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Thousands scramble for Easter eggs

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Montgomery Publishing
Thousands scramble for Easter eggs SALEM – Thousands of children and adults helping them scrambled for candy-filled plastic Easter eggs Saturday at the first of two massive egg hunts in Salem on April 12. People who looked up in the sky Saturday morning near the Salem Civic Center might have seen a helicopter buzzing around. The Helicopter Easter Egg... »

Winners of school contest get limo ride and free pizza

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Montgomery Publishing
Winners of school contest get limo ride and free pizza NEW CASTLE – A limousine ride and free pizza were rewards for McCleary Elementary students who sold the most items during the school’s annual spring fundraising event in March. Students who sold 20 or more boxes of cookie dough, candy, peanuts and more to help the school got the limo ride to Pizza Hut... »

No new taxes for Radford in budget

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By Heather Bell
RADFORD — Radford City Council voted in favor of the city’s new budget Monday, paving the way for another year of no increased tax rates for the city. The $59.2 million budget does include a $2 increase in the basic water rate and a $3 increase in the basic sewer rate. Tax rates for... »

William Byrd hosts Air Force JROTC Drill Competition

Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Debbie Adams
William Byrd hosts Air Force JROTC Drill Competition VINTON–The Air Force JROTC at William Byrd High School hosted the Southwest Virginia Regional Drill Meet on Saturday, March 29. Cadets from five high schools competed in the event, including E.C. Glass of Lynchburg, Patrick Henry, William Fleming, Franklin County, and WBHS. The WBHS corps includes students from other high schools in Roanoke County... »

Town breaks ground for the “New Vinton”

Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Town breaks ground for the “New Vinton” VINTON–Town manager Chris Lawrence welcomed an enthusiastic crowd of dignitaries and citizens to “The New Vinton” on April 3, 2014, as ground was broken at the site of the new Vinton Library. The town not only celebrated construction of the new library, but “new streetscapes, a new Farmer’s Market, and a new downtown.” Lawrence... »

What has 1,000 legs, flies and lays 50,000 eggs?

Friday, April 11, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
It sounds like a kids’ joke: What has 1,000 legs, flies and lays 50,000 eggs? Answer: the Helicopter Easter Egg Drop. That’s the event Fellowship Community Church will sponsor this Saturday morning when a hired helicopter flies over Salem Stadium and drops 50,000 candy-filled plastic Easter eggs. The 1,000 legs belong to the 500... »

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