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Monday, March 17th, 2014

Swinging through the Forest

Be it the stuff of legend or one man’s imagination, swinging through the trees has morphed into adventure activities drawing people of all ages and skills. Sky bridges, canopy tours, zip lines, hanging vines, ropes and aerial parks are bringing adventurers to new heights. Several resorts and adventure tour providers are capitalizing on this trend

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

Athleticism and Artful Expression

While dance is widely recognized and celebrated as an art form, it often receives a less than fair appraisal of its value as a sport. As a result, parents overlook dance when choosing extracurricular activities for their...

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

The Ride you DON’T want to take

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Mark Hollandsworth has a new patrol vehicle, and it’s not yet another Crown Victoria. For most of his 13-year law enforcement career, Hollandsworth’s ride has been one or another of the Crown Victoria-based...

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

Indie Shopping

We’ve all read Buy Local articles before, most often from the perspective of keeping money in NRV communities and helping local businesses stay afloat, create jobs and contribute to the economic well-being of our region. It’s still...

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Friday, November 15th, 2013

NRV Red Cross

The New River Valley Red Cross was chartered in 1917 in each county, and encompasses a vast mountain region spreading over the City of Radford, Bland, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski counties. It is one small yet...

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Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Entrepreneurs doing what they love

Dave Scarrette, the New River Valley entrepreneur who owns Radford Plaza Cinema aka Scarrette’s Movie Theatre or Plaza Cinema in Radford, loves his job. “They say to stop and smell the roses,” he laughs, “but I say...

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Friday, September 20th, 2013

HokieBird

As “Enter Sandman” begins to play, the entire New River Valley can hear and feel the pounding of feet at Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium. One set of feet stands out due to its vivid orange hue and...

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Friday, September 20th, 2013

Orlando Salinas has come home

If you were in Richmond around 1990-92, you would have seen him on WWBT television news. In Austin, Texas, a couple years later. Then Cleveland, Ohio. If you watched any of the controversy over the 5-year-old Cuban...

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Friday, September 20th, 2013

Kevin Jones Youth Football Training Camp

It’s really a Challenge with a capital C for a Virginia Tech football player when the National Football League comes courting prior to graduation. In 2001, Kevin Jones of Chester, Penn., was the number one recruit in...

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Living The Pura Vida . . . Costa Rica

Slightly smaller than West Virginia, Costa Rica ranks as one of the wildest and most wonderful destinations on the planet for tourists. I traveled there by myself a few years ago, meeting a friend who was visiting...

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