Archive for May, 2010

Christiansburg soldier learns military branch cooperation

Monday, May 31st, 2010
Christiansburg soldier learns military branch cooperation POPE AIR FORCE BASE, N.C. – Even in the military, moving tons of equipment and personnel to places like Haiti and Chile to secure an airfield for contingency operations is no easy task. However, for the son of a Christiansburg man, learning some of the tricks of the trade has made the job a... »

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Man makes annual Memorial Day trek to Radford to honor father

Monday, May 31st, 2010
Man makes annual Memorial Day trek to Radford to honor father RADFORD – Each year on Memorial Day weekend, E.J. Vaught, Jr. returns to his hometown of Radford to honor the memory of his father, Elmer J. Vaught, Sr. Vaught, Sr. is one of the 59 Radford men who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in U.S. wars from World War I on. His name, along... »

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Annual Dana Palmer Memorial Scholarship weekend activities

Friday, May 28th, 2010
Annual Dana Palmer Memorial Scholarship weekend activities The 5th Annual Dana Palmer Memorial Scholarship weekend is going on this weekend, Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29 in Radford. On Friday evening, May 28, there will be a gospel/inspirational sing at the Radford High School Auditorium beginning at 7 p.m. Donations will be accepted. On Saturday, May 29 from 11 a.m.... »

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Davidsons celebrates 100th anniversary

Friday, May 28th, 2010
Davidsons celebrates 100th anniversary CAVE SPRING – Joseph Davidson saw his store through two World Wars and the Great Depression. Now it is his grandson’s job to carry Davidsons men’s clothing store through the current recession unscathed. That leaves big shoes for his grandson to fill. Joseph Davidson was an immigrant from Lithuania, with big dreams and even bigger... »

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450 motorcyclists leave Salem to ‘Run for the Wall’

Friday, May 28th, 2010
450 motorcyclists leave Salem to ‘Run for the Wall’ SALEM- More than 450 motorcycle riders roared out of Salem early this morning on the last leg of their journey from California to the Vietnam Memorial, better known as “The Wall.” Although the majority of the riders were veterans, many of whom served in the Vietnam War, others were passionate supporters of the annual... »

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Stovall announces bid for sheriff

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Stovall announces bid for sheriff ROANOKE COUNTY–On Wednesday evening, Vinton resident Mike Stovall announced that he intends to run for Roanoke County sheriff in November. Stovall is the current Chairman and Vinton Magisterial District representative on the Roanoke County School Board. He has considered running for Roanoke County Sheriff before, but refused to run against Gerald Holt, who held... »

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Buchanan’s 61st Memorial Day Service Monday at 11 a.m.

Thursday, May 27th, 2010
BOTETOUT – Vietnam veteran and former prisoner of war David Harker will be the guest speaker at the 61st annual Memorial Day Service in Fairview Cemetery in Buchanan on Monday, May 31 at 11 a.m. The service is sponsored by American Legion Post 93 and the public is invited for the outdoor ceremony. Some... »

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Television show about rare coin films in Salem

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Television show about rare coin films in Salem SALEM – For 40 years, Salem resident Ryan Givens thought the 1913 Liberty Head nickel in his closet was a worthless counterfeit. Little did he know that his uncle’s coin would one day make his family famous. Givens’ uncle, the late George Walton, was a well-known collector: guns, stamps, and especially coins were his... »

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Jones, Elmer Gerald “Bish”

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Jones, Elmer Gerald “Bish” Elmer Gerald “Bish” Jones, 83, of Roanoke passed away peacefully on Friday, May 14, 2010. He was born July 23, 1926 in the Sinking Creek Valley of Craig County, and was a son of the late Denny W. and Emily Echols Jones. He attended Old Bethel United Methodist Church in Craig County. He was... »

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Moore, Melissa “Missy”

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Melissa “Missy” S. Moore, 24, of Salem and formerly of Craig County went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 20, 2010. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert Nelson and Ida Mae Fridley. She is survived by her parents, Vance and Martha Fridley Moore; brother Brandon Moore; nephew Ian Moore;... »

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