Briefs – March 15, 2017


Free showing of documentary 13that Radford University March 15

Several groups at Radford University and Virginia Tech are sponsoring a showing of the documentary 13th at the Bonnie Hurlburt Auditorium at Radford University on March 15 at 7 p.m. Dr. Brandy Faulkner from Virginia Tech will facilitate a dialogue following the film. The public is invited.

United Way holds benefit night March 15

The United Way of Montgomery County, Radford and Floyd will be holding a benefit night from 5-9 p.m. March 15 at Bottom Of The Stairs, a family-friendly southern gourmet restaurant. Bottom Of The Stairs is one of Blacksburgs newest restaurants and is located beneath Top Of The Stairs at 217 College Ave. in Blacksburg.

The benefit night will serve as a soft opening for the restaurant which will be donating 100 percent of sales to United Way during two special seatings. Contact Rachel Pearson at 381-2066 or to RSVP or for more information.

City hosts New River clean-up April 1

The City of Radford is hosting a clean-up of the New River from 9-11 a.m. April 1. The City will provide cleaning supplies. Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at the gazebo in Bisset Park. To register for the clean-up, contact Jenni Wilder at or 267-3145.

NRV Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day April 8

Residents served by the New River Resource Authority are invited to participate in the regions Household Hazardous Waste Collection event from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 8 at the Radford University Dedmon Center Parking Lot Z (Riverside). Questions regarding the types of materials accepted should be directed to your locality. In Radford, call 731-3631; in Pulaski, call 674-8720; in Giles, call 921-2499; in Dublin, call 674-4798; in Blacksburg call 961-1806; in Christiansburg, call 382-6128.

No commercial waste or commercial vehicles will be accepted as household hazardous waste. Instead, they will be accepted for document shredding and electronic waste. The New River Resource Authority will be accepting plastic bags and a Goodwill container will be on-site.

City partnership offers free tax services

Radford City Commissioner of the Revenue, Cathy Flinchum, has partnered with New River Community Action to provide free income tax services to the community.

The office staff is now IRS certified and enrolled in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. The program offers free tax assistance to people with an income level of $65,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own returns.

Please contact the Commissioner of the Revenue office at 731-3613 if you have questions.