RHS senior wins Virginia DOE scholarship

Amber Duncan Heather Bell RADFORD – Amber Duncan, a senior from Radford High School, has been named as a winner of the 2020 Granville P. Meade...

Safer at Home: Phase Two guidelines for recreational sports

Scope: Indoor and outdoor recreational sports activities Phase 2: Recreational sports activities must either implement the following mandatory requirements or must not take place. Participants and...

Safer at home: Phase Two guidelines for swimming pools

Scope: Indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Phase 2: Establishments must either implement the following mandatory requirements or remain closed. Businesses must strictly adhere to the physical...

Sixth graders recognized for citizenship

Congratulations to Ellie Edwards and Cole Martin on being awarded the Belle Heth Elementary Sixth Grade Citizenship Award for 2019-2020. “This prestigious award is...

Dorothy Gillespie outdoor sculpture exhibit ends Monday

Photos courtesy of the Radford Visitor’s Center – More than 50 of renowned artist Dorothy Gillespie’s colorful sculptures have been dotting Radford’s landscape for...

Professors rescue mama snapping turtle

Photos by Steve Arbury One on of his frequent walks through Wildwood Park recently, Radford University Art Professor Steve Arbury came across a large snapping...

Highlanders Rise: Keeping kids fed by the bus load

  Each morning Radford junior Adam Berry rides two hours on a school bus getting food to children.   Each weekday morning, Adam Berry boards a school...

Sunday crash claims life of former News Journal writer

A former intern writer for the Radford News Journal and News Messenger, and graduate of Radford University, has died in a vehicle crash. Mercedes Diane...

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest reopened Saturday

Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest began a gradual reopening to the public on Saturday, June 6, as Virginia enters Phase II of Governor Ralph Northam’s...

Hospice team provides care on through COVID-19 pandemic

Tamara Ivanoff (center) told her masked hospice team of LPN Ashley McPherson (left) and RN Brooke Priest (right) she wanted to borrow their costumes...

Final NRV health task force town hall set for today

The New River Valley Public Health Task Force will host an interactive, virtual town hall on COVID-19 and impacts on higher education (colleges and...

School leaders weigh in on racial equity

  RADFORD – Radford City Public Schools Superintendent Robert Graham and Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D. have each addressed the Radford community in...

News you can use: Corn starch repels mosquitoes

Most people know corn starch can be used for cooking, as a stain remover and as a deodorizer. Now they can add insect repellant...

Governor announces phase two guidelines to further ease public health restrictions; effective Friday, June...

  Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Tuesday signed Executive Order Sixty-Five and presented the second phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to continue safely and...

Board approves VT 2020-21 tuition freeze

Virginia Tech’s War Memorial Pylons The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a tuition freeze for resident and nonresident undergraduate, graduate,...

VT undergraduate summer enrollment up by nearly 28 percent

Built in 1936, Burruss Hall is Virginia Tech’s main administrative building. Photo by Ray Messe for Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech saw significant growth in summer...

Safer at Home: Phase Two guidelines for religious services

Scope: Religious services. Phase 2: Religious services must be conducted according to the following requirements: Occupancy shall be limited to no more than 50% of the...

Safer at home: Phase Two guidelines for restaurant and beverage services

Scope: restaurants, dining establishments, food courts, breweries, cideries, mobile units (food trucks), distilleries, wineries and tasting rooms. Phase 2: Establishments must either implement the following...

Safer at home: Phase Two guidelines for brick and mortar retail

Scope: All non-essential brick and mortar retail establishments. Phase 2: Establishments must either implement the following mandatory requirements or close. Mandatory Requirements: Businesses must strictly adhere to...

Safer at home: Phase Two guidelines for farmers markets

Establishments must either implement the following mandatory requirements or close. Businesses must strictly adhere to the physical distancing guidelines, enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices, and...