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Robots invade Dalton Intermediate School

By Shelby Vasko
RADFORD — Dalton Intermediate School has created a new robotics team, Rockin’ R Robotics. Students may now explore programming, 3-D creation and building robots during the school day. Jennifer Eller, a technology teacher at both Dalton and Radford High School, has been trying to start a robotics team for years similar to the Tuxedo... »

Suburban spelunking at Wildwood Park

By Aaron Atkins
Radford High School science teacher, nature enthusiast and alfresco aficionado Frank Taylor took a shot in the dark Thursday evening as he embarked on his second summer lecture of the season at Wildwood Park’s outdoor classroom. He surmised a significant crowd, as he opened a window (technically an iron grate, but still) into the... »

Snakes kick off Wildwood Park summer nature program

By Aaron Atkins
Just a short hike from the mouth of Wildwood Park in Radford, down the paved path and deeper into the park’s thickening summer foliage, Radford High School science teacher Frank Taylor and his scaly menagerie set up shop for the first of many summer nature lectures Thursday evening. The lecture, which took place under... »

Residents gather to remember

By Aaron Atkins
15th annual Memorial Day ceremony at Bisset Park Flags all across the country flew at half-mast Monday, tipping their colors in honor of those who donned the various uniforms of America’s military branches. While many who celebrate the national holiday see Memorial Day as a means to honor those who died in combat, the... »

Jamie Garst named assistant principal at Andrew Lewis Middle School

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – Salem High School science teacher and baseball coach Jamie Garst has been named an assistant principal at Andrew Lewis Middle School, with his new job starting July 1. Garst’s appointment was announced today, April 25, by Salem School Superintendent Dr. Alan Seibert. Garst was Salem High School’s varsity baseball coach for the... »

Hunting Easter eggs on horseback

By Aaron Atkins
RADFORD — As Easter approaches, many organizations are making preparations for the arrival of hundreds of sweets-seeking children, stuffing chocolate and confectionary snacks into plastic paisley eggs and hiding them, often in plain sight, in fields and around buildings for them to delightfully discover during the New River Valley’s various Easter Egg hunts. One... »

Barry’s Music more than just instruments

By Montgomery Publishing
RADFORD — Main Street Radford named Barry’s Music the Business of the Month for March. Wanda Pearce, President of Main Street Radford, said Barry’s Music was chosen among several nominees by its Board of Directors for its prowess, prominence and prompt customer service. Located at 1083 East Main Street, Barry’s Music is just shy... »

Good homework skills get teacher stuck to wall

By Heather Bell
RADFORD –  Belle Heth fourth grade teacher Heather Rowland was found taped to a brick wall Friday, all in the name of education. Rowland made a challenge to her students at the beginning of the school year – if every member of her class did every bit of their homework every day for 30... »

From courtroom to classroom – teacher arrests attention

By Correspondent
SALEM – Students sit riveted as as Diane Brogan, Roanoke College sociology and public affairs teaching associate, paints a vivid picture of the social justice system with her characteristic candor. Discussions are lively and questions fly as Brogan skillfully leads students in her Juvenile Delinquency class, just one of her sociology courses offered at... »

Tech MMA fighters go unbeaten

By Montgomery Publishing
Rhonda Fleming Combat in the Cage 2 Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) was held at the Dedmon Center at Radford University this past weekend. The fighters from Tech MMA in Christiansburg went undefeated for the night to bring their team record to 23-0 for the year. Christian Leonard won by a knockout with a knee... »