About Us … and how to contact us
We’re excited to welcome you to The Burgs, a website and print publication covering Blacksburg, Christiansburg and communities of the New River Valley.
We launched on Sept. 27, 2011, with the mission of capturing the vitality and unique character of one of the fastest-growing communities in Southwest Virginia.
The Burgs is part of The Roanoke Times family, so you can expect a mix of hard news and features from our reporters based in the New River Valley. But you’ll also find a new emphasis on news and achievements in local schools, businesses and youth sports, as gathered by our community journalists based in Blacksburg (Mike Shaw) and Christiansburg (Travis Williams).
But we can’t do this without you! We are inviting our readers to help us by contributing their own photos, stories and community information. The Burgs also will be a place where you can talk about local issues and share your opinion.
Where can I find the print version of The Burgs?
Look for the print tabloid every Thursday through Sunday in the New River Valley editions of The Roanoke Times. [Where can I buy a Roanoke Times in the New River Valley?] Subscribe by calling (800) 346-1234, ext. 211, or emailing email@example.com.
How can I share my news or photos?
If you’re interested in contributing news or just passing along your thoughts, we’d love to hear from you! Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Upload your photos via our submission form. Follow us on Twitter @TheBurgsNRV or ‘like’ us on Facebook.
Meet the staff
(in alphabetical order)
Ray Cox is a sports reporter, covering New River Valley high schools and Radford University.
Mike Gangloff covers local government and politics in the New River Valley.
Matt Gentry is a staff photojournalist, based in our New River Valley bureau.
Mary Hardbarger is our New River Valley community content coordinator.
Todd Jackson is the New River Valley bureau chief.
Tonia Moxley covers higher education, including Virginia Tech and Radford University.
Erica Myatt is community editor of the The Burgs, along with the community tabs So Salem, The Botetourt View and SwoCo.
Mike Shaw is our community journalist in Blacksburg, focusing on schools and other aspects of community life.
Jeff Sturgeon covers transportation, business and technology in the New River Valley.
Christian Trejbal is an editorial writer based in the New River Valley.
Travis Williams is our community journalist in Christiansburg, focusing on schools and other aspects of community life.
Want to advertise in The Burgs?
Contact Tom Fraticelli, Advertising Sales Manager, at (540) 777-6498, or email email@example.com.
General contact information
Mailing address: 110 Peppers Ferry Road, Christiansburg, VA 24068
NRV newsroom: (540) 381-1668
NRV newsroom fax: (540) 381-1656
Retail: (540) 381-1640
Classified: (540) 981-3311
Legal notices: (540) 981-3416
Also, check out the NRVe tabloid for entertainment, music and more around Blacksburg, Christiansburg and Radford. Find free issues of NRVe in racks around town.
The New River Current began in 1988 as a tabloid publication serving Montgomery County. It expanded over the years to serve the New River Valley, and ceased publication in 2011. | View – and search – The Current’s online archive.
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