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Roanoke College grad to go from Salem to Japan

Friday, May 20, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Roanoke College grad to go from Salem to Japan Sarah Morris said she feels lucky to land a job right after college. Like many recent graduates, she will be embarking on a new adventure away from home. However, hers will take her further than most, nearly 7,000 miles away, to Japan. Morris, who studied international relations, walked across the stage at the Roanoke... »

Salem allergist named Rotary “Citizen of the Year”

Friday, May 20, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Salem allergist named Rotary “Citizen of the Year” A tough year is finally turning around for Salem’s Dr. Tom Fame. Fame, 58, who has been in the spotlight for his intense legal battle with the Asthma & Allergy Center of Salem after the company let him go last year, opened his own practice, Dr. Fame Allergy and Asthma two weeks ago. Last... »

Prepping for a festival

Friday, May 13, 2016
By Kelsey Bartlett
Prepping for a festival On Saturday, May 14, the streets of New Castle will be transformed into a survival crash-course for the Prepper Festival 2016. The festival is the brainchild of Phil Spence, owner of The Emporium on Main Street. Though Spence doesn’t identify as a “prepper,” he does believe in the importance of preparedness, and said he... »

Jack Tales Storytellers to appear at Vinton Heritage and Storytelling Festival May 14

Friday, May 13, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Jack Tales Storytellers to appear at Vinton Heritage and Storytelling Festival May 14 VINTON–Vinton will be holding its first Heritage and Storytelling Festival on Saturday, May 14, at the Vinton History Museum and also cross the street at the Vinton Public Library. The Vinton Historical Society is partnering with the library and the Town of Vinton to put on the event which is scheduled to last from... »

Montgomery County launches new emergency notification system

Thursday, May 12, 2016
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Montgomery County launches new emergency notification system CHRISTIANSBURG — Montgomery County and the New River Health District have teamed up to launch Citizens Alert, an emergency alert system that will provide emergency notifications quickly by cell phone, work or home phone, email or text message. Messages can be sent in voice or text format. The alert system will allow officials to... »

Christiansburg names new town manager

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Christiansburg names new town manager CHRISTIANSBURG — The Town of Christiansburg on Tuesday named Steve Biggs its new town manager. His salary will be $140,000 a year, and he begins July 1. Biggs, 52, has more than 30 years of experience in town administration and has served almost two decades as the town manager of Clayton, North Carolina, leading... »

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