Archive for August, 2014

Salem documents win ‘People’s Choice’ in Top Ten Endangered Artifacts poll

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Salem documents win ‘People’s Choice’ in Top Ten Endangered Artifacts poll SALEM – The Preston Papers, an important collection of local documents recently found in the attic of an old house in Salem, has earned statewide recognition. In a poll designed to raise awareness of the threat to Virginia’s cultural heritage, the papers have been designated the “People’s Choice.” Online public voting for the “Top... »

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Bluegrass festival attracts over 1,000 to New Castle

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
Bluegrass festival attracts over 1,000 to New Castle NEW CASTLE – Approximately 1,000 bluegrass music lovers, from North Carolina, Hillsville, Covington and local areas infiltrated the Reynolds Campground Saturday to enjoy a day listening to performances by some of the best bluegrass musicians around. The festival was organized by Adam Gentry, chairman of the Craig County Business Association. Though the rain may... »

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Board of Supervisors approves Chick-fil-A, postpones decision on old WBHS surplus

Thursday, August 28th, 2014
VINTON–The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors considered three issues of special concern to Vinton area residents at their meeting on August 26: renovations to the Vinton Fire Station, the disposal of surplus property at the old William Byrd High School, and rezoning of a plot of land on Route 460 for construction of a... »

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Vinton Schools welcome students back for 2014-15 school year

Monday, August 25th, 2014
Vinton Schools welcome students back for 2014-15 school year VINTON–Schools in Vinton opened on August 25 with lots of fanfare in the preceding weeks to welcome students and few snafus. School Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Lange reported that “we had a great day throughout the county.” Chuck Lionberger, Community Relations Specialist for Roanoke County Schools, said that it was a “pretty normal first day.”... »

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Support Systems Inc. opens in Vinton

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Support Systems Inc. opens in Vinton VINTON–Support Systems Inc. opened its newest facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 11. The offices are located at River Park Shopping Center on Bypass Road in Vinton, near the Super Dollar store. The business, which offers support services and skills training for the severely mentally ill, also has locations in Rocky Mount/Martinsville, Lynchburg,... »

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Vinton Town Council approves funds for new in-car cameras for police vehicles

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Vinton Town Council approves funds for new in-car cameras for police vehicles VINTON–Vinton Town Council has voted to appropriate funds in the amount of $47, 293 for the purchase of new in-car recording systems for Vinton Police department patrol vehicles. Council was briefed on the proposed purchase at a work session in July by Vinton Police Chief Ben Cook. He asked to use money from the... »

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Radford man reported missing

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Radford man reported missing 8:10 A.M. FRIDAY UPDATE: The missing person was located at 10 p.m. Thursday, according to Radford Police. The original story is below. — The Radford City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating Brian Coty Rash. Rash, 21, was last seen in Radford at 9 p.m. Aug. 15 and was reported... »

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Vinton Library construction continues on schedule

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Vinton Library construction continues on schedule VINTON–Progress on the new Vinton Public Library is right on schedule.  According to Stephen Doyle II, the Construction Administrator for HBM Architects, most of the structural steel which supports the main part of the library has been erected.  Joists and decking remain to be completed.  He expects that steel work will be 98 percent... »

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New waste compactor to save Craig in disposal costs

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
New waste compactor to save Craig in disposal costs NEW CASTLE – Average Craig County citizens may not notice, but the county has taken two important steps over the past four years to greatly reduce the cost of disposing of their trash. The county currently collects and transfers waste from two sites – one is the Craig County Transfer Station known as the... »

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New Salem librarian embraces change, technology

Thursday, August 21st, 2014
New Salem librarian embraces change, technology In this age of instant information and on-demand news and entertainment via the Internet, the fate of the public library could be in question – but not so, according to the new director of the Salem Library. Unlike some organizations that have chosen to shy away from the many changes made to everyday life... »

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