Archive for November, 2011

Buddy raises $650 in RVSPCA Walk for Animals

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Buddy raises $650 in RVSPCA Walk for Animals Therapy dog Buddy of Salem and his owner, Jeanette Templeton, took part in the Roanoke Valley SPCA Walk for the Animals on Oct. 30 and raised $650. They are regular visitors to see her father, Andy Pillis, and other residents at Richfield’s Joseph C. Thomas Center. Buddy and his canine companion Lil also visit... »

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Two sentenced on Craig drug charges

Monday, November 28th, 2011
CRAIG COUNTY – Two more Craig County drug defendants arrested a year ago have been sentenced and released for time served. Both still have prison time hanging over their heads that could go into effect if they get into trouble again. Alfred John Erber was sentenced to 10 years for two charges of selling... »

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Pathfinders for the Greenways to begin work on Gladetown Loop Trail

Saturday, November 26th, 2011
Pathfinders for the Greenways to begin work on Gladetown Loop Trail VINTON – At the November 15 Town Council in the Neighborhood meeting in Vinton’s Gladetown community, Planning and Zoning Director Anita McMillan presented residents with an aerial map of the proposed Gladetown Loop Trail. This trail will extend an existing footpath into a trail that will one day join up with the rest of... »

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Alla Globchak Ward makes it to America; then, last week, becomes a US citizen

Friday, November 25th, 2011
Alla Globchak Ward makes it to America; then, last week, becomes a US citizen ROANOKE COUNTY - By 9 a.m. on the morning of November 18 the second floor of the Poff Building located in downtown Roanoke was full with friends, family members, and 44 people waiting to officially become American citizens.  They came from all over the world: Morocco, Haiti, Kyrgyzstan, United Kingdom, India, China, Turkey, and more. ... »

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Quilters at Lutheran Church

Friday, November 25th, 2011
Quilters at Lutheran Church BLACKSBURG – They carefully thread their needles then lean over the table to push them down through cloth and batting.  Pressing down hard at one end of the needle, each worker grips the sharp, pointed end between two fingers to draw it up and out.  They tie strong knots by hand and snip the... »

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Water system improvements complete

Friday, November 25th, 2011
RADFORD – The City of Radford implemented the final stages of water system operation changes in the east end of the city last week that could positively impact development by increasing water capacity. “Water distribution system improvements made over the two years include construction of a new storage tank, new water mains, and... »

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Reviving the Long Way Home: City holds public forum to discuss new historic drama

Friday, November 25th, 2011
RADFORD – City leaders are inviting the community to get a conversation started about the possibility of developing a new outdoor drama in Radford, telling the iconic survival story of Mary Draper Ingles. The “Community Conversation” will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Radford City Council Chambers. The story of... »

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Dinner club brings families together

Thursday, November 24th, 2011
Dinner club brings families together VINTON - As the weekend comes to an end, several friends and families in Vinton find themselves at the home of Vince and Evette Bennett on Ashley Court in Vinton.  With chairs and tables laid out in a large circle in the garage they laugh, play music, share gossip from the week, make plans for... »

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Vintonites participate in annual Drumstick Dash

Thursday, November 24th, 2011
Vintonites participate in annual Drumstick Dash VINTON - On Thanksgiving many families will come together and bond over a buffet of food at meals held throughout the day.  It is a day that leaves people as stuffed as the turkey was when it went in the oven.  A day where many will wake up and start their cooking while that first... »

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Around the dining room table

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011
A fellow writer and member of The Writers Bridge recently posted a listing for a round oak pedestal dining room table she wanted to get a new home in time for Thanksgiving. I would have jumped at the opportunity except that owner Joann Melton lives in the St. Louis, Mo., area. It’s not that... »

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