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Principal on leave at elementary school after alleged assault

Friday, March 27, 2015
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — Gilbert Linkous Elementary School principal Carol Kahler has been placed on paid administrative leave, and police have announced an investigation of an alleged assault and battery by a staff member at the Blacksburg school. The Blacksburg Police Department and Child Protective Services are investigating the event that allegedly occurred in February. Montgomery... »

Bluefield alumni to run 10K in memory of former dean, Salem native

Friday, March 27, 2015
By Submitted
Bluefield alumni to run 10K in memory of former dean, Salem native For the second year in a row, alumni from Bluefield College will form a running troupe called “Team Dean Dan” to compete in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond. Like last year, when the team comes together this spring, Saturday, March 28, they won’t be so much concerned about how they compete or... »

Pipeline opponents get standing ovation

Thursday, March 26, 2015
By Meg Hibbert
Pipeline opponents get standing ovation Open house planned at Craig County High School April 7 NEW CASTLE – Although elected officials have not taken a stand on the natural gas pipeline proposed to cut through the county, more than 85 audience members at the March 19 Craig County Board of Supervisors meeting made clear they oppose the idea. Opponents... »

Assembly line sends scripture to Haiti

Thursday, March 26, 2015
By Correspondent
Assembly line sends scripture to Haiti SALEM – Fifteen years ago the Rev. Don Woodard, an evangelist who traveled nationally with a biblically conservative Christian group, went to Haiti to conduct services at a camp meeting for youth on the impoverished Caribbean island. There, through his translator, he learned of 12 homeless children being cared for temporarily in poverty-stricken homes Out of that... »

Indoor marijuana growing operation found in Riner

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
By Submitted
RINER — Police on Monday discovered an indoor marijuana growth operation in south Riner. According to a news release, Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies answered a call checking on the well-being of a female at 2680 Goldenrod Road. Upon arriving, deputies said they smelled an overwhelming odor of unburnt marijuana coming from the residence. Deputies... »

Beans and Rice founder honored with service award

Friday, March 20, 2015
By Heather Bell
Beans and Rice founder honored with service award RADFORD — In 1997, Dr. Nelda Pearson and a small group of her students at Radford University launched Beans and Rice, Inc., a nonprofit organization to help children in need. The undertaking began as an after-school program at a few of Radford’s housing complexes, providing activities, homework help and meals to hungry kids. Pearson... »

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