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  • Virginia Tech Day of Remembrance Events

    Virginia Tech Day of Remembrance Events

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:27:45 GMT
    Virginia Tech is remembering those who died 7 years ago.The day started with the lighting of the ceremonial candle at midnight. On Wednesday morning several people went onto the Drillfield and participated in the community picnic, others silently andpaid their respects at the memorial and others sat watched videos and pictures of events after the incident. Some decided to give back to their community in honor of the 32 who died. "I felt like this was a great way to um serve and also in rememb...
    Virginia Tech is remembering those who died 7 years ago.The day started with the lighting of the ceremonial candle at midnight. On Wednesday morning several people went onto the Drillfield and participated in the community picnic, others silently andpaid their respects at the memorial and others sat watched videos and pictures of events after the incident. Some decided to give back to their community in honor of the 32 who died. "I felt like this was a great way to um serve and also in rememb...
  • Town of Vinton Officials say Library could attract more businesses

    Town of Vinton Officials say Library could attract more businesses

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:51 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:51:28 GMT
    Vinton Chamber of Commerce officials as well as the Town officialssay thecurrent library is brings in 200 thousand people to visit. They hope by moving the library to downtown that more businesses will be attracted to set up a shop. Businesses like Flowers by Eddie hope revitializing downtown will also bring in other shops.
    Vinton Chamber of Commerce officials as well as the Town officialssay thecurrent library is brings in 200 thousand people to visit. They hope by moving the library to downtown that more businesses will be attracted to set up a shop. Businesses like Flowers by Eddie hope revitializing downtown will also bring in other shops.
  • Fishburn Park Elementary Students Celebrate their Earth Day

    Fishburn Park Elementary Students Celebrate their Earth Day

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:47:27 GMT
    120 Students from Fishburn Park Elementary learned about water safety at the YMCA in Roanoke. They also learned about the importance of wearing a life jacket especially when the play in the water .YMCA officials say it's impaortant kids know because summer months are usually when kids play in the water. Officials say when a child knows how to swim the chance of them drowning decreases by 88 percent.
    120 Students from Fishburn Park Elementary learned about water safety at the YMCA in Roanoke. They also learned about the importance of wearing a life jacket especially when the play in the water .YMCA officials say it's impaortant kids know because summer months are usually when kids play in the water. Officials say when a child knows how to swim the chance of them drowning decreases by 88 percent.
  • Roanoke Police Gives All and Now Community Gives Back

    Roanoke Police Gives All and Now Community Gives Back

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:30 PM EDT2014-04-14 23:30:03 GMT
    While Roanoke Police are out on the front lines serving and protecting in the star city the community is giving back to an officer who went beyond the call of duty. Officer Lin Manning got married today. Police say he's been working for decades and this is his third time battling cancer. Now Manning is unable to work so one hundred people came out to "Booker T . Washington Park to jog and raise money for him. "To have the community come back and give back lin never asked for nothing lin didn...
    While Roanoke Police are out on the front lines serving and protecting in the star city the community is giving back to an officer who went beyond the call of duty. Officer Lin Manning got married today. Police say he's been working for decades and this is his third time battling cancer. Now Manning is unable to work so one hundred people came out to "Booker T . Washington Park to jog and raise money for him. "To have the community come back and give back lin never asked for nothing lin didn...
  • Easter Egg Hunt in the Star City

    Easter Egg Hunt in the Star City

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:49:14 GMT
    Some children in the star city had the chance to go on an early easter egg hunt. "Woodlawn United Methodist Church" held its annual easter egg hunt today. Kids showed up and participated in a mission project .. which included making butterflies for cancer survivors. The Easter Bunny also told the kids the story of what easter stands for."It's also about the love of jesus christ and he died for them and also its about sharing that love for others like cancer survivors to let them know we beli...
    Some children in the star city had the chance to go on an early easter egg hunt. "Woodlawn United Methodist Church" held its annual easter egg hunt today. Kids showed up and participated in a mission project .. which included making butterflies for cancer survivors. The Easter Bunny also told the kids the story of what easter stands for."It's also about the love of jesus christ and he died for them and also its about sharing that love for others like cancer survivors to let them know we beli...
  • Radford City Building Permits Growing

