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Many hands make light work in Radford’s beleaguered Central Cemetery

About 40 Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, historians, American Legion and VFW vets filled Radford’s Central Cemetery on a stormy evening to mend broken...

Radford Read and Feed bus brings lunch and a good book

Photo by Liz KirchnerZakk Matthews, 12, reads to friends at lunch on the bus. It’s lunchtime on the bright red Read and Feed school...

Two appointed, two reappointed to Virginia Tech Board of Visitors

Two new members will join the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors July 1 having recently been appointed by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. The new...

RCPS strengthens procedures absent from attendance policy

Steve Frey Contributing writer At Tuesday’s school board meeting, Radford High School Principal Jeff Smith shared changes in attendance procedures designed to address new regulations...

Library hosts summer reading/feeding program

Photos By Sam WallKids pet a goat at the petting zoo recently held by the Radford Public Library to kick off its Summer...

Virginia Outdoor Drama names new director

ctors from the “Walk to Freedom—The Mary Draper Ingles Story” perform during one of last year’s showings. After a successful 2017 campaign, Virginia...

Radford Theatre celebrates weeklong community-wide anniversary

The Radford Theatre is celebrating its five-year anniversary since a digital upgrade and grand re-opening in 2013. The theatre has been a Main...

RAAP resumes production, two of three men burned still in critical condition

Partial production of munitions resumed at the Radford Arsenal Thursday, and facilities will be fully operational by Monday, according to Army spokesperson Justine...

Mayor Brown receives humanitarian service award

Photo By Steve FreyVice-Mayor Dick Harshberger presents Mayor Bruce Brown with the Robert Allen Hall Humanitarian Service Above Self Citizenship Award at the...

Damage to Radford’s Central Cemetery enlivens community

Cub Scouts and volunteers begin repairs. The community is welcome to help this afternoon, 5 p.m. A monolith in Radford’s Central Cemetery, one of...

NRV Bird Club honors naturalist and wildlife photographer, Bob Abraham, with handsome benches in...

Photos By Liz KirchnerMembers of the NRV Bird Club honor their friend, renown wildlife photographer, Bob Abraham, with two handsome benches in Bisset...

Happiness is a warm blanket on Project Linus Blanket Day

The next NRV Project Linus Blanket Day is scheduled for 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday at Grove United Methodist Church (1020 Tyler Ave, Radford). Project...

RAAP fire injures three

Three employees from the main contractor at the Radford Arsenal were injured after a fire broke out at approximately 7:30 p.m. Monday evening. The...

Glencoe to host Mary Draper Ingles-inspired Plein air show

Photo by Carl LefkoAn artist paints at Ingles Farm on the west end of Radford. The Glencoe Mansion, Museum and Gallery has announced its...

Radford Noon Rotary hosts city development director

Photo by Bob ThomasBlair Hoke (center) spoke to the Radford Noon Rotary Club June 6, about her new position as city economic development...

The business of gardening

City and suburban agriculture tucks food production into any available space: backyards, rooftops, balconies, parking lots and sidewalks. Dark green tomatoes and a pepper...

Tuesday’s primaries feature Democrats running for house seat, Republicans for senate

Many voters will go to the polls Tuesday to select a candidate that they believe should be their political party’s candidate to run...

Arnheim house named after clothing bank founder

Rob Graham, superintendent of Radford City Schools with Dr. Richard “Dick” Dean and Ms. Margaret “Peggy” Dean Sutton beside the sign that names...

RSVP’s volunteer ‘Meet and Greet’ for new and potential volunteers June 7

The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Montgomery County and Radford volunteers work for the community for years. At this May’s awards ceremony, RSVP...

City implements new recycling standards

Radford no longer accepts plastics #3-#7, Styrofoam or plastic bags, as of June 1 at the recycling drop centers located on Seventeenth Street...
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