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Wednesday 04/23/2014
Former Blacksburg High assistant coach pleads guilty to contributing
Posted: April 23, 2014

A former Blacksburg High School assistant softball coach accused of having a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old pleaded guilty Wednesday to a lesser charge.

Virginia Tech to test VT Alerts system on all campuses April 24
Posted: April 23, 2014

Virginia Tech will send three messages as part of a special full-scale test of its VT Alerts system Thursday, April 24, to the Blacksburg campus, as well as university facilities located in six regions across Virginia.

RU to host Special Olympics Spring Games on Sunday
Posted: April 23, 2014

The annual Special Olympics Spring Games Track and Field Competition will be held Sunday, April 27, at Radford University’s Cupp Stadium. More than 200 Special Olympics athletes from across Southwestern Virginia have been training for the event since February.

Christiansburg Class of '64 seeks classmates for Aug. 23 reunion
Posted: April 23, 2014

The 50th Christiansburg High School Reunion for the Class of 1964 will be held Aug. 23. We have lost contact with some classmates, and if anyone has information on any of the following, please contact Cindy Vaden Bergeron at (540) 772-1553 or email cvbergeron1@verizon.net.

Cougars to host Faculty-Senior Basketball game April 24 in Pulaski
Posted: April 23, 2014

Pulaski County High School's annual Faculty-Senior Basketball game will take place on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in the high school's gym. Tickets are $3, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Cameron Fitzwater Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Photo: Egret welcomes spring in Christiansburg
Posted: April 23, 2014

Brenda Lyons of Christiansburg shares this photo and writes, “This beautiful egret is enjoying the welcomed spring at our home as much as we are.”

Tuesday 04/22/2014
VTKnowledgeWorks announces winners of entrepreneurship challenge
Posted: April 22, 2014

The VT KnowledgeWorks Sixth Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge was a success, as attendees gathered at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center on April 18. The challenge provided a unique opportunity for student teams from Virginia Tech and entrepreneurs to present before a panel of local business leaders.

Photos: Spring pops up around New River Valley
Posted: April 22, 2014

We have reader-submitted photos of springtime spreading across the New River Valley.

Photos of New River track athletes at the All American Relays
Posted: April 22, 2014

Jon Fleming has this photo gallery of New River high school track athletes at the All American Relays at Radford last week.

Giles County Autism Focus Group to host fundraising walk Saturday
Posted: April 22, 2014

Giles County Autism Focus Group is holding a fundraising walk Saturday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Giles County Courthouse.

NRCC fall class registration begins Tuesday
Posted: April 22, 2014

Fall 2014 class registration at New River Community College begins Tuesday, April 22.

Photo: Out for a morning walk with the 'kids'
Posted: April 22, 2014

Ann Martin of Willis shares this photo of her "kids" on a recent morning walk.

Monday 04/21/2014
Woman charged with DUI after vehicle crashes into Christiansburg Outback
Posted: April 21, 2014

A Troutville woman has been charged with driving under the influence after her vehicle crashed into Outback Steakhouse in Christiansburg on Friday night.

Photos: Lions club members start Community Garden in Pearisburg
Posted: April 21, 2014

RC-Giles Breakfast Branch Lions Club, in partnership with Christ Episcopal Church, has established a Community Garden on the church property on Tazewell Street in Pearisburg.

Heavyweight champ Ronnie Garvin to visit Shawsville museum May 4
Posted: April 21, 2014

Come celebrate WWE Hall of Famer Handsome Jimmy The Boogie Woogie Man Valiant's 50th pro wrestling anniversary on Sunday, May 4, from noon till 4 p.m. Boogie's Wrestling Camp Hall of Fame Museum is located at 2619 Alleghany Springs Road in Shawsville. Our special guest will be former NWA World Heavyweight Champion The Hands Of Stone, Ronnie Garvin. Also appearing will be Beau and Misty James and Pretty Boy Stan Lee.

Photo: Ken Dawson of Blacksburg with Charlie the scarecrow
Posted: April 21, 2014

Robyn Estes of Blacksburg shares this photo of Ken Dawson of Blacksburg with his new friend Charlie the scarecrow.

Sunday 04/20/2014
Pulaski man pleads no contest to eluding police
Posted: April 20, 2014

A Pulaski man was sentenced Thursday to one year of incarceration after entering a no contest plea in Pulaski County Circuit Court to eluding police and driving suspended, according to online records.

