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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 the little guy, after all ~ the small business ~ that generates the most jobs that turn the

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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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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

From Father to Son . . . Love, Friendship and Harleys

Ed Stevens passed down a number of things to his son, Harry. He gave him the nickname Butch, which has stuck to this day. He gave his boy a passion for motorcycles, particularly Harley-Davidson flatheads. Most importantly,...

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Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Furry Friends Welcome

Pets like adventures, too, and you can bring them to many stores, parks, trails, lodging establishments and outdoor patios at restaurants around the New River Valley. Claytor Lake State Park allows dogs on land as long as...

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Monday, May 20th, 2013

Aspiring Fashion Designer

From the dreams of a nine-year-old girl sewing clothes for her Barbie dolls and lingering around her grandmother’s upholstery business to a bona fide fashion designer competing with the best in the region to have her clothes...

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