Archive for February, 2013

Doherty’s 18 years on the bench: ‘tough but fair’

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Doherty’s 18 years on the bench: ‘tough but fair’ SALEM – For 18 years on the bench, Judge Robert “Pat” Doherty Jr. has been known as tough but fair. And at the end of every criminal case, he wishes the defendant, “Good luck to you.” The 68-year-old is retiring as Salem and Roanoke County Circuit Court Judge this week. It’s not because he’s tired... »

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New Traffic Patterns Set for Berkshire Drive and Majestic Drive

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Courtesy of the Town of Christiansburg CHRISTIANSBURG — Town crews will install all-way stop signs at the following intersections: Berkshire Dr. and Windsor Dr. (Windsor Estates) Majestic Dr. and Kays Dr. (Le Plateau Subdivision) New traffic patterns will be in place beginning Friday, March 1. The all-way stops come as part of the Town’s... »

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Continuing family tradition of making rag rugs

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Continuing family tradition of making rag rugs NEW CASTLE – When the Craig County Artisan Center opened in New Castle back in June, 2012, vendors were assigned numbers, to identify their craft items. No. 1 was assigned to Jeanie Drummond, who was the first vendor to set up shop in the center. Since she’s had two major surgeries in the last... »

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Revolutionary War soldier, citizens take over New Castle

Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Revolutionary War soldier, citizens take over New Castle NEW CASTLE – On Saturday, downtown New Castle took on a look reminiscent of the Revolutionary War era. If you rode down Main Street at any given time you most likely would have seen Cavalry Sergeant Larry A. Hunt from the Continental Army Southern Command dressed to the hilt in an authentic Revolutionary War... »

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Scott Habeeb, Debbie Carroll move up as SHS, West Salem principals

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
Scott Habeeb, Debbie Carroll move up as SHS, West Salem principals SALEM – Scott Habeeb and Debbie Carroll are moving up from their assistant principal positions to become principals of Salem High School and West Salem Elementary, respectively. They were approved last night, Feb. 26, at a special meeting of the Salem School Board. On July 1, Habeeb will take over from John Hall, and... »

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Intersection closures for the VDOT Route 114 widening project

Monday, February 25th, 2013
The following intersections will be closed at different times between Monday, Feb. 25 and Friday, March 1 for water valve installations: Stafford Dr. at Peppers Ferry Rd. Somerset St at Peppers Ferry Rd. Majestic Dr. at Peppers Ferry Rd. Only one closure will be in effect at any given time and message boards will... »

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Lancerlot in Vinton to Host Bench Press Competition on March 2

Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Lancerlot in Vinton to Host Bench Press Competition on March 2 VINTON–The bench press is known as the king of chest exercises. Bench press is one of three lifts in the sport of power lifting, which also includes squats and deadlifts. It’s basically a weight-training exercise in which a person lies on a bench and pushes a barbell upwards with both hands from chest level... »

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Famous Dave Moran forms Vinton Relay for Life team

Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Famous Dave Moran forms Vinton Relay for Life team VINTON–Famous Dave Moran, his family, and friends have formed a Vinton Relay for Life Team and will be walking at William Byrd High School on Friday, April 19 until the wee hours of the morning on the 20th.                          Dave Moran, who was... »

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Barbara Dillon—the new Ninety

Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Barbara Dillon—the new Ninety VINTON–Barbara Pedigo Dillon will celebrate her ninetieth birthday on March 5, 2013. Except for a few years spent living right across the city line in Roanoke during World War II, she has spent all of those years in Vinton. Dillon was born on Maple Street in her grandmother’s home, which is still standing.  Her... »

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Vinton Masons serve community with Child ID program

Sunday, February 24th, 2013
Vinton Masons serve community with Child ID program VINTON–In 1984 Congress established the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to assist law enforcement agencies in locating missing or abducted children. According to the NCMEC website, “an estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year–more than 2,000 children every day.” The NCMEC strongly recommends that a child’s recent digital photograph be... »

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