Archive for September, 2013

Death outside Salem McDonald’s ruled suicide

Monday, September 30th, 2013
SALEM – Salem Police said a person fatally shot in a car outside the West Main Street McDonald’s on Sunday night, Sept. 29, apparently took his own life. Police, fire and rescue arrived on the scene shortly after 7:35 p.m. in response to a call of shots fired. The person was pronounced dead at... »

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Third house fire in week started from attic electrical short

Monday, September 30th, 2013
SALEM – The Salem Fire Marshal has ruled a fire that caused $250,000 in damages to a home on Stonegate Drive Sept. 25 started from an electrical short in the attic. It was the third house fire in Salem in a week. The first two were within 25 hours of each other; one happened... »

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JDRF sponsors annual Walk to Cure Diabetes

Sunday, September 29th, 2013
JDRF sponsors annual Walk to Cure Diabetes VINTON–On Sunday, September 22, the Greater Blue Ridge Chapter of JDRF sponsored their 21st annual Walk to Cure Diabetes.  JDRF describes the walk as their “flagship fundraiser” which enables them to support research for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D), to act as an advocate for the T1D community, and to finance educational and assistance programs.... »

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WBHS hosts Preview of Champions band competition

Sunday, September 29th, 2013
WBHS hosts Preview of Champions band competition VINTON–The William Byrd High School “Marching Terriers” band and Band Boosters hosted their 18th annual Preview of Champions event on September 14, 2013.  According to Band Director Daniel Plybon, the Preview was started by the late David Vail, a former band director at WBHS. Preview is generally the first band competition each season in... »

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Four vie for two Salem School Board seats

Friday, September 27th, 2013
Four vie for two Salem School Board seats SALEM  – The four candidates vying for two Salem School Board seats explained to members of Salem City Council and the public on Sept. 23 why they want to help guide the schools for the next three years. Sally Southard, a current board member and longtime chairman until July of this year, is not... »

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Rehab home would minister to men with addictions

Friday, September 27th, 2013
Rehab home would minister to men with addictions NEW CASTLE – A residence next to New Castle Christian Church is being proposed as a home to provide Christian counseling and life-changing experiences for eight to 10 men who want to break away from substance abuse and other issues that control their lives. If the project is approved for a conditional use permit... »

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Salem shooting victim dies

Friday, September 27th, 2013
SALEM – A Roanoke man shot outside a Salem apartment complex died Wednesday evening, after being shot over the weekend at Oak Park Apartments off East Main Street. Salem Police on Sept. 26 announced that Damian Preston Wright, 35, had died at a local hospital which was not identified. Bedford resident Jasper Reed Jackson... »

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Growing up at children’s home gave them possibilities

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
Growing up at children’s home gave them possibilities SALEM – Sisters Nellie, Catherine and Janet Russell were only 3, 4 and 5 years old when they were taken away from their mother and came to live at the children’s home. Their brother Cary was 9. The place that became their new home was the Lutheran Children’s Home of the South, a collection... »

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Attempted abduction in Vinton

Thursday, September 26th, 2013
According to a press release issued by Lieutenant M. A. Vaught with the Vinton Police Department, on September 25, 2013, at approximately 4:50 a.m., it was reported that a white male between 30 and 40 years of age, driving a dark colored pick-up truck, stopped beside a woman who was walking on Vinyard Road in Vinton on her way... »

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Site for new VT indoor practice facility named

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
A celebrated and contested section of woodland, located in close proximity to Virginia Tech’s many athletics facilities, got a little vindication this week as a university board of visitors subcommittee announced its intent to build a new 84,000-square-foot indoor football practice facility over an existing outdoor practice field adjacent to Lane Stadium. Originally, a... »

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