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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.

VDOT: Delays with lighting poles drive opening of Interstate 81/Troutville rest area to late September

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced that the reopening of the Troutville Rest Area on southbound Interstate 81 near mile-marker 158 in Botetourt County has been delayed until the end of September because of problems with the manufacture and delivery of new lighting poles. The rest area was originally expected to reopen before Labor Day.

Round of a-paws for the dogs

Virginia Tech therapy dogs Josie, Derek, and Wagner fetch stress from students with their companionship and unconditional love. Kelsey Hammer, University Libraries digital literacy and multimedia production librarian who works on projects related to digital life, media creation, and collaboration, said one of her big projects has been combining efforts with the Virginia Tech therapy dogs to support students in finding joy, space, and support on campus — especially in Newman Library.

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.

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.

Virginia State Fair to feature expanded agricultural attractions

DOSWELL—Beyond the bright lights of the midway and the enticing aroma of fair foods, the spirit of the State Fair of Virginia is rooted in agriculture. During the fair’s 10-day run, from Sept. 23 through Oct. 2, fairgoers can immerse themselves in Virginia agriculture and forestry through numerous attractions. From live animal competitions and exhibits to creative art and culinary contests that highlight Virginia-grown foods, the State Fair has agriculture connections for all ages.

Remembering RU Coach Charlene Curtis

I will never forget the years I spent on the sports information staff at Radford University. I was a sophomore wandering around the Dedmon Center when I ran into a woman walking down the hallway. She asked me if I was lost. I told her no, but I was looking for the women’s basketball coach’s office.

Sports news: Sellouts continue at Tech

On the heels of a sellout announcement for Virginia Tech football’s game against West Virginia, tickets for the Hokies’ upcoming slate continue to be in extremely high demand. The Tech athletics department announced Thursday, Aug. 18, that tickets in the upper East stands and upper South End Zone...

Registrar to explain new voting laws

Connie Viar, Montgomery County Registrar of Elections, will explain the new laws about voting, registration, and redistricting at a meeting hosted by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 1301 Gladewood Dr.. Viar will talk about how the new voting rules and redistricting will affect elections in the New River Valley. The public is invited to attend the meeting.