Inaugural Hillsville Pumpkin Race to be held Nov. 1

Inaugural Hillsville Pumpkin Race to be held Nov. 1

Thanks to a new annual event, Halloween in Hillsville will last a day longer this year. Marilyn Tennant will host the Inaugural Hillsville Pumpkin Race on Sat., Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. at 525 Nicholas Street in Hillsville.

Leave it to Beavers documentary being shown tonight in Floyd

Moviegoers of all ages will enjoy the one-hour movie, “Leave it to Beavers” this Sunday, October 19th at the Floyd Country Store. Via:: SWVAToday

Commonwealth's Attorney to add new fulltime, assistant prosecutor

Floyd County will soon add a full-time assistant prosecutor to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office. Via:: SWVAToday

5K Race Road Closure Notice

5K Race Road Closure Notice

The Galax Parks and Recreation 5K Race will interrupt traffic between 10 AM and 11 AM tomorrow. Rt. 58 (E. Stuart Dr.) will be closed at the New River Trail.

Carroll Co. woman pleads guilty in shooting death of Kevin Frazier

Carroll Co. woman pleads guilty in shooting death of Kevin Frazier

A Carroll County woman has plead guilty to the involuntary manslaughter of Kevin Heath Frazier who was shot at close range October 2013.

Old Church Gallery gets grant for "Roots with Wings" project

Old Church Gallery is pleased to announce recent support funding through a $1300 technology grant from the Larry Woodrow Vest Fund of the Foundation for Roanoke Valley. The grant will fund one laptop Via:: SWVAToday

Carroll woman trapped 12 hours after vehicle overturns

Carroll woman trapped 12 hours after vehicle overturns

Local officials say an Austinville woman was lucky to have been spotted Thursday after her vehicle overturned several times down the side of Stoots Mountain in Carroll County, where she was trapped 12 hours before being rescued.

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Ebola: Updates 10/16/14

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Big Stone Gap movie and Home Crafts Days coming up

BIG STONE GAP, Va. – So the news is out: The long-awaited “Big Stone Gap” movie is finally making its world premiere in Charlottesville at the Virginia Film Festival on Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Via:: SWVAToday

School Board asks for funding for driver's education car

Floyd County High School’s driver’s education program was suspended last week after one of the 1998 Crown Victoria’s lost a drive shaft and stranded the vehicle on the site of the road. Via:: SWVAToday

Comicon returns to Roanoke

The Roanoke Valley Comicon returns on Saturday, October 18. the event will lbe held at the Berglund Center (Roanoke Civic Center) on Orange Avenue from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Via:: SWVAToday

Mountain Valley Pipeline plan raises ire in Roanoke County

Kevin Orcutt’s voice vibrated with indignation. Via:: SWVAToday

Mixed drink question on local ballot

In addition to Congressional offices, this year’s Election includes a question on Mixed Alcoholic Beverages for one Floyd Precinct. Via:: SWVAToday

Tornado watch extended until 1 am

Tornado watch extended until 1 am

Tornado Watch 548 remains in effect until 100 am EDT for the following locations VA .