    Radford City Building Permits Growing

    Sunday, April 13 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-13 22:46:47 GMT
    The city says some reasons are because they have low taxes, and decent utility costs another reason is because the student population at Radford University is growing which means students will need a place to stay.Radford city officials say in 2011 the value of building permits was 8. 4 million and that's now increased to 14. 6 million in 2013. City officials say the value of permits is going up because of the new apartment complex being built."We are very pleased to be able to accommodate al...
    The city says some reasons are because they have low taxes, and decent utility costs another reason is because the student population at Radford University is growing which means students will need a place to stay.Radford city officials say in 2011 the value of building permits was 8. 4 million and that's now increased to 14. 6 million in 2013. City officials say the value of permits is going up because of the new apartment complex being built."We are very pleased to be able to accommodate al...
  • City of Roanoke Opens New Park

    City of Roanoke Opens New Park

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:37:38 GMT
    It’s officially Spring, and officials from the City of Roanoke say adults, children, and pets will have a new place to go outdoors and have fun. The Roanoke City Council, as well as staff from the Parks and Recreation department, had a ribbon cutting ceremony for Countryside Park. The Director of Parks and Recreation, Steven Buschor, says the 33 acre park has a new playground for children to play on and trails for th...
    It’s officially Spring, and officials from the City of Roanoke say adults, children, and pets will have a new place to go outdoors and have fun. The Roanoke City Council, as well as staff from the Parks and Recreation department, had a ribbon cutting ceremony for Countryside Park. The Director of Parks and Recreation, Steven Buschor, says the 33 acre park has a new playground for children to play on and trails for th...
  • Virginia Tech Remembers Fallen Hokies

    Virginia Tech Remembers Fallen Hokies

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:36:32 GMT
    Each year after April 16 comes around, students on campus say it’s a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives 7 years ago, and say they will never forget. The 3.2 for 32 Remembrance Run starts off the week of activities Virginia Tech has planned to remember those who were killed. Before the run starts, workers release 32 white balloons. Each balloon represents those who died. Event organizers say they had 8...
    Each year after April 16 comes around, students on campus say it’s a day of remembrance for those who lost their lives 7 years ago, and say they will never forget. The 3.2 for 32 Remembrance Run starts off the week of activities Virginia Tech has planned to remember those who were killed. Before the run starts, workers release 32 white balloons. Each balloon represents those who died. Event organizers say they had 8...
  • Church Organization Volunteers Help the Hungry

    Church Organization Volunteers Help the Hungry

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:36:00 GMT
    Several hundred people showed up at First Baptist Church to help package meals for those in need in the Star City. About 600 people from Danville, Bedford, and other areas of Virginia came to Roanoke to package macaroni. This is the first year that Donald Gillette, president of Because We Care Ministries, organized the event. He says he’s grateful so many people came in to help. “It is amazing,” Gillette said. “I’m a...
    Several hundred people showed up at First Baptist Church to help package meals for those in need in the Star City. About 600 people from Danville, Bedford, and other areas of Virginia came to Roanoke to package macaroni. This is the first year that Donald Gillette, president of Because We Care Ministries, organized the event. He says he’s grateful so many people came in to help. “It is amazing,” Gillette said. “I’m a...
  • Komen's Race for the Cure Comes to Roanoke

