Clean water never takes a day off

Photo by Liz KirchnerIn the facility’s laboratory, Ryan Hendrix, wastewater operations superintendent (left) and John Shelor show visitors how microscopic organisms are monitored. Key to protecting a community’s public and environmental health, monitoring the biological and chemical aspects of wastewater treatment is part of the daily routine. As the muddy washboard of Crab Creek Road winds through yellow pasture and down to the chain-link fence, concrete settling tanks and trim brick buildings More...

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Smith leads change in environment for Bruins

Photo courtesy of BHS WrestlingBen Smith won a regional championship last week for Blacksburg High School and will now head to this weekend’s state tournament along with five More...

Four Christiansburg seniors look for number 17

Photo by Marty GordonChristiansburg High School’s four senior wrestlers, front row (from left) Xander Whitehurst and Marshall Keller; back row, Nick Giantonio and Erik Eva, More...

Davis moves from Tech to RU

Photo courtesy of RU AthleticsScott Davis Bringing over 30 years of experience in college athletics to Radford University, Scott Davis was named Associate Athletics Director More...

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Blue Demons dominate all-district team

Christiansburg’s Grace Hutson has been named the River Ridge girls’ basketball player of the year. Christiansburg, the regular season River Ridge District champion, dominated More...

Blacksburg Classic 5K and 10-miler results

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Edwards clicking on all cylinders going into postseason

Photo by Bryant AltizerCam Edwards is one of the reasons Radford has won back-to-back Three Rivers District regular season More...

Sports briefs

Hokies 125 years of baseball Virginia Tech baseball’s 2018 season will begin this weekend at the 19th Annual More...

Pets-of-the-week

Each Saturday the paper features a dog and a cat from the Montgomery County Animal Care...

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Carilion Clinic at Warm Hearth Village

Project partners and stakeholders assembled recently to celebrate and break ground on the new Carilion Clinic...

Justice, Billy Roger

Billy Roger Justice, 58, of Pilot, VA passed away Sunday, Feb. 11,2018, after battling a brief and sudden illness. More...

Melkus, Louis F. (Ted)

Louis F. (Ted) Melkus, 88, of Christiansburg passed away at his home surrounded by family Feb. 12, 2018. He was preceded..

Dore, Richard “Dick” Elmer

Richard “Dick” Elmer Dore, 86, passed away on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 at his home in Fairlawn with his wife by..

Six-part customer service series begins this month

A six-part seminar series that goes beyond the basics of customer service, and instead provides opportunities More...

Free renter education workshop

New River Community Action is hosting workshops are for all tenants, landlords, and anyone thinking of renting from 3-5 p.m. Feb...

More than 200 Montgomery County residents named to fall 2017 President’s and Dean’s Lists at NRCC

More than 200 Montgomery County residents have been placed on the President’s and Dean’s Lists in recognition of their academic excellence..

Library happenings

Storytimes at the Blacksburg Library Toddlers 2-3 years – Tuesdays at 10:00 AM Wednesdays at 10:00 AM Preschoolers 4-5 years –..

How valentines came to be

James Shockley To the one I love … or hate. Valentines can go both ways. Most express feelings of love, but..

Dorrance Dance uses technology to turn the performance stage into a musical instrument

Dorrance Dance transforms the art of tap, turning the entire stage into a musical instrument for its performance of “ETM: Double..

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..

NAACP meeting and mental health services discussion Feb. 25

The February General Body meeting of the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County branch of the NAACP will be held Sunday, Feb. 25..