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Families expand just in time for the holidays

Friday, November 28, 2014
By Patrick Smith
Families expand just in time for the holidays SALEM – Twelve local children formerly in foster care now have new families to celebrate Thanksgiving with today, after National Adoption Day ceremonies took place in Salem Saturday. Andrew Lewis Middle School hosted its annual National Adoption Day celebration, and, in many cases, marked the first destination for children and their new parents after... »

Paint Bank’s Mikell Ellison retiring

Friday, November 28, 2014
By Gwen Johnson
Paint Bank’s Mikell Ellison retiring CRAIG COUNTY – Mikell Ellison, a legend in her time for her efforts in making Paint Bank a successful destination point, has retired after 15 years of service to Paint Bank and the late John Mulhern and his wife Nancy. “Meeting 40,000-50,000 people a year from all over the world is as good a... »

RU wellness center to open doors Monday

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Brian Perdue
RU wellness center to open doors Monday RADFORD — An opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the new Student Recreation and Wellness Center at Radford University will be held at 9 a.m. Monday. The event will mark the beginning of use of the space by RU students, who have complete access to the new facility.  Tours of the building will be... »

Marching Terriers host annual Gridrion Review, to collect canned food at Christmas Parade

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Marching Terriers host annual Gridrion Review, to collect canned food at Christmas Parade VINTON–Members of the William Byrd High School Marching Terrier Band wrapped up their competitive marching season at the annual Gridiron Review on November 13 with a dinner and a performance for friends and family at WBHS. Band Booster President Robin Geisler thanked the 74 musicians and color guard members, their instructors, and the parents... »

Shred-a-thon at Wood’s in Vinton a huge success

Monday, November 24, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Shred-a-thon at Wood’s in Vinton a huge success VINTON–The first Shred-a-thon held at Wood’s Service Center on Washington Avenue in Vinton met with unexpected success on Nov. 17.  According to owner Tommy Wood, the line of cars waiting to drop off documents to be shredded started at about 5:15 a.m. and continued, wrapped around two blocks for the better part of the... »

William Byrd High School launches Globalize 13

Sunday, November 23, 2014
By Debbie Adams
William Byrd High School launches Globalize 13 VINTON–In August, history teacher Cristy Spencer announced that “William Byrd High School has been chosen to launch an initiative called Globalize 13–part of the efforts of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives organization to abolish modern-day slavery (human trafficking) through education.” The common perception is that slavery ended in the United States in 1865 with... »

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