    Komen's Race for the Cure Comes to Roanoke

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-12 22:35:28 GMT
    Hundreds of people participated in the 5th annual Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” 5K run and walk in Roanoke. About 200 breast cancer survivors celebrated being in remission. This is the biggest fundraiser for the non-profit. 2,200 people registered this year, which is more than last year. Catherine Turner, the executive director of the event, says so far they’ve raised more than $250,000. “It’s an absolutel...
    Hundreds of people participated in the 5th annual Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure” 5K run and walk in Roanoke. About 200 breast cancer survivors celebrated being in remission. This is the biggest fundraiser for the non-profit. 2,200 people registered this year, which is more than last year. Catherine Turner, the executive director of the event, says so far they’ve raised more than $250,000. “It’s an absolutel...
  • Virginia Tech expands on a new portion of the Huckleberry Trail

    Virginia Tech expands on a new portion of the Huckleberry Trail

    Monday, April 7 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-04-07 22:39:21 GMT
    Officials say the new Hokie Bike-way is a multipurpose trial where anyone can use it and the main purpose for it is to have students who live in Foxridge and Hethwood communities a better and safer way to commute to and from campus "it's allowing people to use a new segment of trail they might have had to jump on a roadway for part of the trip," Debby Freed with the Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation said. The new trail cost 500 thousand dollars paid in part through grants from VDOT.
    Officials say the new Hokie Bike-way is a multipurpose trial where anyone can use it and the main purpose for it is to have students who live in Foxridge and Hethwood communities a better and safer way to commute to and from campus "it's allowing people to use a new segment of trail they might have had to jump on a roadway for part of the trip," Debby Freed with the Virginia Tech Alternative Transportation said. The new trail cost 500 thousand dollars paid in part through grants from VDOT.
  • 150th Anniversary Battle of Cloyd's Mountain

    150th Anniversary Battle of Cloyd's Mountain

    Sunday, April 6 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-04-07 01:06:06 GMT
    For several people in Dublin today was a history lesson.Spectators watched a reenactment of the battle on Cloyd's Mountain.Organizers say about 2-thousand people attended Saturday's event and several hundred more people showed up Sunday to learn about what happened during the battle.People also had the opportunity to learn how women helped contribute during the Civil War.
    For several people in Dublin today was a history lesson.Spectators watched a reenactment of the battle on Cloyd's Mountain.Organizers say about 2-thousand people attended Saturday's event and several hundred more people showed up Sunday to learn about what happened during the battle.People also had the opportunity to learn how women helped contribute during the Civil War.
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association holds Muscle Walks and Amazing Games

    Muscular Dystrophy Association holds Muscle Walks and Amazing Games

    Sunday, April 6 2014 8:59 PM EDT2014-04-07 00:59:44 GMT
    Several hundred people took part in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's "muscle walk and amazing race" games at the Salem Civic Center... all to help children affected with the disease. Some of the games featured...wheelchair races..."Rock n Sock."They raised $60-thousand dollars last year and hope for the same this year. "Looking around today and seeing so many great groups and volunteers people who are for the right reason to save lives and to make a muscle and make a difference that wa...
    Several hundred people took part in the Muscular Dystrophy Association's "muscle walk and amazing race" games at the Salem Civic Center... all to help children affected with the disease. Some of the games featured...wheelchair races..."Rock n Sock."They raised $60-thousand dollars last year and hope for the same this year. "Looking around today and seeing so many great groups and volunteers people who are for the right reason to save lives and to make a muscle and make a difference that wa...
  • Construction Starts in Blacksburg for New Imax Theatre

    Construction Starts in Blacksburg for New Imax Theatre

    Sunday, April 6 2014 8:54 PM EDT2014-04-07 00:54:04 GMT
    After several months of waiting, construction is finally underway on the new imax theatre in blacksburg.Construction workers are building the new I-MAX Theatre bowling alley and restaurant...Businesses in Blacksburg's First and Main shopping plaza say they can't wait to see it complete. "We're very excited for the theatre to come in we need an anchor in this shopping center in order for it to become successful," Blue Ridge Mountain Sports Manager Wyatt Lifsey said. Lifsey says the Imax The...
    After several months of waiting, construction is finally underway on the new imax theatre in blacksburg.Construction workers are building the new I-MAX Theatre bowling alley and restaurant...Businesses in Blacksburg's First and Main shopping plaza say they can't wait to see it complete. "We're very excited for the theatre to come in we need an anchor in this shopping center in order for it to become successful," Blue Ridge Mountain Sports Manager Wyatt Lifsey said. Lifsey says the Imax The...
  • Train Day in Radford

