Eastern Montgomery Mustangs ready for Class 1 girls soccer state tournament
In the history of Eastern Montgomery High School, there’s only been one VHSL State Championship team. That title belongs to girls soccer, who hoisted the Class 1 trophy in 2021, on a hot June afternoon in West Point, Virginia.
Bio’s Pizza and Subs goes up in smoke by Ironto truck stop
Crews on the scene of a fire that happened at an Ironto truck stopELLISTON, Va. – A pizza shop at an Ironto truck stop goes up in smoke Friday morning. Bio’s Pizza and Subs owner tells us at 11 a.m., he went to turn on the gas oven to open his business, but then the kitchen went up in flames. Several fire crews put out the fire in the two-story building off of exit 128 on I-81. The pizza owner tells us he was the only person in the shop and made it out with no injuries.
Authorities searching for missing 17-year-old Montgomery County girl
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. – The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help to find a girl last seen Tuesday night. Lani Alyssa Welch was last seen by her family at about 11 p.m. in the Roanoke Road area of Elliston. She is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds. Her hair is currently dyed blue and she has green eyes. Anyone with information about where she might be is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 540-382-4343 or 540-382-6915.
Opponents of Mountain Valley Pipeline protest injunction regarding tree sitters
ELLISTON, Va – It’s been more than two years since the tree sitters on Yellow Finch Lane in Montgomery County took post opposing the efforts to build the Mountain Valley Pipeline. The proposed pipeline is set to cut through the land where the tree sitters are located. According to Appalachians Against Pipelines, an injunction was filed in Montgomery County calling for the tree sitters to vacate by Monday. A tree sitter against the Mountain Valley Pipeline on Yellow Finch Lane in Montgomery County. Most opponents of the pipeline worry about the long-term impacts on the environment and the safety of those who live near the site.
Firefighters drive through creek to get to house fire in Montgomery County
ELLISTON, Va. An early morning house fire proved challenging for local firefighters on Thursday. Pictures from the Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department show a house just outside of Elliston in Montgomery County fully engulfed. Multiple fire departments from Montgomery County as well as Roanoke County firefighters responded. The bridge on the road leading to the house is out, so firefighters had to drive through a creek to get there. We have some very similar areas in Roanoke County, so this is nothing really new to us when things like this happen, Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department Community Outreach Coordinator Brian Clingenpeel said.
Backpacking with Brooke: Falls Ridge Preserve
ELLISTON, Va. – Falls Ridge Preserve just outside of Blacksburg has a nice one mile or three mile loop option to get out in nature. You’ll navigate to Falls Ridge Preserve and park in the gravel lot. We headed up a big set of stairs with the sound of the falls in the back. You’ll continue down the trail for a few meters, and come to another bend. Head down the set of stairs we passed earlier, and you’ll be at the bottom of the falls.
'Raging Granny' locked to equipment at Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site
ELLISTON, Va. - A "raging granny" has locked herself to equipment at a Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site in Montgomery County. According to Appalachians Against Pipelines, the self-identified "raging granny," 75-year-old Duff Benjamin, is attached to equipment under a banner reading "PIPELINES BLOW" on Cove Hollow Road near the tree sits outside Elliston. Courtesy of Appalachians Against PipelinesThe activist group says Benjamin has shut down construction at the site. Below is a statement from Benjamin, sent out by the protest group:"The problem with pipelines is they always leak. Because I see human kind as one huge family, and I am a member, I cannot sit back and watch this happen silently.
Mountain Valley Pipeline protester arrested in Montgomery County
ELLISTON, Va. - UPDATEA man is charged after state police say he assaulted a Mountain Valley Pipeline worker. Jamie Hale was arrested during a pipeline protest Monday morning. "What we are doing is representing thousands of Virginia citizens who believe this Mountain Valley Pipeline is a crime against the planet, a crime against our grandchildren," Allan said. UPDATEA Mountain Valley Pipeline protester was arrested Monday morning. ORIGINAL STORYA group of Mountain Valley Pipeline protesters is blocking a road in Montgomery County.
Man arrested after blocked pipeline progression in Montgomery County
ELLISTON, Va. - Pipeline fighter Phillip Flagg was arrested after he locked himself in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline near Elliston Saturday. Around 5:30 Saturday evening, he was taken out from his blockade and arrested. Mountain Valley Pipeline has been clearing and grading this section of the pipeline path in preparation to ay the pipe. Flagg stopped pipeline work at the site for seven hours, preventing the company's progression. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Construction company improving road to help Elliston family
ELLISTON, Va. - "I was completely blown away by it," Dwight Reed said about work being done on the road leading up to his house. Reed was completely blown away when he found out Adams Construction was going to put 30 loads of milling down on the road. "Initially, we were under the impression that it would be five or six loads," Dwight Reed said. "We've had issue after issue getting the nursing that Abrianna needs," Dwight Reed said. "I think Adams is really about taking care of one another, taking care of their communities that we are a part of," Holguin said.