Archive for August, 2010

‘The Pig’ prepares to make a comeback

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
SALEM – The pig is coming back. It isn’t the same pig, of course, that sat next to now-gone Henry’s Memphis BBQ but the new pig is a few yards away on West Main Street, just down the street from the first one. West Main Pig II is next to Crossroads Hobby Shop at... »

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Pitt Boss BBQ owner wins chance of a lifetime

Friday, August 27th, 2010
Pitt Boss BBQ owner wins chance of a lifetime CAVE SPRING–Walking into Pitt Boss BBQ on Brambleton Avenue is like walking into an Oakland Raiders clubhouse. Banners hang on the walls reminding guests of the Raiders’ Super Bowl XV win, and guests who spot owner James Tedesco are likely to see him sporting a Raiders t-shirt, or catch a glimpse of the Raiders... »

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Show Time: It’ll be River’s ‘old guys’ vs. the Cavs’ ‘young guys’ Friday night

Friday, August 27th, 2010
BOTETOURT – New time, new season, same rivalry. The football season will kick off tonight when Lord Botetourt plays host to James River in the annual intra-county game. This year’s game will begin at 7 p.m., moving up a half-hour from recent years. Most of the local districts, except for the River Ridge, will... »

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Mock chase gives Salem Police experience

Thursday, August 26th, 2010
Mock chase gives Salem Police experience SALEM – Lights flashing, dust flying, police with guns drawn. The scenario today on a gravel road next to the Salem Civic Center looked real enough – until bystanders noticed the guns were red. What looked like cops and robbers was role playing to teach Salem Police officers the right way to drive while... »

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Youth invited to annual JAKES shooting day on Sept. 18

Thursday, August 26th, 2010
BOTETOURT – Youth 7-17 are invited for an afternoon learning and enjoying the shooting sports and about wild turkeys during the annual JAKES Day Saturday, Sept. 18. The free event, which has been moved to 1-6 p.m. in the afternoon, provides an opportunity for youth to shoot air rifles, .22 rifles, shotgun, archery, crossbow... »

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2005 William Byrd graduate returns to teach

Thursday, August 26th, 2010
2005 William Byrd graduate returns to teach VINTON–It was just five years ago that Matt Bartley walked through William Byrd High School’s hallways as a student. When he called his teachers Mr. and Mrs.  When he took tests, and played in the marching band, and spent most of his time at a desk. Now Bartley is getting his shot on the... »

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Hokie fans will be in heaven

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Hokie fans will be in heaven If you are a Hokie fan, a REAL Hokie fan, here’s something you can’t do without. And as Billy Mays used to say, “YOU CAN GET IT TODAY AT A BARGAIN PRICE IF YOU ACT NOW!!!” Chris Colston, one of the biggest Hokie fans I know, has put together an unbelievable magazine, “Hokie Football... »

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Botetourt board rejects BP’s request to let wind data tower stand

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
The meteorological data collection tower (MET) BP Wind Energy put on North Mountain 16 months ago is coming down. The Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Tuesday evening to deny a special exceptions permit (SEP) and zoning ordinance text amendment to allow the tower to stand. BP Wind Energy erected the tower in April 2009... »

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100-year-old still in the game

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
100-year-old still in the game At 100, Tony Hehn is still very much in the game – the Bingo game, that is. For more years than he can remember, Hehn has helped out with Bingo games sponsored by the American Legion Post 3 in Salem. Tuesday night Hehn was greeting early-comers to the game, and preparing to sell Bingo “papers,”... »

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Sheriff, state seize 306 marijuana plants in county

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010
Sheriff, state seize 306 marijuana plants in county CRAIG COUNTY – More than 300 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $306,000 were seized in Craig County, Sheriff Clifford Davidson confirmed today. The sheriff said on Aug. 25 the plants were located and seized after an aerial search by a Virginia National Guard helicopter Aug. 16-17. The fly over was conducted... »

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