Archive for February, 2010

Griffith will run for Congress

Friday, February 26th, 2010
RICHMOND – Salem Delegate H. Morgan Griffith will be running for Congress. With two weeks to go for this year’s session of the Virginia General Assembly, Griffith issued a statement Feb. 26 confirming his intent to seek the Republican nomination for the 9th District seat now held by Democrat Rick Boucher of Abingdon. Griffith... »

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Acoustic Endeavors singing new song about Buchanan for 15th anniversary show

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Acoustic Endeavors singing new song about Buchanan for 15th anniversary show When Acoustic Endeavors takes the stage at Buchanan Theater Saturday night, the popular bluegrass group will be celebrating its 15th anniversary as part of the Buchanan Arts Series. The group is celebrating that milestone with a new song, too, one dedicated to the small town that has remade itself in those 15 years. It... »

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Schockley, Lloyd Sawyers

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Lloyd Sawyers Shockley, 86, died February 17, 2010, at Lewis-Gale Medical Center. He was was born in Max Meadows, and served his country for 21 years in the U.S. Army and Reserve. Mr. Shockley moved to Salem in the 1950s and was an Exxon dealer in the Salem area for 37 years. He was... »

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Holdridge, Alan “Lee”

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Holdridge, Alan “Lee” Alan “Lee” Holdridge of Roanoke, died unexpectedly on February 17, 2010. He was born in Jackson, Mich., and lived in Roanoke for 33 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Buck and Gloria Holdridge and brother, Jim Holdridge. Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Diane Holdridge; daughters Laura “Petie” Armbruster and... »

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Glosser, Richard J. Sr.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Richard J. Glosser Sr., 63, of Salem died February 16, 2010. Richard served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. He worked for 36 years with GE/TMEIC, and with the local school system in the Junior Achievement program. Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Maggie Glosser; children Rick Glosser Jr. and wife Nicole,... »

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Kingery, Mason James

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Mason James Kingery, the infant son of Matthew Wesley Meador and Ashley Kingery, died February 21, 2010. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, James Kingery and Karen Kingery; maternal grandmother Patricia Etter; paternal great-grandparents James and Sandra Kingery; maternal great-grandmother Gladys Hodges; aunt Amanda Kingery; uncle Michael Etter and other family members.... »

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Spears, Donald “Don” Ray

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Donald “Don” Ray Spears, 56, of Salem, died February 20, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Freda Gale; two sons, CJ and Jessica, and Corey and Lisa; grandson Jaydn; brother Charles; and a special brother-in-law, Douglas Smith. Funeral services were held on February 25 at the Lotz Salem Chapel with the Rev. Lorraine... »

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Region C basketball tournament games delayed by weather

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
The Region C basketball tournament games have been delayed because of the continued bad weather in Southwest Virginia. James River’s and Radford’s boys basketball teams were scheduled to play Friday night in separate semi-final games, with the championship game set for Saturday—all at Northwood High School in Saltville. Radford’s girls also were scheduled to... »

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Morrison, Herbert “Bert” R. Jr.

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
Conner, Anita Dawn Anita Dawn Conner, 51, of Salem, died February 12, 2010. She was born March 4, 1958 in Floyd County daughter of Anna Lee Walton of Salem and the late Clyde Richard Conner.  She was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church.  In addition to her mother she is survived by her son,... »

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March filled with Big Read events

Thursday, February 25th, 2010
March filled with Big Read events March is filled with events related to the Big Read Roanoke Valley, and co-chairs Lucy Lee and Ann McCallum believe that there is something for everyone. The Big Read is a nationwide program created by the National Endowment for the Arts. Every year, a different piece of literature is selected, and everyone in the... »

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