Archive for July, 2014

County administrator receives award for EMS contributions

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
County administrator receives award for EMS contributions NEW CASTLE – As a public official, Craig County Administrator Richard Flora has put in countless hours toward various projects in the area, but his contributions as a volunteer were what helped him earn a regional award in June. Flora earned the Benny Summerlin Award for Service to Local Government, which recognizes outstanding contributions... »

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City council passes zoning changes

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
- By Kelsey Bartlett, Intern All motions were passed by a 3-0 vote during Salem City Council’s July 28 meeting. The first of six topics on the agenda was an amendment to the zoning ordinance to allow for the construction of a fuel center at Kroger’s Electric Road location. “We’re not rezoning the property,... »

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New Tai Chi Fan class offered in Vinton and not just for seniors

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
New Tai Chi Fan class offered in Vinton and not just for seniors Vinton–According to instructor Steve Garay, Tai Chi is a “gentle form of exercise,” whose benefits include “improved balance, flexibility, and strength, as well as focus and concentration.” Tai Chi is a form of martial arts derived from Chinese Kung Fu, which these days is “practiced more for its health benefits than for its martial... »

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Officials seek owner of poodle mauled by larger dog

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
Officials seek owner of poodle mauled by larger dog CHRISTIANSBURG — Police are hoping to find the owner of a dog found injured Monday morning on Roanoke Street near Starlight Drive. The police officer who found the female toy poodle took her to Town and Country Veterinary Clinic in Christiansburg after animal control was unable to assist with the situation. The poodle’s severe... »

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WBHS welcomes freshmen to the Dog Pound

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014
WBHS welcomes freshmen to the Dog Pound VINTON–William Byrd High School hosted its fourth annual “Welcome to the Dog Pound” freshman orientation on July 24. Incoming ninth graders were invited to spend the afternoon at WBHS both gathering information, and bonding with fellow freshmen, upper classmen, and members of the faculty. Freshman class adviser and English teacher, Marc Hinkle, welcomed the... »

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Blacksburg

Monday, July 28th, 2014
A Blacksburg resident was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital after being struck in a crosswalk by a vehicle Monday morning. According to Blacksburg Police, a 2009 Ford Explorer, driven by Stella Lucille Griffin, 75, of Newport was traveling west on Prices Fork Road. Griffin drove into the intersection at McBryde Drive and told police... »

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Vinton author Florence Bogas: a life steeped in history, music, and patriotism

Sunday, July 27th, 2014
Vinton author Florence Bogas: a life steeped in history, music, and patriotism VINTON–Florence Bogas was not raised in Vinton. She came here as an adult at the urging of a friend who told her it was a “lovely place to raise children.”  She grew up in a nurturing environment in Philadelphia; she wanted a similar background for her family. Both of her parents were immigrants. Her... »

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New speed limits apply to unpaved roads, bluegrass festival approved

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
New speed limits apply to unpaved roads, bluegrass festival approved - By Gwen Johnson Correspondent   VDOT representative Raymond Lowe apprised Craig County supervisors at their monthly meeting July 10 that new guidelines of 35 mph would apply to unpaved roads unless otherwise indicated by a sign, effective July 1. The change was brought about through a revision of Virginia State Code. Previously, a... »

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Fallen Vietnam soldiers’ photos located

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Fallen Vietnam soldiers’ photos located Two Salem men who were killed in action during the Vietnam War have been remembered on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall of Faces in the past week. Both Roger D. Atkinson and Kester Ulrey are now pictured on the Wall of Faces, along with the portraits of thousands of other American soldiers killed in... »

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Mellow Mushroom construction to close Main Street for three days

Thursday, July 24th, 2014
BLACKSBURG –  South Main Street, at 207 S. Main St., and the 100 block of Washington Street SE will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday. According to town officials, the closure is needed so the contractor for the Mellow Mushroom project can install a storm drain, curb, gutter... »

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