Taste the Town series runs April 27-May 3 in Blacksburg
Posted: April 20, 2014

Treat your taste buds during the second annual Taste the Town, a week-long series of tasting events in and around Blacksburg.

March 2014 Montgomery County land transfers
Posted: April 20, 2014

The following land transfers were registered in Montgomery County in March (with the seller, the buyer, the location, the amount of compensation in the transaction and the date):

Photos: Birds around the New River Valley
Posted: April 20, 2014

Robert Abraham shares these photos of birds around the New River Valley. Do you have photos to share? Send them to us at news@theburgs.com.

Flashback: Tracking NRV history
Posted: April 20, 2014

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Sunday Burgs book review
Posted: April 20, 2014

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd, Viking, 2014.

Saturday 04/19/2014
Big budget decisions at hand in Floyd County
Posted: April 19, 2014

Floyd County schools are facing staffing cuts and larger class sizes as officials wrestle with a tight budget.

Man sentenced after Christiansburg online sting
Posted: April 19, 2014

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison after pleading guilty in Montgomery County Circuit Court to procuring a sex act by communication.

NRCC Phi Beta Lambda members win state awards
Posted: April 19, 2014

Five members of New River Community College’s Phi Beta Lambda chapter took home awards at the recent PBL State Leadership Conference in Richmond.

Photo: Bradford Pear blooms in Radford
Posted: April 19, 2014

Linda Waggaman of Radford shares these photos and writes, "Nothing is lovelier in the spring than the pink tinted blooms from our Bradford Pear tree.  Always a welcomed sign of spring."

Students dive into Whale Day instruction
Posted: April 19, 2014

RADFORD — Much like Jonah and Pinocchio before them, some Radford second-graders have become well-known for learning lessons while in the belly of a whale.

Auto shop attends to cars’ needs and drivers’ knowledge
Posted: April 19, 2014

CHRISTIANSBURG — Dana Chudzik has a passion for improving how cars run and how their drivers think.

Friday 04/18/2014
2014 Virginia Tech Relay For Life sets highest goals to date
Posted: April 18, 2014

On Friday, the Drillfield will be transformed into a place of excitement and optimism as Virginia Tech hosts Relay For Life for the 13th consecutive year.

Tech students volunteer at Warm Hearth on Day of Remembrance
Posted: April 18, 2014

Giving back to the community warmed the hearts of Virginia Tech student volunteers who paid homage to those whose lives were lost during the shootings of April 16, 2007. As part of the Day of Remembrance, 10 students painted benches and lamp posts at Warm Hearth Village.

First & Main's Coldwater Creek headed for closure
Posted: April 18, 2014

Coldwater Creek in Blacksburg’s First & Main shopping center will likely close this summer as the nation-wide brand enters bankruptcy.

Tuxedo Pandas advance to world championship on April 23-26
Posted: April 18, 2014

The Tuxedo Pandas, a local FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team, have advanced to the world championship tournament for a second-straight year, a first for FTC teams in Southwest Virginia.

Beer & Wine Fest at Blacksburg Country Club on May 1 to benefit IDA
Posted: April 18, 2014

A Beer & Wine Fest and Silent Auction will be held at Blacksburg Country Club on May 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Intellectual Disabilities Agency, the money raised at this fundraiser will benefit IDA programs, which provide educational, recreational and social opportunities for children and adults with intellectual disabilities in the New River Valley.

Carr promoted at NewRiver Bank
Posted: April 18, 2014

NewRiver Bank has announced the recent promotion of Barnett Carr, credit analyst, to assistant vice president.

Artist Kehinde Wiley to speak at Moss Arts Center on April 21
Posted: April 18, 2014

Among today’s most innovative and successful contemporary painters, Kehinde Wiley is known throughout the world for his vivid portraits of urban black youth, redefining them within the context of art history and society. Wiley will be giving a talk on Monday, April 21, at 5:30 p.m. The illustrated slide talk is free and open to the public.

Virginia Tech students help design Head Start playground in Floyd
Posted: April 18, 2014

Virginia Tech students Abigail Garrett, Barbara Kane, Jillian Miller, Andres Jimenez Botero, Zachary Barlow, Alexander Cheng, Scott Holahan, Bryan Kong and Kevin Lee, along with landscape architecture associate professor Terry Clements, display their model for the new Head Start playground to be built at the New River Community Action building located on Highway 221 South in Floyd. The Department of Landscape Architecture is partnering with the Virginia Tech Residential Honors College to design, build and raise funds for the playground. Renovations are currently underway at the Floyd New River Community Action building.

