Archive for March, 2014

Overstreet to run for Town Council

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
Overstreet to run for Town Council VINTON–Roger Overstreet has announced that he is seeking a seat on Vinton Town Council in the May elections. Two seats will become vacant when the terms of Bobby Altice and Matt Hare expire on June 30. Overstreet is the owner of Overstreet’s Auto Repair and Salvage located on Pollard Street in Vinton. He says... »

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GFWC Woman’s Club celebrates 60 years of service to the Vinton community

Saturday, March 29th, 2014
GFWC Woman’s Club celebrates 60 years of service to the Vinton community VINTON–The GFWC Woman’s Club of Vinton celebrated its 60th anniversary on March 15, 2014. Members, both past and present, past presidents, and representatives from the state federation gathered for a luncheon at the Vinton War Memorial to commemorate the occasion. Teresa Craig, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Virginia President, presented a certificate... »

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Two suspects caught around Exit 150 after fleeing from narcotics investigation

Friday, March 28th, 2014
TROUTVILLE – Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle reports that earlier in the afternoon (Friday), deputies were conducting a narcotics investigation around 2:30 p.m. in the I-81 Exit 150 area of Botetourt County. When the deputies moved in to make the arrests, two of the suspects fled on foot while the other two were taken... »

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Is this a word?

Friday, March 28th, 2014
Is this a word? A record number of 46 teams of avid and not-so-avid Scrabble players carefully placed tiles and spelled everything from “xi” to complex words. Xi is the cardinal number that is the sum of 10 and 1, by the way, and also the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet. We wished for vowels, prayed for... »

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‘Betty Crocker of meth’ sentenced to serve 2 years of 24-year-sentence

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
SALEM – A single mother the prosecutor called “the Betty Crocker of meth” has been sentenced to serve two years out of a total 24 years. Although earlier she said she didn’t know all the steps in cooking meth, today Lisa Gail Mason admitted she was watching over two pots of methamphetamine that were... »

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Census: Radford is second fastest-growing area in state

Thursday, March 27th, 2014
RADFORD — The City of Radford is tied for being the second fastest-growing area in the state, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Thursday. From July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013, Radford’s population grew by 2.7 percent, tying with the City of Fredericksburg as the second-fastest growing area. Loudoun County was again... »

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School board approves $42.5-million budget

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
School board approves $42.5-million budget SALEM – The Salem School Board Tuesday night approved fiscal year 2015 budgets totaling over $42.4 million. They will be presented to Salem City Council by an April 1 deadline. Business Director Mandy Hall reported that a projected shortfall of $604,000 has been reduced by $59,000, to $544,351, because the school system received information... »

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From Craig ‘Miss Spring Thang’ to APCO advertising model

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
From Craig ‘Miss Spring Thang’ to APCO advertising model CRAIG COUNTY – Craig County has produced another celebrity, and this one started out as Craig County’s “Miss Spring Thang” of 2010. Zack Bacon, a 2006 graduate of Craig County High School, is featured in Appalachian Power Company’s full-page ad in a series running in West Virginia newspapers. Bacon is APCO’s Energy Efficiency Coordinator... »

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Blacksburg Middle School begins a cappella group

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
Blacksburg Middle School begins a cappella group BLACKSBURG — The empty halls of Blacksburg Middle School echo with the sounds of Miley Cyrus. A typical Tuesday school day has just ended, and a version of “Party in the USA” by the pop star seeps through the closed door of the music room. Instead of a familiar guitar riff and other instruments, however,... »

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Roanoke County Schools closing at 11 a.m.

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
ROANOKE COUNTY – All Roanoke County Schools are closing at 11 a.m. today, because of snow that began at 5:15 a.m. and continues to fall. No early closing announcement has been made for Salem Schools. Winds are expected to pick up later this afternoon, with lows predicted in the 20s overnight and even lower... »

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