Archive for June, 2010

Hugs help the hurting

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Editor’s note: This column was first published March 2, 2006. He was our firstborn, who taught us everything from how to diaper a baby boy quickly, to the finer points of soccer. We watched him develop from a child to a teenager and then into the responsible and caring young man we had raised... »

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Burning biomass may help Roanoke Cement reduce its overall carbon footprint

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
One of Botetourt’s biggest industries is taking a major step in being one of its biggest “green” industries. Roanoke Cement Co. (RCC) is putting the necessary equipment in place so it can start trials to begin using “biomass” to help fire its cement kilns. The investment, which Plant Manager Kevin Baird called substantial, is... »

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Buchanan carnival continues, July 4th Parade Sunday

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Buchanan carnival continues, July 4th Parade Sunday There will be a parade and fireworks Sunday in Buchanan to commemorate the Fourth of July. The Buchanan Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Fourth of July Parade at 6 p.m. (lineup is at 5 p.m. on South Main Street). Firework are at 11 p.m. on the Carnival Grounds at the end of... »

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Residents foresee a greener, ‘prettier’ Glenvar

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Residents foresee a greener, ‘prettier’ Glenvar GLENVAR – Landscaped medians, sidewalks, integrated villages of businesses, doctor’s offices, shops and restaurants – and no more heavy industry. That’s what residents at a community “visioning” meeting want to see for their Glenvar community along West Main Street within 20 years. They expressed those desires Tuesday night when about 80 people showed up... »

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Walter Reed’s ‘Wounded Warriors’ visit gliderport

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Walter Reed’s ‘Wounded Warriors’ visit gliderport NEW CASTLE – Veterans from the Wounded Warriors Project at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., were the honored guests Friday night at the Blue Ridge Soaring Society’s New Castle International Gliderport. Friday night was not exactly what one would term status quo at the gliderport owned by Lanier and Techla Frantz.... »

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New Castle man pleads guilty in federal court

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
After pleading guilty in federal court Monday morning to one count of theft of public funds, Jordan E. Spence of New Castle now faces the possibility of up to a year in prison and a maximum fine of $100,000. By his plea in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke,... »

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Falls calling it a career after 58 years on Buchanan’s Main Street

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Falls calling it a career after 58 years on Buchanan’s Main Street An icon in Buchanan’s downtown is going home—at least some days he’ll be at home. After 58 years of retailing on one side of Main Street or the other, Bobby Falls has decided to retire. And in the process, he’s having a “Retirement Sale” at The Family Furniture Gallery. The 75-year-old Falls isn’t abandoning... »

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Tincher enjoying hr latest softball endeavor with All-Stars and 6-girl exhibition team

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
Tincher enjoying hr latest softball endeavor with All-Stars and 6-girl exhibition team Don’t call her Rosie. Angela Tincher wants to be just one of the girls. Tincher, the former James River and Virginia Tech softball pitching star, is the centerpiece of a new six-girl softball team called “Dynasty 6.” Tincher is the pitcher and five other girls play the field against full teams of challengers, usually... »

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Botetourt Post 240 off to its best start ever

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
Botetourt Post 240 off to its best start ever The Botetourt Post 240 American Legion baseball team is off to its best start ever. Botetourt is 4-3 after taking two of three games last week. Post 240 continues to pound the ball, scoring 35 runs in the three games. Botetourt scored 16 runs Friday night at Ferrum College in a game against Franklin... »

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The Glebe files for Chapter 11 protection while restructuring secured debt

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
BOTETOURT – The Glebe Inc. voluntarily filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on Monday, according to a news release from its parent organization, Virginia Baptist Homes Inc. (VBH). The move is an effort to continue to serve its residents while restructuring its secured debt, according to a news release... »

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