Reflecting upon a simpler time

Evans “Buddy” King It is year-end as I write this piece. This time of year, columnists typically recap the year’s major events or make predictions...

Upcoming exhibit about historic Montgomery County coal mining

Jim Glanville The history of coal mining in Montgomery County will be celebrated in a downtown Blacksburg exhibit titled "A Way of Life" that opens...

It’s important to stay active in cold weather

Laura Mitchell Carilion Clinic After temperatures fall, many people envision a winter’s worth of curling up by cozy fires, cooking traditional comfort foods and binge-watching holiday...

Religiously Speaking – Making change that will last

Rusty Mullins Growing up, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day were never that big of a deal. Most years, we would sit in the...

Making our intersections work

Michael Abraham Maybe it’s just me, but I hate traffic lights. Back when I was a child, when Blacksburg and Christiansburg were separate and distinct towns,...

Kilmacronan on the Indian Fields Near Chilhowie: Part two

Jim Glanville Part 1 of this column noted that there is much evidence for extensive American Indian occupation during the Mississippian period along the three...

Medicare costs in 2018

Deena Flinchum First of all, I am glad to be back writing my column after working a successful 2017 Open Enrollment season. During this period,...

Be the Light

Steve Frey When you cross the bridge entering Radford during this time of year, you are greeted by thousands of beautiful white lights and other...

Religiously speaking- The characters of Christmas: Part two

Rusty Mullins In my last column, I spoke about two of the nativity characters – the angels and the shepherds. In this edition, I want to...

Do you believe in Santa Claus?

Evans “Buddy” King This is the time of year when columnists and editors around America used to sit down at their Royal’s or Corona’s and...