Explore the creative, academic and expressive Appalachia culture
Montgomery County will be filled with free exhibits celebrating Appalachia’s cultures and traditions the weekend of March 9-12. Visitors will find the area full of fiber arts displays, photography exhibits documenting the changing terrain, documentaries exploring the region’s altered landscapes, hands-on crafting and a dramatic performance based on local oral histories.
The exhibits are hosted in conjunction with the Appalachian Studies Association Conference. No registration is required, so explore the creative Appalachia from Montgomery County! Visit http://appalachianstudies.org/annualconference/ to view the full public event schedule.
Storm drain work to affect traffic on Quinn W. Stuart Boulevard
Public Works crews began making spot repairs Thursday to several storm drain water drop inlets along Quinn W. Stuart Blvd. in Christiansburg.
The work is expected to continue through Friday. During this time, there will be temporary lane closures of portions of the street, but signage and flagmen will be in place to assist motorists through and around the affected areas.
The work schedule is subject to change due to weather or other factors.
Sons of Confederate Veterans meeting March 14
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Stuart Horse Artillery Camp 1784 will meet on March 14 at 7 p.m. at Ray’s Restaurant on Rt. 221, north of Floyd.
Members of the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) are also invited to attend. If Floyd County Public Schools are closed on Tuesday or Wednesday of that week due to weather, the meeting will be cancelled.
For more information, please call 1-213-233-8401 or 239-9864.
Annual winter burn ban in effect Feb. 15-April 30
On Feb. 15, the Town’s annual winter burn ban began and it will be in effect through April 30.
During this time, as moisture levels are typically low, open burning in Christiansburg and Montgomery County is only allowed from 4 p.m. to midnight.
If you plan on having a fire, you must notify the Christiansburg Fire Department (540-382-4388 – leave a message) and the NRV 911 Communication Center (382-4343).
Fires must be attended at all times and be completely out before you leave the burn area.
NAACP general body meeting Feb. 26
The next general body meeting of the Montgomery County-Radford City-Floyd County NAACP will be held on Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3:30 p.m., at Asbury United Methodist Church, 500 Stuart St. in Christiansburg.
For our CREDO presentation we will have a representative from the Christiansburg Institute, the Christiansburg Institute Alumni Association, and the Christiansburg Community Center to share our new working agreement, future plans and results from the summit recently held with the Town of Christiansburg and the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors. All are welcome.
Christiansburg Recreation Center offers AARP tax aid
The Christiansburg Recreation Center will offer the free AARP Tax Aid program through April 15.
Appointments may be scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday between 1-3:15 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9-11:15 a.m.
Please call 382-2349 to make an appointment or to get more information.