Barren Springs, VA

Radford, Fairlawn, Pulaski join forces to tackle Radford house fire

RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Radford Fire-EMS responded to a structural fire on Wednesday afternoon before calling Fairlawn Fire Department and Pulaski Squad 9 for backup. Radford emergency services were dispatched just before 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22. Unit 100 arrived at the 900 block of Stockton Street to find a single story house on fire that belonged to a family of four.
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Robertson, Teddy Lee

Teddy Lee Robertson, 72 of Narrows, VA departed this life suddenly June 22, 2022 in his home. Born on May 5, 1950 in Giles County, he is a son of the late Frank and Dana Kanode Robertson. Teddy worked for Celanese for over 30 years. He enjoyed the pleasures of...
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Death notice for Deborah Faye Farris Chambers

Deborah Faye Farris Chambers, age 69 of Max Meadows, died Friday, June 24, 2022 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Arrangements are pending. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Arrangements by Seagle Funeral Home, Pulaski. 540-980-1700.

Town of Dublin lists holiday schedule

Dublin Town Offices will be closed Friday, July 1st and Monday, July 4th. Garbage scheduled for pickup on Monday, July 4th will be picked up on Tuesday, July 5th.

20 kids sent to hospitals following crash involving day care vans

PEARISBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - The owner of The Imagination Station daycare in Pearisburg says there are no life-threatening injuries to the kids or the van drivers involved in a June 22 crash in Blacksburg, but 20 kids were sent to hospitals. “Just heartbroken,” owner Sheila Morrison said. “I love my...

Police investigating teen’s shooting with pellet rifle

PULASKI, Va. (WDBJ) - A teenage boy is out of a hospital after being shot with a pellet rifle, according to Pulaski Police. Police were called Wednesday to the emergency department at LewisGale Pulaski about a report of a boy having been shot in the head at a home on Henry Avenue.

Tractor-trailer catches on fire on I-81S in Montgomery Co.

UPDATE 6:42 a.m.: Montgomery County crews have cleared the scene of Friday morning’s tractor-trailer fire along I-81 South. According to the Montgomery County Fire-EMS Department, crews from the Christiansburg Volunteer Fire Department, Christiansburg Rescue, and Riner Volunteer Rescue Squad were dispatched to the fire at mile marker 116 of I-81 South just after 4 a.m. on Friday, June 24.

Give Local NRV Day raises over $500,000

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Non-profits throughout the New River Valley were on the receiving end of over $500,000 from Give Local NRV Day. The YMCA at Virginia Tech received over $20,000. “They can give whatever they want,” YMCA at VT Board Member Jim Lawrence said. “$5 or $500, we don’t...
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Roanoke Center institute developing a new pipeline of female municipal leaders

As town manager of Hillsville, Retta Jackson is often the only woman in the room where town business is being discussed. “No matter how much we have progressed from the past, there are still men who think because you’re a woman in a room full of men, you need to be the one to make and serve them coffee,” Jackson said. “I do believe I have gained respect in places where I did not previously have it, but there is always more work to be done.”

Dillon, June Smith

Priscilla June Smith Dillon, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2019, in Eustis, Florida. June was born in Floyd County on June 9, 1942. June is preceded in death by her parents, George Robert “Rob” Smith and Roxie Gaye Radford Smith of Floyd; sisters, Dorothy Gaye Smith of Floyd and Nina Christine Smith Blankenship of Christiansburg; and brothers, Jeff Willard Smith, Pete Marion Smith, and Bobby N Smith, all of Floyd.

State Liners fall to River Turtles, 5-4

BRISTOL Va. – It’s been a frustrating season for the Bristol State Liners and first baseman Daniel Hicks has certainly felt the pain. The former Tennessee High standout has produced at the plate, but has battled bad luck and injuries for a squad that dropped a 5-4 Appalachian League decision to the Pulaski River Turtles on Friday night at DeVault Stadium.

Family of four displaced after Radford house fire

RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ) - Crews worked a fire that started in the attic of a home in Radford Wednesday afternoon, leaving a family of four displaced. According to Radford City Fire/EMS, firefighters were dispatched shortly before 3:15 p.m. to the 900 block of Stockton Street for a structure fire. The scene was declared a working fire after heavy smoke and flames were seen as they arrived.

Gardner, Katherine Hull

Katherine Victorine Gardner, 95 of Floyd, passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2022. She is predeceased by her husband, Bernard E. Gardner; parents, Edward Sanders Hull and Nancy Arlena Bolt Hull; brothers, Dixie D. Hull (Ava) and Rush Hull (Nancy). She is survived by her daughter, Vicki S. Gardner; son, Donald...

Pulaski Co. 911 services down; calls being routed to Radford

PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Incoming Pulaski County 911 calls are currently being re-routed to another New River Valley locality due to a service disruption at the county’s 911 Center. The Pulaski County Joint 911 Communications Center says you can still make 911 calls, but they will be...

2022 Woman of the Year Awards

New River Valley Express Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association Presents 2022 Woman of the Year Awards Christiansburg, VA. The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) New River Valley Express Chapter announced the recipients of their annual Woman of the Year awards during their monthly luncheon at the Holiday Inn Christiansburg Blacksburg on Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

Fifth Annual Gusto Event starts Saturday at Rock House Marina

The 5th Annual Gusto Event with GRAPeJAM starts at 10 a.m. Saturday June 25 (tomorrow) at the Rock House Marina. The Master Class (5 Mile) and the Bona Fide Class (2.1 mile) races will occur simultaneously starting from the Rock House Marina then progressing upstream on Peak Creak. Registration costs...