Travis Williams, The Roanoke Times

Travis Williams

The Roanoke Times

Christiansburg, VA, United States

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Past articles by Travis:

Fence flown in to fix falling rocks on Fancy Gap Mountain

The Colorado-based company GeoStabilization International was contracted by VDOT to cover about 47,500 square feet of weathered surface for the estimated 2.2 million dollar project. → Read More

Virginian Review publisher Horton Beirne dies at 67

Like his grandfather and father before him, Horton Beirne’s final days were spent publishing newspapers in Alleghany County. → Read More

Belview Elementary debuts StoryWalk

Students at Belview Elementary School in Christiansburg experienced a new way to enjoy reading this week as the school debuted its first ever StoryWalk. → Read More

Performer prepares for last full-length shows

After almost 80 years playing the piano and several near misses at fame, Warm Hearth Village resident Charlie Weiss plans to play his final full-length show this weekend at the Warm Hearth Village Center in Blacksburg. → Read More

Appalachian Power indoor training facility comes to Pulaski County

Appalachian Power celebrated the opening of its indoor training facility in Pulaski County on Thursday. It's one of only two indoor facilities with the American Electric Power family of operating companies. → Read More

'Fridays at McHarg' match RU and elementary students

RADFORD — “Holy shirt, they’re gorgeous,” Richard Bay said. → Read More

Christiansburg students ask classmates to trade flowers for fountain

A group of students at Christiansburg High School are challenging their schoolmates to donate money in support of building a well in Ethiopia instead of buying flowers for homecoming. → Read More

Christiansburg students send polka-dot pumpkin to Richmond

CHRISTIANSBURG — Many decorative pumpkins will be placed in prominent places this month, but perhaps none more so than that of Sheena Cox’s fourth-grade class. → Read More

Committee working on plan to keep future bright at Sunset Cemetery

A master plan has been created for Christiansburg's Sunset Cemetery with the hope of keeping the facility profitable for the next 300 years. → Read More

Christiansburg celebrates Fire Prevention Week

CHRISTIANSBURG — With their ears covered and eyes wide, dozens of people lined Main Street on Tuesday night to cheer a fleet of roaring emergency vehicles in honor of National Fire Prevention Week. → Read More

NRV schools team up on the court to Dig Pink

Since 2009, the Auburn and Giles high school volleyball teams have raised more than $46,000 for the Side-Out Foundation and cancer research through their annual "Dig Pink" events. → Read More

Blacksburg 2nd-grader raises funds in friend's memory

BLACKSBURG — Caymen Stevens hasn’t seen his friend Brooklyn Graves for nearly two years, yet she’s still on his mind. → Read More

NRV Dubbers catch the Volkswagen bug

It’s not the most expensive car out there, but to Josh Lytton of Montgomery County, the blue 1972 Volkswagen Super Beetle in his yard is a priceless treasure that contains a wealth of memories. → Read More

An impromptu decision makes for day to remember

LewisGale Hospital Montgomery employees put together an impromptu wedding last week so terminally ill cancer patient Eunich Dickerson could watch her daughter Leah Dickerson walk down the aisle. → Read More

Speaker shares scars of bad decisions with MCPS students

BLACKSBURG — The consequences of Sarah Panzau’s bad decisions were made purposefully visible Friday. → Read More

Blacksburg animal behaviorist trains pets, owners alike

SALEM — Robby greeted two strangers at the door Wednesday afternoon without making a peep. → Read More

Christiansburg kids renew bond forged in survival

Ten years after fighting side by side for their lives in a neonatal intensive-care unit in Roanoke, Dillon Craig and Simran Kura have been reunited in a fifth-grade classroom at Christiansburg Elementary School. → Read More

Suits provide Radford nursing students with a taste of age

Last week, Radford University nursing students experienced the first-hand effects of aging by using the school's new GERT aging simulation suit. → Read More

Popularity of Cascades prompts changes

The recent popularity of Cascades Falls in Pembroke has caused a variety of parking issues and prompted Giles County to provide assistance. → Read More

Radford University volleyball enters season on top

Last year, members of the Radford University volleyball team honed their mountain climbing skills. → Read More