Blacksburg, VANRVNews

Sheppard, Tommy Lee

Tommy Lee Sheppard, age 58, of Blacksburg, died, Sunday, June 13, 2021, at his home. He was born in Radford, VA on September 20, 1962 to the late Harold James and Jean Price Sheppard. He was also preceded in death by his infant brother, James Michael Sheppard. He is survived...
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Radford, VARoanoke Times

Nationally recognized tree on Radford University campus toppled by storm

A nationally recognized tree on the Radford University campus was a victim of strong thunderstorms Sunday night into Monday. A white basswood that sat across the quad from McConnell Library had been cited in 2019 as the largest of its kind in the country, according to American Forests, an organization dedicated to advancing the conservation of forests.
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Floyd, VANRVNews

Townley, Velma Reed

Velma Mae Reed Townley, 95 of Floyd, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, June 13, 2021 with her children by her side. Velma was a humble, Christian woman who loved her family and always put them first. Velma worked many years at Floyd Garment Factory before retiring to take care of her mother. Velma was a lifelong member of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren.
Pulaski, VAWHSV

Volvo Trucks, union negotiations to resume Tuesday

PULASKI, Va. (WDBJ) - Negotiations between Volvo Trucks North America and UAW Local 2069 are poised to resume on Tuesday, according to the union’s Facebook page. “FYI The company international and the local are going back into negotiations tomorrow. Per Matt Blondino.”. Below, you can find a recent sit-down conducted...
Radford, VANRVNews

Duncan, Roscoe Marvin

Roscoe Marvin Duncan, 92, of Radford, passed away Thursday, June 10, 2021. He was a member of Laurel Hill Church of Christ and retired from Inland Motors with 48 years of service. He was a U. S. Navy veteran having served during WWII. He was preceded in death by his...

Power crews work to restore electricity following weekend storms

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Neighborhoods sat dark Monday afternoon hours after powerful storms cut electricity to areas across southwest Virginia. “I ain’t feeling too good,” Francine Nash said. Francine Nash lives in Roanoke and lost power around 11:00 Sunday night. She said she depends on electricity to run an oxygen...
Roanoke, VAWSLS

Humidity drops off Tuesday while the tropics gain steam

ROANOKE, Va. – After days of air you can wear, a front moving through the area will give us a much-needed break from that. Temperatures will take a bit of a dip as well, with highs Tuesday in the 70s in the higher elevations and low to mid 80s elsewhere.

Tax preparers, clients still waiting on refunds from IRS

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - This year’s tax deadline has long passed, but people who filed in March are still waiting on their refunds from their returns. It’s an issue local tax preparers like Karyl Bailey at Liberty Tax Service on Franklin Road say is a nationwide problem. Bailey says nearly...
Roanoke, VAWSLS

Wiley Drive reopens after being closed for more than a year

Roanoke, Va. – Starting Tuesday, drivers will no longer have to turn around on Wiley Drive near Wasena Park as the barricades will be lifted. At the start of the pandemic, the blockades were put up to limit gatherings; however, with 50% of Roanoke now vaccinated, the city is reopening Wiley Drive to allow vehicle access to Smith Park.
Amherst, VALynchburg News and Advance

Prep roundup: JF's Lemley throws perfect game, and more

Jefferson Forest senior Emma Lemley wasn’t just unhittable Monday against Pulaski. She was perfect. Lemley threw her third perfect game of the season and struck out 20 of the 21 batters she faced as the Cavaliers defeated Pulaski County 8-0 in a Region 4D quarterfinal matchup in Forest. The Virginia...
Pulaski County,

Tentative Opening Date for Randolph Park pool Scheduled For Monday, July 5th at 12

The county of Pulaski began advertising for Randolph Park pool staff since March of 2021. We have received a minimal number of applications to fill several positions to operate our pool facility. Qualified applicants seeking to serve as lifeguards must be certified by the American Red Cross through a three-day course. We have a few candidates that will seek certification over the next few weeks however we have numerous vacant positions to fill in order to open the pool facility. We had previously set limitations on the patron capacity and qualifications based on COVID protocol and unfortunate low number of applicants. As of now, our tentative pool opening date is Monday, July 5th at 12:00 pm and hours of operation will be Monday – Friday 12:00pm till 6:00pm.
Salem, VARoanoke Times

Country singer Cody Johnson returning to Salem Civic Center

It’s a yee-haw moment for country music fans in the valleys. Rodeo-centric singer Cody Johnson is set to play. The cowboy-hatted Johnson brings his show back to the Salem Civic Center for a Sept. 11 show. Tickets are $39, $44, $49 and $104 (VIP), with $5 for preferred parking, and they go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.