Archive for June, 2014

Dog dies in Salem house fire

Monday, June 30th, 2014
SALEM – A dog died but its owner escaped safely after a house fire in Salem this morning that apparently started in the kitchen. Eighteen firefighters and rescue personnel turned out to control the fire within 25 minutes after the blaze was reported on Lakehurst Avenue at 9:12 a.m. According to Salem Fire &... »

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Golfers give back

Monday, June 30th, 2014
Golfers give back   Wayne Zellers wanted to find a way to give back to the service men and women who have fought and continue to fight for the country’s freedom every day. As a member of the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech, Zellers wanted to host a golf tournament to raise funds for the... »

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uShop TV is born in Salem

Monday, June 30th, 2014
uShop TV is born in Salem Whit Kelly is about to birth a baby. It’s not just any baby, though. In August, his new television shopping network will go live on the air, and it’s based in Salem. People who know the history of the Home Shopping Network recall that Salem businessman Cabell Brand and his family were involved in... »

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Armed robbery suspect arrested

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
SALEM – A 20-year-old armed robbery suspect is being held without bond in jail today after Salem Police arrested him near a business that was held up June 24 on Chestnut Street in Salem. Police identified him as Exavior Deopalis McCarthy of Roanoke, who was charged with armed robbery and using a firearm in... »

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Vinton First Aid Crew purchases new Rehab Response vehicle

Thursday, June 26th, 2014
Vinton First Aid Crew purchases new Rehab Response vehicle VINTON–The Vinton Volunteer First Aid Crew has purchased a new Ford F-250 Super Duty pick-up truck to be used as a Rehab Response unit. Its primary purpose is to provide support services to Fire and EMS personnel involved in major incidents such as structure fires, Hazardous Materials incidents, brush fires, and long term emergency... »

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Historic marker honors Salem artist Walter Biggs

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Historic marker honors Salem artist Walter Biggs SALEM – A new historic marker honoring Walter Biggs now stands near where the late artist and illustrator lived in Salem. On June 24, the marker was unveiled at the corner of College Avenue and The Boulevard, in a grassy triangle across from John M. Oakey and Son Funeral Home. Obtaining the marker was... »

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Musket sounds remind Craig Civil War was here

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Musket sounds remind Craig Civil War was here NEW CASTLE – 5-4-3-2-1….bangggggggg! Four muskets simultaneously sounded in downtown New Castle, while it reminded many of the lives lost in a string of battles called “Hunter’s Trail” 150 years before. Members of the 28th Virginia Infantry Camp 491, along with the Giles Artillery, the VFW Post from New Castle and the Craig County... »

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Seven-car pile up at the Fairgrounds!

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Seven-car pile up at the Fairgrounds! NEW CASTLE – About 1,000 people filled the Craig County Fairgrounds Saturday evening for a good “run for their money” demolition derby. Sammy Huffman, along with Jimmy Williams, B.J. Oliver, Devine Huffman, Chris Swingle, David Looney and many volunteers worked hard at giving the spectators thrills. Though fewer cars were present than the last... »

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Improving one life at a time

Friday, June 20th, 2014
Improving one life at a time  CHRISTIANSBURG - Debbie Hale is helping her hometown, one life at a time. A mother of two and lifelong Christiansburg resident, Hale studied marketing education and had a career with a large communications company. Eventually, however, her sons grew up and started their own professional careers, so Debbie made a big change, also. In 2006... »

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Music Mondays at the Senior Center

Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Music Mondays at the Senior Center VINTON–The Charles R. Hill Senior Center in Vinton is known as a “multi-purpose” building. Citizens in the South Vinton precinct vote there.  Line dancing, Tai Chi, and ceramics classes are taught there. Weekend dances are held there. The facility can be rented for parties, meetings, and receptions. Now on Monday afternoons, from 3:30 to... »

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