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Historic Pulaski County farm to become new recreation area
FAIRLAWN, Va. (WDBJ) --When Margaret Smith inherited her father's farm in 1944, most of it had been sold for real estate in Fairlawn. But nearly 75 years later, the remaining 100 acres of her farm are going back to the community to establish a public park."We haven't had a park in the Fairlawn area,
Elderly female robbed at gunpoint in Bland County
ROCKY GAP, Va. – Investigators in Bland County and other jurisdictions continued searching Thursday for suspects in a strong arm robbery that was reported in the Rocky Gap area of Bland County, Va. and a similar incident reported July 7 in Giles County, Va.
Defense claims illegal seizure in Giles County double shooting case
Darren Justin Cecil, 19, of Narrows, is one of four people facing charges after what police say was a break-in on the night of Jan. 2 at a residence on Stockpen Mountain Road in the town. His charges include entering a dwelling with intent to murder and attempted armed robbery.
Radford High School principal apologizes for criticizing city council
RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ)Radford High School's principal is apologizing for comments he made, criticizing a recent decision made by Radford's city council.Last month, the council voted to replace the pre-meeting prayer with a moment of silence. They said they wanted to be more inclusive of people with dif
Jury recommends 2 years for road-rage stabbing
After a day of testimony, Terence Allen Sayles, 36, of Radford was convicted on an amended charge of unlawful wounding. A jury recommended a two-year prison sentence. Circuit Court Judge Marc Long scheduled an Oct. 17 hearing to formally set Sayles' punishment.
Thousands lose power after mishap
Appalachian Power crews got to work restoring service when approximately 20,000 customers in the Virginia counties of Giles, Bland and Tazewell lost power along with nearby Mercer and Monroe counties in West Virginia.
Woman sentenced to life as a juvenile released from prison
Laquanda "Faye" Jacobs, now 43, was released on Tuesday after serving 26 years. In 1993, when she was 16, Jacobs was found guilty of the murder of her classmate, 17-year-old Kevin Gaddy, a crime which Jacobs says she did not commit. She was originally sentenced to life without parole.
Man crashes stolen car on I-77 in Bland, flees on foot
BLAND, Va. – A New Jersey man was taken into custody after he crashed a stolen car on Interstate 77 in Bland County, Va. and fled on foot.
Two Christiansburg restaurants approved for permit regarding noise ordinance
Last week, the Town Council approved permits for Due South BBQ and Fatback Soul Shack, both owned by Marie and Jared March.
Pulaski pitching duo blanks Danville 4-0
Pulaski opened the scoring in the fifth, when with two outs, Juan De Leon reached base on an error and was followed by a Robert Javier RBI double to left field.
Radford principal apologizes for ‘unnecessarily personal’ Facebook comments
“Those who know me know I am a man of strong convictions, for this I make no apologies,” Smith said. “My comments, however, were intemperate, impulsive, visceral and unnecessarily personal.”
Bland Sheriff's Office welcomes new deputies
Deputies Kolt Walker and Jeromy Sutphin were sworn in last August and January, respectively, and received their certificates from the New River Valley Criminal Justice Training Center on June 28.
One person dies in two-vehicle crash in Wythe County
WYTHEVILLE, Va. — One person died at the scene Monday after a two-vehicle crash was reported on Interstate 81 in Wythe County, Va.
Man gets 30 years in prison to end Radford case of rape caught by security cams
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Mistrial sends jury home in Blacksburg massage therapist case
Eberhardt, 49, of Blacksburg, faces two charges of animate object sexual penetration, both linked to massages he performed at Body Balance Spa, his employer until his arrest early last year. Separate trials are planned for the two charges, since the alleged offenses occurred at different times and i
Humane Society seeks items for next yard sale
Donations can be dropped off at the Humane Society’s offices, 80 Dublin Park Road, Dublin.
Tazewell County businessman indicted in two states
Larry Wayne Price Jr., (aka “LJ’) 38, of Bluefield, is facing multiple federal felony indictments in two states. He was indicted on three counts of making false statements to the FBI by a grand jury in Abingdon May 22 and on six counts of wire fraud by a Billings Montana federal grand jury June 21.
New development of Christiansburg Marketplace shopping center
"When I do one of these shopping centers, I think of it as a department store and creating an experience for people who come to this property," Rector said.
PFD offers hot dogs, cool down
Pulaski Fire Department is opening the doors of its historic firehouse Saturday, July 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., for an open house. Donations will be accepted. In addition to a fire truck display, facility tour, and firefighter meet and greet, there will be free hot dogs and a chance to cool down in the
Muffley's double leads Princeton to 4-3 win over Pulaski
PULASKI, Va. (AP) -- Jordyn Muffley hit a two-run double in the fifth inning, leading the Princeton Rays to a 4-3 win over the Pulaski Yankees on Monday. The Rays swept the three-game series with the win.Michael Costanzo got Robert Javier to hit into a double play with runners on first and second to