Archive for March, 2010

Vinton resident ahead of local food movement

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Vinton resident ahead of local food movement VINTON–A revolution is sweeping the nation, encouraging people to eat locally harvested foods. Vinton resident Charlie Woods knows the importance of eating locally, because he has been doing it his entire life. Woods has not just been eating local foods, however. He has been growing the food himself. Unlike most people, he knows what... »

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Intersection fix ‘right thing to do’ at Blue Ridge Turnpike

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Intersection fix ‘right thing to do’ at Blue Ridge Turnpike BOTETOURT – Drivers who use the Blue Ridge Turnpike intersection at US 11 in the Mill Creek area can thank Lewis Sifford for making it easier and safer to navigate—at least those who use the intersection on the east side of US 11. Sifford “fixed” the intersection a few months ago as part of... »

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Henderson birth

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Henderson birth Haden Sean Henderson was born on March 16 at 8:52 p.m. He weighed 8 pounds and 11 ounces and was 21 inches long. Haden is the son of Troy and Kelly Henderson of Salem and the little brother of Tucker and Rhett. Maternal grandparents are Denny and Donna Dewease of Vinton. Paternal grandparents are... »

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Smith, Jerry Richard

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Jerry Richard Smith, 69, of Roanoke died March 24, 2010, in Salem. Survivors include his wife Kay Bunn Smith; son Matthew Roy Smith and wife Wendy Evans Smith; grandchildren Jarred Luke Evans, Sarah Lauren Smith, Thomas Richard Smith and Codi Ashley Moon; brother Kenneth Douglas Smith; nephews Todd A. Smith and Mark E. Smith.... »

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Pearson, H. Clyde

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Henry Clyde Pearson of Salem died March 26, 2010, after celebrating his 85th birthday two weeks before. He was a retired federal bankruptcy judge for more than 28 years in southwestern Virginia courts. The Lee County native served in the U.S.Navy for three years; attended Union College in Barboursville, Ky., and graduated from the... »

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Lawrence, Irma Jean

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Irma Jean Lawrence, 77, of Salem died March 26, 2010. She was a professional care giver and a member of Christian Fellowship Church. Preceding her in death were her husband Marvin Edward Lawrence; daughters Janet Mills and June Grice, brother Elmo Thomas; sisters Margaret Franklin, Blanch Mounts, Edna Thomas and Katherine Thomas and Thelma... »

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Bunting, Richard “Dickie” Fry

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Bunting, Richard “Dickie” Fry Richard Fry Bunting, 80, who grew up in Salem and graduated from Andrew Lewis High School, died peacefully at his home in Charles City, Va., on March 20, 2010, after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s. Survivors include three children and five grandchildren, Strother Sharp and husband, John of Charles City, Richard St. John Bunting... »

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Anderson, Katherine V.

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Katherine V. Anderson, 88, of Salem died March 24, 2010. She was a graduate of Roanoke Memorial Hospital School of Practical Nursing. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh E. Anderson; and four siblings. Survivors include son Thom Anderson of Montvale, daughters and sons-in-law Phyllis A. and Tom Hale of Roanoke, Katie... »

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Buchanan will blossom with many activities in April

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Buchanan will blossom with many activities in April Buchanan will be a busy place when April arrives this week. It all starts with the town’s annual Arbor Day Celebration on Friday and ends the final weekend of the month when cannon fire roars and a couple hundred Civil War re-enactors duke it out in a cavalry charge during the “Battle of Buchanan.”... »

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Cabell Brand receives lifetime achievement award

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Cabell Brand receives lifetime achievement award SALEM – One of the first things Cabell Brand did years ago when he started into business was to join the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce. On March 30, the chamber gave back to him. The 87-year-old Salem resident was named the first recipient of the chamber’s Lifetime Achievement Award, in a surprise announcement... »

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