    Train Day in Radford

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-04-05 22:38:39 GMT
    Hundreds of people rode a train into Radford today for “train day”. People had the chance to experience what the city had to offer during their visit. 750 people were on the train excursion via a steam engine from Bristol to Radford. Once in Radford, visitors were able to explore and shop downtown. It’s the second year for the train excursion, and this year it grew. “It allows people to see our community and see...
    Hundreds of people rode a train into Radford today for “train day”. People had the chance to experience what the city had to offer during their visit. 750 people were on the train excursion via a steam engine from Bristol to Radford. Once in Radford, visitors were able to explore and shop downtown. It’s the second year for the train excursion, and this year it grew. “It allows people to see our community and see...
  • Military honoring others who served by offering breakfast

    Military honoring others who served by offering breakfast

    Saturday, April 5 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-05 22:33:55 GMT
    In the New River Valley, local veterans met in Christiansburg for breakfast this morning to bond over military service. The group, known as the “Veterans of Foreign Wars”, is made up of veterans from all over the New River Valley who have fought in wars overseas. The breakfast this morning was open to anyone who served in the military. Vietnam veteran Daniel Maderic says he feels the need to give back to his fellow ...
    In the New River Valley, local veterans met in Christiansburg for breakfast this morning to bond over military service. The group, known as the “Veterans of Foreign Wars”, is made up of veterans from all over the New River Valley who have fought in wars overseas. The breakfast this morning was open to anyone who served in the military. Vietnam veteran Daniel Maderic says he feels the need to give back to his fellow ...
  • Marginal Arts Festival Attracts promoting Artist to visit Roanoke

    Marginal Arts Festival Attracts promoting Artist to visit Roanoke

    Monday, March 31 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-03-31 22:15:58 GMT
    The Marginal Arts Festival may be over but it is having lasting impacts on the Star City. Officials with the Marginal Arts Festival say the goal is to bring people together and have a strong cultural impact. They say by having the festival it allows visitors as well as locals to see what downtown roanoke has to offer. "The alternative scene gives you a guarantee that there's a sub culture and there's room for diversity and there's room for people to try out new ideas and that indicates to ent...
    The Marginal Arts Festival may be over but it is having lasting impacts on the Star City. Officials with the Marginal Arts Festival say the goal is to bring people together and have a strong cultural impact. They say by having the festival it allows visitors as well as locals to see what downtown roanoke has to offer. "The alternative scene gives you a guarantee that there's a sub culture and there's room for diversity and there's room for people to try out new ideas and that indicates to ent...
  • Radford University Juried Art show

    Radford University Juried Art show

    Sunday, March 30 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-03-30 23:32:09 GMT
    The exhibition features 49 works of art by all levels of RU students (undergraduate and graduate) and includes ceramics, metalsmithing, mixed media, painting, and photography. The show was juried by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke.
    The exhibition features 49 works of art by all levels of RU students (undergraduate and graduate) and includes ceramics, metalsmithing, mixed media, painting, and photography. The show was juried by Amy G. Moorefield, Deputy Director of Exhibitions at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke.
  • 44th Annual Salem Spring Home Show

    44th Annual Salem Spring Home Show

    Sunday, March 30 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-03-30 23:25:12 GMT
    Spring time is here and it time to spruce up the home. Over 160 vendors attended the Salem Spring Home Show. It allowed people to mingle with businesses who provide pestcontrol and landscaping. Their next event is in September.
    Spring time is here and it time to spruce up the home. Over 160 vendors attended the Salem Spring Home Show. It allowed people to mingle with businesses who provide pestcontrol and landscaping. Their next event is in September.
  • April is Known as Child Abuse Awareness Month

