Riner, VA

As one of Va.’s largest mills closes, smaller mills grind on

Last month, one of Virginia’s largest producers of flour and cornmeal announced they would be closing their business. Big Spring Mill has been in operation along the Roanoke River between Christiansburg and Roanoke since 1850. Meanwhile, another mill in nearby Floyd County is stepping up its production. 22-year-old Theodore...
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Fazoli's opening in Dublin, Virginia

Fazoli's is opening next week in Dublin, marking its first southwest Virginia location and second in the state. Located at 4416 Cleburne Blvd., next to the Pulaski County Tourism Center, the restaurant is under the direction of franchisee Kevin Young and Brian Spencer of CCCKY, according to a press release.

Pry, staff redefining ‘clean slate’ for Virginia Tech football

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Virginia Tech held its Media Day Wednesday afternoon with first year head coach Brent Pry and his staff providing updates on the program. The Hokies are in their second week of fall camp in Blacksburg and are still making adjustments and improvements. We learned that many players will be making position changes heading into 2022 which Pry said is refreshing.

Virginia Tech CB Cam Johnson Pushing For Playing Time as a True Freshman

Cam Johnson was one of Virginia Tech's crown jewel recruits in their 2022 class as a consensus four-star recruit who had double-digit Power 5 offers coming out of high school. He entered a CB room full of talent with Dorian Strong leading the way plus quality veterans like Armani Chatman and Brion Murray along with another talented young standout in redshirt freshman DJ Harvey. That put odds of Johnson being an instant impact freshman quite low even with the pedigree he brought to the table.

Blue Unicorn brings zen to Hillsville

Yoga, meditation and much more offered at Hillsville business. The Healing Room is a place for treatment and healing. Some of the Blue Unicorn’s services, including pranic healing, are offered in this room. Prayer Mats, made by a new local resident recently relocated from Wisconsin, are among the many...

Boyer hired as Blacksburg Public Works Director

The Town of Blacksburg has hired John Boyer to serve as its Director of Public Works, following Kelly Mattingly’s retirement in August. Boyer began his career with the Town of Blacksburg in 2006, as Horticulturist and Certified Arborist. During this time he directed the daily activities of the horticulture and grounds field crews, created landscape designs for public gardens and outdoor spaces, supervised collection services and snow removal, and led Blacksburg’s urban forestry program. Most notable during this time was his project to design and construct the town’s tree nursery, which to date has grown over 1000 trees for planting in town parks and other properties.

Mountain View Humane Birthday Celebration, Old Fiddlers’ Convention and more news happening today

Here’s a look at some of the stories we’ll be following today as they make headlines across Southwest Virginia:. Mountain View Humane Waldron-Ricci Spay Neuter Clinic is celebrating its 12th birthday party in Christiansburg. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the public is invited to enjoy a piece of cake, grab a pet goodie bag and learn about the services officer to help keep pets healthy.

Dublin residents see major spikes in utility bill rates

DUBLIN, Va. (WFXR) — Residents in a Pulaski County town — including one over the age of 80 — are expressing concerns about their increased utility bill rates. WFXR News’ Kelsey Jean-Baptiste went to Oak Grove Apartments in Dublin and sat down with Ms. Whitaker, an 81-year-old whose bill went up nearly $25 in just one month.

Mountain View Humane offers 12% discount in honor of 12th birthday

UPDATE 2:13 p.m. (8/11/22): On Wednesday, Mountain View Humane — a spay and neuter clinic in Christiansburg — celebrated 12 years since its first surgery by inviting community members and and their furry friends to enjoy birthday cake and goodie bags. Mountain View Humane’s executive director, Sylvie Peterson, says the facility has spayed or neutered […]

2025 QB Cole Geer holds an early offer from Virginia Tech

With a broken fibula sidelining Class of 2025 quarterback Cole Geer (Deerfield Academy/Deerfield, MA), schools had to wait until the evaluation period to get their eyes on the 6-foot 1-inch prospect. This spring, Geer netted scholarship offers from Virginia Tech, UMass, and UConn. He added an offer from Boston College...
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John Mustain hopes for sustained success in second stint at James Monroe

LINDSIDE, W.Va. — From 2013-2017, John Mustain led James Monroe High School to three playoff appearances and a record of 27-8 in his last three seasons. After three years away from the program, Mustain returned to Lindside in 2021. He guided the Mavericks to an 8-4 record and a spot in the Class A quarterfinals.

Eyewitness accounts say man set himself on fire at the Salem duck pond

On Sunday evening local news outlets reported that a man who had been in Lake Spring Park also known as the Salem duck pond was taken to the hospital with burns. Today witnesses confirm that the victim set himself on fire According to Kelseigh Meador, 30, of Salem she and her children were enjoying themselves at the Park when they saw a man sitting on a bench on the side of the pond closest to West Main Street."

Fazoli’s to open in Dublin on Tuesday

Iconic Italian brand announces opening of highly anticipated second location in Virgina. Fans can’t get enough of Fazoli’s indulgent Italian dishes and signature hot, fresh breadsticks, and now the renowned brand is excited to serve more guests in The Old Dominion State!. On Tuesday, August 16, Fazoli’s is...