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Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Blacksburg

Monday, July 28, 2014
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A Blacksburg resident was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital after being struck in a crosswalk by a vehicle Monday morning. According to Blacksburg Police, a 2009 Ford Explorer, driven by Stella Lucille Griffin, 75, of Newport was traveling west on Prices Fork Road. Griffin drove into the intersection at McBryde Drive and told police... »

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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... »

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    Welcome to what we deal with in Radford. Kids have it all on campus.
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Mellow Mushroom construction to close Main Street for three days

Thursday, July 24, 2014
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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... »

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‘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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Garretson recommended as new Christiansburg Middle School principal

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Jason Garretson has been recommended to be the new principal at Christiansburg Middle School, school officials announced this morning. Garretson will begin his new duties immediately, and will officially be appointed by the school board on Aug. 5.  He has served as supervisor for student intervention services since 2011. Prior to that, Garretson was... »

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Blacksburg High School hires new athletics director

Thursday, July 10, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Blacksburg High School has hired Peter Lyell as the new athletics director, Principal Brian Kitts announced in an email Thursday afternoon. Lyell is coming from Toledo, Ohio, where he has more than 30 years of experience in high school athletics. For the past 16 years, he served as the assistant A.D. and then the... »

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VDOT: Falling Branch Park and Ride will close by Aug. 12

Monday, July 7, 2014
By Brian Perdue
VDOT: Falling Branch Park and Ride will close by Aug. 12 CHRISTIANSBURG — The existing Park and Ride commuter lot adjacent to Falling Branch Elementary School will close before the start of the Montgomery County school year on Aug. 12, VDOT officials said. A temporary, 65-space Park and Ride lot will be used until a larger, 200-plus parking space facility can be planned and built.... »

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Grimes, NRV sports fixture, dies in hospital

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Grimes, NRV sports fixture, dies in hospital David Grimes, sports editor for the News Messenger and Radford News Journal and a contributor to valleysportsnow.com, died Sunday at Roanoke Memorial Hospital from complications due to a lung infection. He was 54. Grimes had no known immediate family members or children, and as of press time funeral services had not been announced. (10:44... »

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Improving one life at a time

Friday, June 20, 2014
By Correspondent
Improving one life at a time  CHRISTIANSBURG - Debbie Hale is helping her hometown, one life at a time. A mother of two and lifelong Christiansburg resident, Hale studied marketing education and had a career with a large communications company. Eventually, however, her sons grew up and started their own professional careers, so Debbie made a big change, also. In 2006... »

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Historic buildings to be auctioned in Blacksburg

Friday, June 20, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Historic buildings to be auctioned in Blacksburg BLACKSBURG — A prime piece of real estate in the heart of downtown Blacksburg is heading to the auction block. The old National Bank of Blacksburg building on 100 N. Main St., and an adjacent building, on 108 N. Main St., will be auctioned as one parcel on Tuesday, July 8. The auction is... »

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