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New Tyrannosaurus Rex skull seeks museum visitors

The toothy grin of a familiar face is hoped to open the doors to the wide world of Earth history exploration at Virginia Tech’s Museum of Geosciences. “People always say a Tyrannosaurus rex tooth is about the size of a banana … but you don’t really get the scale until you’re right there in front of this kind of an animal,” said Sterling Nesbitt, an associate professor of geosciences. “This Tyrannosaurus’ skull really helps us introduce the idea of Earth history and geosciences as a whole.”
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Children’s musical coming to Radford University

RADFORD – Things will get a little fishy on stage at Radford University this fall. Auditions have concluded and the cast is set for Radford University’s annual performance aimed. at young audiences. This year’s offering is The Rainbow Fish Musical. The play is a cautionary tale about vanity...

Man killed after shooting incident involving Blacksburg, Montgomery officers

BLACKSBURG – A man is dead after firing on officers following a welfare check at a residence on Yellow Sulphur Road in Blacksburg on Friday. According to the Virginia State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation (Salem Division), which is investigating the incident at the request of the Blacksburg Police Department, the shooting occurred Friday, Aug. 26, in the 3000 block of Yellow Sulpher Road in Blacksburg.

Food Lion helps launch expanded food pantry at Radford High School

RADFORD – The Paw Pantry awaits hungry students at Radford High School, stocked full of food for anyone who needs it. The high school has had a smaller food pantry for years as part of the school’s division-wide Bobcat Backpacks program, which provides students with a bag of food each Friday to supplement their food for weekends. Now, support and funding from the Tyler Avenue Food Lion, as well as the Food Lion Feeds foundation, has expanded the pantry’s offering.

First Friday Concert series kicks off in September with The Groove Houndz

PULASKI – Local favorites The Groove Hounds will kick off a free concert series Friday, Sept. 2, at Max on Main, downtown Pulaski’s most popular new venue. The Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley has sponsored the free First Friday Listening Room concerts for several years and is continuing its sponsorship of the concert series again this year.

New class of Highlanders welcomed in at Radford University

RADFORD – Hundreds and hundreds of young Highlanders, now sampling the first days of their first year at college, filled Bondurant Auditorium on Aug. 19 for a meeting with another important freshman: Radford University President Bret Danilowicz, who’s just two months into his term. As the president’s New...

Barber shop opens in Radford

Master barber Angel Maldonado has fulfilled a lifelong dream by opening his own barber shop, A Cut Above, in Radford. The shop opened on Aug. 1. The shop is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cuts are $20, and a number of options, including shaves, beard trims, and hot towel shaves are available. Senior citizens are always $12.

Radford VFW donates school supplies to start school year

Radford Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 776 recently joined up with its Ladies Auxiliary to donate more than $400 in school supplies to Radford City Public Schools students. Pictured are (Front row, left to right) Molly Francis and Lily Francis; (Second row, left to right) McHarg Elementary School Principal Michelle Green, Ladies Auxiliary President Nancy Francis, and Belle Heth Elementary School Principal Kelly Linkenhoker; (Third row, left to right) VFW Members Joe Markeley and Brian Francis and VFW Commander Gary Harris.

Sweet partnership brings Hokie-inspired ice cream to market

Virginia Tech and Homestead Creamery have formed a partnership based on a shared passion for locally sourced, home-grown, quality ingredients. The collaboration between the nationally ranked Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Department of Food Science and Technology and the award-winning Homestead Creamery brings innovative food science research to market in the form of delicious Hokie-inspired ice cream with proceeds benefiting student engagement and scholarship as well as Virginia’s economy.

RHS Bobcat thanks Bishop Upholstery for new feet

The Radford High School Bobcat has some new dancing and prancing feet just in time for football season. “ Special thank you goes out to Bishop Auto Upholstery for giving our Bobcat new feet,” says the RHS Cheerleaders Facebook page. “The Bobcat has been very busy this past year cheering on all our athletes, and his poor feet were just worn completely out. But thanks to Bishop Auto Upholstery, he has brand new feet to start the school year. We love you Bishop and appreciate your generosity.”

Bobcat fans cheer on their team at Battle of the Bridge

Radford High School Principal Tara Grant submitted this photo of fans at Friday’s Battle of the Bridge football game, an annual game between RHS and Pulaski County High School. “Bobcat Nation was alive and well at Dobson Stadium as our football team beat the Cougars,” said Grant. The Bobcats beat PCHS 28-17.

RCPD Communications Supervisor recognized for leadership

RADFORD – The Radford City Police Department has recognized and congratulated Communication Supervisor Kim Conner on her completion of the APCO Registered Public-Safety Leaders (RPL) Designation. APCO International’s Registered Public-Safety Leader (RPL) Program is designed for individuals interested in developing a solid foundation of management and supervisory skills necessary...

Radford car show raises funds for good causes

Hundreds of cars, from Model T’s of the 1920s to modern supercars including a Ferrari, filled the grounds of Bisset Park recently for the New River Valley Cruisers Super Cruise-in Radford. The event brought a big crowd of people down to the park to see the cars and trucks, enjoy deejayed music, food trucks and the fellowship of fellow car enthusiasts. Money was raised for the Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley, the Fraternal Order Police, and the Shriners transportation fund.