Archive for April, 2015

‘Into the Woods’ to take the stage Friday at BHS

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
‘Into the Woods’ to take the stage Friday at BHS BLACKSBURG — Blacksburg High School will present the popular Broadway musical “Into the Woods” on Friday. Combining classic fairy tales with new twists, “Into the Woods” has excerpts from several favorite stories. From the lonely Cinderella seeking her prince and Rapunzel’s long golden locks to Jack and his beanstalk and the lost Little Red... »

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Belcher named manager of Christiansburg Farmers Market

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Belcher named manager of Christiansburg Farmers Market CHRISTIANSBURG — Sarah Belcher has been named the market manager for the new Christiansburg Farmers Market, a town-managed operation set to debut this Thursday. Belcher is a native of Montgomery County. She and her family own Cornerstone Stables and raise Tennessee Walking Horses. Belcher holds a bachelors of science in agricultural and applied economics... »

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VT student charged for threatening ‘another 4.16 moment’

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech and Blacksburg Police have made an arrest in a case involving the post of a threatening message on social media Tuesday night. Kiung Moon, a 21-year-old senior majoring in business information technology, turned himself in at the Virginia Tech police department and was taken into custody after the investigation identified... »

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WBHS Air Force JROTC holds annual Dining-Out military ball and awards ceremony

Thursday, April 30th, 2015
WBHS Air Force JROTC holds annual Dining-Out military ball and awards ceremony VINTON–Many branches of the United States Armed services hold formal military dinners to “foster camaraderie and esprit de corps.”  In the Army and Marine Corps the event is generally called “Mess Night.” The Air Force and Navy call it “Dining-In” if the attendees are limited to the military, “Dining-Out” if spouses and other guests... »

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Cancer survivors to be honored at Vinton Relay and Flag Retirement Ceremony on May 1

Friday, April 24th, 2015
Cancer survivors to be honored at Vinton Relay and Flag Retirement Ceremony on May 1 VINTON–The Vinton Relay for Life and the William Byrd High School Air Force JROTC are seeking names of cancer survivors to honor at the Relay event on May 1 at WBHS. Survivors will receive framed grommets from American flags which have been collected and retired by the Corps. Grommets are the metal rings that... »

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Greenway announces run for School Board

Friday, April 24th, 2015
Greenway announces run for School Board VINTON–Tim Greenway has announced that he is a candidate for the Roanoke County School Board representing the Vinton Magisterial District. He is the first to announce his candidacy and this is his first run for public office. Greenway is a lifelong resident of the Vinton/Bonsack/East Roanoke County area. He graduated from William Byrd High... »

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Doodle artist commemorates 60th anniversary of Dogwood Festival

Friday, April 24th, 2015
Doodle artist commemorates 60th anniversary of Dogwood Festival VINTON–The Vinton Dogwood Festival represents 60 years of traditions and memories. This year the 2015 Dogwood Festival Committee commissioned Norman Smith to preserve those memories with a unique work of art. The result is the “Dogwood Festival Doodle” which is made up of dozens of images of Vinton landmarks, this year’s festival events, and... »

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Operations suspended at Old Virginia Brick plants

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Operations suspended at Old Virginia Brick plants SALEM – Old Virginia Brick, a Salem manufacturer of wood moulded brick since it was founded in 1890, announced through a letter this week that it is suspending operations and furloughing most of its workforce while it develops a strategic plan. According to the letter from President C.W. McNeely III posted on the front... »

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Stove malfunction causes early morning fire at Mac and Bob’s

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
SALEM – The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a fire call at Mac and Bob’s restaurant on 316 East Main St. this morning at 4:03 a.m. The first units arrived within three minutes of receiving the call and found smoke in the kitchen area of the building. Crews determined that a stove... »

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County GOP announces candidates for 2015 elections

Monday, April 20th, 2015
County GOP announces candidates for 2015 elections (Updated to include state and school board information) CHRISTIANSBURG — The Montgomery County Republican Party has finalized its list of candidates in the five constitutional and four Board of Supervisors races for the Nov. 3 election. The county GOP voted to establish an April 18 filing deadline for prospective candidates for Montgomery County’s constitutional... »

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