Archive for August, 2011

Somali-Bantu make success of farming, American style

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Somali-Bantu make success of farming, American style CATAWBA – Baskets of yellow-and-white corn, yellow crook-neck squash and zucchini, green beans, vine-ripe tomatoes – and bright bunches of flowers – glow like jewels on tables at the Catawba Valley Farmers Market after a late afternoon thunderstorm. Hajiro Weheliye and Yussuf Musa didn’t eat that kind of squash and some of the other... »

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Hughes, Pastor Jerry R.

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Pastor Jerry R. Hughes, 65, of Catawba went to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. He was pastor of First Baptist Church in New Castle for 15 years. He was a pastor and sang in gospel groups for over 32 years. He was also a missionary with World Venture. He... »

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Benefit for SPCA continues

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Benefit for SPCA continues NEW CASTLE – Senior Girl Scout Olivia Dudding is in the final phase of raising money for her Gold Award Project for the Roanoke Valley SPCA. She collected money at the Craig CountyFarm Expo in May and at other times from individuals who gave her donations for animals at the shelter that serves Craig... »

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Strolling for a cure for Rett Syndrome

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
Strolling for a cure for Rett Syndrome SALEM  – Petrina Pate has a case of “cautious optimism.” In February, she found out something that gave her joyous chills. Rett Syndrome had successfully been reversed during research on a laboratory mouse. Additionally, the first phase of human testing began and is currently showing promise. For Petrina and her husband, Rick, the news... »

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Public meeting on Parkway’s future Sept. 1 at Explore Park

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
A public meeting will be held Thursday, Sept. 1 from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Explore Park Visitor Center Auditorium (Milepost 115.1) concerning the future of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The meeting is an opportunity for the public to review and comment on an Environmental Assessment, which may impact the Roanoke Valley Trail... »

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Montgomery Publishing, LLC to purchase seven community newspapers

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Montgomery Publishing, LLC entered into a purchase agreement to acquire seven sister community newspapers in the Roanoke Valley and New River Valley today. Wayne Brockenbrough and Dolores Brockenbrough are principals in Montgomery Publishing, LLC and are former owners of the Radford News Journal and News Messenger in Montgomery County—two of the papers in the... »

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Roanoke man arrested after late-night chase in Blue Ridge

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
BLUE RIDGE – More than 20 law enforcement officers, a Virginia State Police helicopter, an estimated 30 fire fighters and rescue personnel from eight organizations, and a tracking dog were involved Wednesday night and Thursday morning in a series of events spread across a nine-square-mile area of the Blue Ridge section of Botetourt County.... »

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Hening birth

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Hening birth Mr. and Mrs. William Ross Hening of Salem announce the birth of their son George Alexander Ross Hening on July 15, 2011, at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. George weighed 8 pounds, 1.8 ounces and was 20-3/4 inches long. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. R. Randall Hanson III of Salem, Mr. and Mrs.... »

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Fitzgerald-Fielder

Thursday, August 25th, 2011
Fitzgerald-Fielder Cathy Fielder and Michael Fitzgerald were united in marriage Aug. 8 in an intimate ceremony at Lake Spring Park under the gazebo officiated by Walter Knight. The bride is the daughter of H. Don Fielder and Linda Fielder and Audrey and Richard Huffman, all of Salem. The groom is the son of Cherry Fitzgerald... »

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Runaway garbage truck trashes home in SW Roanoke County

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
CAVE SPRING - While most people in Roanoke were still reeling from and questioning the Valley’s afternoon earthquake rattling, residents of Littlehorn Dr., in the Cave Spring area of Southwestern Roanoke County, were rattled roughly a half an hour later by something quite stronger.  A garbage truck.  A runaway garbage truck, rolling backwards to be... »

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