Archive for January, 2014

Christiansburg man arrested on child porn charges

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Christiansburg man arrested on child porn charges A Christiansburg man has been arrested on child pornography charges. Ramee Jimmy Hamad, 21, was arrested Thursday on 11 counts of possession of child pornography. Hamad was charged after a seven-month investigation by the Christiansburg Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit (ICAC). Hamad was taken to the Montgomery County Jail and has been... »

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Local Fireman teaches fire safety to Vinton Daisy Scout Troop

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Local Fireman teaches fire safety to Vinton Daisy Scout Troop VINTON–Jimmy Poindexter of Vinton, who works as a Fireman and Paramedic for the Salem Fire Department, recently assisted the girls in Vinton’s Daisy Scout Troop # 94 in earning their Girl Scout Safety Pins. Poindexter taught the girls various fire safety lessons such as “stop, drop, and roll,” and how to help someone who... »

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Salem woman found guilty of making meth in home near elementary school

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
SALEM – A 51-year-old Salem woman police said was “a known manufacturer of methamphetamine” pleaded guilty today to four charges associated with cooking meth in the basement of a home near West Salem Elementary School. Tactical officers said the fumes were so heavy from the “one-pot cooking process” Linda Gail Mason was making in... »

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Snow Angels

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
This week’s snow that wasn’t supposed to come here reminded me of snow angels. Not the kind you make by flopping in several inches of the fluffy stuff – although I’ll probably make a quick one of those, too – but angels who appear when you need help in the snow. Over the years... »

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Man in custody after abducting 1-year-old child

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
CHRISTIANSBURG — A man is in custody, charged with abducting his child after an altercation earlier this evening with the child’s mother at a restaurant in Christiansburg. James B. Necessary, formerly of Tazewell but now residing in Ohio, is charged with the following: Two counts of Abduction (felony) Two counts of Hit & Run... »

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Vinton Police arrest suspect in Sunday’s murder

Monday, January 27th, 2014
Vinton Police arrest suspect in Sunday’s murder VINTON–On January 26, 2014, at approximately 12:30pm, Vinton Police Officers responded to 305 Cedar Ave. in the Town of Vinton in reference to suspicious circumstances.  Shortly after arriving, officers were able to enter the residence and discovered a deceased female in the bedroom of the home. Subsequent investigation has led to the arrest of... »

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Two Men and a Truck opens moving business

Friday, January 24th, 2014
Two Men and a Truck opens moving business SALEM – Chris Kavanagh and his father, Jim, have opened the area’s first Two Men and a Truck franchise. The business is located in Salem behind Fresh Studio on East Main Street. Kavanagh, who is 26, moved to the area from Huntsville, Ala., in November to start his own franchise after working with three... »

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Services for former Craig principal Bowman will be Monday

Friday, January 24th, 2014
Funeral services for former Craig County High School and Middle School Principal Dan Bowman will be held Monday, Jan. 27, at 2 p.m. in Salem at John M. Oakey & Sons. The 42-year-old also led Salem girls lacrosse which his daughters, Maddie and Libby, played and which wife Staci is an avid supporter. Bowman... »

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School renovation plans move forward without special loan help

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
School renovation plans move forward without special loan help CRAIG COUNTY – Despite the fact that the county opted not to go in debt for the $5-million interest free loan for major school renovations which members of the Craig County Board of Supervisors recently voted down, plans for renovations are still continuing but on a smaller scale. That’s what Superintendent of Schools Kelly... »

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Former dance studio gets face lift to make way for businesses

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
Former dance studio gets face lift to make way for businesses SALEM – A former dance studio building is getting a face lift. For more than three years, the early 1960s building at the corner of Chestnut and West Main Street in Salem has stood empty and forlorn. Most recently, it was Miss Mona’s School of Dance and Voice until that studio relocated to Colorado... »

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