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Former VT athletic director Weaver dies

Thursday, July 2, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Former VT athletic  director Weaver dies BLACKSBURG — James C. “Jim” Weaver, the former Virginia Tech athletics director who oversaw tremendous growth to the sports programs there, died Wednesday after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 70. Weaver played college football at Penn State and was later an assistant coach under Joe Paterno. After coaching stints at Iowa... »

The Right Decision, Even If Almost Too Late

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Tom Gasparoli
The Right Decision, Even If Almost Too Late A COLUMN So far, Salem officials have made all the right moves as it relates to the soon-to-be-donated 9/11 beams memorial on the former Old Virginia Brick property on W. Main. That is, without having to make any actual moves at all, yet. At city council discussion Monday, members and the city manager seemed... »

Winning, losing, and good fortune for Salem man

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Tom Gasparoli
Winning, losing, and good fortune for Salem man Tom Cook is 69. He settled in Salem in 1969. Cook came south from his childhood home in the Catskills of upstate New York. He arrived to start a job with Ed Marshall Insurance, and he would eventually take over the aviation insurance business from its founder. For years, Cook ran the successful company... »

Special Summer Jobs on Campus

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Correspondent
Special Summer Jobs on Campus Roanoke College “IT” keeps on sharpening student minds  By Jonathan Cribb There are history majors and English majors. Computer science majors, too. Some want to go the Valley someday, Silicon Valley that is. Some want to stay right here in the Roanoke Valley. Mostly, they want to expand their minds, do something important over... »

Welcome to Hoonah wins throwdown, to open for EmmyLou Harris at Floydfest

Saturday, June 27, 2015
By Tom Gasparoli
Welcome to Hoonah wins throwdown, to open  for EmmyLou Harris at Floydfest The Salem band, Welcome to Hoonah, reports that it captured the Showdown Throwdown event Saturday June 20 on the hill hollar stage the Floydfest grounds. Now, the band will open for the famed Emmylou Harris at Floydfest in late July. The Salem band members are Jessica Larsen (songwriter, plays the washboard and sings), Spencer... »

Radford Police searching for white sedan after hit and run

Friday, June 26, 2015
By Brian Perdue
RADFORD — Radford City Police are searching for a hit-and-run suspect who allegedly struck a bicyclist early this morning. At approximately 5:30 a.m., a bicycle ridden by Roccianno Robert Muse, 44, of Radford was struck from behind by a vehicle as both were traveling north on Second Avenue, near Clement Street. The vehicle, described... »

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