Firefighters and police to battle in softball game
Posted: April 18, 2014

The rivalry between New River Valley law enforcers and firefighters is set to play out on the diamond this weekend in the inaugural Montgomery County Guns and Hoses Softball Game.

Thursday 04/17/2014
Accessory charge dropped against man in Blacksburg murder case
Updated: April 18, 2014 - 7:32 am

CHRISTIANSBURG – A man initially tied to a Blacksburg murder case had his accessory charge dropped Thursday during a hearing that lasted just minutes.

NewRiver Bank promotes Tillis
Posted: April 17, 2014

Krista Tillis was recently appointed to the position of financial specialist at NewRiver Bank. Tillis began employment with NewRiver Bank as a teller. In her new position, she will primarily focus on the management of client relationships while matching products and services to the financial needs of NewRiver Bank clients.

Guided hikes of Mill Creek Springs Natural Area Preserve on April 22-23
Posted: April 17, 2014

The Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will host walking tours of Mill Creek Springs Natural Area Preserve April 22 and 23 at 2, 4 and 6 p.m., both days. Participants will see a karst landscape and learn about its relationship to water quality. The preserve contains rare red cedar-chinquapin oak dolomite woodland community, and a variety of wildflowers should be in bloom.

Hidden Valley Youth Titans U-11 team compete against the New River Valley Rattlers in lacrosse
Posted: April 17, 2014

The HVYSA U-11 lacrosse team Titans traveled to Shawsville on April 5 to play the New River Valley Lacrosse Club team Rattlers. 

Blacksburg Clothing Swap event Saturday to benefit Women's Resource Center
Posted: April 17, 2014

The Blacksburg Clothing Swap fosters "green glamour" by gathering frugal fashionistas together in a fun environment to swap clothing and accessories -- thus, happily augmenting their wardrobes by gaining a new-to-you wardrobe. Our events simultaneously raise awareness of and donate to charitable organizations that benefit those in need.

Jacksonville Center for the Arts means to build endowment through Indiegogo
Posted: April 17, 2014

The Jacksonville Center for the Arts in Floyd is preparing to take to the Internet to lay the foundation for an endowment, buy new equipment and pay for additional staff training.

Montgomery County approves budget, tax rates
Posted: April 17, 2014

CHRISTIANSBURG – Montgomery County supervisors unanimously approved a $171.5 million spending plan this week for the coming fiscal year. They also voted 6-1 to keep tax rates the same despite worries expressed by several supervisors that the county would not be able to maintain services without more revenue.

Northstar Church in Blacksburg thanks VoluntHeroes
Posted: April 17, 2014

Every year, Northstar Church hosts a banquet to appreciate all the help that their volunteers give each week. Small-group leaders, setup and tear-down workers, ministry team leaders and children’s ministry volunteers all gathered Friday, April 4, at Christiansburg Baptist Church to celebrate and be thanked for all they do for the church.

Tech players support Pathway Christian's heart-healthy fundraising
Posted: April 17, 2014

Pathway Christian Academy in Christiansburg participated in Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart to help support the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association. The students learn about the importance of having a healthy heart and also raise donations to help the association fund lifesaving research grants, which are in our own community, at Virginia Tech. This is the third year the school has participated, and the students raised over $2,000. The students at Pathway Christian Academy had some of the Virginia Tech players come to their event to help show their support.

'Pulaski County Proud' campaign launches with school pep rally
Posted: April 17, 2014

Although it really had nothing to do with athletics, juniors and seniors at Pulaski County High School were recently treated to a pep rally of sorts, as community leaders joined students to remind them of why they should be “Pulaski County Proud.”

Wednesday 04/16/2014
Virginia Tech pays final Clery Act fines for April 16
Posted: April 16, 2014

Seven years after the April 16, 2007, shootings at Virginia Tech, the university has ended its long-running fight against fines levied by the U.S. Department of Education for delaying a timely warning to the campus that a shooter was on the loose that morning.

Tech employee charged with embezzlement
Posted: April 16, 2014

A Virginia Tech catering services employee has been charged with forging meal tickets to obtain free food, costing the university dining services about $1,000.

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