Archive for October, 2012

The name of the game is progress at Field of Dreams

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
The name of the game is progress at Field of Dreams NEW CASTLE – The name of the game at the CCRCA’s “Field of Dreams” is progress, progress, progress. And come spring the name of the game will be baseball/softball. Field No. 4 has now been completed with 500 pounds of special athletic field grass seed mix and 500 pounds of fertilizer applied to the... »

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Harris Carper celebrates 50 years in the grocery business

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Harris Carper celebrates 50 years in the grocery business NEW CASTLE – When Harris Carper walked into the dining room at The Homeplace Restaurant one evening recently, he thought he was attending an employee appreciation dinner until some 70 guests yelled, “50 years.” Boy, was he surprised, according to his son, Mike Carper who now manages the Mick-or-Mack (IGA) store along with his... »

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Halloween World, so scary

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
Halloween World, so scary You would think the scariest time to open a new business would be during an economic slump.  Actually, the scariest time to open a new business is at Halloween, especially if the name of your new business is Halloween World. Halloween World opened in September at Lakeside Plaza.  Owner Eric Williams is glad he... »

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Power outage update

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
According to their website, Appalachian Power has 698 customers out in Montgomery County as of Tuesday morning. This is 733 less customers than reported Monday afternoon. »

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Appalachian Power Outages

Monday, October 29th, 2012
Appalachian Power reported 1,431 customers without power in Montgomery County. This number is expected to continue growing throughout the storm. »

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Town of Vinton begins annual leaf collection on November 5

Monday, October 29th, 2012
Town of Vinton begins annual leaf collection on November 5 VINTON–Last fall the Town of Vinton collected over 81 tons of leaves. That includes 3,170 bags of leaves (6.3 tons) and 74.7 tons of loose leaves. The Public Works Department will begin its annual collection of loose leaves this year on November 5, weather permitting, and finish up on December 14. The Town is... »

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Roanoke County Students win in Virginia State Fair SkillsUSA competition

Saturday, October 27th, 2012
Roanoke County Students win in Virginia State Fair SkillsUSA competition VINTON–Two teams from the Masonry II and III programs at Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) traveled to the Virginia State Farm SkillsUSA masonry contest in Doswell, Virginia, on October 2, 2012. The team of Taylor Martin and Richard Goodwin took first place. Martin is a junior at Hidden Valley High School and... »

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Police Search for Attempted Strong-Arm Robbery Suspect

Friday, October 26th, 2012
At 12:25 p.m. Blacksburg Police Officers responded to the Perry Street parking garage on the Virginia Tech campus to investigate an attempted strong-arm robbery. The crime occurred on Prices Fork Road near University City Boulevard in the Town of Blacksburg. Police believe the suspect, Evan L. Stump of Radford, attempted to steal money from... »

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Impact in Commonwealth to Begin Saturday Night, Possibly Continue Through Wednesday; Storm Will be Followed by Colder Temperat

Friday, October 26th, 2012
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency in Virginia in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, which is anticipated to affect the Commonwealth over the weekend and early next week. There is some uncertainty with the storm’s final track, but all forecasts call for significant impacts to Virginia. Sandy will be transitioning to... »

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Vinton continues downtown trick-or-treating tradition

Friday, October 26th, 2012
Vinton continues downtown trick-or-treating tradition VINTON–For over 25 years, merchants in Vinton have invited children up to 12 years of age to trick or treat in the safe streets of the downtown area. Portions of Lee, Jackson, and Walnut Avenues and Pollard Street are blocked off while youngsters visit stores to collect candy.            ... »

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