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No new taxes for Radford in budget

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By Heather Bell
RADFORD — Radford City Council voted in favor of the city’s new budget Monday, paving the way for another year of no increased tax rates for the city. The $59.2 million budget does include a $2 increase in the basic water rate and a $3 increase in the basic sewer rate. Tax rates for... »

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I-81 North reopens during daylight hours

Friday, April 11, 2014
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — Interstate 81 North between Christiansburg and Dixie Caverns has been reopened to all traffic during daylight hours. However, nightly lane closures from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (and the following morning) will remain in effect until the repaving project is completed in October. The project closing the stretch to... »

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I-81 North commuters endure 2-hour detour

Monday, April 7, 2014
By Brian Perdue
I-81 North commuters endure 2-hour detour CHRISTIANSBURG — Morning commute times into the Roanoke Valley were extended by two hours or more Monday morning as traffic was rerouted off Interstate 81 North for a construction project. Northbound commuters were rerouted onto Route 460/11 at Exit 118 in Christiansburg before returning to I-81 North at Exit 132 (Dixie Caverns). Traffic through... »

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Census: Radford is second fastest-growing area in state

Thursday, March 27, 2014
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RADFORD — The City of Radford is tied for being the second fastest-growing area in the state, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday. From July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, Radford’s population grew by 2.7 percent, tying with the City of Fredericksburg as the second-fastest growing area. Loudoun County was again... »

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Police investigating 3 vehicle fires in one night

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
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RADFORD – Three vehicle fires were reported to Radford City Police Department on Friday night. All three fires were located within the same area of Radford and were set intentionally. The estimated time of the fires was between midnight and 5:30 a.m. The location of the fires and estimated damage to the vehicles is listed... »

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Update: Missing Radford teen found unharmed

Thursday, March 6, 2014
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Update: Missing Radford teen found unharmed 12:30 p.m. update: According to Radford City PIO Jenni Wilder, Palmer has been found and is unharmed. – Radford Police are looking for a missing or endangered juvenile and request the public’s assistance in locating her. Amythst Palmer (she goes by “Amy”) is 13 years old and left her residence in Radford during the early... »

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Legion Post 30 starts restoration fund

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Legion Post 30 starts restoration fund RADFORD — If walls could talk, American Legion Post 30 would offer countless war stories and keg parties. But the historic two-story building on West Main Street in Radford boasts a much richer history. Since its construction in 1928, the hall has come to the city’s aid as a temporary courthouse, Catholic church, daycare... »

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Radford couple training for Boston Marathon

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
By David Grimes
Radford couple training for Boston Marathon Justin and Kirsten Mosbys first trip to last year’s Boston Marathon left such a lasting memory that the Radford couple is preparing to make a return trip to compete again this year. Many will remember the events that unfolded April 15, 2013 when a pair of bombs exploded along the marathon route killing three... »

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Tickets available to free Navy Band concert at RU

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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RADFORD — The United States Navy Concert Band will perform a free concert Wednesday at Radford University. The concert, scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., will be held at Bondurant Auditorium in Preston Hall. Formed in 1925, the band is directed by Capt. Brian O. Walden and is comprised of 56 musicians performing on... »

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Radford electrical fire causes $130,000 in damage

Thursday, January 23, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Radford electrical fire causes $130,000 in damage RADFORD — No one was injured by an electrical fire Wednesday morning at a single-family home on 210 Rock Road. Radford Fire Department received a call for a house fire at 10:01 a.m.  With the outside temperature at 9 degrees, firefighters had water on the fire within two minutes of the alarm and stayed... »

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