Archive for May, 2012

Advice to graduates: Choose people

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
The strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” for graduates to process into the auditorium were still echoing when the celebrating began at a recent commencement ceremony. There was a little pomp and lots of circumstance: graduates’ families and friends whooping and hollering for their favorites, whistling, a bull horn or two. The moms and dads... »

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Craig resident remembers Audie Murphy plane crash

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Craig resident remembers Audie Murphy plane crash CRAIG COUNTY – Memorial Day is a day of remembering and paying homage to those who have given their lives in countless wars so that Americans of yesterday, today and forever, God willing, can live a life of freedom. Audie Murphy, who died in a plane crash on Brushy Mountain in Craig County, was... »

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Mowbray, James F. Jr.

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
James Franklin “Jim” Mowbray Jr., 82, husband of Jo Ann (Turner) Mowbray of Staunton, passed away May 7, 2012, in the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. Mr. Mowbray was born Jan. 30, 1930, in Rockingham County, a son of the late James Franklin Mowbray Sr. and Armenta G. (Tutwiler) Mowbray. He retired... »

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Fat Daddy Band provides bluesy feeling

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Fat Daddy Band provides bluesy feeling SALEM – There was plenty of bluesy feeling at the Salem Museum the evening of May 19, as the Fat Daddy Band bellowed, “Dance to the Blues in Slick Bottom Shoes.” Attendees at the Blues with a Feeling concert enjoyed an evening of outdoor delight at the Veterans’ Plaza just behind the museum. “You... »

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A good man gone horribly wrong

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
A good man gone horribly wrong A small town in western Virginia is as good a place as any to make a home for oneself, and so Charlie Beale arrived in Brownsburg with a truck, a suitcase of money and a set of knives. He found a piece of land along the river and bought it, cash on the barrel.... »

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D-Day veteran Bob Slaughter passes away

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012
ROANOKE – D-Day veteran Bob Slaughter died the day after ceremonies marking Memorial Day at the memorial he fought so hard to get established.   Roanoke County resident Slaughter was one of the main men who pushed for establishment of the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford County. The location was chosen by Salem, Roanoke,... »

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McPeak sentenced to 40 years for First Degree murder.

Friday, May 25th, 2012
CHRISTIANSBURG – A Montgomery County judge sentenced Danielle McPeak, 23, of Christiansburg, to serve 40 years in prison for the First Degree murder of her husband Matthew McPeak. Danielle McPeak had threatened to kill her husband if he got custody of her children.  A court had awarded Matthew McPeak custody of his children in... »

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Pickup sticks?

Friday, May 25th, 2012
Remember pickup sticks? Our two pups evidently do. When I turned on the light in the kitchen the other morning, I was greeted with the sight of a torn-up box that had held 350 wooden toothpicks, and toothpicks spread all over the first floor of the house.   I’m still finding them: under my... »

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Southern Style Sun Tea and Kitchen Tips

Friday, May 25th, 2012
Southern Style Sun Tea and Kitchen Tips Summer is just around the corner and despite the fact that it doesn’t officially begin until June 20th the weather outside certainly is beginning to feel more and more like Summer.  With that in mind I thought I’d share a recipe that will help keep some heat out of your kitchen and remind you... »

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WBHS invites the community to help honor World War II veterans

Friday, May 25th, 2012
WBHS invites the community to help honor World War II veterans VINTON–For decades veterans of World War II mostly kept their silence about the war and their experiences. They came home from the war, went back to school, found jobs, got married, raised families, and built lives. Forty years later, with the publication of Tom Brokaw’s The Greatest Generation  and the making of the film... »

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