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Crash on Roanoke Street kills driver, reduces traffic to one lane

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CHRISTIANSBURG — A vehicle crashed into a gas pump in Christiansburg early Friday morning, killing the driver and causing a fire that was quickly extinguished. Traffic at the crash scene has been reduced from four lanes to one lane. The crash occurred at 3:10 a.m. at the Shell gas station on 2375 Roanoke St.... »

1965 Christiansburg All-Star team broke race barrier at state tournament

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About the author: Evans “Buddy” King is a 1971 graduate of Christiansburg High School. His father, Evans L. King, was the superintendent of schools in Montgomery County during the 1950s and 1960s and successfully implemented the desegregation of the county’s schools. Buddy King lives with his wife Joyce in Clarksburg, West Virginia, where he... »

RU students organize Christiansburg health fair

By Shelby Vasko
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... »

Christiansburg man facing second hit-and-run charge

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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... »

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

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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... »

Coach Earp created legacy in Christiansburg

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CHRISTIANSBURG — Coach, principal, father, grandfather, Marine. All these words and so much more help sump up James “Buddy” Earp, a well-known retired educator from Christiansburg High School. Now 87, Earp was born in Mountain City, Tennessee in 1927. He was one of five children raised by a single mom and grandmother in Bristol.... »

Christiansburg H.S. alumna creates memorial

By Shelby Vasko
CHRISTIANSBURG — Debbie Martin is known for her dedication to the Christiansburg Alumni Return reunion, an annual event held Saturday that attracted Christiansburg High School alumni of all ages. Throughout the year, the Class of 1975 graduate combs obituaries for fellow CHS alumni and creates memorial scrapbooks. She has compiled over 469 classmates and... »

Road near Christiansburg H.S. to reopen today

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CHRISTIANSBURG — Independence Boulevard will be reopened to traffic beginning at 5 p.m. today, less than a day before school starts. Construction on the road, which is a major thoroughfare for Christiansburg High School, is ongoing as final road surfacing and shoulder grading is completed. Drivers should follow flagging directions and use caution while... »

Getting closer: Rt. 11-460 widening ’80 percent done’

By Meg Hibbert
GLENVAR – The good news is 80 percent of the Rt. 11-460 widening project is done. The bad news is the estimated date to finish construction to make West Main Street four lanes all the way out is more than seven months later than projected. The latest development started Tuesday night this week. One... »

Rt. 11/460 reopens two hours after truck accident

By Meg Hibbert
ELLISTON – Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Rt. 11/460 reopened in the wee hours this morning, two hours after they were  closed following an overturned tractor-trailer accident that left southbound drivers, in particular, wondering which way to go. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the road reopened at 2:15 on Aug.... »