• Every kid dreams of climbing the steps to his or her very own treehouse. Whether it be a club house for girls (“No Boys Allowed!”) or a pirate ship for little boys, nothing beats having a fort atop the trees. For Dillinger, 6, and Barrett, 4, this dream became a reality when their father, Joseph […]

  • A Long Way Home

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    A Long Way Home

    While Allen and Elsa Hancock did not walk or follow any river to the New River Valley, it did take them some five decades to get here for good. Back in 1983, the Pennsylvania couple bought land in the new development of Stroubles Mill in Blacksburg to build a house for his parents. The elder […]

  • Having grown up on Hillside Farm in Pulaski County, it seemed only natural to Scott Flory that he remain on the land that has been farmed by his family (the Guthries) since 1795, so he became a seventh generation farmer and a second generation dairy farmer. His parents, Dale and Janet Guthrie Flory, introduced the […]

  • A TOY Story

    2 months ago
    A TOY Story

    Meadows of Dan is known for its folksy charm. That’s even moreso the case now that it’s home to a new toy and science museum, Toy Time. The space is largely the brainchild of Tom Wilson, who for years has found an outlet for his lively ingenuity and handwork ability by building wooden puzzles and […]

  • In 1948, Blacksburg resident James Pandapas, known for having brought its first two industries to the town – Electro-Tec and Poly Scientific – purchased a 500-acre tract of Appalachian hardwoods and pines between Brush and Gap Mountains. He intended to use the timber for low-cost housing he was developing in Blacksburg and Narrows. Originally called […]