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New speed limits apply to unpaved roads, bluegrass festival approved

Thursday, July 24, 2014
By Patrick Smith
New speed limits apply to unpaved roads, bluegrass festival approved - By Gwen Johnson Correspondent   VDOT representative Raymond Lowe apprised Craig County supervisors at their monthly meeting July 10 that new guidelines of 35 mph would apply to unpaved roads unless otherwise indicated by a sign, effective July 1. The change was brought about through a revision of Virginia State Code. Previously, a... »

Fallen Vietnam soldiers’ photos located

Thursday, July 24, 2014
By Patrick Smith
Fallen Vietnam soldiers’ photos located Two Salem men who were killed in action during the Vietnam War have been remembered on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall of Faces in the past week. Both Roger D. Atkinson and Kester Ulrey are now pictured on the Wall of Faces, along with the portraits of thousands of other American soldiers killed in... »

Mellow Mushroom construction to close Main Street for three days

Thursday, July 24, 2014
By Submitted
BLACKSBURG –  South Main Street, at 207 S. Main St., and the 100 block of Washington Street SE will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday. According to town officials, the closure is needed so the contractor for the Mellow Mushroom project can install a storm drain, curb, gutter... »

‘Stuff the Bus’ this Saturday across NRV

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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‘Stuff the Bus’ this Saturday across NRV The 5th annual Stuff the Bus drive – a summer event to collect school supplies for children in need – will park buses at the following locations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday: Walmart in Christiansburg Radford Public Library Floyd County Courthouse Those who wish to donate but can’t make it to... »

Man drowns in New River near train trestle

Monday, July 21, 2014
By Brian Perdue
RADFORD — Radford Police say a Pulaski man drowned Sunday evening after attempting to cross the New River in Radford on foot. Kelly Floyd Marshall, 41, was pronounced dead at 6:40 p.m. after rescue personnel discovered his body submerged west of the train trestle bridge. Officials do not suspect foul play. Radford City Fire... »

Vinton Blueway access ramp becomes Eagle Scout Project

Sunday, July 20, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Blueway access ramp becomes Eagle Scout Project VINTON–Vinton Town Council approved a proposal on July 1 which will allow Jack Cranwell to make improvements to the existing Third Street/Tinker Creek boat and canoe ramp as his Eagle Scout service project. According to the Roanoke Valley-Allegheny Regional Commission (RVARC), “the ramp will establish a Blueway connection to the Roanoke River and Tinker... »

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