Archive for November, 2013

Defending hearth and home

Thursday, November 28th, 2013
Defending hearth and home SALEM, VA – As the 150th Anniversary of the nation’s bloodiest and greatest conflict in history is now in its third year, the public’s attention is turned to the crucial and critical moments that defined the year 1863. While many may remember the Emancipation Proclamation and the bloody battle of Gettysburg, here in the... »

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Thankful for turkeys

Thursday, November 28th, 2013
I’m thankful for turkeys. Not only the big-breasted, supermarket type, brined and roasted – yum! – but also for the wild ones that saunter across our back roads. Until turkey hunting season approaches, that is. I’ve known for years that turkeys keep hunting season calendars in their back pockets. When we moved in 14... »

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Military couple’s love story continues – in Afghanistan

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Military couple’s love story continues – in Afghanistan NEW CASTLE – A year ago, Kaylin Stickney picked out a simple wedding dress that would fit into a suitcase, and flew to Germany to marry her sweetheart, Pfc. J. Corey Tolbert of Craig County. They got married with a tank in the background. This year on Thanksgiving Day or close to it, they... »

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South Salem Elementary open house set Dec. 3

Monday, November 25th, 2013
South Salem Elementary open house set Dec. 3 SALEM – At a cost of $17 million, South Salem Elementary was a huge project. Salem taxpayers want to see how the money was spent. They’ll be able to on Tuesday, Dec. 3. And that same evening, they’ll have a chance to ask questions and make comments about specific programs of Salem Schools, to... »

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Craig students glad to go to college ‘free’

Monday, November 25th, 2013
Craig students glad to go to college ‘free’ CRAIG COUNTY – Six members of the Craig County High School Class of 2013 are going to college for free – almost. They are taking advantage of the Community College Access Program at Virginia Western. Emmalee Edwards and Mary Booth are two of those students. “Not having to pay any tuition, just books and gas,... »

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Vinton Police ask for help with missing person case

Monday, November 25th, 2013
Vinton Police ask for help with missing person case VINTON–The Vinton Police are requesting assistance in locating a missing person, Christopher Ray Douthat, who was last seen on October 25, 2013. Douthat’s disappearance is suspicious in nature and he is considered to be in danger at this point. There are few leads in the case. Douthat was last seen when he was dropped... »

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It can’t have been 50 years ago

Thursday, November 21st, 2013
It can’t have been 50 years ago to the day this Friday that John F. Kennedy Jr. was shot. I’m sure I’m not that old. But I was a 17-year-old college freshman coming out of Spanish class at Howard College – now Samford University – in Birmingham, Ala., when someone told us, “President Kennedy... »

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It’s East Salem Elementary’s turn next

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
It’s East Salem Elementary’s turn next SALEM – It’s East Salem Elementary School’s turn for renovations next. And that work could start as early as spring. That was the consensus of members of the Salem School Board and Salem City Council, meeting jointly on Nov. 14, to discuss future capital projects including major renovations at that school and Salem High... »

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Field of Dreams sign becomes reality

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Field of Dreams sign becomes reality NEW CASTLE – The entrance to the Craig County Field of Dreams youth athletic area is now proclaimed by the presence of a beautiful new sign. It would actually be more appropriate to call it a structure, as it has been uniquely created in stone by skilled and experienced hands. It has been in... »

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Jury finds Salem locksmith innocent of sexual charges

Monday, November 18th, 2013
SALEM – A jury has found a Salem locksmith not guilty of sexual charges involving young females related to him, and attorneys for Robert Hickson Sr. plan to have his locksmith license reinstated immediately, they said today. After three days of trial and testimony of more than a dozen witnesses in Roanoke County Circuit... »

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