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Nicole Lovell’s family to appear on ‘Dr. Phil’

Monday, February 8, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Nicole Lovell’s family to appear on ‘Dr. Phil’ The father of Nicole Lovell, the 13-year-old Blacksburg teen who was allegedly murdered by two Virginia Tech students late last month, will appear Wednesday on “Dr. Phil,” an afternoon TV talk show hosted by psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw. According to the show’s producers, “new information about the tragedy is revealed, including that her parents... »

Nicole Lovell vigil tonight in Blacksburg

Monday, February 8, 2016
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Nicole Lovell vigil tonight in Blacksburg BLACKSBURG — A candlelight vigil for Nicole Lovell, a 13-year-old who was murdered nearly two weeks ago, will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight in downtown Blacksburg. The vigil will be held on the College Avenue Promenade between Main Street and Draper Road. There will be speakers, a hymn and a moment of silence... »

Vinton Police Department awards presented at Town Council meeting

Monday, February 8, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Police Department awards presented at Town Council meeting VINTON–Interim Police Chief Jeff Dudley presented the Vinton Police Awards for 2015 at the town council meeting on February 2. Sgt. Tim Lawless received the Traffic Safety award which is presented to the officer who shows the most activity when it comes to traffic safety-related enforcement and education, including speeding, reckless driving, and seatbelt... »

Relay for Life Kick-off looks back in remembrance and forward with hope

Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Relay for Life Kick-off looks back in remembrance and forward with hope VINTON–The Vinton Relay for Life kicked off their annual campaign on February 1 with a poignant look back at those lost to cancer this year and a look ahead to raising funds to defeat the disease.  The Vinton Relay is scheduled for May 6 at William Byrd High School. Angie Chewning once again serves... »

Booming sounds at arsenal caused by fireworks

Thursday, February 4, 2016
By Brian Perdue
RADFORD — Booming sounds emitting from the Radford Army Arsenal Plant on Wednesday night were caused by fireworks testing by a private company that operates at the U.S. Army facility, according to the installation commander. Neighbors of the 4,080-acre facility in Montgomery and Pulaski counties reported hearing loud noises from approximately 6:20 to 7... »

Former Blacksburg planner named new Christiansburg planning director

Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Former Blacksburg planner named new Christiansburg planning director The Town of Christiansburg has hired Andrew Warren as the new planning director. He will begin his new position on Feb. 10 and brings 14 years of planning experience to the town. Warren was previously the senior planner and zoning administrator with the Town of Blacksburg, and has additional planning experience with the City... »

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