Wells leaving BHS after three seasons

  The football team’s head coach is accepting a similar position in North Carolina. Three years after announcing his arrival to the Blacksburg High School football...

Time and trees: Lost in Blacksburg

  Blacksburg Middle School students buried a time capsule in 1976 to celebrate the bicentennial, and it has yet to be found.   It was 1976 and Paul...

Blacksburg robotics team to offer workshop to newcomers

Lisa Bass Contributing writer The Tuxedo Pandas FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team is offering a FIRST Lego League workshop at the Pulaski County Youth Center on...

Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History director to visit VT and Lyric Theatre Feb....

Kirk Johnson, a world-renowned paleontologist who focuses on fossil plants and the extinction of the dinosaurs, will visit Virginia Tech on Friday, Feb. 16. He...

Late night public hearing stymies planning commision

Liz Kirchner communitynews@ourvalley.org After nearly three hours of presentation and public comment, the Blacksburg Planning Commission was unable to come to a consensus on the request...

Free flu vaccines offered by NRV Health District Monday and Tuesday

The New River Health District will offer free seasonal flu vaccines for adults and children at the Montgomery County Health Department (210 S. Pepper...

Massey Herbarium events to showcase Virginia’s flora

BLACKSBURG---The Massey Herbarium, a museum collection with dried planted specimens, is tucked away in the Virginia Tech’s Derring Hall. It was founded in approximately 1927...

Quilts come together at the Meadowbrook Quilting Marathon

Liz Kirchner communitynews@ourvalley.org The Meadowbrook Quilting Guild held their winter quilting marathon, a twelve-hour event held twice a year at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville last...

Come in, Radio Girl!

Liz Kirchner communitynews@ourvalley.org BLACKSBURG---In a bright yellow flounced top, bouncy pony-tail and sparkly necklaces, second-grader Lacy Beckett is explaining how one might go about communicating with...

Sheriff’s office warns against phone scams

  The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office is warning citizens that phone calls and emails soliciting money for missing jury duty, among other things, are not...