Archive for November, 2012

Steve Pendleton passes on

Friday, November 30th, 2012
SALEM – Steve Pendleton of Salem, whose story touched readers because he got a one-day license in order to perform the marriage ceremony for his son and daughter-in-law after Steve was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, has passed on to larger life. Pendleton died Nov. 29 in the arms of his wife, Rhonda, and... »

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Reading to the dogs helps kids improve

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
Reading to the dogs helps kids improve SALEM – Camren Walker read three whole books to Sam, making sure to show him some of Camren’s favorite pictures in each one. Sam is a dog, a 6-year-old Corgi, a tri-color, Cardigan Corgi without a tail, to be exact. And he seems to enjoy going to East Salem Elementary School to listen to... »

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Former billboard painter comes from generations of artists

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
Former billboard painter comes from generations of artists CRAIG COUNTY – Tom Spence, of the Barbours Creek area of Craig County, has downsized his work quite a bit in the last few years. He made his living painting huge highway billboards all over the United States. Now he paints oil portraits, original oil paintings and wall murals under the name Lazy S... »

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TRAFFIC ALERT: NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURE PLANNED ON NORTHBOUND INTERSTATE 81 IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
The right lane of northbound Interstate 81 in Montgomery County at mile marker 127.4 will be closed at approximately 9 p.m. tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 27, so a fire-damage tractor trailer can be removed.     The lane closure is expected to be removed by 6 a.m. tomorrow.   For traffic information and updates on this... »

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Vinton Police Department introduces K-9 unit

Sunday, November 25th, 2012
Vinton Police Department introduces K-9 unit VINTON–The Vinton Police force has a new patrol team pairing Officer Stephen Foutz with K-9 partner, Jax, a German Shepherd. The team has recently completed a six week training course in nearby Franklin County with canine expert John Hoover, a deputy with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and a master trainer for the Virginia... »

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Vinton Officials report on State of the Town, Munn-Lively named new Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce President

Sunday, November 25th, 2012
Vinton Officials report on State of the Town, Munn-Lively named new Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce President VINTON–Vinton Mayor Brad Grose, Town Manager Chris Lawrence, and Vinton Police Chief Ben Cook presented the “State of the Town” address to the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC) at their Membership Breakfast Meeting on November 14. The Chamber in turn introduced a new board and a new President to those gathered at the... »

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Therapeutic riding improves health, offers hope for many

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012
Therapeutic riding improves health, offers hope for many BOONES MILL, VA – “And halt in 3-2-1,” the instructor said. “Now close your eyes and tell me one thing you hear.” One by one, the small group of riders did as they were told, before continuing on the “sensory trail” at Healing Strides of Virginia. Eight-year-old Rachel Breedlove of Salem is one of... »

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Teen, dad build therapy room for Nicaraguan child

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Teen, dad build therapy room for Nicaraguan child SALEM – A 5-year-old Nicaraguan girl may learn how to walk because a Salem pre-teen cared. Jake Johnson, who is almost 13, and his dad, Mark, went to Nicaragua to build a 12-by-12-foot therapy room that doubled the size of the tiny house where Naling and her mother live. They went because Jake convinced... »

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Teach the children well

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Teach the children well SALEM – During his last official visit to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Nov. 18, Bishop Neff Powell confirmed six young people, affirmed one adult’s baptismal vows – and to the delight of the adults and kids, sat down on the red carpet as children gathered around him to hear a lesson just for... »

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Children write letters to thank military

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
Children write letters to thank military CRAIG COUNTY – It was the first time in the 42 years since he served in the United States Army in Vietnam that anybody had thanked Eddie Gaines for what he did. And when the thanks came, it was from 9-year-old Craig County girl Katlyn Caldwell. Her act brought tears to his eyes, said... »

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