Archive for April, 2013

Bryants of Vinton nominated as Outstanding Senior Volunteers

Monday, April 29th, 2013
Bryants of Vinton nominated as Outstanding Senior Volunteers VINTON–Anyone who uses the Wolf Creek Greenway trail in Vinton on a regular basis has, at one time or another, benefitted from the volunteer work of Peggy and Lyndell Bryant. The Bryants are the primary volunteers who maintain the Wolf Creek Trail in Vinton, and who helped build the police exercise field there for... »

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Guthrie granddaughter

Monday, April 29th, 2013
Guthrie granddaughter Mark and Shirley Guthrie of New Castle announce the birth of their newest granddaughter. Kaylee Marie Elizabeth Webb was born on April 20 at 12:34 a.m. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. She is the daughter of Ben and Marie Webb who live in the Starkey area of Roanoke... »

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WBHS Chemistry teacher Melissa Carr receives Golden Apple Award

Monday, April 29th, 2013
WBHS Chemistry teacher Melissa Carr receives Golden Apple Award VINTON–Most educators enter the teaching profession hoping to have a positive impact on the lives of their students and often never knowing for sure if they did. Sometimes they receive thanks years after the fact. Mostly they must make do with old maxims like “You teach; you touch the future” for inspiration. Melissa Carr,... »

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Tourism Commission selects map points of interest

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Tourism Commission selects map points of interest CRAIG COUNTY – There is a lot of good news out there about tourism and economic development. The Artisan Trail in Craig, Alleghany, Bath, and Highland counties was launched last November and new businesses such as the Artisan Center & Farmers Market on Main Street in New Castle are glad to see the change... »

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Volunteers pick up loads of trash from shooting range

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Volunteers pick up loads of trash from shooting range CRAIG COUNTY – About a dozen volunteers turned out to pick up Bobcat loads of trash at the popular Potts Slope Shooting Range. The range is located one-half mile off Rt. 311 in Craig County and the volunteers were helping with a quarterly clean-up day on April 9 scheduled by Eastern Divide District Ranger... »

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Right place, right time, right man for the job

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Right place, right time, right man for the job CHRISTIANSBURG — On April 12, New River Valley Mall chief of security and employee of Allied Barton Security James Gorman was taking his wife, Cathy, out to dinner to celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary. The Gormans were on their way south to Abingdon to buy flowers for their big day. They never made it.... »

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From the rainforest to the New River Valley

Friday, April 26th, 2013
From the rainforest to the New River Valley BLACKSBURG — Tamandua Expeditions took a quick trip to the New River Valley on Thursday night in search of new recruits to act as ambassadors to save the Earth’s rainforests. Ozma Lane of Christiansburg joined Paul Rosolie and Mohsin Kazmi to describe their experiences exploring the rainforest during recent expeditions. “My trip was 12... »

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George Jones dies before he can perform in Salem

Friday, April 26th, 2013
SALEM – Salem-area people won’t get to say goodbye to legendary country singer George Jones in concert here. The 81-year-old who was supposed to have performed on May 9 at the Salem Civic Center at a rescheduled concert died today, according to his publicist, at the Nashville hospital where he was hospitalized a week... »

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Council ‘disgusted’ by state, feds lack of support for schools

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Council ‘disgusted’ by state, feds lack of support for schools SALEM – Individual council members didn’t know whether to be angry or upset by the shortage of state and federal money for schools. Mostly, they were disgusted. They expressed their dismay at the April 22 Salem City Council meeting after Salem School Board Chairman Sally Southard explained how her board had to slash the... »

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Jamie Garst named assistant principal at Andrew Lewis Middle School

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Jamie Garst named assistant principal at Andrew Lewis Middle School SALEM – Salem High School science teacher and baseball coach Jamie Garst has been named an assistant principal at Andrew Lewis Middle School, with his new job starting July 1. Garst’s appointment was announced today, April 25, by Salem School Superintendent Dr. Alan Seibert. Garst was Salem High School’s varsity baseball coach for the... »

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