    April is Known as Child Abuse Awareness Month

    Sunday, March 30 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-03-30 23:20:09 GMT
    April is known is "Child Abuse Prevention Month" and several organizations are supporting NRV Cares which is an organization that wants to prevent child abuse in theNew River Valley. Local churches are out supporting the organization by planting "pinwheel gardens"
    April is known is "Child Abuse Prevention Month" and several organizations are supporting NRV Cares which is an organization that wants to prevent child abuse in theNew River Valley. Local churches are out supporting the organization by planting "pinwheel gardens"
  • Radford Police Taking Proactive Approach to Curb Crime

    Radford Police Taking Proactive Approach to Curb Crime

    Sunday, March 30 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-03-30 23:15:34 GMT
    Radford Police say their aggravated assaults are up and the total number of assaults are going down because they are taking a proactive approach to curb crime.Police have extra patrols on the weekends to make sure people are safe out in Radford.
    Radford Police say their aggravated assaults are up and the total number of assaults are going down because they are taking a proactive approach to curb crime.Police have extra patrols on the weekends to make sure people are safe out in Radford.
  • Local Shops say Martinsville Speedway races boost businesses

    Local Shops say Martinsville Speedway races boost businesses

    Saturday, March 29 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-03-29 22:50:05 GMT
    Tracey Cox, owner of"Dippers,"an ice cream shop in Martinsville says her profits has increased 40 percent over the weekend. She says Friday night is a good for business. Martinsville Tourism officials say the races at the Speedway bring in over $100 million dollars annually. "We love hosting as a community hosting all of our fans and having everyone here and everyone seems to enjoy the crowd," Beth Stinnett with Martinsville Tourism said. Racing wraps up on Sunday.
    Tracey Cox, owner of"Dippers,"an ice cream shop in Martinsville says her profits has increased 40 percent over the weekend. She says Friday night is a good for business. Martinsville Tourism officials say the races at the Speedway bring in over $100 million dollars annually. "We love hosting as a community hosting all of our fans and having everyone here and everyone seems to enjoy the crowd," Beth Stinnett with Martinsville Tourism said. Racing wraps up on Sunday.
  • Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets hold Jaffe Eager Squad Drill Competition

    Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets hold Jaffe Eager Squad Drill Competition

    Saturday, March 29 2014 6:44 PM EDT2014-03-29 22:44:15 GMT
    The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets held a drill competition today to see which company marches the best. All 12 companies including Virginia Tech’s marching band, the Highty Tighties, completed a standard drill to win a large trophy and a $200 scholarship. Cadets were judged on different aspects of marching, but judges focused on the overall togetherness and sharpness of their movements. “It’s one of those few times ...
    The Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets held a drill competition today to see which company marches the best. All 12 companies including Virginia Tech’s marching band, the Highty Tighties, completed a standard drill to win a large trophy and a $200 scholarship. Cadets were judged on different aspects of marching, but judges focused on the overall togetherness and sharpness of their movements. “It’s one of those few times ...
  • Radford City fines surpasses $1,000,000

    Radford City fines surpasses $1,000,000

    Monday, March 10 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-03-10 22:29:14 GMT
    Radford City Commonwealth Attorney Chris Rehak presented a check of $1,000,000 to the city. Rehak says the money comes from DUI fines from 1204 people in the city of Radford. The money Rehak suggests could be used for schools, parks or recreation.
    Radford City Commonwealth Attorney Chris Rehak presented a check of $1,000,000 to the city. Rehak says the money comes from DUI fines from 1204 people in the city of Radford. The money Rehak suggests could be used for schools, parks or recreation.
  • Montgomery County Proposes Fiscal Year Budget

