Archive for May, 2013

Residents gather to remember

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Residents gather to remember 15th annual Memorial Day ceremony at Bisset Park Flags all across the country flew at half-mast Monday, tipping their colors in honor of those who donned the various uniforms of America’s military branches. While many who celebrate the national holiday see Memorial Day as a means to honor those who died in combat, the... »

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New River Valley marches against Monsanto

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
New River Valley marches against Monsanto A worldwide March Against Monsanto event took place on Saturday, and the New River Valley campaign attracted a large group that took to the sidewalks of South Main Street in Blacksburg between 2 and 4 p.m. Monsanto is an agricultural biotechnology corporation, which has been under scrutiny lately because of its use of genetically... »

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Isabella at 11

Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Isabella at 11 SALEM – Isabella Catherine Pate celebrated her 11th birthday on May 3, and her family celebrated what she can do. For the Pate family, it’s been over a decade of witnessing Isabella transform from infancy into a beautiful young girl. The Salem girl who has lost her ability to talk, walk without help and... »

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Descendants honor Southern dead in East Hill Cemetery

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Descendants honor Southern dead in East Hill Cemetery SALEM – Soldiers in Confederate uniforms, ladies in their hoop-skirted finery and a 21-gun salute marked the dedication of a marble marker to honor 29 Southern dead in Salem’s East Hill Cemetery on May 26. Soldiers who fought for the Confederacy did so, not to preserve slavery, but for “duty, honor, country” asserted John... »

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McCleary Elementary holds first All Student Art Show

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
McCleary Elementary holds first All Student Art Show NEW CASTLE – The walls of McCleary Elementary School came alive with art on May 20, when the students of Jessica Hamlin hosted the school’s first ever “All Student Art Show.” The show featured kindergarten through fifth grade art work that included paintings, drawings, collage, and sculpture. The type of art ranged from still... »

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Virginians dress out to honor ancestors

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Virginians dress out to honor ancestors Wearing dark brown “widow’s weeds,” Sue Anne Boothe waited to place a long-stemmed red rose on the grave of a man who could have been her great-grandfather. She was honoring one of 29 men who died in the fighting and are buried in graves that have been unmarked – until now – in Salem’s... »

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I-81 closure backs up traffic 8 miles into Salem

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
SALEM – Southbound traffic is backed up at least 8 miles into Salem on Main Street, Rt. 11-460, and expected to remain congested overnight, after the side of I-81 in Montgomery County south of Dixie Caverns where construction is taking place was determined to be unstable Wednesday morning. Drivers reported at 4:30 today, May... »

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School board discusses calendar, scheduling

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
After months of considering the best ways to save money with new middle school schedules, the Montgomery County School Board heard more complaints during Tuesday evening’s meeting. Like the last regular session, the concern was focused on middle school students continuing to have sufficient physical activity built into their daily schedules. “School personnel were... »

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Main Street landmark gets a facelift

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
Main Street landmark gets a facelift While traveling down Main Street in Radford, citizens may have noticed the cryptic message hanging in the marquee at the Radford Theatre, which closed its doors at the end of April when owner/operator Frankie Kirk ended his 30-year run and retired. “Coming Soon…,” it reads on one side. The other asks, “Are you ready?”... »

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Vinton robberies

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
The Vinton Police Department is currently investigating two armed robberies that occurred in the Town of Vinton, the first one being at the Subway store, located at 987 Hardy Rd., reported on Sunday, May 26 at 9:36 am.  The second armed robbery occurred at the Pizza Hut, located at 1060 Bypass Rd., reported on... »

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