CHRISTIANSBURG – A Radford man who prompted a police search last year after he attempted to rob someone was sentenced this week to one month in jail. Evan Stump, 27, was originally charged with attempted robbery, but the charge was amended Tuesday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to misdemeanor assault and battery. According to a [#8230;]
Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Catherine Sutton will resign next month, the chamber announced Thursday. Sutton will step down from the position Oct. 4. Hired in December 2009, Sutton arrived at the chamber amidst an embezzlement scandal that resulted in the firing of former Executive Director Shane Adams. “My tenure at the Chamber [#8230;]
Montgomery County’s 10 elementary schools all met federal benchmarks based on last year’s Standards of Learning test scores, the school system announced Wednesday. But a report sent to the school board said that across the entire school system, preliminary data indicates all four Montgomery County high schools, and Blacksburg and Christiansburg middle schools, did not [#8230;]
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SEEDS - Blacksburg Nature Center
This Saturday, September 21, Intyre will zoom in on local forests. Come on over and visit with the living critters with volunteer staff on hand.
Price House, 107 Wharton Street, SE. Parking in the driveway,...
RINER – When the news that Phillip Nolen had purchased the semi-private Auburn Hills Golf Club began to spread last week, many wondered what the lifelong Christiansburg farmer and cattle broker had in mind for the 158-acre property. “Everybody thought I was going to put in cattle,” said Nolen, as he sat in the restaurant [#8230;]
The Blacksburg Farmers Market offers local foods, crafts, flowers, music, and more in the heart of downtown Blacksburg! Come support your local farmers and artists and enjoy the benefits of a strengthened community, healthy living, and support for responsible business practices.
The Blue Ridge Center for Chinese Medicine is presenting a First Aid For Your Pets workshop on Oct. 12 with Anna Simms, DVM. Simms specializes in acupuncture and chiropractic care in Floyd and known well for her compassionate care of large and small animals. Pets are acknowledged to increase the health of their owners in [#8230;]
Weather journalist Kevin Myatt is back in action with the Weather Journal after taking some time off for the birth of a new son. All the New River Valley teams are back in action after some of them had bye weeks last week. Here#8217;s what Kevin says fans should expect weather-wise: We’re headed for a [#8230;]
One lane of Interstate 81 south in Montgomery County will be closed overnight, starting at 8 p.m., as part of ongoing construction of a truck-climbing lane. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the lane closure near mile marker 125 will remain in place until 6 a.m. Friday. Rolling roadblocks may also slow traffic overnight [#8230;]
On Sept. 25 at 6:08 p.m., Downtown Blacksburg Inc. will partner with Micah’s Backpack for a Food and Cash Mob. The mob will meet on the Henderson Lawn Stage on College Avenue in downtown Blacksburg. Participants should bring along SpaghettiO’s or Granola Bars to donate to Micah’s Backpack. In addition to supporting the nonprofit group, [#8230;]
The Town of Blacksburg, Virginia will conduct its annual surplus auction at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 20, 2013 at the Public Works Facility, 2700 Prosperity Road, Blacksburg.
Items for auction include but are not limited to:
TONIGHT Marie Anderson Check out a growing singer-songwriter. Details: 7 p.m. Gillie’s Vegetarian Cuisine, Blacksburg. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 961-2703, myspace.com/gilliesmusic, reverbnation.com/mariefrithanderson FRIDAY Richard Thompson Thompson, whose latest record is called “Electric,” plays this show as a solo acoustic affair. And that’s just fine, because Thompson is stultifyingly good, whether or not he [#8230;]
CHRISTIANSBURG #8212; The streets were cleared in downtown Christiansburg Wednesday evening to make room for a blue and gold train of musicians, firetrucks and floats, as well as football players and cheerleaders of all ages. The annual Christiansburg homecoming parade kicked off just after 7 p.m. and made its way down Main Street to the [#8230;]
When Marcus Ford died suddenly on March 17, 2012, many friends and family said they wanted to make an effort to ensure the impact that the standout Christiansburg High School athlete had on those around him would not be forgotten. On Sept. 28 their efforts are set to culminate in the Marcus Ford Run/Walk 5K, [#8230;]
CHRISTIANSBURG – Just off North Franklin Street, a young generation has been jamming at Blueridge Rock School. Students are learning music by playing together as a band and putting together songs through structured jam sessions. “We are more or less branding ourselves as the alternative to traditional music lessons,” owner Andrew Petersen said. As the [#8230;]
The Rice D. Montague Account Book at the Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center has been named one of Virginia’s Top 10 Most Endangered Artifacts by the Virginia Association of Museums. The list was created as part of a campaign designed to create awareness of the importance of preserving artifacts in the care [#8230;]