Archive for January, 2010

County breaks ground for one school, prepares to close another

Friday, January 29th, 2010
County breaks ground for one school, prepares to close another ROANOKE COUNTY – Closing one school and building another. That’s the situation the Roanoke County School Board is in right now, as members helped break ground today for a new Masons Cove Elementary School. The Jan. 29 ceremony came less than 24 hours after school board members and administration faced the ire of parents... »

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Common Sense group calls for nonpartisanship

Friday, January 29th, 2010
Common Sense group calls for nonpartisanship CAVE SPRING-Roanoke County’s elected officials were searching for a nonpartisan setting to hear citizens’ opinions, and Common Sense responded. The non-profit, nonpartisan organization held its first-ever meeting on January 21st. Approximately 20 people were in attendance at Roanoke County’s Headquarters Library, located on Route 419. At the meeting, one of the founders of Common... »

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Split decision in local basketball throwdown

Friday, January 29th, 2010
Split decision in local basketball throwdown There’s a common adage found in virtually every high school sport – it’s not how you start, it’s more important how you finish. That standard was certainly played out Friday night as Cave Spring topped Southwest County rival Hidden Valley 46-38 in boys basketball before a standing-room only crowd at the Knight’s gym. Cave... »

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Roanoke County School Board makes first round of cuts

Friday, January 29th, 2010
ROANOKE COUNTY- In a time when Roanoke County schools are losing millions of dollars in funding, the School Board is making tough decisions. The first of those decisions came earlier in the week, when the School Board announced it would be closing Bent Mountain Elementary School. The school is home to 53 children, and... »

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Troutville man and his dog identified as victims of Tuesday night fire

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
TROUTVILLE – Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle has identified Richard Graybill, 67, and his dog, Buddy, as the victims of a Tuesday night fire that brought emergency response vehicles from throughout the county to a fire in a duplex residence on Westview Road in Troutville. The fire started in the area of a utility... »

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Jake Semones wins Big Orange again

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
Jake Semones wins Big Orange again Spartans take 8th, Grundy wins The Salem wrestlers finished eighth among 17 teams in the Big Orange Classic wrestling tournament at William Byrd High last weekend. Grundy won the tournament and Franklin County was second. “When I looked at the seedings, there were almost no wrestlers with losing records in the tournament from any... »

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Vest, Lura Lee Thomas

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
Lura Lee Thomas Vest, 85, of Salem died January 25, 2010. Born and bred in Salem, she was the seventh of 11 children of the late Henry Jordan and Effie Smith Thomas. Lura graduated from Andrew Lewis High School in 1948 and later took classes at Roanoke College. She was a member of Fort... »

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Eison, Mary Ruth Lowery

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
Mary Ruth Lowery Eison, 84, of Salem died January 25, 2010. She was a dedicated housewife who loved her family. Her church membership was at Salem Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by parents Logan and Bertie Lowery, husband John E. Eison Jr. and brothers Littleton Lowery, Kimball Lowery and Reg Lowery. Survivors... »

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WBHS graduate endures earthquake

Thursday, January 28th, 2010
WBHS graduate endures earthquake VINTON-When David Childress felt the earth rumble beneath him, he did not realize what it was. “We just thought we were dizzy from being dehydrated,” Childress said about himself and the others on the Blacksburg United Methodist Church mission trip to Haiti. “It didn’t feel nearly as big where we were.” It was only... »

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Remains found are those of missing tech student

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010
ALBEMARLE COUNTY – The search for missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington ended Tuesday when skeletal remains were found in a field about 10 miles south of Charlottesville, according to Virginia State Police. Morgan, 20, disappeared the night of Oct. 17 during a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena,... »

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