Archive for March, 2015

RU president to retire next year

Monday, March 30th, 2015
RU president to retire next year RADFORD — Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle has announced plans to retire next year. The first female president at RU, Kyle will step down on June 30, 2016. The decision was announced and approved at Saturday’s Board of Visitors meeting. Kyle took the job in 2005 to become RU’s sixth president. “I am... »

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William Byrd JROTC wing adds military mural

Monday, March 30th, 2015
William Byrd JROTC wing adds military mural VINTON–In the past few weeks, dramatic improvements have been made in the hallway in the Air Force JROTC wing at William Byrd High School.  A huge mural featuring military planes has been painted on the walls along with an Air Force insignia. The signature of the artist—“C. Thompson”—might lead the unknowing to think the... »

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Photojournalist partners with Rescue Mission

Monday, March 30th, 2015
Photojournalist partners with Rescue Mission VINTON–Laura Weeks is the Marketing Communications Coordinator for Magnets USA in Vinton. She is also a member of “The Network,” a ministry of the Rescue Mission which brings together representatives from area businesses, educational organizations, and community volunteers to “enhance the Mission’s presence in the business community.” The Rescue Mission describes them as “high-energy... »

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Citizen’s alternatives to the Third Street Dumpsters in Vinton

Monday, March 30th, 2015
VINTON–On March 17, members of Vinton Town Council voted by a four to one margin to close the Third Street Dumpsters. Councilman Doug Adams voted to keep the dumpsters open to the public. The dumpster service will end on April 20. Council and staff emphasized that the decision was a financial one based on... »

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Bluefield alumni to run 10K in memory of former dean, Salem native

Friday, March 27th, 2015
Bluefield alumni to run 10K in memory of former dean, Salem native For the second year in a row, alumni from Bluefield College will form a running troupe called “Team Dean Dan” to compete in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K in Richmond. Like last year, when the team comes together this spring, Saturday, March 28, they won’t be so much concerned about how they compete or... »

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Pipeline opponents get standing ovation

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Pipeline opponents get standing ovation Open house planned at Craig County High School April 7 NEW CASTLE – Although elected officials have not taken a stand on the natural gas pipeline proposed to cut through the county, more than 85 audience members at the March 19 Craig County Board of Supervisors meeting made clear they oppose the idea. Opponents... »

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Assembly line sends scripture to Haiti

Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Assembly line sends scripture to Haiti SALEM – Fifteen years ago the Rev. Don Woodard, an evangelist who traveled nationally with a biblically conservative Christian group, went to Haiti to conduct services at a camp meeting for youth on the impoverished Caribbean island. There, through his translator, he learned of 12 homeless children being cared for temporarily in poverty-stricken homes Out of that... »

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Indoor marijuana growing operation found in Riner

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
RINER — Police on Monday discovered an indoor marijuana growth operation in south Riner. According to a news release, Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies answered a call checking on the well-being of a female at 2680 Goldenrod Road. Upon arriving, deputies said they smelled an overwhelming odor of unburnt marijuana coming from the residence. Deputies... »

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Beans and Rice founder honored with service award

Friday, March 20th, 2015
Beans and Rice founder honored with service award RADFORD — In 1997, Dr. Nelda Pearson and a small group of her students at Radford University launched Beans and Rice, Inc., a nonprofit organization to help children in need. The undertaking began as an after-school program at a few of Radford’s housing complexes, providing activities, homework help and meals to hungry kids. Pearson... »

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Byrd House Club establishes a legacy

Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Byrd House Club establishes a legacy VINTON–Teachers Eric Royal and John Richardson hope that March 7, 2015, becomes a historic day for William Byrd High School–as the date Byrd’s first Habitat for Humanity house was built. The hope is that this will become a yearly tradition. Royal envisions the day when photographs of the homes they build line the school... »

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