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Accident closes I-81 in both directions

Thursday, June 30, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Accident closes I-81 in both directions Interstate 81 in Roanoke County is currently blocked in both directions due to an incident with an overturned tractor-trailer and three vehicles at mile marker 139.8, according to VDOT. There is no estimated time for reopening I-81 at this time. Drivers are encouraged to seek alternate routes. For updates and the latest information on... »

Kairos Prison Ministry changes lives of prison residents and volunteers

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Kairos Prison Ministry changes lives of prison residents and volunteers VINTON–Steve Musselwhite of Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church says he became committed to the Kairos Prison Ministry about 18 years ago because he “had never anywhere seen the power of the Holy Spirit move as He did in a maximum security prison.” Since then, Musselwhite has spent 40 weekends in seven different prisons and... »

Eastern Montgomery H.S. receives state award for safe driving campaign

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Eastern Montgomery H.S. receives state award for safe driving campaign Eastern Montgomery High School in Elliston was recognized on the state level for its safe driving and passenger safety program during the annual Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) Awards Banquet, held Wednesday at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. One of 16 Virginia school honored, Eastern Montgomery was the only school... »

COLUMN: Gut check time

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
By Brian Perdue
COLUMN: Gut check time Note: This column first appeared in the June 25 Messenger and Radford News Journal. – Men buy pants based on two measurements: waist and inseam. In my younger years, I prided myself on having an equal waist size (32) to my inseam (32). Back when folks listened to music on cassette tapes, my waist... »

Benefit to support Mason Moses at Abuelo’s on June 27

Monday, June 27, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Benefit to support Mason Moses at Abuelo’s on June 27 VINTON–According to his mother Ashleigh, Mason Moses “is a five year old ball of energy, wide open, quick-witted, funny, and a lover of life in general.” “He is a typical rough and tumble boy who loves the outdoors, dinosaurs, Minecraft, Superheroes, and Hot Wheels cars,” said Moses. “Mason has a heart for others, gives... »

Good Sams hold “Lunch and Sew” for Carilion pediatric patients

Saturday, June 25, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Good Sams hold “Lunch and Sew” for Carilion pediatric patients VINTON–The Big Lick RV Chapter of the Good Sam Club has adopted the project of sewing hundreds of pillowcases for children admitted to the Carilion Pediatric Hospital. They are partnering with the Alleghany Highlands Regional Chapter for Ryan’s Case for Smiles—a volunteer organization solely dedicated to helping sick children cope with the stress of... »

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