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BMX rider at Go Outside Festival

Go Outside Festival continues to expand

Five years in, the Anthem Go Outside Festival is hitting its stride.

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball tournament in Botetourt

Wounded Warriors Softball team plays in Botetourt County

The Wounded Warriors team playing a double-header at the Botetourt Sports Complex Saturday, including a match-up against the Botetourt County Sheriff's Department.

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Anthem Go Fest celebrates all things outdoors

The Anthem Go Outside Festival returns to the River's Edge Sports Complex in Roanoke this weekend. Organizers are expecting more than 20,000 people to attend the three-day event.

Free workshop Monday in Blacksburg about protecting, enjoying the outdoors

Back Country Ski and Sport in Blacksburg is hosting a Leave No Trace Workshop on Monday.

State obtains land in McDowell County for elk restoration

The Division of Natural Resources has obtained 4,300 acres in McDowell County for an elk restoration program.


Virginia bans use of deer urine attractants in hunting

A regulation that goes into effect Wednesday makes it illegal for hunters to possess or use the substance.

New fishing pier added at Rural Retreat Lake

The new pier is on the southern shore of the lake is around 1,000 from the dam.


17-year-old may have set national record with massive fish at Rural Retreat Lake

If the 52.5-inch measurement is correct, it will be the largest documented grass carp in the entire country. According to, the current largest grass carp was caught at West Virginia’s Warden Lake in 2005 and measured 50.75 inches.

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball tournament in Botetourt

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