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Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

Experience the transition from summer to fall, NRV-style

How fortunate we are in Southwest Virginia to boast a well-rounded calendar year. We mark winter for snowfall (seemingly less these days, but still a treat), and spring for flowers, rushing creeks and the tease of consistently warmer days. Summer comes with gardening and splashing in our refreshing lakes and rivers (though perhaps we would

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Soaring for a Sense of Accomplishment

One day recently Robert Nickell sat in a rocking chair on the front porch of the business he and his wife, Joanna, run, Buffalo Mountain Ziplines. Located in Floyd near the Blue Ridge Parkway, the zipline course...

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

Paddling through the NRV

For those looking for a new perspective to enjoy the New River Valley, on the water may be your best bet. Traversing the landscape with the flow of water takes the visitor on a new journey with...

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

T-Rex and Lexis great UTV rides for family fun

Brett and Kristie Fleming’s Kawasaki Teryx LE 750 is the ultimate off-road crossover – a blend of the speed and sport you find in All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) and the function, power and design in the more...

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Friday, July 17th, 2020

First and Main Splash Pad

The newest addition to First and Main on S. Main St. is Blacksburg’s first splash pad on artificial turf in front of the Alumni Hall store and Residential Mortgage Services office. The opening date to turn on...

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Thursday, March 12th, 2020

Trail Champion outdoor enthusiast Ralph Robertson leads Giles County in adventure

In 1987, Ralph Robertson was featured in Outdoor Life Magazine for float fishing the New River. Now he is instrumental in efforts like ReNew the New and River Cleanup and often volunteers his time to teach interested...

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Monday, July 8th, 2019

Dubai: The Largest, Tallest and Greatest of Everything

Not known to shy away from a superlative, the glitzy city of Dubai prides itself on being home to the largest, tallest and greatest of most everything. This luxury stopover for travelers crisscrossing East and West already...

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Three nearby state parks worth an overnight adventure

Hungry Mother State Park Molly’s Knob – Photo by Billy Bowling There are well over 10,000 state parks across the United States. With that number in mind, it’s hard to imagine not bumping into one on any...

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Monday, July 16th, 2018

New River Trail State Park

It’s sometime in the early 20th century, and a Norfolk & Western locomotive is chugging along the “Cripple Creek Extension” through southwest Virginia carrying iron ore to a main line water stop called Martin’s Station (now Pulaski)....

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Monday, July 16th, 2018

Following the Sun

Our lives literally revolve around the sun. Regardless of how we may try to fight the morning light with blackout curtains and eye masks, or how we attempt to silence the birds with ear plugs and loud...

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