Archive for July, 2010

Roanoke County Police find meth lab near Vinton

Friday, July 30th, 2010
Roanoke County Police discovered what they confirmed is a meth lab in the 2800 block of Riverview Road near Vinton Friday morning, July 30. The police were responding to an unrelated investigation with Social Services Friday morning at 9:14 a.m. At the time, officers observed evidence consistent with a met lab operation. The Virginia... »

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New Cave Spring Elementary assistant principal ready for challenge

Friday, July 30th, 2010
New Cave Spring Elementary assistant principal ready for challenge CAVE SPRING–Whether whitewater kayaking, hiking a 24-mile loop with only her dog for company, or moving to a town 500 miles from anyone she knew, Kimberly Smith has always had a spirit for adventure. Taking on a new job as assistant principal of Cave Spring Elementary School, Smith is ready to put that bold... »

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Library assistant adds twist to knitting circle

Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Library assistant adds twist to knitting circle VINTON–For years, Kimberly Burnette-Dean spent her days at Explore Park’s Hofauger House. Like many 19th century housewives, Burnette-Dean’s job was to cook, care for livestock, and spin fiber into yarn. Unlike most housewives, she was doing this for an audience, mostly schoolchildren. Watching her spin raw fiber into yarn at Yack and Yarn at... »

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Troutville Town Park Cat’s Meow available at Party on Porch Sunday

Thursday, July 29th, 2010
Troutville Town Park Cat’s Meow available at Party on Porch Sunday TROUTVILLE – The “Friends of the Park” in Troutville and Apple Barn II have teamed up to produce a Cat’s Meow of the Troutville Town Park. The new collectible will be available at Apple Barn II on Lee Highway this Sunday, Aug. 1 during a “Party on the Porch” from noon to 5 p.m.... »

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On the swampy road to alligators

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
On the swampy road to alligators SOUTH GEORGIA – We were on the road to watch alligators, to eat fried catfish and visit relatives living and dead, not necessarily in that order. If you read my column last week, you know I was consumed with a need to get my Georgia fix, so Bill and I set off on a... »

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Gators third among 14 in RVAA City-County meet

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Gators third among 14 in RVAA City-County meet SALEM – The Stonegate Swim Club finished third overall and Hidden Valley was third in Division 2 as the Salem YMCA played host to the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association City-County Swim meet last weekend. Hunting Hills was the overall champion of the meet with 11,537.6 points, while the Roanoke Country Club was second with... »

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Year of the (Painted) Pig ends

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Year of the (Painted) Pig ends SALEM – The much-painted pig is gone. Long live the pig, at least, in memory and photographs. It all started more than a year ago with the otherwise naked concrete pig in front of Henry’s Memphis BBQ on West Main Street. Initially, after owner Henry Caldwell asked people to suggest what color the pig... »

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Weiss satisfied with his weekend racing results

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Weiss satisfied with his weekend racing results John Fleming Sports correspondent RADFORD – Radford pro cyclist Scottie Weiss spent the weekend racing in the Blacksburg Cycling Classic, a series of three events with divisions for all ages and ability levels held this past weekend in Blacksburg (CRC Criterium), Christiansburg (Mudpike Time Trial), and Craig County (Maggie Valley Road Race). Weiss would... »

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Probst, Peppers claim titles in Christiansburg 5K

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Probst, Peppers claim titles in Christiansburg 5K By David J. Bisset CHRISTIANSBURG – How do you beat the heat and humidity on the final week of July? Well for over 100 runners throughout the New River Valley and as far away as Lexington and Bristol, the best way is to run in the annual Cruisin Christiansburg 5K and Fun Run. Runners... »

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Circuit Court Clerk candidates list continues to grow

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
Circuit Court Clerk candidates list continues to grow CRAIG COUNTY – Virginia State Police Trooper Trevor Craddock is the latest among seven candidates to announce in The New Castle Record that he is running for the Craig County Circuit Court Clerk’s position. Other candidates are current Clerk Sharon Braden who was deputy clerk before Bostic retired Dec. 31; and the Rev. Bill... »

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