Archive for April, 2011

Glenvar Library will be razed and relocated during construction

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Glenvar Library will be razed and relocated during construction GLENVAR – By the winter of 2013, the cramped and outdated Glenvar Branch Library should be settled into its spacious new home with room for many more books, videos and recordings and magazines. But first, it will squeeze into temporary quarters at 2630 W. Main St. and the building people see today will be... »

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Autism creates challenges for child, family

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Autism creates challenges for child, family SALEM – A year ago, Mark and Sharon Ingerson’s family life was in shreds. Kaedan, their 4-year-old son, stripped off his clothes in public, had screaming temper tantrums, wouldn’t sleep, relieved himself all over the house – and couldn’t recognize his mommy and daddy. The couple didn’t know what was happening. All they knew... »

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Jones, Ralph “Scoop” L.

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Ralph (“Scoop”) Lorne Jones, 95, of Brandon Oaks community in Roanoke died on April 22, 2011. He formerly lived in Haileyville, Okla.; New York City and Chatham, N.J. He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (Betty) Cabell Brand Jones, of Salem. He is survived by a son, Gerald Stanton Jones, and his... »

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Two women arrested in ‘largest meth lab’ bust

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
Two women arrested in ‘largest meth lab’ bust CRAIG COUNTY – Two women were arrested when Craig County deputies and other officers busted what Sheriff Clifford Davidson and Virginia State Police Special Agent Mike Bowman are calling “the largest active meth lab ever discovered in Craig County.” The task force executed a search warrant on Tuesday, April 26, at 26616 Craig Creek... »

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Virginian writes epic novel about Korean War

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Virginian writes epic novel about Korean War SALEM – Before he was 25, Brewster Milton Robertson had gotten married, enlisted in the United States Army and shipped off to Korea. Robertson, who is now 82, weaves a love story through his latest novel, “Gone to Graveyards.” Of even more interest to those who served in the Korean War or loved someone... »

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Strickler, Michael Kent

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Michael Kent Strickler, 57 of New Castle passed away Friday, April 22, 2011. He was preceded in death by father Leo Kent Strickler, mother Alene Garst, daughter Jennifer Strickler Garst, and very special friend Susann Billow. Michael was a very loving and devoted friend, father, and pawpaw, who loved to fish and spend time... »

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Looney, Audrey Wade, Jr.

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Audrey Wade Looney Jr., 69, died April 22, 2011 at his home in New Castle from complications from lung cancer. Junior, as he was affectionately called by friends and family, was born Feb. 6, 1942 in Craig County to Audrey W. Looney Sr. and Hazel Fleeman Looney. He served in the United States Army... »

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Purple hanging tree boxes trap emerald ash borers

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011
Purple hanging tree boxes trap emerald ash borers CRAIG COUNTY  – Those mysterious bright purple “light fixtures” hanging in trees in Craig County are bug traps. More specifically, emerald ash borer traps put out under the auspices of the Virginia Department of Forestry and Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Craig County residents have begun noticing the traps, particularly along Upper... »

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South County Library expected to be complete in November

Monday, April 25th, 2011
South County Library expected to be complete in November CAVE SPRING – Imagine a library where patrons can order coffee and sit down in front of a fireplace with a good book. A place where more than 200 people can meet in the auditorium; where people in a hurry can use the drive-through to pick up books; and where friends can go to... »

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Taubman family will give Salem Museum $50,000

Friday, April 22nd, 2011
SALEM – The Salem Museum is getting $50,000 from the Taubman family that will go toward retiring the debt for the museum’s recent renovation and expansion. The announcement of the grant came April 21. Nick and Jenny Taubman, who were major donors of the new art museum in Roanoke that now bears the Taubman... »

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