Archive for December, 2011

Visit to museum worth the trip

Friday, December 30th, 2011
Visit to museum worth the trip By Pat Brown Correspondent Among your New Year’s resolutions, you may want to promise yourself that you will make a visit to the Montgomery County Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center at 300 South Pepper Street in Christiansburg. Located in a quiet residential part of town, the museum has fascinating collections and displays,... »

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Christmas tree on Bridle Lane is more than a yard ornament

Friday, December 30th, 2011
Christmas tree on Bridle Lane is more than a yard ornament ROANOKE - Before Halloween has even arrived the stores begin filling with decorations and gifts for the upcoming Christmas season.  Americans spent $15.8 billion dollars on new decorations in 2005 alone.  Since that time more and more yards have become decorated with a variety of blow-up decorations.  Items which range from motorcycle riding Santas, scenes... »

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Vinton Police Department Bobcop website enhances communication between citizens and police

Friday, December 30th, 2011
Vinton Police Department Bobcop website enhances communication between citizens and police VINTON–One of the goals Vinton Police Chief Ben Cook has for his department is to keep up with advances in technology. Master Sergeant Jimmy Testerman is contributing to the realization of that goal by the improvements he is making to the Vinton Police Department website. When officers are up for promotion, they are asked... »

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Signs of the Holidays in Radford City

Friday, December 30th, 2011
Signs of the Holidays in Radford City Signs of Christmas could be found all around Radford City. Here are a few examples of what could be found around the city. Photos submitted by Bryant Altizer »

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Field of Dreams Doggie Day School provides a nurturing environment for pets

Friday, December 30th, 2011
Field of Dreams Doggie Day School provides a nurturing environment for pets Individual attention, structured activities, playtime, naptime, cubbies for personal belongings, informal diagnostic testing, daily progress reports. It sounds like the ideal place to leave your child for the day. In fact, according to the staff at Vinton’s Field of Dreams Doggie Day School, it’s the perfect place for your dog. Located on Jackson Avenue... »

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Santas all through the house, all year long

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Santas all through the house, all year long CATAWBA – It’s Christmas all year long at Brenda and John Starkey’s home in Catawba. They live with hundreds of his hand-carved Santas who stand on shelves, perch over doorways, on mantels and, of course, hang on the family’s Christmas tree. And then there is John Starkey’s workshop. In The Woodshed Carving Shop that... »

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Christmas Trees at The Inn on the Virginia Tech campus

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011
Christmas Trees at The Inn on the Virginia Tech campus Blacksburg | December 2011 Submitted by Jon Fleming Once again this year, ornate trees sponsored by local businesses and organizations line the hallway at the Inn at Virginia Tech. »

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Vinton Town Council approves purchase of rights of way and easements by Appalachian Power Company

Saturday, December 24th, 2011
VINTON–Vinton Town Council met in Chambers on December 20 for their regular third Tuesday session. The main item on the agenda was consideration of a request from Appalachian Power Company to purchase several rights of way and easements on property owned by the Town in order to complete the Huntington Court Transmission Line.  This... »

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Vinton, Mount Pleasant, and Bonsack celebrate the holiday season

Saturday, December 24th, 2011
Vinton, Mount Pleasant, and Bonsack celebrate the holiday season VINTON—The communities of Vinton, Mount Pleasant, and Bonsack celebrated the holiday season in many ways this week, from performing in Christmas programs, to decorating, to playing Santa to the less fortunate.                                              ... »

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Vinton to welcome 2012 with New Year’s Eve Gala

Saturday, December 24th, 2011
VINTON–Vinton Chamber of Commerce President Sabrina Weeks invites revelers to usher in the New Year in Vinton this year. “We hope people will join us for a fun-filled evening of celebration as the Town of Vinton and the Vinton Chamber of Commerce rings in the New Year. Last year was a memorable event; please... »

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