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2 dozen high paying jobs coming to Floyd County
FLOYD COUNTY, Va. (WFXR News) - A manufacturing company is moving its entire operation to Floyd County. Floyd County leaders announced Wednesday that Thomas Industrial Fabrication will move there, bringing 28 full-time jobs.
28 jobs coming to Floyd Co. after fabric company relocates to county
FLOYD Co., Va. (WDBJ7) -- 28 jobs are coming to Floyd County after an industrial fabric company relocates to the county. According to SWVA Today, Thomas Industrial Fabrication of Woolwine will be moving into the abandoned Dreaming Creek Timber Frame building.
Tornado-producing storm leaves Central Virginia largely unscathed
Schools across Central Virginia sent students home early Friday as damaging storms that produced at least one tornado moved through the state. Albemarle County schools spokesman Phil Giaramita said the decision to close early was because of the possibility of severe conditions, including flooding an
Crews respond to multi-vehicle accident on I-81N in Montgomery County
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- VDOT is reporting a multi-vehicle accident is causing delays on I-81N in Montgomery County. It's happening and 4.6 miles north of Junction US 11 and 460 Exit 118-Christiansburg.
Local industry heads to Floyd, attracted by high school welding program
FLOYD, Va. (WDBJ7) - A manufacturing company is moving its entire operation from Woolwine to Floyd. The president of Thomas Industrial Fabrication, John Paul Thomas, said they'll be able to expand and hire more people by the end of the year.
Severe weather potential increases for Southside Virginia; flooding, strong winds biggest threat
Forecasters are ratcheting up the chance of severe thunderstorms today across Southside Virginia. The Storm Prediction Center — a wing of the National Weather Service — lists Danville and Pittsylvania County in what it considers a moderate risk of severe weather. The moderate risk is just one level
Damage reported as storms move through Virginia
(WWBT) - Reports of storm damage are starting to come in as heavy rain and strong wind move through central Virginia. A horse was killed after a tree fell into a pasture in Brunswick County, the sheriff’s office confirmed.
Music video - Jacob Jolliff Band at The Floyd Country Store
Yonder Mountain String Band mandolin ace Jacob Jolliff brought his own band to The Floyd Country Store on March 23. Here, the band does a rapid-fire cover of The Byrds' "I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better."
TORNADO WATCH issued in Southwest Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. — A Tornado Watch was issued Friday morning for southwestern Virginia. The watch was issued until 5 p.m. “Additional watches will likely be issued for much of Central Virginia this afternoon and this evening,” CBS 6 meteorologist Mike Stone said. “Storms with damaging winds & isolated
Great Christiansburg Easter Egg Hunt moved due to flooding from Friday's severe weather
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. - Christiansburg's Great Christiansburg Easter Egg Hunt has been moved due to flooding caused by Friday's severe weather. Friday's storm caused creek levels to rise, which left standing water at Kiwanis Park, the original location of the event.
Christiansburg teenager found guilty in death of girlfriend in accident
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) A Christiansburg teenager was found guilty of of two misdemeanor charges and delinquent on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 16-year-old girlfriend.
Virginia State Police remind drivers to be alert during severe weather
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Police are reminding motorists to be cautious while operating a vehicle in potentially “dangerous” conditions. Wipers on = lights on: Virginia law requires headlights to be on while windshield wipers are on. Headlights also make you visible to other drivers in he
Missing Radford woman found, arrested in Washington County
RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A Radford woman who had been missing since April 13 has been located and arrested on outstanding charges in Washington County, according to Radford city officials.
Your hour-by-hour look at Friday’s storm in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. -- A Flash Flood Watch has been issued ahead of a strong line of storms making its way into Virginia. The strongest storms will occur in the evening through midnight across central Virginia. Some storms could be severe with damaging wind gusts and hail. Isolated tornadoes cannot be rul
Tornado Warning Issued For Several Triad Counties
GREENSBORO, N.C. — A tornado warning has been issued for Caswell County until 10:30 a.m., Alamance County until 10:30 a.m., and Patrick County, Virginia until 10:15 a.m. A tornado warning means a tornado has been reported by spotters or indicated by radar and there is a serious threat to life and pr
Severe weather alerts continue after 2 injured, 2 homes destroyed by a tornado (UPDATED)
A tornado photographed by residents destroyed homes and injured two people in Franklin County. Henry, Patrick, Franklin and surrounding counties continue under a tornado watch until 8 p.m., the National Weather Service reported, and the threat of local flooding is in effect until 9:45 p.m.
Larceny suspect wanted by Virginia Beach police
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) -- Virginia Beach police are looking for a suspect who they say stole money from an unlocked vehicle near the Walmart in the 4800 block of Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia legislative review ahead of 420 tomorrow
A pseudo-holiday celebrating the use of marijuana tomorrow comes after efforts in Richmond fell short of making Virginia the 11th state to at least partially decriminalize the plant. WLNI’s Ian Price has more ahead of 420 tomorrow on April 20th:
Police: Woman assaulted at Virginia Beach Taco Bell after ‘taking too long’ in drive-thru
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Virginia Beach Police Department is looking for two people accused of assaulting a woman for “taking too long” in a Taco Bell drive-thru. According to police, the assault happened on March 25 at the Taco Bell on Sabre Street, WTKR reports.
420 celebrations spark up Roanoke Valley, Floyd on Saturday
In a world where anti-marijuana laws are growing looser, a stoner’s holiday has emerged. Nightspots in Southwest Virginia have planned their own celebrations. “420,” a reference to both a time of day and a day of the month to spark up the doobage, is happening Saturday. The terminology has been in t