Archive for January, 2015

CCHS robotics team earns 1st-place in regional competition

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
CCHS robotics team earns 1st-place in regional competition NEW CASTLE – “Craig High School may be small but we are mighty!” exclaimed Craig County High School Guidance Counselor Marcia Barlow, following the high school robotics team’s showing at a regional robotics competition last month. Six CCHS students are enrolled in Virginia Western Community College programs STEM-H: Pre-Health Curriculum, IT: Desktop Support Technician,... »

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City gets input on Downtown Plan

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
City gets input on Downtown Plan SALEM – City officials completed one of the first steps in shaping the future of downtown Salem when they received input from citizens on how they envisioned Main Street changing over the next several years. Business owners and members of a citizens’ downtown committee joined city staff at an open house last Tuesday, Jan.... »

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Football not the only high note for Glenvar

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Football not the only high note for Glenvar SALEM – Glenvar High School has certainly experienced some successes during the 2014-15 school year, and the Marching Highlanders are no exception. Band director Zac Sweeney is excited about this year’s accomplishments, and looking forward to some upcoming events and changes in store for the band program. The Marching Highlanders are typically involved in... »

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Frey named as Roanoke County Libraries Teen Coordinator

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Frey named as Roanoke County Libraries Teen Coordinator VINTON–Kelsey Frey has been named the Teen Coordinator for the Roanoke County Library system.  She is a 2009 graduate of William Byrd High School. Her parents are Susan and David Frey of Vinton. Frey will head up the youth programs at all five county libraries and is based at the headquarters library at South... »

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Lionberger from Herman L. Horn named McGlothlin finalist

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
Lionberger from Herman L. Horn named McGlothlin finalist VINTON–Michelle Lionberger who teaches fourth grade reading and writing at Herman L. Horn Elementary School in Vinton has been named as a finalist in the prestigious McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence competition—one of only six honored in the Blue Ridge region. The McGlothlin Awards are “given annually to exceptional educators from public schools in... »

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The Advancement Foundation supports fledgling enterprises with Gauntlet competition

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
The Advancement Foundation supports fledgling enterprises with Gauntlet competition VINTON–Anyone depressed by the state of the world in recent months would have benefitted from spending the day at The Advancement Foundation “Gauntlet” competition on January 17. Twelve entrepreneurs exuberantly shared their visions of businesses or non-profit organizations they would like to start-up or have already launched which will not only benefit them, but... »

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Christiansburg girl missing after leaving with 33-year-old man

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
Christiansburg girl missing after leaving with 33-year-old man CHRISTIANSBURG — Christiansburg Police are searching for an endangered missing teenager who they say ran away with a man after he traveled to Christiansburg from Illinois to meet her. Aysia Monique Lewis, 16, was last seen at 2:45 p.m. Monday.  It is believed that Donald “Bruce” Bruce Quesenberry, Jr., 33, traveled from his home... »

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Blacksburg couple wins PBS drawing

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
Blacksburg couple wins PBS drawing BLACKSBURG — Steve and Karen Ellingson of Blacksburg won the Blue Ridge PBS Viking River Cruises drawing, valued at $10,000. Because they donated to PBS, the Ellingsons were automatically entered into the drawing for an eight-day trip cruising the Rhine River in Europe. The trip includes round-trip airfare from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. The trip... »

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New program to cater to autistic worshippers

Monday, January 26th, 2015
New program to cater to autistic worshippers RADFORD — Andrew Tucker, the pastor at Christ Lutheran Church, is hosting a Feb. 1 meeting to introduce a new worship service that he hopes will draw worshippers with unique needs from throughout the New River Valley. Tucker said Across the Spectrum is a nondenominational worship experience that aims to engage all five senses.... »

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RHS alumna joins AmeriCorps program

Monday, January 26th, 2015
RHS alumna joins AmeriCorps program RADFORD — Rachel Arnold of Radford is one of 96 men and women performing 10 months of national service as part of the Atlantic Region’s 21st Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program. A 2013 graduate of Radford High School, Arnold will work with fellow NCCC members on a variety... »

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