Archive for June, 2013

‘Antiques Road Show’ appraiser son will open auction house in Salem

Friday, June 28th, 2013
‘Antiques Road Show’ appraiser son will open auction house in Salem SALEM – It won’t exactly be the “Antiques Road Show,” but Salem will soon have a related antique appraisal business. Will Farmer, son of Ken Farmer who is an antiques appraiser and evaluator for the PBS television series “Antiques Road Show,” received zoning approval June 24 to locate an antiques auction business at 1701... »

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Craig County High School is losing its principal

Friday, June 28th, 2013
Craig County High School is losing its principal CRAIG COUNTY – After two years of being “a small part of many good things” that have happened at Craig County High School, Principal Matt Coe is leaving his position the end of June in order to be able to spend more time with his young family. “This position requires a tremendous amount of... »

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Dog tag returned to World War II vet 67 years later

Friday, June 28th, 2013
Dog tag returned to World War II vet 67 years later VINTON–Jahue Mundy served in the Marine Corps in the South Pacific during World War II. He was assigned to a small demolitions squad who hopped from island to island in advance of regular combat troops to destroy enemy communications and fortifications. He served on both Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Mundy was on his way... »

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Stovall unopposed in Roanoke County School Board race

Friday, June 28th, 2013
Stovall unopposed in Roanoke County School Board race VINTON–Mike Stovall has served as Vinton’s representative to the Roanoke County School Board since 1994. He will run unopposed for his sixth term on the Board as no other candidates had filed as of the deadline at 7:00 p.m. on June 11. He announced his own election plans on January 24.for the election which... »

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Women celebrate 90 years of making Roanoke County better

Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Women celebrate 90 years of making Roanoke County better Ninety years ago, Annie Barna Whitner had an idea that made Roanoke County better. She was the leader of a group of women who founded the Roanoke County Woman’s Club. A few weeks ago, today’s members got together to celebrate Whitner, the women from those early days and what Roanoke County women accomplished over... »

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Peters running for Board of Supervisors unopposed

Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Peters running for Board of Supervisors unopposed VINTON–Jason Peters is running for election to the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors representing the Vinton Magisterial District. As a Republican, he believed that about now he would be gearing up for a hard-fought campaign against whomever the Democrats selected as their nominee. Much to his surprise, there is no opposition and no battle... »

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Herman L. Horn student wins national award

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Herman L. Horn student wins national award VINTON–Maddie Glover, who has just completed fifth grade at Herman L. Horn Elementary School in Vinton, has been named the third place winner in the nation in the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Block Kids Building Program. This is a national building competition whose purpose is to introduce children to the construction... »

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Martial Arts expert Brooks Miller to conduct Muay Thai seminar

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Martial Arts expert Brooks Miller to conduct Muay Thai seminar VINTON–Muay Thai is a form of martial arts often called the “Art of 8 Limbs,” because it involves two fists, two feet, two elbows, and two knees. One of its chief practitioners, Brooks Miller, will be presenting a seminar on Muay Thai, originally the sport of kickboxing, on June 28 and 29 at K... »

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Governor McDonnell talks civic duty, politics at Boys State

Monday, June 24th, 2013
Governor McDonnell talks civic duty, politics at Boys State Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell entered Radford University’s Preston Auditorium to a standing ovation Thursday afternoon, shaking hands and posing for “selfies” (self-portrait photos, often taken will cellphone cameras) with a number of the rising high school seniors that filled the expansive room as a part of the 71st annual Boys State retreat. Boys State,... »

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School board talks sexual orientation, gender identity

Monday, June 24th, 2013
There was no question that the Montgomery County School Board wanted to change the language of their equal opportunity policy during Tuesday’s meeting by adding protection from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity — the problem was how to word the changes in the most effective way. While the proposed change in... »

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