Archive for December, 2009

Walker, Louise Leftwich

Thursday, December 31st, 2009
Walker, Louise Leftwich Louise Leftwich Walker, 81, of Salem, died December 21, 2009. A longtime resident of Salem, she graduated from Jefferson High School in Roanoke in 1946 and retired from Lewis-Gale Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband Eddie Walker; sisters Margaret Cromer, Dorothy Rice and Elizabeth Saunders; and brothers... »

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Maske, Christine Wiley

Thursday, December 31st, 2009
Christine Wiley Maske, 81, of Salem died December 20, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband Jesse Maske; son Steve Allen Maske; sisters Lucille Abbott; brothers Homer, Warren and Burie Wiley. Mrs. Maske was a homemaker and formerly attended Forest Grove Baptist Church in Eagle Rock. She is survived by her granddaughter,... »

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Cockerham, Willard M.

Thursday, December 31st, 2009
Willard M. Cockerham of Salem died December 26, 2009. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert J. Cockerham and Vella Carr Cockerham and his twin brother, Dillard J. Cockerham. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and retired from Eli Lilly. Willard’s love of the outdoors was evident in his... »

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Salem expanding businesses defy odds

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
Salem expanding businesses defy odds SALEM – In spite of an economic recession, a number of Salem businesses are expanding, building offices and moving. Here’s a closer look at four. Harvey Dentistry After years of serving the general, restorative and cosmetic dental care needs of patients in Salem and the Roanoke Valley, Harvey Dentistry is leaving its 101 S.... »

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Botetourt County’s Top 10 News Stories from 2009

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
Botetourt County’s Top 10 News Stories from 2009 Botetourt County experienced perhaps its most unusual 12 months in 2009, at least in the past 25 years. Botetourt has had a growing business community to go along with its residential growth that started in the late 1970s and early 1980s. And that’s been complemented in more recent years by an expanding industrial base.... »

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Cave Spring’s Top 10 Stories of 2009

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
Cave Spring’s Top 10 Stories of 2009 Cave Spring’s Top 10 Stories of 2009: A look back at what made the headlines. 10. Record December snowfall During the weekend before Christmas, a snow storm dumped nearly two feet of snow on Southwest County, the heaviest amount in years and the most on record for December. The snow put a damper on... »

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Top 10 Stories In Vinton from 2009

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
Top 10 Stories In Vinton from 2009 Top Ten Stories of Vinton – a Look back at 2009 events, stories and celebrations. 10. Russian cop promoted Vinton Police Officer Ana Wootten was born and raised in Russia, but she moved to Virginia with her American husband in 1997. Her Russian origin is why she is known as the “Russian Cop.” Whether... »

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Village a namesake for two vessels

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
Village a namesake for two vessels Blue Ridge is one of the few communities to have been honored by having its name on the side of a shipping vessel. In November 1944, the Blue Ridge Victory, named for the community on US 460, was launched at the Bethlehem-Fairfield shipyard in Baltimore. The ship was one of a fleet of Victory... »

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Fast start for Spartans in holiday basketball

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
Fast start for Spartans in holiday basketball The Salem boys and girls got off to a good start in holiday basketball tournaments this week, as both teams won opening round games Monday. Salem’s boys played in the Holiday Hoopla event at the Salem Civic Center while the girls were in the Lady Terriers Christmas Classic in Vinton. Tuesday and Wednesday results... »

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Saturday big hoops day for Botetourt Co. teams

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009
Saturday big hoops day for Botetourt Co. teams The Lord Botetourt boys and girls will meet in a quadruple-header at James River High School this Saturday. A full day of Botetourt County hoops will begin at 2 pm and end sometime around 10 pm Saturday night. The action starts when the River and LB jayvee girls play at 2 pm, followed by... »

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