Archive for July, 2013

Return of the neighborhood ice cream man

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Return of the neighborhood ice cream man SALEM – Listen closely on weekends in Salem neighborhoods, and you can hear the tinkly sounds of children’s songs coming from loudspeakers in the ice cream truck. That’s right, the ice cream truck like you used to run out of the house to catch on hot afternoons in the summer. This time it’s the... »

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Friends and neighbors rally to celebrate Karen Looney’s life

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Friends and neighbors rally to celebrate Karen Looney’s life NEW CASTLE – Friends and neighbors gathered by the hundreds at a benefit  July 20 at the Fairgrounds to celebrate the life of the late Karen Looney who died at age 47 on July 9 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She left behind husband, Jim, and a son, Jonathan, and lots... »

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4-H Livestock Club members continue lamb wins

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
4-H Livestock Club members continue lamb wins CRAIG COUNTY – Members of the Craig County 4-H Livestock Club continue to leave their mark as they travel to show around the state. Maggie Huffman won Intermediate Showmanship and Mason Huffman won Novice Showmanship at the New River Valley Fair Livestock on July 25-27. They placed well in the market classes also. The lambs... »

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Craig photographer will have one-woman show

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013
Craig photographer will have one-woman show CRAIG COUNTY – Craig County farmer and photographer Ann G. Harrell will have a one-woman show with a reception Sunday, Aug. 4, in the the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville. Thirty of her framed photos of Craig County rural scenes and other images will hang in the George A. Gray Gallery in the Meadowbrook Center... »

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Music and Barbecue benefit to raise funds for Sandy Via

Friday, July 26th, 2013
Music and Barbecue benefit to raise funds for Sandy Via VINTON–Great barbecue, great music, and making a contribution to a good cause are what’s  in store for those attending the “Friends of Sandy” concert and fundraiser on the Vinton Farmer’s Market on August 3. The event runs from 6:00 until 9:00 p.m. This is a family friendly, non-alcoholic event for all ages. John and... »

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City backs historical marker for Walter Biggs

Friday, July 26th, 2013
City backs historical marker for Walter Biggs SALEM – Someday soon, there may be a Virginia historical marker at the corner of Boulevard and Second street, noting the former home of Salem’s most famous artist, the late illustrator Walter Biggs. At their July 22 work session before the council meeting, members of Salem City Council informally endorsed a proposal by retired... »

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Sewer work postponed until following week

Friday, July 26th, 2013
SALEM – Sewer work in South Salem that was scheduled for next week has been postponed until the week of Aug. 5-9. The sewer maintenance work will be on Eddy Avenue from Front Avenue to Broome Street. Drivers are being encouraged to find alternate routes during that time. The change in schedule was announced... »

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Deaf bulldog gets home in Craig

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
Deaf bulldog gets home in Craig CRAIG COUNTY –  A deaf American bulldog from New Jersey has a safe and loving home in Craig County, thanks in part to a Masons Cove woman who has a passion for helping deaf dogs. Quincy the bulldog now lives with Charlie Tinsley and his wife, Mary, on their 65 wooded acres near Patterson... »

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Teachers guide kids to become problem solvers

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
Teachers guide kids to become problem solvers BLACKSBURG – People on Virginia Tech’s campus July 12, might have been surprised to see a group of lively elementary school students walking around. After two weeks these students from five area Blacksburg schools in 4th-6th grade wrapped up a free, two-week camp with VISTA, taught by teachers who included two from Salem schools.... »

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WBMS student attends JDRF Children’s Congress

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013
WBMS student attends JDRF Children’s Congress VINTON–Matthew Butler will be an eighth grader at William Byrd Middle School this fall. If he is asked to recount how he spent his summer vacation, part of his story will be the days he spent in July speaking with members of Congress in Washington, D.C. Butler, along with about 150 other young people... »

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