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No more apartments on Craig Avenue

Thursday, February 26, 2015
By Patrick Smith
SALEM – Salem City Council agreed with residents of Craig Avenue in deciding enough was enough when it voted to deny a rezoning request Monday that would have allowed construction of two apartment buildings on the street. Nikola Sumenic, a Salem resident who owns the property in question at 805 and 811 Craig Ave.,... »

William Byrd honors School Crossing Guard

Thursday, February 26, 2015
By Debbie Adams
William Byrd honors School Crossing Guard VINTON–Since 1973, the most powerful person in Vinton early in the morning and mid-afternoon has perhaps been Liz Bower who stops four lanes of traffic plus turning lanes, on Route 24 with just a small wave of her hand. Bower is the crossing guard at William Byrd High School and William Byrd Middle School.... »

Pipeline opposition growing in Craig Co.

Thursday, February 26, 2015
By Patrick Smith
Pipeline opposition growing in Craig Co. NEW CASTLE – Opposition to a proposed pipeline that would pass through Craig County is growing, and a group of concerned citizens has organized and plans to present a petition to the Craig County Board of Supervisors at its March 5 meeting. Citizens to Preserve Craig County, the same group that organized to stop... »

WBMS hosts annual secondary schools science fair

Thursday, February 26, 2015
By Debbie Adams
WBMS hosts annual secondary schools science fair VINTON–Roanoke County Schools held their annual science fair for middle and high school students on February 14. William Byrd Middle School hosted the event as usual. Students from Glenvar, Hidden Valley, Cave Spring, Northside and William Byrd middle and high schools participated in the event. Winners will advance to the Western Virginia Regional Science... »

Magnets USA now made in Vinton

Thursday, February 26, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Magnets USA now made in Vinton VINTON–Some businesses commemorate an anniversary with a party; Magnets USA celebrated by moving to a new facility—in Vinton. Their move is basically complete. The old facility is up for sale and production is in full swing. The company began renovating the former Grumman Fire Engine factory on Third Street in Vinton in July 2014.... »

Man accused of rape in Radford

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By Submitted
Man accused of rape in Radford RADFORD — A 21-year-old man from North Carolina has been charged with allegedly raping an 18-year-old female in the City of Radford. The Radford City Police Department has charged Kaden Lionel Palacio, 21, after the victim reported it to police on Feb. 15, 2015. The victim stated the alleged rape had occurred at an... »

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