Archive for December, 2012

Realtor applauded for saving horses

Monday, December 31st, 2012
Realtor applauded for saving horses Sheila P. Miles, a real estate agent with Long & Foster realtors New River Valley office was honored with the 2012 Good Neighbor Award from the New River Valley Association of Realtors on Dec. 6. She received the award in recognition of her hard work and devotion to a horse rescue program, Winterfrost Farm,... »

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Police identify accident victim

Monday, December 31st, 2012
Police identify accident victim The Montgomery County Sheriff’s office says a 42-year-old Pilot man died Saturday as a result of a one-car accident on High Rock Road. Lt. M.E. Hollandsworth said around 6:15 a.m., a vehicle driven by Paul Linwood Vaught appeared to have gone off the right side of the roadway where it struck a tree. Vaught... »

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Nighttime detours planned for northbound interstate 81 in Montgomery County

Friday, December 28th, 2012
As part of the ongoing road construction project to build a five-mile truck climbing lane along southbound Interstate 81 in Montgomery County between mile markers 120 and 125, the old Route 641 (Den Hill Road) and Route 636 (Friendship Road) bridges will be removed. On Wednesday, January 2 and Thursday, Jan. 3, northbound I-81... »

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VDOT prepared for weekend rain and snow showers

Friday, December 28th, 2012
With a mix of rain and snow showers in the forecast, drivers should be alert to the potential for slick and snow-covered roads beginning overnight and into the morning on Saturday, particularly in the higher elevations. For the Salem Transportation District, Virginia Department of Transportation crews will spend the day preparing equipment for winter... »

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Microbrewery off Kessler Mill plans to start brewing this week

Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Microbrewery off Kessler Mill plans to start brewing this week SALEM – If everything goes smoothly, three weeks from now Parkway Brewing Company in Salem will have its first beer ready for tasting. Salem’s first commercial microbrewery is 739 Kessler Mill Rd. in Salem. The microbrewery, started by a couple of Roanoke-area brewers, is close to opening to the public. “We are so close... »

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Littlest angels

Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Littlest angels The real Christmas arrived in Salem on Sunday. More than 50 toddlers to teenagers made up the cast of the nativity Christmas Pageant at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem. And a few adults took part, too, as the Three Wise Men.   Littlest Angel Grace Caudill found the comforting lap of Angel Chorus member... »

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Teen angels

Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Fifty teen and little angels, shepherds, cherub carolers, children playing the roles of assorted animals – and Mary and Joseph, plus 5-week-old Charlotte Ross Hening as the Baby Jesus – waited to make their appearance at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salem on Sunday morning. The church was full of awe (and aaahhhs) and... »

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Getting to see Christmas

Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Getting to see Christmas SALEM, VA – All Thomas Harp III wanted for Christmas was to be able to see – and to work again. Now he can. “I love to work,” said the 59-year-old Salem carpenter and builder who had been blind in his right eye for more than 15 months. It was hard for him to read... »

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Teens make sure older residents get gifts

Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Teens make sure older residents get gifts SALEM – Kids seem to get all the gifts at Christmas, but one Glenvar High School student wanted to make sure older people in her community weren’t forgotten. “I thought what I would want if I was older,” explained 15-year-old Laura Leonard. “I wanted to volunteer here at the Joseph C. Thomas Center, and... »

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Students hold party for Headstart children

Thursday, December 27th, 2012
Students hold party for Headstart children NEW CASTLE – Santa arrived and there were presents, food and happy faces of big and little kids at the party for Craig County Head Start children on Dec. 18. Members of the Craig County High School’s Future Business Leaders of America and the Beta Club put on the party. The FBLA has been... »

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