Archive for February, 2015

No more apartments on Craig Avenue

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
SALEM – Salem City Council agreed with residents of Craig Avenue in deciding enough was enough when it voted to deny a rezoning request Monday that would have allowed construction of two apartment buildings on the street. Nikola Sumenic, a Salem resident who owns the property in question at 805 and 811 Craig Ave.,... »

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William Byrd honors School Crossing Guard

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
William Byrd honors School Crossing Guard VINTON–Since 1973, the most powerful person in Vinton early in the morning and mid-afternoon has perhaps been Liz Bower who stops four lanes of traffic plus turning lanes, on Route 24 with just a small wave of her hand. Bower is the crossing guard at William Byrd High School and William Byrd Middle School.... »

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Pipeline opposition growing in Craig Co.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Pipeline opposition growing in Craig Co. NEW CASTLE – Opposition to a proposed pipeline that would pass through Craig County is growing, and a group of concerned citizens has organized and plans to present a petition to the Craig County Board of Supervisors at its March 5 meeting. Citizens to Preserve Craig County, the same group that organized to stop... »

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WBMS hosts annual secondary schools science fair

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
WBMS hosts annual secondary schools science fair VINTON–Roanoke County Schools held their annual science fair for middle and high school students on February 14. William Byrd Middle School hosted the event as usual. Students from Glenvar, Hidden Valley, Cave Spring, Northside and William Byrd middle and high schools participated in the event. Winners will advance to the Western Virginia Regional Science... »

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Magnets USA now made in Vinton

Thursday, February 26th, 2015
Magnets USA now made in Vinton VINTON–Some businesses commemorate an anniversary with a party; Magnets USA celebrated by moving to a new facility—in Vinton. Their move is basically complete. The old facility is up for sale and production is in full swing. The company began renovating the former Grumman Fire Engine factory on Third Street in Vinton in July 2014.... »

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Man accused of rape in Radford

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
Man accused of rape in Radford RADFORD — A 21-year-old man from North Carolina has been charged with allegedly raping an 18-year-old female in the City of Radford. The Radford City Police Department has charged Kaden Lionel Palacio, 21, after the victim reported it to police on Feb. 15, 2015. The victim stated the alleged rape had occurred at an... »

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RU students organize Christiansburg health fair

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
RU students organize Christiansburg health fair Eight Radford University nursing students have been busy organizing a community health fair set for Thursday at the Christiansburg Recreation Center. The New River Valley Senior Health Fair was created for New River Valley residents who are 50 and older. “We will have a lot of booths aimed at that age group, with most... »

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Red Sox GM mentors ‘little brother’

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Red Sox GM mentors ‘little brother’ SALEM – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia celebrates January as National Mentoring Month each year through the Big for a Day event – an experience in which a community leader in the Roanoke Valley, New River Valley or Pulaski County spends two hours with a child on the Big Brothers Big Sisters... »

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Chinese musicians perform at Radford H.S.

Monday, February 16th, 2015
Chinese musicians perform at Radford H.S. RADFORD — Radford High School turned into a transpacific cultural hotspot on Feb. 5. The school welcomed three Chinese exchange students that will stay in Radford for six weeks. To kick off the experience, the Central Conservatory of Music Honor Prep from Beijing performed in the Radford High School auditorium. RHS students heard a... »

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Vinton Host Lions Club begins yearly preschool eye screenings

Friday, February 13th, 2015
Vinton Host Lions Club begins yearly preschool eye screenings VINTON–Each year the Vinton Host Lions Club joins Lions Clubs across state in conducting vision screenings for preschool children. The screenings got underway this year on February 9 at Bonsack Baptist Preschool. Denny Dickens, the president of the Host Lions, and Lion Sam Camden worked with about 50 children on the first day of... »

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