New Flashing Chevrons Installed to Improve Safety on Route 100 in Giles County, VA 🚦
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Salem, VA. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has recently implemented new safety features on Route 100 in Giles County, designed to alert drivers of a significant curve ahead. The installation of flashing chevrons, which emit a yellow blinking light, aims to enhance driver awareness and encourage safer driving speeds in this area. The operations crew diligently set up these new additions in an effort to reduce accidents and improve road safety. Motorists traveling through Giles County's Route 100 are advised to heed these warnings, and #slowdown when approaching the curve.
Great Falls Bank Robber Arrested In Montgomery County, Police Say
Officers were called shortly before 11 a.m. on Friday morning to Wells Fargo on Walker Road in Great Falls, where a man took out a gun, demanded cash, and left in a vehicle. A spokesperson from the department confirmed that the bank robber was taken into custody with an assist from a police helicopter, quick-thinking officers, and backup from the Montgomery County Police Department.
Missing Virginia man located in Missouri by law enforcement
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA (LOOTPRESS) – A missing persons investigation was brought to its conclusion last week when contact was made by law enforcement with a man who had been considered missing. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Jonathan “Johnny” Roop had been sought throughout much of the month of February and had been seen traveling […]
Tractor-trailer crash causing three-mile backups on I-81 North in Montgomery Co.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR)– The Virginia Department of Transportation says drivers can expect delays on I-81 in Montgomery County due to a tractor-trailer near mile marker 128.3. As of 5:58 p.m., the north left shoulder and right shoulder are closed. VDOT reports traffic backups are nearly three miles. WFXR...
Blacksburg leaders continue to address affordable housing
BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Town of Blacksburg continues to grow each year but its growth has outpaced its affordable housing market. “We’re committing our funds locally that we have available to that initiative, and then we work with our development partners to basically build out the project,” said Matt Hanratty, deputy town manager in Blacksburg.
$50,000 Powerball Prizes Awarded in Three West Virginia Towns
CHARLESTON, W.VA. – While the $563 million Mega Millions jackpot remains unclaimed, three lucky Powerball players in West Virginia are celebrating $50,000 wins from the latest drawing. The winning tickets…
One Tank Trip: Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory
In Monroe County lies one of West Virginias hidden gems. After a quick one-mile hike, you are greeted by some of the most stunning views imaginable. “We can see 50 miles, we can see the Peaks of Otter in Bedford Virginia which is 50 miles away, Buffalo Mountain in Floyd County, we can see the windmills on Beech Ridge in Nicholas County, I mean there is not too many places in West Virginia that you have a 365 degree view,” Rodney Davis, a Hanging Rock Volunteer said.
Sheetz opens in Blacksburg
BLACKSBURG, Va. – After months of construction and anticipation, the Sheetz in Blacksburg is finally open. People flocked to the new convenience store to fill up their tanks and their stomachs. It’s located just off South Main Street next to the B&B Movie Theater. We asked customers what...
Hidalgo’s double-double leads No. 17 Notre Dame past No. 5 Virginia Tech
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Freshman Hannah Hidalgo had 23 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 17 Notre Dame beat fifth-ranked Virginia Tech 71-58 on Thursday night. Virginia Tech had its 10-game winning streak snapped, but ended up claiming its first ACC regular-season championship outright as No. 12 North Carolina State defeated No. 19 […]
#WeatherAware: Strong Storms expected Wednesday ending as snow for some
WIND ADVISORY goes into effect from 1 PM Wednesday to 10 PM Wednesday for northwestern Pocahontas County and until 1 AM Thursday for Greenbrier, Summers, Monroe, Mercer, Tazewell, Bland, & Giles County. Wind gusts up to 40-55 mph will create the risk for a few power outages. Wednesday starts cloudy and mild with many of us […]
Virginia Tech vs. Wake Forest: Sportsbook promo codes, odds, spread, over/under and other Vegas lines - March 2
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons (18-10, 10-7 ACC) will look to break a three-game road slide when squaring off against the Virginia Tech Hokies (15-13, 7-10 ACC) on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Cassell Coliseum, airing at 5:30 PM ET on The CW. In this article, you will take a...
Christiansburg Middle School bans phone usage during school day
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) - Christiansburg Middle School is banning cell phone usage during the school day, according to the Christiansburg Middle School PTA. “Early in the year, we put together a committee to review the current personal device policy to see where we could do better,” Christiansburg Middle School Principal Danny Knott said.
Virginia Tech News: Caitlin Clark, Kyron Drones, baseball, softball, men's basketball
In this edition of Virginia Tech News, Iowa superstar women's basketball player Caitlin Clark makes an announcement, a Hokies quarterback was on an ESPN list, the baseball and softball teams get ready for a busy weekend at home, and men’s basketball returns to Cassell Coliseum Saturday night. Caitlin Clark...
Virginia Tech Police Department promotes Kendrah Cline to captain
In her new role, Cline will lead the administrative division, assuming direct oversight of departmental functions. Cline previously served as the lieutenant of investigations, overseeing the department's investigations unit. In addition, she also has managed the threat assessment process, where she handled complex and sensitive matters with efficiency and professionalism.
WV Junior Nursing Academy 2024 at Bluefield State University Now Accepting Applications
BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Mercer, McDowell, and Monroe Counties eighth-grade students with an interest in the nursing profession will have a chance to spend time working alongside real nurses in actual hospital environments during the three-day West Virginia Junior Nursing Academy at Bluefield State University and WVU Medicine/Princeton Community Hospital, June 25-27. Students in the […]
NCAA Basketball: Virginia Tech at Syracuse
Feb 27, 2024; Syracuse, New York, USA; Syracuse Orange guard Judah Mintz handles the ball in traffic against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the second half at the JMA Wireless Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
Mountain Lake Lodge talks Spring plans
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The President and CEO of Giles County’s Mountain Lake Lodge, Heidi Stone, along with Executive Chef Stephen DeMarco, speak with 7@four on what to expect for the spring season. You can keep up with the latest happening at the lodge by going to its Facebook,...
Newport News is excited to host its annual One City Marathon
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The Newport News One City Marathon is being held this weekend. It is a point-to-point marathon distance race that spans the entire length of Newport News, Virginia. The course is full of scenic views of the Virginia peninsula's parks and waterways, historical neighborhoods, and finishes...