Archive for September, 2012

Breaking: Blacksburg police attempt to identify fruad suspects

Friday, September 28th, 2012
Blacksburg Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the following individuals in a recent credit card fraud investigation. If you can identify either of the subjects please contact the Blacksburg Police Department at (540) 961-1150 (Attn: Det. Carlson) Anonymous information may be reported via the Blacksburg Police Department’s “TIP” line at (540) 961-1819... »

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Breaking: Attempted abduction in Montgomery County

Friday, September 28th, 2012
Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt announced today that felony attempted abduction charges against Arlex Cardenas Flores, 33, were certified to the grand jury following a preliminary hearing yesterday in General District Court. During the preliminary hearing, witnesses testified that at approximately 2 a.m. on June 29, they saw a man grab a woman... »

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Salem Garden Club celebrates 85 years

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Salem Garden Club celebrates 85 years SALEM – The ladies wore hats and gloves, carried purses with cigarette lighters, lacy handkerchiefs and compacts. They gathered around a silver punch service and shared golden memories of the decades. It was the 85th anniversary celebration of the Salem Garden Club, celebrated at the club’s first meeting of the 2012-13 year on Sept.... »

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Thrasher Methodist gleans at Johnson’s Orchards to feed the hungry

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Thrasher Methodist gleans at Johnson’s Orchards to feed the hungry VINTON–It is estimated that over 96 billion pounds of fresh food go to waste each year in the United States—food left in the fields because it is missed by mechanical harvesting or because the crops aren’t attractive enough for supermarket shelves. That’s 20% of all the crops grown and enough to feed 36 million... »

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Roanoke County Board of Supervisors approves funding for Vinton library design

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
VINTON– “The building of the proposed library in Vinton will put almost a quarter of a million people each year in downtown Vinton,” said Mike Altizer, Vinton’s representative to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. “The new library will be a huge positive for the Town. It will kick-off downtown development and bring more... »

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Michael McGuire races to top-ten finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Michael McGuire races to top-ten finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway VINTON–Michael McGuire of Vinton raced to another top-ten finish in the NASCAR K and N Pro Series East at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday, September 22. This is his third top-ten finish in three starts in the Series, and his first start at a track longer than three-quarters of a mile. McGuire... »

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Snuggling on the sofa

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Snuggling on the sofa I remember when my husband and I used to snuggle on the sofa when we were first married. Just the two of us. We still do, frequently late at night, matching snores much of the time. About seven years after we were married we were joined on a yellow brocade sofa by infant son... »

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Craig County prepares for paid EMS staff in future

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Craig County prepares for paid EMS staff in future CRAIG COUNTY – At the Sept. 13 meeting, members of the Craig County Board of Supervisors voted to accept an ambulance being donated to the county by Roanoke County. This ambulance has been fully equipped by Craig County to state standards and is the second emergency vehicle for the new county-run emergency medical services... »

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Local theatre provides great entertainment this week

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Local theatre provides great entertainment this week The brilliance and imagination of playwright Oscar Wilde is brought to life when local theatre group, HaeBo Productions,  presents “The Importance of Being Earnest.”   The show runs on Sept. 27-29 and Oct. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. at Price’s Fork Elementary School in Blacksburg.  Sunday matinees will also be performed on Sept. 30 and Oct.... »

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Governor’s STEM Academy opens at Burton Center for Arts and Technology

Monday, September 24th, 2012
Governor’s STEM Academy opens at Burton Center for Arts and Technology VINTON–A host of state and local dignitaries were on hand for the opening of the new Roanoke County Governor’s STEM Academy located at the Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) on September 17. Dr. Patricia Wright, Superintendent of Public Instruction in Virginia and Javaid Siddiqi, Virginia’s Deputy Secretary of Education, came from Richmond... »

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