Rocky Mount, VA Society

75th FVFD anniversary celebration today

Fieldale Volunteer Fire Department 75th anniversary celebration from 2-8 p.m. on the grounds of the Fieldale Community Center. American Cancer Society Relay for Life from 3-7 p.m. at Smith River Complex Festival area. Chatham Cruise In, sponsored by the Virginia-Carolina Chevy Car Club, is at 4-8 p.m. in the downtown...
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Roanoke Times

Community generosity gives Trust House new wheels

Community generosity helped a Roanoke nonprofit get back on the road this month. Operated by ARCH Services, a Roanoke nonprofit dedicated to addressing addiction and homelessness, Trust House on Elm Avenue focuses on helping military veterans, reserving 15 of its 29 beds toward veteran care. From April 2020 to May...
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Sinkland Farms celebrating fall with 30th annual Pumpkin Festival

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Sinkland Farms 30th annual Pumpkin Festival opens this weekend. The festival will be open every Thursday through Sunday in October. You can take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick out your own pumpkin, walk through acres of sunflowers, and make your way through their corn maze. There will also be horseback trial rides, pony rides and a kid’s zone with a giant slide.

Roanoke rent prices rise almost 15%

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Experts say rent prices across the nation are rising rapidly, and the City of Roanoke is rising faster than the national average. The pandemic has certainly played a part in the current competitive housing market. ‘. Igor Popov, Chief Economist for Apartment List, says the normal,...

Sinkland Farms’ Pumpkin Festival returns

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - It’s officially Fall, and for Sinkland Farms it means the beginning of the annual Pumpkin Festival. There are about ten acres of pumpkins, gourds, and squash of all shapes, sizes, and colors. You’ll be able to take a hayride or visit the kid zone with a...

RSVP Seniors Supply Drive

The 14th Annual Supplies For Seniors Supplies Drive begins October 1! Be on the lookout for collection bins throughout Montgomery County and the City of Radford, or bring your donations to the RSVP office at 210 S. Pepper St., Suite D, Christiansburg, VA. If you need more information about this annual project that helps homebound seniors and veterans living in Montgomery County and Radford, call us @ 540-382-5775 or email us at

Big-time bassist from Chatham honored in Gretna

GRETNA, Va. — On Sunday, Sept. 19, The Anointed Disciples and Heavenly Sons gospel hosted a celebration of bass player Oscar “Big O” Hardnett Jr. of the Legendary Singing Stars gospel group in Gretna at the Gospel Outreach Tabernacle Center. The center was filled with gospel lovers from the town,...

New van gives shelter residents more freedom

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Life is rolling a little more smoothly now that a Roanoke shelter has a new set of wheels. “I mean, it’s such a game changer,” Ian Dantzler said. The Trust House is a shelter that serves families and veterans, such as Dantzler. He took his first...

Climax community hums with Sorghum Festival

CLIMAX, Va. — On Saturday, Sept. 18, the Climax Ruritan Club hosted its annual Sorghum festival, celebrating the community and helping raise funds for the Climax Volunteer Fire Department. Locals and out-of-staters set up tents selling antiques and other items, homemade stew and fired pies were made and sold on...

Salem Kiwanis Club celebrates 100 years of community service

When an organization invests in the community, the possibilities are endless. The Salem Kiwanis Club, established in 1921, recently celebrated 100 years of community service. Former and current Club members gathered at Longwood Park on September 14 to celebrate the milestone. Seeing so many familiar faces created a fun, family-friendly...
Martinsville Bulletin

Martinsville-area church briefs: Sept. 24

Mount Zion AME Church, 304 Fayette St., Martinsville, will celebrate its 150th and 151st church anniversaries with an afternoon service at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Because of the pandemic the 150th anniversary had been canceled last year. The theme is “Building on a Legacy for Lasting Service,” with guest preacher the Rev. John Swann, pastor of Bethel AME Cave Springs.

7@four: Cattle Baron’s Ball

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Roanoke Cattle Baron’s Ball is headed to Fincastle October 2. It benefits the American Cancer Society. Watch the video to see organizer Chuck Baker chat about the event.
Martinsville Bulletin

Let's rethink how we approach reversion

We, members of the local clergy for Martinsville and Henry County, submit to you our thoughts on the process that has been undertaken by our local governments. From the public hearing earlier this month it has become apparent that the majority of Martinsville and Henry County citizens had only a limited knowledge and understanding of the reversion process.

Jeter Farms Fall Festival Is Back

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Learn more about the Jeter Farms Fall Festival fun beginning this weekend. Jeter Farm is at 181 Blue Ridge Boulevard. Further details can be found by visiting the Jeter Farm website and Facebook page.
Martinsville Bulletin

Do you trust the fables or the 'word'?

Peter, in 2 Peter 1:16-21, talks about how people either follow cunning fables, or they base their lives on the truth of God and his word. Fables are fairy tales. Fables can lure us into a false sense of security. It is a fable, for example, for many to believe in eternal heaven but not an eternal hell. It is a fable, very popular today, that says everyone makes it to heaven regardless of how they have lived because a loving God cannot send anyone to hell.

Slye: 'I am unsure if I am fit to continue leading this'

BLAIRS, Va. — The Blue Ridge Rock Festival (BRRF) was held for the first time in Blairs last weekend. Despite some stating they wouldn’t return due to hiccups, many are praising the event as a success. However, Purpose Driven Events CEO Jonathan Slye said in a statement that he is...
Martinsville Bulletin

Martinsville-area recurring events: Weekly recurring events

These are community service events that occur on a consistent calendar. This list appears each Sunday in the Martinsville Bulletin. Send your events to, brought to the office at 204 Broad St., Martinsville or mailed to P.O. Box 3711, Martinsville, VA, 24112. Dates and times must be included. To see a complete calendar, visit