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Cox, Jerry Wayne

Jerry Wayne Cox, 71, more affectionately known as ‘Buddy’ by his family, of Christiansburg, VA, passed away on August 5, 2022. He was born to the late John W. Cox and his surviving mother, Mareinda Cox. Besides his father, Jerry is preceded in death by his sister Barbara Sutphin and his brother Van Douglas Cox.
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Radford City Schools delays start of 2022-2023 school year

RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — In order to make sure construction projects are completed and students are able to return to safe and comfortable classrooms, Radford City Public Schools has decided to postpone the opening of the school year by two weeks. Radford City Public Schools Superintendent Robert F. Graham...
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Christiansburg car break-ins prompt police warning

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WSET) — Early in the morning on August 5 a string of car break-ins took place at gyms and fitness centers around Christiansburg. The Christiansburg Police Department says this kind of larceny is becoming more common. " The thieves observe the parking lots at these facilities and...

Radford City Schools delaying start of school by two weeks

RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ) - Radford City Public Schools is delaying the start of school by two weeks, according to the Radford City Schools Superintendent. The superintendent said the delay is to help workers finish projects still ongoing at several schools. “RCPS has made the difficult decision to push the opening...

Lovern, Jason Cain

Jason Cain Lovern, 49, of Christiansburg, VA passed away peacefully on Friday, August 5, 2022. Jason was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frances and Stanley Lovern and Robert Quesenberry, step grandfather Frank Hanks, step father, Ray J. McCall, and step mother Wanda W. Lovern. He is survived by his...

Virginia Tech football: Hokies land Canadian pass rusher

The Virginia Tech Hokies added another intriguing athlete to their 2023 recruiting class on Sunday when Canadian edge rusher Ishmael Findlayter officially pledged to the Hokies. Findlayter is a three-star prospect from Toronto who recently visited Virginia Tech, where he worked out for coaches. Virginia Tech offered Findlayter after seeing...

Sneak Peek: Virginia Tech

SERIES: Tied 1-1 WHAT’S NEW: The Hokies haven’t been the same program since Frank Beamer retired. The Justin Fuente experiment was up and down but it is now over as Brent Pry has been named head coach. The former Penn State defensive coordinator will look to build his team through defense and special teams to begin with as Virginia Tech comes off the worst bowl loss in school history, falling to Maryland, 54-10.

8/13: Rhythm & Ribs at the Park

The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley is proud to host a full day of events in Jackson Park in Historic Downtown Pulaski on Saturday, August 13, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. This free, all day, family-friendly event will feature a variety of live bands and other performances; children’s activities; ribs and barbecue (with all the fixin’s!); and other main courses, snacks and dessert foods. New to this year’s event are crafters and other makers selling their unique handmade wares.

Henry County Sheriff’s Office investigates death at adult detention center

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a death at the Henry County Adult Detention Center that occurred on August 6, 2022. Bradley Steven Hensley had told deputies he was having difficulty breathing. Deputies immediately summonsed the Wellpath Medical staff on duty. At approximately 7:33 a.m., Henry County Deputies noticed Bradley Steven Hensley lying in his bed, Hensley appeared to be in medical duress.

BREAKING: Hokies land intriguing Canadian edge rusher

Virginia Tech has added another commitment to the 2023 class with the addition of Canada native Ishmael Findlayter. The 6-foot 4-inch, 230-pound defensive lineman, who boasts a 6-foot 10-inch wingspan, committed to Virginia Tech moments ago over his other finalist Arizona State. He also held a scholarship offer from Vanderbilt,...

Parr, Leonard Alan

Leonard Alan Parr, 65 of Hillsville, VA departed this life Saturday, August 6, 2022 in his home. Born in Giles County, VA on November 13, 1955 he was a son of the late Leonard Parr and Martha Bishop Parr. Left to cherish his memory to their hearts are his brother,...

Feds seek 8-year prison term for officer who stormed Capitol

Federal prosecutors are recommending an eight-year prison sentence for an off-duty Virginia police officer who was convicted by a jury of storming the U.S. Capitol to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. Former Rocky Mount Police Sgt. Thomas Robertson used his law enforcement training to block police officers who were trying to protect the Capitol from a mob’s attack on Jan. 6, 2021, prosecutors said in a court filing Thursday supporting their sentencing recommendation. “Instead of using his training and power to promote the public good, he attempted to overthrow the government,” they wrote. An eight-year prison sentence would be the longest among hundreds of Capitol riot cases. The lengthiest so far is seven years and three months for Guy Reffitt, a Texas man who attacked the Capitol while armed with a holstered handgun.

Bowen says Hokies are focused on the basics

BLACKSBURG, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- ACC road trip made its way to Blacksburg this past week but even with the cameras, it was business as usual for the Hokies as week one of preseason camp comes to a close. Despite the defensive mindset of new head coach Brent Pry, it's...

Virginia Tech still getting to know new coaching staff

BLACKBURG, Va, (WCYB) — The Virginia Tech football team open up the first fall camp of the Brent Pry era on Wednesday. Coach Pry said his team struggled on day one to understand the way he wants his team to practice and the intensity level he would like to see in each drill. But he said by day two, the team was already showing great improvements. The players also say they appreciate the way the coaches are pushing them at practice.

Top Destinations with the Best Fall Foliage & Seasonal Experiences

As summer comes to an end and travelers start planning their Autumn getaways, here is a variety of destinations where visitors can enjoy unique fall experiences and find ultimate views of Fall Foliage across the country! From mountain living to city slicking, we’ve rounded up the 10 best properties where the views simply can’t be beat.

Police seek thieves connected with car break-ins in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The Christiansburg Police Department needs the public’s help to identify a person connected with several car thefts on Friday morning. Police say it happened in the early morning on Friday, Aug. 5 when several parked cars outside of multiple gyms and fitnesses centers were broken into in the Town of Christiansburg.