Archive for March, 2013

Vinton officials and citizens tour South County Library in anticipation of public meetings

Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Vinton officials and citizens tour South County Library in anticipation of public meetings VINTON–In 2011, Diana Rosaspepe, Director of Roanoke County Library, praised citizens in the Glenvar community for their enthusiasm involving the construction of their new library.  “It was really encouraging to see how much support there was for this library and how invested people are in the design process,” said Rosapepe. Two years later, she... »

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Children’s author/illustrator CeCe Bell visits Herman L. Horn Elementary

Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Children’s author/illustrator CeCe Bell visits Herman L. Horn Elementary VINTON–CeCe Bell writes and illustrates books for children. On March 26, she paid a visit to Herman L. Horn Elementary School in Vinton to share with students her own personal story and some of the stories that she has created.                       Bell generally prefers... »

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Allman receives Culinary Award

Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Allman receives Culinary Award VINTON–Bev Allman of Vinton recently received the “Cutting Edge Award” from the American Culinary Federation (ACF). The ACF is the largest professional chef’s organization in North America and a recognized authority on cooking in the United States. However, Allman did not receive the award for her cooking skills, per se. “The award is for... »

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WBHS Air Force JROTC competes in Regional Drill Meet

Sunday, March 31st, 2013
WBHS Air Force JROTC competes in Regional Drill Meet VINTON–On Saturday, March 23, William Byrd High School (WBHS) students in the Air Force JROTC program competed in the Southwest Virginia Regional Drill Meet at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke. Around 150 students were involved in the event from five area high schools:  E.C. Glass in Lynchburg, Franklin County, Patrick Henry, William Fleming,... »

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Three sets of champions!

Saturday, March 30th, 2013
Three sets of champions! SALEM – Three non-sports teams at Salem High School got the traditional escorted parade down Main Street last weekend, after the Forensics team, “Laconian” yearbook and “Delphi” literary magazine returned victorious with state and national awards, respectively. • “Delphi” Literary Magazine wins its first Silver Although the yearbook and forensics teams had won before,... »

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McConnell Library remembers Battle of Blair Mountain

Friday, March 29th, 2013
McConnell Library remembers Battle of Blair Mountain RADFORD — Not quite 150 miles from Radford, in the coal fields of West Virginia, the second largest armed rebellion in American history took place in 1921. The Battle of Blair Mountain pitted 10,000 coal miners against 3,000 lawmen and strike-breakers over a five-day period in August and September. The coal miners wanted to... »

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More porn charges filed against volunteer coach

Friday, March 29th, 2013
SALEM – Four more pornography charges have been filed against a former volunteer volleyball assistant coach who is accused of secretly videotaping girls changing clothes in the coach’s home. A videotaping pin camera was found at the home of Dewayne Thomas Barger, Salem Police said. He was a volunteer volleyball assistant coach for Salem... »

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Citizens speak out on budget issues

Friday, March 29th, 2013
CHRISTIANSBURG — A large group of citizens packed the room at the Government Center on Roanoke Street in Christiansburg on Tuesday night, taking turns addressing the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors in regard to an advertised tax increase that has become the focal point of the proposed Fiscal Year 2014 Budget. In the third... »

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Supervisors hear old BMS update, green light funds for CI improvements

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Supervisors hear old BMS update, green light funds for CI improvements CHRISTIANSBURG — An attorney representing the developer of Midtown Village, a proposed a residential and commercial community in the works to be built at the old Blacksburg Middle School site, addressed the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors on Monday, giving an update and presentation of the project’s final design. James Cowan, of LeClairRyan, gave... »

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Hunting Easter eggs on horseback

Thursday, March 28th, 2013
Hunting Easter eggs on horseback RADFORD — As Easter approaches, many organizations are making preparations for the arrival of hundreds of sweets-seeking children, stuffing chocolate and confectionary snacks into plastic paisley eggs and hiding them, often in plain sight, in fields and around buildings for them to delightfully discover during the New River Valley’s various Easter Egg hunts. One... »

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