Archive for January, 2012

Bike Kitchen program to open in C’Burg

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Bike Kitchen program to open in C’Burg The program offers low-cost and free services such as bicycle recycling, repairs and education with a focus on serving economically challenged members and youth of the New River Valley Blacksburg’s Beth and Jerry Lohman had been thinking about alternative transportation in the New River Valley for a long, long time. They wanted to start... »

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Removal of railroad ties complete

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Removal of railroad ties complete RADFORD – The removal of nearly two million railroad ties that have been buried along Radford’s riverfront for decades is now complete, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality said Thursday. “The cleanup of almost 2 million railroad ties from a site in Radford brings to an end a multi-year effort to clear the former... »

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Pickle bill dies in committee

Monday, January 30th, 2012
There won’t be home-canned pickles for sale in Virginia farmers’ markets again this year – legally. This afternoon House of Delegates’ Bill 46 died in the Agriculture Committee when no committee member made a motion to advance it. The bill was filed by 8th District Delegate Greg Habeeb, a Republican who represents Craig County,... »

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Wooly Belle showcases local artisans

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Wooly Belle showcases local artisans VINTON–Amanda Bishop gets to do for a living what most people do for fun: she makes and sells crafts. Whatever strikes her fancy and is affordable, she learns to create. Then she shares her creations and interests with others. The possibilities are endless. She and her mother, Pam Bishop, travelled the weekend craft show... »

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Hampden Hills Tax Service thrives

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
Hampden Hills Tax Service thrives VINTON–Children who grow up to be teachers often get their start lining up dolls and other neighborhood children to instruct. Future veterinarians often begin by practicing on stuffed animals. Phillip Gervase got his start in tax law and preparation by replacing pages in his dad’s tax code books to update them, before the age... »

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Vinton needs volunteers to fill positions on boards and commissions

Saturday, January 28th, 2012
VINTON–Just moved to Vinton and want to get involved in the community? Sign up to serve on one of the Town Boards. Have a special interest in zoning or the Greenways? Volunteer for spot on a Town commission. The Vinton Town Council is seeking applications from Town residents for the following vacancies on Boards... »

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Mastering multi-tasking a rewarding experience for Charlotte Moore

Friday, January 27th, 2012
Mastering multi-tasking a rewarding experience for Charlotte Moore ROANOKE - Multi-tasking is something women were simply born to do.  It is something at which Charlotte Moore is very good.  Moore is not only on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, but she is also a realtor, owner of the landscaping company Dream Scapes, as well as a single mother to two now-grown children,... »

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Stoutamire, Joseph Daniel Jr.

Thursday, January 26th, 2012
Stoutamire, Joseph Daniel Jr. Joseph Daniel Stoutamire Jr. died Jan. 22, 2012. He was born Sept. 3, 1932 and was the only child of the late Ruth Wigginton and Joseph Daniel Stoutamire Sr. A daughter Linn predeceased him. Joseph was a life-long member of College Lutheran Church and a past Trustee, a Virginia Tech alumnus in the Class... »

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German boat builder reunited with Salem Boat

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
German boat builder reunited with Salem Boat SALEM – Fifty-five years ago, German boat builder Horst Lonitz was one of eight skilled craftsmen brought over from Germany by Lanier Frantz and his family to build the “Cadillac” of wooden boats at the Salem Boat Co. Recently Lonitz, who is now 92, was reunited with a Salem Boat restored by Moneta resident... »

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Former Craig cafe owner arrested on dog charges in Tennessee

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
Former Craig cafe owner arrested on dog charges in Tennessee NEW CASTLE – Craig County people who know Bonnie Sheehan believe it was her big heart for animals and love of finding homes for dogs, in particular, that got her into trouble with the law. Sheehan also had big goals for a cafe and coffee shop for Friday night music in downtown New Castle... »

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