Local dancer to bring rock star routine to nationals

Jenna Nichols Contributing writer Thursday local dancer Isabelle “Izzy” Geiss, 14, will travel to Virginia Beach to compete in the 2018 Nationals. Unlike many competitors, Izzy brings...

Mary Draper Ingles weekend July 27-29

Tours of the historic Ingles farm, a 1700s dress sword, exhibits at museums throughout the New River Valley and an outdoor drama are just...

VT rescue remains relevant in its 50th year

Sarah Sedwick Intern “Ut Prosim. That I May Serve.” This is the mantra members of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad aim to embody each time the...

Airbnb will collect taxes from home-sharing guests in Blacksburg

Starting Aug. 1, Blacksburg will collect a seven percent transient lodging tax on Airbnb bookings. Blacksburg follows Alexandria as the second Virginia locality to tax...

Special noise permit approved for Fat Back Soul Shack, Due South BBQ

The three-year battle with Christiansburg’s noise ordinance took another step Tuesday night with the approval of two conditional use permits for Fat Back Soul...

CMS math teacher honored with presidential award for teaching

Kathy O’Dell has taught at Christiansburg Middle School for 11 years. Her students know her as an excellent math teacher. In July, she was...

Daycare, pipelines, groundhogs and highway safety

Explaining that parents had voiced safety concerns for the center’s proximity to the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Mayapple School, a Newport-based daycare center, applied...

Supervisors allocate funds for additional resource officer

This coming school year, county schools that are not in Blacksburg or Christiansburg will add another student resource officer from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s...

Citizens share input on city council moment of reflection/silence

Steve Frey Contributing writer RADFORD—After the Pledge of Allegiance to start Monday’s Radford City Council meeting, Mayor David Horton began the new process of sharing an...

An evening glean

Gleaning is an ancient tradition that typically gathers food left behind after a harvest, but on a summer evening at 3 Birds Berry Farm...

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