Archive for January, 2013

Score: Ice – 1, neighbors and friends – 3

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
It hadn’t happened in a long time, but in Monday morning’s icy glaze on our private road, I lost my car. Not literally lost it – I just had to abandon it after the road won out over the vehicle. I had waited a respectable two hours that morning for the glaze on the... »

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Radford asking residents to conserve water

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Courtesy of the City of Radford The City of Radford has experienced significant flooding, as the result of Winter Storm Magnus.  Currently the city has stopped treating water, due to flooding, and has asked all residents to practice water conservation.  Damage to city property will not be known until the flood waters recede; although,... »

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Evacuations in Pulaski County

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Pulaski County has issued a mandatory evacuation for Parrott, Belspring, Hiwassee, Delton and Allisonia in anticipation of flooding. There will be shelter at Pulaski High School. »

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Montgmery County road closures

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Montgomery County Primary US-11N Roanoke Rd. Flooded Advisory 2013-01-31 11:53 Ambrose Rd; Dark Run Rd; Rt. 633N/S (Montgomery County) Brake Rd.; Rt. 631N/S (Montgomery County) Montgomery (County) Secondary Rt. 640E (Montgomery County) Falling Branch Rd. Flooded Closed 2013-01-31 11:53 Falling Branch Rd; Parkway Dr. SE; Rt. 1416N/S (Montgomery County)  Falling Branch Rd; Dead End... »

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Road closures in Vinton

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
Walnut Avenue is closed from 4th Street to 8th Street in the Town of Vinton due to debris blocking the roadway caused by the flooding overnight.  In addition, Walnut Avenue is also closed where it meets Wise Avenue in the City of Roanoke for the same reason.  Debris is blocking the bridge under the... »

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Rare nickel owned by Salemite expected to bring millions

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Rare nickel owned by Salemite expected to bring millions SALEM, VA – A rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel that the Salem Times-Register wrote about in May 2010 is making headlines all over the world because it is expected to bring millions when it goes up for auction in April. The nickel is said to be one of only five of that type known... »

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Student’s art work chosen to hang in Virginia Capitol building

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Student’s art work chosen to hang in Virginia Capitol building CRAIG COUNTY – Craig County Middle School student Harrison Early’s art work will be hanging in the Virginia Capitol building in Richmond. Harrison’s colored pencil drawing of an owl sitting on a branch was chosen as the middle-school winner in Delegate Greg Habeeb’s House of Delegates’ District Back to School Art Contest. The theme... »

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Wilmore hired as new school superintendent

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
Wilmore hired as new school superintendent CRAIG COUNTY  – School board members are happy that their quest for a new superintendent of schools has finally ended. Kelly Wilmore signed the contract last week to fill the position that has been vacant since Craig County School Superintendent Ron Gordon retired at the end of the 2012 school year. He comes from... »

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Rare nickel owned by Salemites expected to bring millions

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Rare nickel owned by Salemites expected to bring millions SALEM – A rare 1913 Liberty Head nickel that the Salem Times-Register wrote about in May 2010 is making headlines all over because it is due to bring millions when it goes up for auction in April. The nickel is said to be one of only five of that type known to exist. The... »

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Fatal fire blamed on cigarette

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
SALEM – A 61-year-old man died in a house fire that the Salem Fire Marshal determined started from a discarded cigarette. The cause of the fire was released Jan. 28. Salem Fire & Emergency Medical Services personnel found the body of Walter Reid Woodyard on Saturday, Jan. 26, when firefighters responded to the fire... »

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