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Former Radford University student pleads guilty to knifing classmates at party
Nichols, 18, was a student himself when he was spotted rolling a marijuana joint and asked to leave a Sept. 28 gathering in the 1300 block of Radford's Lawrence Street, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Jason Annis said during a plea hearing in the city's Circuit Court. Nichols declined to go and as
2 tractor-trailer wrecks cause major backups on I-81
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va.- Two tractor-trailer wrecks are causing traffic issues on I-81.The southbound left lane is closed at mile marker 143 in Roanoke County, near the I-581 interchange.The northbound left lane is closed at mile marker 147, just past the Hollins exit.Check back for updates.Copyright 20
Silver Alert: Missing man last seen at hospital in Mount Airy
Joshua Patrick Mount, 43, was last seen at the Northern Hospital of Surry County at 830 Rockford St., the N.C. Center for Missing Persons said. The center says he has dementia or another cognitive impairment.
Mary Draper Ingles Story opens at Nesselrod
“Walk to Freedom—The Mary Draper Ingles Story,” presented by Virginia Outdoor Drama, has its first performance scheduled for 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Nesselrod Bed and Breakfast. General admission tickets are $15 and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.
Two area men missing | Mt. Airy News
Mount, who authorities said is “endangered,” is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.
Search continues for a Surry County man last seen on Sunday
SURRY COUNTY, N.C. —The search continues for a Surry County man who hasn't been seen in several days.Deputies are looking for Allen Leon Binns Sr. He was last seen Sunday night at the Blue Mountain convenience store in Pilot Mountain.AdvertisementOfficials say Binn's car was involved in a crash the
Commonwealth stops pursuit of Ashley White
Prosecutors will no longer try to re-convict Ashley White on a child abuse charge stemming from the 2015 death of her 5-year-old son, Noah Thomas, in a septic tank.
Mount Airy Police Reports | Mt. Airy News
• A Sparta man who was found passed out behind the wheel of a wrecked vehicle on June 3 was arrested on seven different charges and jailed under a $15,500 secured bond. William Matthew Flippin, 29, was located at the Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation parking lot on Carter Street, and wa
Radford arsenal opens doors to public for first time
RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ) --For the first time ever, members of the public got a chance to tour the more than 7,000 acres of the Radford Army Ammunition Plant on Thursday."We wanted to do it because the public has been such a supporter of us, and proactive in working with us, actively working to make thin
Police: Driver leads Blacksburg Police on 100-plus mile chase ending in Roanoke
BLACKSBURG, Va, (WSET) -- Police in Blacksburg have arrested a man after leading them on a high-speed chase.
County revamps, renames Dobson Plaza | Mt. Airy News
Don Mitchell, county facilities director, and contracted architect Tony Chilton appeared before the board to discuss some change orders for work at both the plaza and the historic courthouse.
Board alters prior vote, OKs shelter plan | Mt. Airy News
“Just thank the good Lord above,” a jubilant Shepherd’s House Executive Director Mary Boyles told a reporter after the decision, among hugs and shouts of joy from a crowd that filled the city council meeting room.
Missing Mount Airy man considered dangerous and should not be approached, police say
A Silver Alert has been issued for Joshua Patrick Mount, 43, who was last seen fleeing from the hospital Wednesday morning at 830 Rockford St.
Canadian company ready to start process for silicon smelter
PacWest plans to build the smelter on 186 acres south of town, along the Washington-Idaho border. Company officials say the smelter will create about 400 jobs during its construction, and employ up to 150 people once it is operating.
Officials search for missing man after wrecked car found
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Hillsville’s July Fourth theme announced | Carroll News
The Friends of Hillsville (FOH) and the Town have teamed up to plan a July 4 celebration that’s a dandy. A regular Yankee Doodle Dandy. According to Friends of Hillsville spokesperson Jessica Talley, the event’s theme is a “Star Spangled Salute.”According to Talley, the festivities will begin that d
Twelve-year-old boy hit by car while on his bike in Radford
RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) --The Radford Police Department is investigating a hit and run that happened on Preston Street in Radford Tuesday.According to police, a 12-year-old boy was hit by a car while riding his bicycle on Tuesday in the 500 block of Preston Street at around 6:34 p.m.The boy describes t
Court cases heard in May
Brandon Reid, of Martinsville, was found guilty of three counts distribution of a controlled substance, second offense. He was sentenced on each count to 10 years in the penitentiary, all suspended, ordered to pay $200 fine, costs and his Operator’s License was suspended for six months.
Man missing from Surry County may have been involved in car accident
Binns, who is black, is 5 feet, 4 inches tall, weighs about 198 pounds and has short black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white button up shirt, gray basketball shorts and brown penny loafers.
Downtown fire ruled accidental | Mt. Airy News
“We had plans, but God altered our plans,” Ben Webb said Tuesday after a blaze swept through the structure he had recently purchased at 207 Oak St. in downtown Mount Airy. The building, often known locally as “the old rope factory,” was built in 1946 as a tobacco warehouse.