Archive for June, 2012

Friday’s storm causes water loss in Vinton’s Falling Creek area

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
VINTON—Vinton Public Works Director Gary Woodson has issued a media release concerning the loss of water in the Falling Creek area. At 2:00 p.m. on June 30, Vinton’s Public Works Department was alerted to the fact that the Mountain View Pump Station had become non-operational due to a power failure from Friday night’s storm.... »

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Cooling shelter being opened in Vinton for Sunday, July 1

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
Cooling shelter being opened in Vinton for Sunday, July 1 Vinton—Vinton Town Manager Chris Lawrence has announced in a press release that a cooling shelter is being set up for Sunday, July 1st, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the Vinton Senior Center on Washington Avenue adjacent to the Vinton War Memorial. The Town of Vinton continues to have power outages across the... »

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City of Radford to open cooling center

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
The City of Radford will open a cooling center at the Radford Recreation Center located at 200 George Street.  The center will be open from 12:00-8:00 Saturday June 30.  All those seeking cool shelter at the Recreation Center are asked to enter through the main entrance of the Recreation Center. Last night brought damaging... »

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Local emergency declared, cooling shelter to open in Christiansburg

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
Local emergency declared, cooling shelter to open in Christiansburg A local emergency has been declared in the Town of Christiansburg and Montgomery County in response to the damage caused by yesterday’s storm. Residents without power are encouraged to seek shelter and relief from the heat at a friend’s or relative’s house. If this is not an option, residents of Montgomery County and Christiansburg... »

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High winds recorded at 80mph in New River Valley

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
High winds recorded at 80mph in New River Valley As of 10 a.m. Appalachian Power estimated 142,000 people are without power in the southwest Virginia region, and at least one million in the Appalachian Virginia and West Virginia service area. The Town of Blacksburg will open a cooling center at the Blacksburg Community Center at 725 Patrick Henry Drive, from 11 am until 8... »

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Hazards abound in Christiansburg

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
Recent storms downed many trees and power lines across Christiansburg. Please use extreme caution to avoid these hazards. If at all possible, please stay inside while crews work to remove debris and restore power. Report issues to (540) 382-3131 x0. »

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Town of Blacksburg to open cooling center today

Saturday, June 30th, 2012
  The Town of Blacksburg will open a cooling center at the Blacksburg Community Center at 725 Patrick Henry Drive, from 11 am until 8 pm. The cooling center is for those who are at high-risk for health issues, (infants, young children, elderly and disabled), during extreme heat. Pets are not allowed. For more... »

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Police search for escaped juvenile

Friday, June 29th, 2012
The Christiansburg Police Department is currently searching for one of two juveniles who escaped from the New River Valley Juvenile Detention Home located on Wades Lane just after 9:30 a.m. Friday. The juvenile is 17-years-old, 5’9” and 152 lbs., with brown hair, and scars under his left eye and on his right forearm. He... »

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Attempted abduction near Alumni Mall

Friday, June 29th, 2012
Virginia Tech Police are investigating an attempted abduction that took place early Friday. According to reports, at approximately 2:15 a.m. a female was walking from College Avenue, across Henderson Lawn, toward Alumni Mall. She was approached by two males who grabbed her and attempted to drag her toward a pickup truck on Alumni Mall.... »

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A presidential candidate, a pig and a pink bunny

Thursday, June 28th, 2012
What do a presidential candidate, a painted pig and a pink bunny have in common? They all made the news in Salem this week. You can read details about Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney’s visit to Salem on the front page of this week’s Salem Times-Register, and also the painted pig and pink bunny... »

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