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Christiansburg Farmers Market to open May 7

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — The Town of Christiansburg is seeking vendors to participate in the inaugural season of the Christiansburg Farmers Market. The market will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays starting May 7 on Hickok Street, between West Main and Commerce streets, in the downtown area. According to town officials, participation is open... »

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RU students organize Christiansburg health fair

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Shelby Vasko
RU students organize Christiansburg health fair Eight Radford University nursing students have been busy organizing a community health fair set for Thursday at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. The New River Valley Senior Health Fair was created for New River Valley residents who are 50 and older. “We will have a lot of booths aimed at that age group, with most... »

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State Police investigating ‘officer-involved shooting’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — A Blacksburg man is facing domestic assault and battery charges after an incident early Tuesday morning that resulted in a Montgomery County deputy firing a shot at the suspect. In a press release issued Tuesday morning, Virginia State Police said they are investigating “an officer-involved shooting.” According to the sheriff’s office, Montgomery... »

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Buchwald kicks off 12th District campaign

Friday, February 13, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Buchwald kicks off 12th District campaign FAIRLAWN – Radford resident Laurie Buchwald officially kicked off her campaign for the House of Delegates 12th District race on Feb. 5 with a mixer at Bull and Bones at the River. Nearly 50 came out over the course of the night to meet Buchwald, who is seeking the Democratic nomination and intends to... »

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Red Cross tips for dealing with cold weather

Friday, February 13, 2015
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Red Cross tips for dealing with cold weather A windy arctic blast is expected to bring snow flurries and overnight lows in the single-digits to Southwest Virginia today through Sunday. The blast is expected to dissipate Monday, but below-average temperatures are still being predicted. The American Red Cross offers 10 basic steps people can take to stay safe during the cold weather.... »

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Blacksburg hires new football coach

Thursday, February 12, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Blacksburg hires new football coach BLACKSBURG — A private-school football coach with local ties who is known for his playcalling on offense has been hired to replace Blacksburg coaching legend Dave Crist. Thad Wells, from Walterboro, South Carolina, has been named the new head football coach at Blacksburg High School, school officials announced Thursday morning. Wells replaces Crist, who... »

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Christiansburg man facing second hit-and-run charge

Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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Christiansburg man facing second hit-and-run charge CHRISTIANSBURG — A Christiansburg man already charged with hit-and-run is now facing a second charge in a separate offense that occurred 12 days after the first incident. Walter Ray Royal, 60, has been charged with a Class 5 felony hit-and-run following an investigation into a crash that occurred on Jan. 28 just after 8:15... »

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Anti-pipeline rally Feb. 21 in Blacksburg

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Anti-pipeline rally Feb. 21 in Blacksburg BLACKSBURG — The New River Valley Sierra Club and other groups are planning a rally to oppose the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project at noon Saturday, Feb. 21 on College Avenue in Blacksburg. A nearly 300-mile, high-volume natural gas pipeline is being planned from West Virginia to Central Virginia – and currently will run through... »

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    Yes, Betty, it has. The rally has been postponed twice, for some reason.
    Brian Perdue     February 26, 2015

    The date of this rally has been changed to March 21.
    Betty Hahn     February 25, 2015

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Christiansburg teen found safe in Arkansas

Friday, January 30, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Christiansburg teen found safe in Arkansas CHRISTIANSBURG — A Christiansburg teen who ran away with a 33-year-old man is safe and in police custody in Little Rock, Arkansas, according to Christiansburg spokeswoman Becky Wilburn. Donald “Bruce” Quesenberry, Jr., is also in police custody. Both were discovered in Little Rock and taken into custody without incident just after midnight on Friday... »

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Christiansburg girl missing after leaving with 33-year-old man

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
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Christiansburg girl missing after leaving with 33-year-old man CHRISTIANSBURG — Christiansburg Police are searching for an endangered missing teenager who they say ran away with a man after he traveled to Christiansburg from Illinois to meet her. Aysia Monique Lewis, 16, was last seen at 2:45 p.m. Monday.  It is believed that Donald “Bruce” Bruce Quesenberry, Jr., 33, traveled from his home... »

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