The FloydFest music and outdoors festival is back in late July this year after skipping 2020 due to the pandemic. Co-founder Kris Hodges says safety precautions are also in place:
Minor League pro baseball is back after a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic. The Salem Red Sox open at Delmarva tonight … meanwhile the Lynchburg Hillcats open their season in the new Low A East League at home against Fredericksburg tonight:
The James Madison University Dukes are moving on in the FCS football playoffs after a 34 to 21 win at home over North Dakota last night. Now its on the road for the FCS semifinal against Sam Houston State in Texas this Saturday
For the second time in 4 years Virginia Tech had two players taken in the first round of the NFL draft last night. Offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw went to the Minnesota Vikings with the 23rd pick; one pick before that defensive back Caleb Farley was selected by the Tennessee Titans:
The Carolina Panthers play here on WPLY – and yesterday they sent starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater packing. They traded for Sam Darnold from the Jets recently. What’s next?
In the NHL’s Eastern Division the Washington Capitals are in a 3-team dogfight for first place with Pittsburgh – a point ahead – and the NY Islanders, 3 points behind when they meet in DC tonight. Caps head coach Peter Laviolette says he’s glad there will be fans in the arena:
The Washington Wizards beat Cleveland last night with Russell Westbrook delivering one of the final blows. And in FCS football JMU beat VMI in a first round playoff game 31-24 on Saturday.
The expansion and connection of the various greenways was the focus of a presentation given to the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke last week via Zoom. WFIR’s Rob Ruthenberg has this report.
CLICK HERE to get the link to the meeting including the presentation.
The Washington Capitols and the New York Islanders played game one of a three game series last night – and with the Spring NASCAR race behind them Richmond Raceway president Dennis Bickmeier is already looking ahead to the fall race weekend:
He starred at Radford High School, played basketball for West Virginia and was an assistant coach at Florida for the past 6 years. Now Darris Nichols is coming home – he’s the new head coach for the Radford University Highlanders: