Archive for August, 2015

Pittman named Vinton Police Officer of the Month for July

Monday, August 31st, 2015
Pittman named Vinton Police Officer of the Month for July VINTON–Officer Terry Pittman has been named Vinton’s Police Officer of the Month for July 2015. On July 20, Officer Pittman responded to the report of a shoplifter at the Kroger store on Hardy Road. According to Vinton Police Chief Ben Cook, during the course of the investigation, Pittman determined that the suspect had stolen... »

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Vinton Kroger employees hold fundraiser for Angels of Assisi

Sunday, August 30th, 2015
Vinton Kroger employees hold fundraiser for Angels of Assisi VINTON–Employees at the Hardy Road Kroger in Vinton held a fundraiser for Angels of Assisi on August 22. Angels of Assisi is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization “dedicated to the preservation and care of all living creatures.” The idea for the event originated with the news in early August that over 70 animals... »

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Craddock leads in straw poll

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
By Kelsey Bartlett The Craig County Sheriff Forum was hosted at Craig County High School on Friday night. Trevor Craddock and Paris Parsons were both at the event. Danny McPherson was absent due to prior commitments. According to a straw poll conducted at the forum, Craddock leads his competitors with 68.7 percent of the... »

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‘Load the Bus’ fills classrooms and hearts

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
‘Load the Bus’ fills classrooms and hearts By Pam Dudding Craig County joined Glenvar and Salem schools Aug. 7-9 for the annual “Load the Bus” event. Bus drivers parked in front of Salem Wal-Mart to collect school supply donations. “In all the years I have done this project, this year has been the most successful,” Susie Mattox, secretary of McCleary Elementary... »

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Craig Day Care Center stays active

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Craig Day Care Center stays active By Pam Dudding-Burch There appear to be few dull moments or unhappy kids at the Craig County Child Care Center in New Castle, especially this summer, as the center received a grant from the Community Catalyst Funds of Foundation of Roanoke Valley. The funding helped to pay classroom staff as well as bus drivers... »

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Retired and newly hired teachers gather to celebrate

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Retired and newly hired teachers gather to celebrate Submitted by Anita Brown Booth Craig County Retired Teachers Association met for their quarterly back to school meeting and on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Craig County High School. They shared a delicious lunch prepared by the cafeteria workers to welcome back teachers to the new school year. The retired teachers always look forward to... »

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Time to (safely) roll back to school

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
By Kelsey Bartlett The school year is already under way for Roanoke County students, and on Sept. 8, Salem City Schools will start back as well. Summer is notoriously the most dangerous time of year for teen drivers, but as the leaves begin to change and football season kicks into gear, teen drinking spikes,... »

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The world through snapshots

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
The world through snapshots Column by Kelsey Bartlett Art is more than markings on a piece of paper. Often, it is a release, or a form of expression. Some draw, some choose music. Others dabble in photography, dance, poetry or pottery. The options are limitless, and some try a little bit of it all. The best part about... »

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Grades and SOL scores soar in Salem schools

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
By Sam Wall Last Tuesday’s school board meeting, the last for Salem before students return to the classroom, yielded positive academic reports from Salem High School as well as G.W. Carver Elementary regarding the 2014-15 academic year. Kristyn Shepherd, principal at G.W. Carver, presented the school’s SOL results from the past spring.  The elementary... »

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SHS alumnus leads by example at Rescue Mission

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
SHS alumnus leads by example at Rescue Mission McArthur demonstrates how Salemites can make a difference By Kelsey Bartlett Amy McArthur’s path to the Roanoke Rescue Mission may seem unconventional. After graduating from Salem High School in 2008, she went on to earn her degree in historic preservation from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg. After college, she started a career... »

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