    Montgomery County Proposes Fiscal Year Budget

    Thursday, March 6 2014 9:35 AM EST2014-03-06 14:35:05 GMT
    The Montgomery County administrator presented the proposedbudget, $171.6 millionfor fiscal year 2014-2015. Most of the money would be going towards schools to operate for the next year.
    The Montgomery County administrator presented the proposedbudget, $171.6 millionfor fiscal year 2014-2015. Most of the money would be going towards schools to operate for the next year.
  • Roller Derby in Salem

    Roller Derby in Salem

    Saturday, February 1 2014 6:19 PM EST2014-02-01 23:19:23 GMT
    A popular sport known to take out aggression hit the Salem Civic Center. The Star City Roller Girls went up against the Greenbrier Roller Girls to bring the love of the sport to a wider audience. At halftime Angels of Assisi allowed some animals to walk the court to see if any residents would want to take them home.
    A popular sport known to take out aggression hit the Salem Civic Center. The Star City Roller Girls went up against the Greenbrier Roller Girls to bring the love of the sport to a wider audience. At halftime Angels of Assisi allowed some animals to walk the court to see if any residents would want to take them home.
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    New Digital Learning Resources at Pulaski Elementary

    New Digital Learning Resources at Pulaski Elementary

    Monday, January 13 2014 6:08 PM EST2014-01-13 23:08:42 GMT
    Virginia State Education leaders unveiled new digital learning resources at Pulaski Elementary School on Monday. The demonstration included students creating an interactive timeline on the I-Pad or watching educational videos. "The main focus of today's roll out is the instructional materials the digital resources that can be used on a variety of personal computing devices," Superintendent of PublicInstruction Patricia Wright said.State leaders say the first digital course will be virtual ast...
    Virginia State Education leaders unveiled new digital learning resources at Pulaski Elementary School on Monday. The demonstration included students creating an interactive timeline on the I-Pad or watching educational videos. "The main focus of today's roll out is the instructional materials the digital resources that can be used on a variety of personal computing devices," Superintendent of PublicInstruction Patricia Wright said.State leaders say the first digital course will be virtual ast...
  • Wood Sales Booming for Floyd County Man

    Wood Sales Booming for Floyd County Man

    Friday, January 10 2014 9:57 PM EST2014-01-11 02:57:14 GMT
    A Floyd County man says his automated hydraulic firewood processing machine has allowed him to earn several thousand dollars in the past 6 six months. He says his 60 thousand dollar machine allows him to cut, chop and split firewood a lot faster than it would a chainsaw. Stephen Brooks the owner of Brooks and Company started his firewood business six years ago and says with his machine it allows him to work efficiently. It also allows him to live efficiently.
    A Floyd County man says his automated hydraulic firewood processing machine has allowed him to earn several thousand dollars in the past 6 six months. He says his 60 thousand dollar machine allows him to cut, chop and split firewood a lot faster than it would a chainsaw. Stephen Brooks the owner of Brooks and Company started his firewood business six years ago and says with his machine it allows him to work efficiently. It also allows him to live efficiently.
  • Blacksburg Pastor Helps West Virginia Residents

    Blacksburg Pastor Helps West Virginia Residents

    Friday, January 10 2014 5:34 PM EST2014-01-10 22:34:10 GMT
    A Blacksburg pastor is helping those in need after chemical spillcontaminated the water in West Virginia.Pastor Tony Johnson from Wesleyan Community Churchcreated a post on his online page and withinfour hours had enough bottled water to fill two vehicles.Johnson is going to Faith Community Church becausehe says thoseparishionerswill be served last because they have no means of transportation. He plans to go back to Charleston, WV in the coming weeks.
    A Blacksburg pastor is helping those in need after chemical spillcontaminated the water in West Virginia.Pastor Tony Johnson from Wesleyan Community Churchcreated a post on his online page and withinfour hours had enough bottled water to fill two vehicles.Johnson is going to Faith Community Church becausehe says thoseparishionerswill be served last because they have no means of transportation. He plans to go back to Charleston, WV in the coming weeks.
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