Archive for April, 2014

Taliaferro helps turn visions into realities

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Taliaferro helps turn visions into realities Eighth in a series about Salem’s top-paid employees, and what they do. Jay Taliaferro’s office is across the hall from his fifth-grade classroom. It’s only fitting that as a member of one the last classes who went to school in what today is Salem City Hall, Taliaferro, who is assistant city manager and zoning... »

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Craig residents face weekly food budget shortfalls

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
Craig residents face weekly food budget shortfalls Many Craig County residents don’t know where their next meal is coming from. An annual study titled “Map the Meal Gap 2014” released last week reports that 8.5 percent of the county’s population is “food insecure,” meaning they do not always know where they will find their next meal.  Those 440 people represent a... »

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A hip spring vacation

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
While many of you are off at the beach, visiting relatives, even taking a cruise this week, I’m having the hippest spring vacation. By the time you read this, I should have a brand-new right hip. It’s not exactly the spring vacation people lust after, but I’m ready. I’m not surprised that my hip... »

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Tyler paves the way in Salem

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Tyler paves the way in Salem Mike Tyler paves the way in Salem – and a whole lot more. As the city’s director of streets and general maintenance, he oversees 97 men and women who work in five divisions: beautification, building maintenance, fleet management, sanitation, streets – and mowing all the grass around the city’s 30 buildings. That includes the... »

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First spring gobbler

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
First spring gobbler Jenna Bostic killed her first spring gobbler on Youth Day April 5. She was hunting with her, daddy, Jamie Bostic.  The gobbler weighed 22 pounds and had an 8-1/2-inch beard. Photo by Jamie Bostic »

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Prepper’s Festival draws big crowd

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
Prepper’s Festival draws big crowd NEW CASTLE – They came from all around: West Virginia, North Carolina, various parts of Virginia. Prepper’s – people who want to be prepared for all kinds of eventualities – thronged into New Castle on April 19 for the Prepper’s Festival, with an estimated 3,000 turning out to learn more about how to grow and... »

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Radford Police investigating attempted child abduction

Monday, April 21st, 2014
Radford City Police are investigation allegations of an attempted child abduction that occurred Saturday evening. At approximately 6:15 p.m., Radford City Police responded to the 700 block of Twelfth Street in the West end of Radford for a reported attempted abduction near the elementary school. A parent reported the incident and said it occurred... »

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Vinton and Roanoke County partner to solve 24 hour fire coverage dilemma

Sunday, April 20th, 2014
VINTON–Members of Vinton Town Council concentrated on zoning and budget issues at their meeting on April 15.  A public hearing was held jointly with the Vinton Planning Commission to consider changes to the Town Code regarding floodplain regulations. Karla Turman, Associate Planner and Code Enforcement Officer in Vinton’s Planning and Zoning Department, briefed Council... »

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WBHS Alumni Band forms for Dogwood Parade

Sunday, April 20th, 2014
WBHS Alumni Band forms for Dogwood Parade VINTON–The annual Dogwood Festival Parade is scheduled for April 26 in Vinton. The festival has been a staple in the community for 59 years, first established for the purpose of raising money to buy band uniforms for William Byrd High School. This year, due to the timing of the Roanoke County Schools Spring Break,... »

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Frog is back, spring is here

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
Frog is back. Spring is officially here. He’s only a medium-size bullfrog in a water garden the size of a bathtub in our front yard. Still, as far as I’m concerned, when he shows up it’s spring. I never know from year to year where the frogs who find our mini-pond go in the... »

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