BLACKSBURG — A proposed senior housing development that some neighbors criticize as an exclusive community for older 1-percenters received no strong support or opposition from Blacksburg Town Council’s advisory arm.

CHRISTIANSBURG — A yet-to-be-disclosed company’s interest in space at the Falling Branch Corporate Park has prompted Montgomery County officials to seek a permit that would allow animal testing and research labs on the town’s industrial property.

  • By Mike Gangloff and Amy Friedenberger mike.gangloff@roanoke.com and amy.friedenberger@roanoke.com 381-1669 and 981-3356

Crews extinguished a large fire that engulfed a tractor-trailer at a truck stop off Interstate 81 in Montgomery County Wednesday afternoon.

RADFORD — The Thai This food truck continues to attract long lines wherever it parks across Southwest Virginia, but the owners say you can only sell so much curry on four wheels.

  • By Mike Gangloff and Dominick Mastrangelo The Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — David Edmond Eisenhauer’s murder trial came to an abrupt end Friday as he switched his pleas to no contest and was convicted of killing Blacksburg 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell.

Blacksburg will have a special election on Nov. 6 to fill the Town Council seat that opened up when Leslie Hager-Smith was elected mayor last year.

  • By Su Clauson-Wicker Special to The Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — The sign at Smithfield Plantation reads that the clapboard house was the home of Col. William Preston, a Revolutionary War officer who fostered settlement of western lands.

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