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Food City coming to Radford

Grocery store chain Food City is expanding its footprint in the New River Valley with a new Radford location. Currently, the Abingdon-based company has a store in Pulaski and one in Galax. The chain, owned by K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc., has more than 130 locations in Southwest Virginia, Georgia, Kentu


Police locate suspect after cameras found in Virginia Tech restrooms

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) — Police have arrested a person accused of installing secret cameras in public restrooms on the Virginia Tech campus. According to the Virginia Tech Police Department, two separate video recording devices were found in restrooms this week.


Winchester resident crowned Mrs. Virginia

WINCHESTER, Va. - While many people know about the Miss USA and Miss America pageants, a Winchester resident has earned a different title: Mrs. Virginia. Brieanna King-Kulik was crowned Mrs. Virginia in early February, after holding the title of Mrs. Winchester.


Virginia School Apologizes After Having Students Play Slavery 'Game' for Black History Month

The principal at a Virginia elementary school has apologized after officials had students act as slaves in the Underground Railroad as part of a Black History Month lesson. Madison’s Trust Elementary School Principal David Stewart sent an apology letter to parents earlier this month after drawing cr


Virginia Gov. Signs Ban on People Under 21 Buying Tobacco

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed legislation banning people under 21 from buying tobacco and nicotine products, a measure enacted in a state known historically for its tobacco production.


The school that reads together excels together

RADFORD – The entire student body of McHarg Elementary School in Radford has entered the world of Teddy and Pip, two inquisitive and magical guinea pigs. McHarg is currently in the midst of its annual One School, One Book program, aimed at getting families to read together on a daily basis. This yea


11 MS-13 Members Indicted in Killings of 2 Virginia Teens, Prosecutors Say

Eleven alleged MS-13 gang members, including a leader, were indicted Thursday on charges that could carry the death penalty in the kidnapping and murder of two Virginia teens whose bodies were found in a Fairfax County park, prosecutors say.


Patriots owner Robert Kraft arrested on sex crime charges in Florida

(Gray News) – Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the New England Patriots, has been arrested on charges of soliciting another to commit prostitution, according to a report from WPTV.


Single drug sale justifies seizure of truck, Virginia Supreme Court rules

The Virginia Supreme Court on Thursday ruled against a Christiansburg man who sought to stop authorities from taking the pickup truck from which he’d sold oxycodone to a police informant.


H.S. girls basketball: Pulaski County rallies to top Byrd, land state tourney berth

DUBLIN — A game-winning shot falling through the net as the final horn sounds is the most dramatic way to end a basketball game. When that winning shot sends your team to the state tournament for the first time in 25 years, all the better.


Radford men's basketball: Highlanders wins shootout over Winthrop

RADFORD — The Big South men's basketball regular-season title moved one step closer for Radford Thursday night with the Highlanders' 87-81 win over Winthrop at the Dedmon Center.


Police: Manager allegedly embezzled money from Virginia cheerleading gym

FRONT ROYAL, Va. - An employee of a Virginia cheerleading gym has been arrested for allegedly embezzling money from the company’s bank account. Front Royal police say Donna Sue Rogers, manager of Virginia Revolution Athletics allegedly transferred an undisclosed amount of money from the business int


Virginia elementary school draws outrage for ‘runaway slave’ gym lesson

A Virginia elementary school apologized after criticism over a Black History Month lesson that instructed children to pose as runaway slaves. The principal at Madison’s Trust Elementary School acknowledged the mistake after parents complained when teachers modeled a gym exercise after the Undergroun


Construction underway on new Pulaski County Middle School

Construction on the new Pulaski County Middle School is underway with an expected completion date of July, 2020, according to school officials. Superintendent Kevin Siers said that construction began in mid-December, and that while the wet weather has slowed the project down a bit, he is still confi


Radio Show will feature Pulaski youth

This Saturday’s Pulaski Radio Show produced by the New River Valley Regional Theatre is focusing on youth in the New River Valley. Pulaski County High School drama teacher Jeff McCoy will bring 11 of his students to participate in Saturday’s show. Another PCHS student, Addie Levy who fronts the grou


Virginia man uses a dating app to meet a woman, but ends up shot in the buttocks

PETERSBURG, Va. - Police in Petersburg, Virginia, are investigating an attempted robbery and shooting linked to a dating app. Sources told WTVR that the victim thought he was meeting a woman. However, when he arrived to a dark, narrow Petersburg street Wednesday morning, someone was waiting to rob h


JUST IN: Craig and Giles County Public schools closing early today, Feb. 22.

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR News) - Due to possible flooding, some schools have announced early releases for Friday.


Large police presence in Virginia Beach neighborhood

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Virginia Beach Police were called out to Shell Road, off of Independence Boulevard on Friday afternoon. Police tell us they are dealing with a "person in crisis," but could not give any additional information.


Staten Island man, 72, out of coma after horrific Virginia Beach vacation crash

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The 72-year-old Staten Island man horrifically injured in a car crash hours into his Virginia Beach vacation came out of his coma and is communicating with his family by giving a high-five or a thumbs up.


Virginia just killed an amendment that would have helped women so much, and this is BS

It’s 2019, and despite the fact that some people continue to insist that women are entirely equal now, gender equality is still not protected by the U.S. Constitution. In fact, the Equal Rights Amendment, which would codify equal rights for all genders, still needs to pass in one more state before i