Jeweler rocks on with new storefront

Photo By Marty GordonTodd Ratliff (right) and his son T.J. Ratliff make custom-made jewelry at their shop on Peppers Ferry Road in Christiansburg. CHRISTIANSBURG – A childhood hobby of collecting rocks has led a local man to a profitable career. Todd Ratliff was seven when he found an unusual rock near his Grundy home and picked it up. Now he is surrounded by hundreds of gemstones, and we’re not talking about the ones sitting throughout his store and also downstairs in a glass display. “I’ve More...

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Dresser means a lot to area wrestling

Photo courtesy of VT Athletics Kevin Dresser From the Sidelines When Kevin Dresser first came to Christiansburg, he was leading a Grundy High School wrestling team that became More...

Hokie baseball excited about upcoming season

Photo courtesy of VT AthleticsThe Virginia Tech baseball team is preparing for its home opener on March 14. With the much publicized major upgrading and enhancement project currently More...

Cow pie bingo coming to Radford High School

Radford High School is hosting its first annual “Cow Pie Bingo” on Saturday, April 29. Cash prices of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 will be awarded. A $20 ticket purchase will More...

Hokie baseball excited about upcoming season

Photo courtesy of VT AthleticsThe Virginia Tech baseball team is preparing for its home opener on March 14. With the much publicized major upgrading and enhancement project currently More...

Hokies fall to Miami 79-69

The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team battled with No. 17/17 Miami on senior night, cutting it to a two-point game in the fourth, but the Hurricanes held on for the 79-69 More...

Hokies fall to Miami 79-69

The Virginia Tech women’s basketball team battled with No. 17/17 Miami on senior night, cutting it to a two-point game More...

Blacksburg girls knock Christiansburg out of tourney

Photos by Kymn Davidson-Hamley Christiansburg’s Kaylyn Cromer tries to impede Tori Shimozono’s offensive More...

Chamber 2017 Women’s Leadership Conference focuses on opportunity

The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce announces it will hold its fourth annual Women’s Leadership Conference...

Regional commission seeks community nominations

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Governor McAuliffe announces new program to create clean energy jobs

Governor McAuliffe announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Energy selected Virginia as the recipient of...

Harvey, Franklin D.

Franklin D. Harvey Franklin D. Harvey, age 78, of Blacksburg, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Highland Ridge More...

Wilson, Melinda Kay

Melinda Kay Wilson, age 52, of Blacksburg passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. She..

Bittinger, Emily Rose

Emily Rose Bittinger, 35, of Pilot, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, after a three-year struggle with atypical Hemolytic Uremic..

College Announcements – Dean’s List

Charleston Southern University Cameron Dominy, of Riner, has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall More...

Virginia students among nation’s top AP achievers

Virginia has the nation’s sixth-highest percentage of public high school seniors qualifying for college credit on Advanced Placement examinations, according to..

Montgomery County Public Schools’ Seniors of the Month

A senior from each Montgomery County High School was recognized as the senior of the month at the school board meeting..

Turtle gigging: Watch your toes

While I detest political correctness (in my opinion, a form of thought and behavior control that would have been detested on..

Gravel Road and the Wolfe Brothers to perform at NRCC in January

The music of Gravel Road and the Wolfe Brothers will be featured during New River Community College’s Fiddle, Banjo and Dance..

Radford church preparing for 111th Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner

RADFORD — Grace Episcopal Church in Radford will host its free Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on..

Warm Hearth Village and local Girl Scout team up for Gold Award

Taylen Gearhart, a senior Girl Scout from Elliston, recently completed a research project with seniors in the New River Valley in..
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