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Montgomery County launches new emergency notification system

Thursday, May 12, 2016
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Montgomery County launches new emergency notification system CHRISTIANSBURG — Montgomery County and the New River Health District have teamed up to launch Citizens Alert, an emergency alert system that will provide emergency notifications quickly by cell phone, work or home phone, email or text message. Messages can be sent in voice or text format. The alert system will allow officials to... »

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Christiansburg names new town manager

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Christiansburg names new town manager CHRISTIANSBURG — The Town of Christiansburg on Tuesday named Steve Biggs its new town manager. His salary will be $140,000 a year, and he begins July 1. Biggs, 52, has more than 30 years of experience in town administration and has served almost two decades as the town manager of Clayton, North Carolina, leading... »

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Christiansburg quarterback to transfer

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
By Marty Gordon
Christiansburg quarterback to transfer Christiansburg’s starting quarterback from this past fall is changing uniforms. Sophomore Xavier Kane is transferring to Blue Ridge School, an all-boys boarding school in St. George. “I think Blue Ridge is better for my future,” Kane said Monday afternoon. “I fell in love with the school during a visit last month, and they have... »

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Friday’s Harlem Wizards basketball game to benefit county education

Thursday, May 5, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Friday’s Harlem Wizards basketball game to benefit county education What: A charity basketball game benefiting Montgomery County students and educators. When: 7 p.m. Friday (doors open at 6), Christiansburg High School gymnasium, 100 Independence Blvd. Cost: Advance tickets cost $10-$30 and are available online at www.harlemwizards.com or by phone at 315-2156. Tickets at the door will start at $12. ___________________________ CHRISTIANSBURG — Employees... »

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Police find drug lab in Blacksburg home

Friday, April 29, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Police find drug lab in Blacksburg home BLACKSBURG — Using a search warrant, police discovered a drug lab this morning inside a home at 711 Progress St. NE in the Bennett Hill neighborhood. At 9:15 a.m., Blacksburg Police, assisted by the Virginia State Police, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg Police and Virginia Tech Police, entered the residence for the New River... »

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Portion of Old Blacksburg Middle School site sold to Fiddler’s Green

Friday, April 22, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Portion of Old Blacksburg Middle School site sold to Fiddler’s Green A real estate company with an occasionally contentious history with the Town of Blacksburg has agreed to purchase a big chunk of the last undeveloped downtown parcel. Fiddler’s Green Partners LLC has agreed to purchase 14 of 20 acres of the county-owned old Blacksburg Middle School site on South Main Street. According to Board... »

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Drivers needed to transport disabled NRV veterans

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Drivers needed to transport disabled NRV veterans The Salem VA Medical Center is seeking volunteer drivers to transport disabled veterans living in the New River Valley to and from the Salem facility. John “Jack” Seifert, the hospital services coordinator, said the VA will provide vehicles to transport veterans, but volunteer drivers must provide their own transportation to the facility. Drivers need... »

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Falling Branch E.S. students perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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Falling Branch E.S. students perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’ CHRISTIANSBURG — The fourth and fifth graders brought down the house with the closing song: “Tale as old as time, “Song as old as rhyme, “Beauty and the beast.” The Falling Branch Elementary School Drama Club presented “Beauty and the Beast” to classmates during two performances on April 6. Play directors Leslie Dalton, Laura... »

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New outdoor shop coming to Blacksburg

Friday, April 8, 2016
By Brian Perdue
New outdoor shop coming to Blacksburg BLACKSBURG — Walkabout Outfitter, a regional outdoor shop, plans to open a storefront at First and Main shopping center in Blacksburg by July, according to a First and Main press release. The small regional chain, which currently has storefron ts in Roanoke (downtown and Valley View Mall), Lexington, Harrisonburg and Richmond, will open the... »

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Route 460 lane closure scheduled Tuesday, March 29

Monday, March 28, 2016
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — The left lane of Route 460 West, just before the Southgate Drive intersection (for motorists driving in the direction of Giles County), will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 for concrete placement in the median. Heavy trucks will be entering and leaving the work area at that... »

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