New book draws attention to past NRV drug smuggling

One of Wallace Thrasher’s planes crashed into the side of a mountain near Fancy Gap in Carroll County in 1984 killing its pilot and...

VT students find parallels between the coronavirus pandemic and the 1918 influenza pandemic

For most of the fall of 1918, news coverage revolved around the great flu pandemic despite the ongoing events of World War I. Three teams...

Radford Food City supermarket open for business

After Wednesday morning’s grand opening ceremonies, the Radford Food City supermarket has opened its doors to customers. The new Radford Food City supermarket officially opened...

Safer at home: Phase Three guidelines for entertainment and public amusement

Scope: Performing arts venues, concert venues, movie theaters, drive-in entertainment, sports venues, botanical gardens, zoos, fairs, carnivals, amusement parks, museums, aquariums, historic horse racing...

Safer at home: Phase Three guidelines for religious services

Scope: Religious services. Phase 3: Religious services must be conducted according to the following requirements. Individuals attending religious services must be seated at least six feet...

Safer at home: Phase Three guidelines for personal care and personal grooming services

Scope: Beauty salons, barbershops, spas, massage centers, tanning salons, tattoo shops, and any other location where personal care or personal grooming services are performed. Phase...

Safer at home: Phase Three guidelines for campgrounds and overnight summer camps

Scope: Private campgrounds and overnight summer camps. Phase 3: Private campgrounds must either implement the following mandatory requirements or close. Overnight summer camps must remain...

Safer at home: Phase Three guidelines for social gatherings

Social gatherings should consider the following best practices: Post signage at the entrance that states that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19,...

High School students and supporters rally for change

Rising seniors Molly McPherson of Blacksburg High (far left) and Kolby Brown of Christiansburg High (second from left) organized Tuesday’s protest rally that drew...

Fathers and Sons: A Father’s Day daily devotion for Virginia Tech fans

Read Luke 3:1-22. “And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased'” (v. 22). Rashad “Rock”...

Radford police make carjacking arrest

Abigail C. Klink On Friday, June 12, at 4:00 p.m., Radford City police officers responded to the 100 block of Second Street in Radford for...

Downtown Blacksburg to host virtual Summer Solstice Festival today

Downtown Blacksburg Inc. (DBI) presents a virtual, online celebration of Summer Solstice Festival 2020 today, Saturday, June 20. This event in its traditional form was...

Governor outlines phase-three guidelines to lift additional public health restrictions

Governor Ralph Northam Thursday presented the third phase of the Forward Virginia plan to continue easing public health restrictions while mitigating the spread of...

NRCC students complete 18-month electrical engineering apprenticeship

(Left to right) NRCC students Tyler Frazier, Robert Fread, Winston Derham and Eric Coalson have completed an 18-month electrical engineering apprenticeship. Four New River Community...

Warm Hearth Village celebrates longest day by rockin’ round the clock

Warm Hearth Village resident Bill Claus rocked around the clock today. Today, June 20, is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year. The...

VT students should take care of bikes to avoid bike impoundment day Monday

The Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation Department has served notice that bike impoundment day on campus is Monday, June 22. Each summer, abandoned bicycles left on...

Montgomery County nonprofits to participate in annual giving day Wednesday

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is holding its seventh annual Giving Day, GiveLocalNRV, on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, to help...

Local students receive honors, degrees

Blacksburg’s Emily Slusser was named to the College of Charleston Spring 2020 Dean’s List. Slusser is majoring in hospitality and tourism management . To qualify...

Blacksburg’s Albert, Ruan finish 1-2 in 15-16 age group on Blue Ridge junior golf...

Blacksburg’s Jake Albert won the 15-16 age group as the Blue Ridge Junior Golf Tour opened the tournament portion of its schedule at Draper...

End-stage cancer drives VT alum into second career as novelist

Charles Strickler, VT Class of ’86, began writing his first novel while he endured end-stage kidney failure. He underwent a successful kidney transplant in...