing vehicle break-in suspect

The town posted a video online showing the suspect and a car that he and an accomplice were in. It was taken Aug. 15 by a home security camera, a town news release said. The video can be seen atchristiansburg.box.com/s/vg7rjvxw0aqumlf2c3745o4egcigankx. It shows a man in a ball cap shining a flashlig


Mooning case against Virginia softball coach's wife wanes

FLOYD, Va. (AP) — The moon over Virginia was half-visible that May evening, as was the one on the softball field, authorities say.The Roanoke Timesreports57-year-old Debbie L. McCulley is accused of mooning the stands, but a judge Thursday said the indecent exposure charge could be dropped.


First Volvo built at New River Valley returned - Truck News

Wilson also bought the first Volvo F86 model sold in the U.S. in the 1970s, and in 2011 it took delivery of the 500,000thU.S.-built Volvo truck.