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Bicycle shop owners critical of on-campus bike repair shop

Monday, July 28, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Bicycle shop owners critical of on-campus bike repair shop BLACKSBURG — The owners of two businesses in direct competition with one another have joined forces to take on what they describe as Virginia Tech’s overreach into Blacksburg’s small-business community. The owners of Bike Barn and Hokie Spokes, two downtown bicycle shops, say Virginia Tech’s hiring of an on-campus bicycle technician/mechanic is cutting into... »

Vinton author Florence Bogas: a life steeped in history, music, and patriotism

Sunday, July 27, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton author Florence Bogas: a life steeped in history, music, and patriotism VINTON–Florence Bogas was not raised in Vinton. She came here as an adult at the urging of a friend who told her it was a “lovely place to raise children.”  She grew up in a nurturing environment in Philadelphia; she wanted a similar background for her family. Both of her parents were immigrants. Her... »

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... »

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