Narrows, VANRVNews

Robertson, Gary Wayne

Gary Wayne “Dawg” Robertson, 66 of Narrows, VA, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at his home. Gary was born on July 1, 1955, in Pearisburg, VA and was a son of the late Raymond Lee Robertson, Sr. and Carolyn Elizabeth Walters Robertson. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Florence McDaniel.
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Pearisburg, VANRVNews

Broyles, Johnny Ray

Johnny Ray Broyles, age 64, lost his 20-year battle with various forms of cancer, surrounded by family at his home in Ballard, WV, where he lived his entire life. Born May 19,1957, in Pearisburg, VA, he was the son of the late Henry and Willie Helvey Broyles. Johnny graduated from...
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Thousands of artifacts up for sale at Linkous Auction starting Friday

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Nearly three thousand items will be up for sale at the Linkous Auction in Blacksburg. Auctioneer Larry Linkous will be selling nearly everything he has gathered over the years. Some unique artifacts include Civil War antiques from both the Confederate and Union. Linkous also has signed artifacts including Robert E. Lee and James Monroe. There will also be collectibles, historical documents, local historical items, and farm and horse tack. A full list is on the Linkous Auction website.
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Christiansburg, VANRVNews

Light, Jr., Dewey Allen

Dewey “Sonny” Allen Light Jr., of Christiansburg, Va., passed away on July 27, 2021 in his home. Sonny was born in Christiansburg, Va. on September 12, 1945. He graduated from Christiansburg High School and went on to attend James Madison University and eventually own his own business refinishing furniture until his retirement. Sonny proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War.

WATCH: Governor Northam announces aid for Virginia undergraduates

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ/Governor’s Office Release) - Governor Ralph Northam made an announcement Thursday about his administration’s budget proposal for federal American Rescue Plan funding. The announcement was made from Virginia Tech; watch the stream on the WDBJ7+ Digital News Desk at the top of this story. Northam announced Virginia plans...
Christiansburg, VANRVNews

8/18: Job Fair!

Montgomery County Department of Social Services is excited to announce our first annual Open Air Job Fair! This event will take place August 18th, 2021 9AM – 2PM at 210 S. Pepper Street in Christiansburg. We have a great lineup of employers as well as some resources to help people navigate being a job seeker post-COVID19.
Floyd County, VASouthwest Virginia Today

Heart of Floyd Tourism Pat Sharkey retires

Pat Sharkey has been at the helm of Floyd’s tourism efforts since the department was officially formed in 2013, and will retire at the end of this month, leaving years of exponential tourism growth in her wake. Known for her inexplicable talent to find solutions benefitting all involved parties and...
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Gov. Northam announces more than $100 million in funding to help make college more affordable for Virginians

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Students from underserved communities could be getting a boost in tuition help from the American Rescue Plan. On Thursday at Virginia Tech, Governor Ralph Northam announced more than $100 million in funding that will help make college more affordable. Northam said one major key to economic recovery after the pandemic is making sure every Virginian looking for higher education can have access to it.
Radford, VANRVNews

McGreevy, Kevin Michael

Kevin Michael McGreevy, 69, passed away at his home in Radford on Saturday, July 24, 2021. He was the son of Edgar “Ned” and Martha Anne McGreevy. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Gregg and Brian. He is survived by 3 nephews; and many friends. Graveside services will...