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Man charged with Felony Animal Cruelty in Vinton

Thursday, April 28, 2016
By Submitted
Vinton–According to a media release from the Vinton Police Department, on April 25 at 4:28 p.m. officers of the Vinton Police Department were called to a private residence located in the 600 block of South Maple Street, in reference to a “well-being check.” Family members reported having difficulty contacting the resident of the home,... »

Old Vinton Library on Washington Avenue on the way to becoming a Macado’s restaurant

Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Old Vinton Library on Washington Avenue on the way to becoming a Macado’s restaurant  Vinton–On April 26, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will be hearing the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the sale of the former Vinton Library to Richard H. Macher for the purpose of establishing a Macado’s restaurant at the property. The library was vacated in November 2015 when the new library opened in... »

Library races to raise funding

Friday, April 22, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Library races to raise funding With the clock running out to purchase the coveted, adjacent TDS property, the Craig County Library Board of Trustees and concerned county residents are pushing to raise $30,000 by May 30 to secure the location for library expansion purposes. “If for some reason that contract would fall apart, then we would use that money... »

Salem City Council candidates talk issues

Friday, April 22, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Salem City Council candidates talk issues Salem City Council candidates gathered at the Salem Civic Center on Tuesday afternoon for the first public forum of the election season, which was hosted by the Salem Kiwanis Club. The forum, which allowed the candidates a chance to introduce themselves and their visions for the city, as well as an opportunity to field... »

Kite festival soars

Friday, April 22, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Kite festival soars Kite enthusiasts, young and old, made their way to Green Hill Park on Saturday, April 16 for the 18th annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival. Among the colorful kites soaring across the blue sky, a few in particular stood out for their craftsmanship. While some were content to fly cheaper plastic kites, or family heirlooms... »

Portion of Old Blacksburg Middle School site sold to Fiddler’s Green

Friday, April 22, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Portion of Old Blacksburg Middle School site sold to Fiddler’s Green A real estate company with an occasionally contentious history with the Town of Blacksburg has agreed to purchase a big chunk of the last undeveloped downtown parcel. Fiddler’s Green Partners LLC has agreed to purchase 14 of 20 acres of the county-owned old Blacksburg Middle School site on South Main Street. According to Board... »

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