Archive for November, 2010

Facebook page makes a big difference for small business

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
Facebook page makes a big difference for small business They call it the ripple effect. Someone makes the smallest action, such as dropping a pebble into a pond, and the ripples go on and on. Lora Manning Trout must have dropped in a boulder, because her ripple effect is causing a movement throughout the Roanoke Valley. With a Facebook page called Promote Commotion,... »

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The Advancement Foundation holds holiday charity auction

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
VINTON–There are only a select few people in the world who have ridden in a racecar going 165 mph, or thrown out the first pitch of a professional baseball game.  Almost as rare is the chance to spend a day with a broadcast journalist or a town mayor, to fly along as an aerial... »

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Grandma walks 8,000 miles to recruit bone marrow donors

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Grandma walks 8,000 miles to recruit bone marrow donors SALEM – The two people Jeana Moore is most looking forward to seeing at the completion of her almost 8,000-mile planned walk from Washington State to New York City in January are her 3-year-old granddaughter Jada – and a young man from Germany that the little girl has never met, but who saved her... »

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Rt. 460-11 widening promises to ease congestion

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Rt. 460-11 widening promises to ease congestion GLENVAR – Western Roanoke County will have a welcoming gateway by the time the U.S. 460-11 widening project is completed in about 1-1/2 years. That’s what Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Chairman Butch Church is looking forward to. Church voiced those sentiments at the official groundbreaking for the project Nov. 17, held in front... »

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Students get eye-opening reality check

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Students get eye-opening reality check CRAIG COUNTY  – Craig County middle and high school students recently got a glimpse into what the future might hold for them depending upon the choices they make in life. This is the second year Craig County schools participated in the Reality Store, a program designed to give students real life experiences they will... »

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Wilson-Stockton

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Wilson-Stockton Msg. John “Carson” and Susan Wilson of Salem proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Nicole Wilson, to Coty T. Stockton, son of Cheryl Stockton of Salem and Michael Stockton of Floyd. Amber is the granddaughter of Tommy and Justine McKee of Vinton and the late Rev. John L and Zola Wilson of... »

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Artice Ledbetter named to Salem School Board

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Artice Ledbetter named to Salem School Board SALEM – Parent Artice Ledbetter has been named to the Salem School Board to fill the seat being vacated the end of this year by longtime member William Sinkler. Salem City Council unanimously approved Ledbetter Monday night, along with reappointing School Board Member Sally Southard. Sinkler’s term will end Dec. 31. Ledbetter and her... »

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Lewis basketball teams sweep two from Pulaski

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
Lewis basketball teams sweep two from Pulaski The basketball and wrestling seasons are underway at Andrew Lewis Middle School and the teams have met with mixed success. The boys broke into the win column Tuesday and the girls have won three straight. The boys lost their first four games but broke out of it Tuesday with a 33-31 win over Pulaski.... »

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Democrat Mumpower announces run for Delegate seat

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
ROANOKE COUNTY – The owner of Ginger’s Jewelery has announced she is running for the 8th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, previously held by H. Morgan Griffith of Salem. Democrat Ginger Mumpower was expected to be nominated by the local Democratic Party caucus scheduled Tuesday night after this week’s early press... »

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Police ask community’s help in finding suspects who approached boy

Monday, November 22nd, 2010
SALEM – Police are asking for help from the community in locating two young men who approached an 11-year-old boy walking in his neighborhood last week. A mother who was driving and saw the truck reported she saw two young white men, about 19 or 20 years old, who appeared to be trying to... »

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