Archive for September, 2010

Community reacting to deaths with grief, love

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Community reacting to deaths with grief, love Today, Vinton is a broken community. Two of Vinton’s own have died in a shocking murder-suicide. Many towns would be pulled apart at the seams in the face of such tragedy.  Yet in Vinton, the fibers that bind the community have just pulled tighter, enveloping two children who are in so much need. Vinton... »

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Documenting African nomads

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Documenting African nomads WEST AFRICA – Probably few people outside West Africa know about the Fulani people and even fewer white people – except Salemite Christoph Herby – can speak Fulfulde. In January, Herby and his Fulani friend will begin wandering across the bulge of Africa to document the lives of nomadic Fulani herders. He and his... »

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16th Mountain Magic in Fall Bluegrass, Antiques, Crafts Festival Saturday in Buchanan

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
16th Mountain Magic in Fall Bluegrass, Antiques, Crafts Festival Saturday in Buchanan On Saturday, for the 16th consecutive year, Buchanan’s downtown will be busy with the Mountain Magic In Fall Bluegrass, Antiques and Crafts Festival. The October street festival has been a staple in the town’s revitalization efforts that started in the mid-1990s; and now it’s perhaps the largest single-day event in the county. The festival... »

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Brother initiates cross-country bicycle journey to benefit widowed sister

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Brother initiates cross-country bicycle journey to benefit widowed sister SALEM – Two Salem High School graduates and a cousin are bicycling across country to raise money for recent widows and widowers who have young children. Dan Petersen, his cousin Jonathan Miller and Eric Maughan plan to start out Oct. 4 from Virginia to ride coast to coast to support widows like Dan’s sister,... »

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Rescue squad has new life-saving technology

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Rescue squad has new life-saving technology CRAIG COUNTY – Craig County emergency responders in Craig County have “come out of the dark ages,” in the words of Jim Cady “We’ve come out of the dark ages,” he said, referring to the Craig County Volunteer Rescue Squad that has seen its share of hard times as far as both staff and... »

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Blue Ridge’s community cemetery is just that — for the community

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Blue Ridge’s community cemetery is just that — for the community One of the most important—and certainly among the oldest—fixtures in the Blue Ridge community lies on a sloping hillside between Webster Road and Colonial Road not far off US 460. Brick pillars on both roads mark the entrances to this community treasure that is simply called Glade Creek Cemetery. It is the final resting... »

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Lord Botetourt, James River teams running in Metro Cross Country Race

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
Lord Botetourt, James River teams running in Metro Cross Country Race The 37th annual Metro Cross Country Race will be held at Green Hill Park today, Sept. 29. The Lord Botetourt and James River boys and girls are entered in the event, which includes most of the schools in the Roanoke Valley. The women’s varsity race will begin at 5 p.m., followed by the men’s... »

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LB wins first BRD volleyball game; pink will be the color at game at RMMS on Tuesday

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
LB wins first BRD volleyball game; pink will be the color at game at RMMS on Tuesday The Lord Botetourt volleyball team opened the Blue Ridge District schedule with a win over Staunton River in Moneta last Thursday. The Cavaliers took a 25-19, 25-11, 25-10 win. “We played well,” said LB coach Cheryl Shockley. “They’re young and they struggled with service receive.” Macey Tyree had five aces to lead LB, and... »

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Costello receives Shining Example tourism award

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
Costello receives Shining Example tourism award The Botetourt County Office of Tourism received the Shining Example Award in the category “Tourism for Tomorrow” from the Southeast Tourism Society at its meeting in Greenville, S.C. on September 8. The Shining Example Awards highlight the best work in travel and tourism across a 12-state region. This award recognizes the accomplishments of a... »

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Botetourt lifts burning ban

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010
The burning ban in Botetourt County has been lifted thanks to nearly three days of rain that dropped from 1.5 to 5.5 inches of rain on the county. The Board of Supervisors voted to lift the ban at its Tuesday afternoon meeting, right after affirming the ban that went into place nearly two weeks... »

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