Archive for October, 2011

‘Baby Kitty’ was some cat

Monday, October 31st, 2011
‘Baby Kitty’ was some cat How do you console a grown child who’s had to face one of the toughest decisions of her life? Daughter Meredith called a couple of weeks ago to tell us she had decided it was time to say goodbye to Baby Kitty. Miss Baby had been her furry companion for more than 14 years... »

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Board of Supervisors Candidate Seymour wants to be the voice of taxpayers

Friday, October 28th, 2011
CAVE SPRING–Stan Seymour had complaints about the way local government was being run. His wife told him to “stop complaining or run himself,” prompting his campaign for the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, an office in which he believes he can be a voice of change for the Roanoke Valley. For Seymour, local elected... »

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Board of Supervisors Incumbent Moore hopes to be “listening ear” for citizens

Friday, October 28th, 2011
CAVE SPRING–Charlotte Moore first ventured into politics when she was in her fifties. Faced with an issue she couldn’t get an answer to from local officials, Moore decided to run for office herself. She wanted to be a listening ear for the citizens of the Cave Spring District, providing them with real answers in... »

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Cave Spring Board of Supervisors Candidate Assaid Views Public Service as a Privilege

Friday, October 28th, 2011
Cave Spring Board of Supervisors Candidate Assaid Views Public Service as a Privilege George Assaid spent years dealing with the public as Development Review Coordinator for Roanoke County, working as a liaison on land use issues between the County, developers, contractors, and citizens, and as Capital Improvements Project Coordinator for Roanoke County Schools. He enjoyed the day to day interaction with the residents of Roanoke County, answering... »

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DARE footballs flying through the stands

Friday, October 28th, 2011
DARE footballs flying through the stands Submitted photo RADFORD – The Radford City Sheriff’s Office’s DARE program has donated a big bunch of miniature Bobcat black and gold footballs to the high school to throw out to the kids at football games. Showing off the footballs are Radford High School students (left-to-right, front) Lindsay Creger, Jordan Herring, Kassidy Lampert and... »

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History Chat in Christiansburg

Friday, October 28th, 2011
History Chat in Christiansburg CHRISTIANSBURG- Bob Poff, the new owner of the historic Barnes-Surface Motor Co. and Virginia Inn building, 4 W. Main St., Christiansburg, hosted the Montgomery Museum’s History Chat on Saturday, October 22. A tour of the city-block-sized building followed a slide show of historic photos. Poff encouraged folks to chat about their remembrances of the... »

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Roller Derby more than just girls on skates

Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Roller Derby more than just girls on skates ROANOKE VALLEY - Thinking of girls hanging out at skating rinks seems more like a flashback from the late seventies, but thinking that way about the Star City Roller Girls would be a mistake.   The team, made up of women who range in age from their 20’s to their 40’s, is flat track roller derby... »

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‘Tis the season for coming out of broom closets

Thursday, October 27th, 2011
‘Tis the season for coming out of broom closets ROANOKE - This is certainly the time of year for witches, it is nearly impossible to turn around without seeing one.  In Elmwood Park on October 22 there were real witches though.  Witches, druids, wiccans, Goddess-worshipers, pagans, and more.  No, this wasn’t a Halloween party, it was Roanoke’s first ever Pagan Pride Day.  During the... »

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Pumpkin beers offer a unique taste of the season

Thursday, October 27th, 2011
Pumpkin beers offer a unique taste of the season When many people think of beer they think of the big guys, Budweiser, Coors, and Miller.  They think of beer as tasting like, well, beer from one of those breweries.  Thinking like that though is limiting your palette to a very small selection.  The world of microbrewed and craft brewed beers can help open... »

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Raider’s kin has peaceful visit to Salem

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011
Raider’s kin has peaceful visit to Salem SALEM – A nephew of the Civil War general who led an attack on Salem came to town last week, and met up with a nephew of a man who lost his life fighting those troops. Ralph Rhodes of Churchville, Pa., visited the Salem Museum on Oct. 20 to do some research . Rhodes... »

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