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Jury finds Radford man guilty of sexual assault caught on camera

RADFORD - It's a rare criminal case that is caught so completely on camera. That was what happened with Justin Godfrey Fahringer, 30, of Radford, one of two men accused of attacking a woman last fall behind a city convenience store. A jury in Radford Circuit Court this week somberly watched security

ROANOKE TIMES - 2017-09-19 23:19:00

Wythe couple opens Radford escape room

Quick. You're locked in a room and have one hour to break into a safe and find the information that will free you. Clues to help are all around, if you can find them. Ready. Set. Go! Can you do it? That's the premise behind Cryptix, an escape room business in Radford owned by Wythe County couple Jes

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-20 21:00:00

Radford Early Learning Center launches tuition discount program

RADFORD, Va. - Finding child care in the New River Valley has been a tough task for parents for years. According to the Alliance for Better Child Care Strategies, in 2015 the U.S. Census showed that 65 percent of children under 6 in the New River Valley had both parents working. In the Radford are

WSLS - 2017-09-20 21:21:48

Blacksburg paramedic helping St. Maarten recover from storm

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) One paramedic from our area is in St. Maarten now helping the island recover from Hurricane Irma's destruction. Patrick Jones has a personal connection there. Many family friends live on the island and he has spent many vacations there. The widespread damage is heartbreaking

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-20 01:54:00

Christiansburg man convicted of tax, bankruptcy fraud charges

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) -- A Christiansburg man, who filed multiple false tax returns between 2012 and 2014 in an attempt to receive fraudulent tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service, was convicted this week on multiple tax fraud and bankruptcy fraud charges, authorities say. Regan Dwayne Reedy

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-20 23:11:00

Chapman, Jr., Charles

Charles Chapman, Jr. (Doodle Bug), 77, of Cascade Drive in Pembroke departed this life Monday evening, September 18, 2017, in the emergency department at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Giles County on May 7, 1940 he was a son of the late Elizabeth Chapman. He was retired fr

NRVNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 01:15:44

Driver escapes injury when tree falls on vehicle

A Rocky Gap woman escaped injury after a tree fell across her vehicle Monday as she traveled along Route 61. Senior Trooper G.W. Scott said Cathy Whitt of Rocky Gap was about three miles east of Highway 52 when her 2016 Honda Pilot SUV collided with the falling tree. The accident occurred about 5:30

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-20 21:12:00

Blacksburg company raises $50,000 for hurricane relief in 3 days

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Hurricane Maria is coming as the country is still recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. And people in our area are doing everything they can to help. Harmonia Holdings Group was founded in 1999 by a Virginia Tech professor. Now it has eight locations in the United State

WDBJ7.COM - 2017-09-20 04:43:00

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

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

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

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

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

Blacksburg paramedic helping with hurricane relief in St. Martin

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginians are once again helping with hurricane relief in the Caribbean. Patrick Jones, a paramedic for the Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, is in St. Martin assisting with the aftermath of Irma and is now helping people prepare for Maria. After dropping off aid and supplies i

WSLS - 2017-09-19 21:29:49

Five sentenced in Old Fort scheme

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2017-09-19 19:00:00

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

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

Civil War letters reveal lives on front lines, back home

HILLSVILLE - Henry Lindsey, a Carroll County soldier in the 29th Virginia lnfantry, wrote to his wife: "I drawed soap today for the first time - about the size of a hen egg. We have to pay $1.50 per lb. for soap to wash our clothes." His wife Polly, writing from their home in the Dugspur area, rep

GALAX GAZETTE - 2017-09-18 00:34:00