Archive for February, 2014

Bus drivers’ sick-in prompts county schools to ask parents’ help

Friday, February 28th, 2014
ROANOKE COUNTY – A number of Roanoke County school bus drivers called in sick for this afternoon, causing Roanoke County Schools to ask parents to pick up children from county schools. This includes Glenvar Elementary, Glenvar Middle, Glenvar High School, Fort Lewis Elementary, Masons Cove, W.E. Cundiff Elementary, Herman L. Horn Elementary, Bonsack Elementary,... »

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Children’s Author Daryl Cobb visits Herman L. Horn Elementary

Friday, February 28th, 2014
Children’s Author Daryl Cobb visits Herman L. Horn Elementary VINTON–Herman L. Horn Elementary played host to children’s author, singer, and songwriter Daryl Cobb on January 27, celebrating “Pirate Day” at the school. The visit was arranged by Title I teachers Julie Huckaby and Sandra Hunt. Cobb lives in New Jersey and visits about 80 schools each year promoting literacy and teaching children about... »

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W.E.Cundiff Elementary students use inquiry-based STEM learning

Friday, February 28th, 2014
W.E.Cundiff Elementary students use inquiry-based STEM learning VINTON–Many people first encountered terms like “polygon, line segment, or ray” or concepts like “congruence, rotation, translation, and reflection” in a geometry course, probably in high school. Nowadays fourth graders, like those in Lindsay Seiler’s class at W.E. Cundiff (WEC), not only know those terms, but know how to prove they know them by... »

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Sisters through Scouting

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
For 12 years, they’ve been friends and sisters in Scouting. They’ve weeded gardens, sold tickets, put together hundreds of paper kites for little kids, gotten gooey and messy constructing and frosting gingerbread houses, and supported each other as they earned their Silver Awards – and several Gold Awards. Now the members of Girl Scout... »

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Scrap business request rescheduled to April

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Scrap business request rescheduled to April SALEM – “We’ll be back.” That was the overall sentiment from the 40 neighbors in the Kesler Mill Road area who turned out for Monday night’s advertised public hearing about a proposed indoor recycling business they believe would be “a junk yard.” They didn’t get to speak, though. The hearing was continued until the April... »

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Students out for snow days practice Spanish using snowmen

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Students out for snow days practice Spanish using snowmen CRAIG COUNTY, VA – Most students would think, “Homework on a snow day? No fair!” But students in Martha Murphy’s Online spanish 3 Class at Craig County High School responded that it was fun. While students missed three more days of school due to the deep snow that fell Feb. 12 and 13, their... »

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Waiting for quadruplets

Thursday, February 27th, 2014
Waiting for quadruplets SALEM – Four baby seats are lined up around the wall. Four swings sit waiting. Four different colored cushiony bumpers to keep babies in place in the room that used to be the dining room but now the big brother calls “the day care center.” Down the hall in the nursery, a pink rubber... »

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Baby camel Otis moves in

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Baby camel Otis moves in CRAIG COUNTY – Clyde the Camel has passed on, but he’s definitely not forgotten by people who passed by on Lower Craigs Creek Road and stopped to feed him carrots and apples. Now there’s a baby camel to attract people. Otis, an 18-month-old, arrived at White Oak Hill Farm on Saturday, Feb. 22, from... »

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Planners split 3-2 to recommend approval of indoor recycling firm

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
Planners split 3-2 to recommend approval of indoor recycling firm SALEM – After hearing from 10 neighbors who objected to having a recycling industry in the Kesler Mill Road neighborhood, members of the Salem Planning Commission split 3-2 to recommend that Salem City Council approve the request. The vote came Monday night, Feb. 17, following an almost-two-hour public hearing after the advertised meeting on... »

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I’ll remember Rodney

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
I’ll remember Rodney Even though we’re still dealing with leftovers from the almost-2-feet of snow that fell during the Snow Moon last week, spring is coming. We all know we can’t trust Punxsutawney Phil, that shadow-seeing groundhog. After all, he lives up North. Of course there are going to be six weeks more winter in Pennsylvania after... »

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