Archive for September, 2015

No longer just a dream

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
No longer just a dream DiFusco-Funk has been named Region Six Teacher of the Year On Sept. 14, Natalie DiFusco-Funk, a fifth grade teacher at West Salem Elementary School, was notified of the greatest achievement of her teaching career, thus far. Superintendent Alan Seibert was on hand for a surprise assembly in the cafeteria to announce that DiFusco-Funk has... »

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SHS to update security system

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Salem High School will be receiving $63,555 from the state to go towards switching its analog security camera system to digital. SHS is one of 519 schools to receive a portion of the $6 million in grants by the Commonwealth for school security updates, which were announced by Gov. Terry McAuliffe last Wednesday. Schools... »

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Honoring the life of Nancy Lee Lucas

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Honoring the life of Nancy Lee Lucas Bench dedicated and scholarship established in her name On Tuesday, Sept. 15, a memorial bench was dedicated at Lewis-Gale Medical Center’s Memorial Garden to honor the life of Nancy Lee Lucas, who was formerly employed there. Last October, her friends and family received a crushing blow after she passed away unexpectedly during a routine... »

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Student SAC members from WBMS and WBHS welcomed by School Board

Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Student SAC members from WBMS and WBHS welcomed by School Board VINTON–The Roanoke County School Board recognized members of the Student Advisory Council (SAC) at a reception on September 10 prior to the regular board meeting. Two students from William Byrd Middle School (WBMS) and seven students from William Byrd High School (WBHS) serve on the committee with representatives from the other county middle and... »

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Weeks and McCarty wed

Friday, September 25th, 2015
Weeks and McCarty wed VINTON–Sabrina Weeks and Chris McCarty of Vinton were married on August 22, 2015, at the Old Mill Farm Venue in Bedford County. Their friend and Sunday School teacher Paul Moore from the Disciples Class at Vinton Baptist Church performed the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by both of her parents. Sabrina was... »

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Supervisors discuss Vinton library coffee shop

Thursday, September 24th, 2015
VINTON–Members of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors heard the first reading of an ordinance which will authorize leasing of space in the new Vinton Library to Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee Company for the operation of a coffee shop on the mezzanine level. Assistant County Administrator Richard Caywood presented the proposal to... »

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Guzi resigns as Botetourt County Administrator; Carroll County administrator will assume position in January

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Guzi resigns as Botetourt County Administrator; Carroll County administrator will assume position in January The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors accepted County Administrator Kathleen Guzi’s resignation Wednesday evening following a closed session at Greenfield Education and Training Center. The board then agreed to hire Gary Larrowe to fill the position. Larrowe has been county administrator for Carroll County for a decade. Guzi’s resignation is effective November 30. The... »

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Town set to buy Holdren’s Country Store

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
Town set to buy Holdren’s Country Store VINTON–It turns out that the Town of Vinton is the mystery “local investor” purchasing the historic Holdren’s Country Store which was not sold at auction on September 18. Town Council has scheduled a public meeting for September 24 at 6:30 p.m. to “consider adoption of a resolution authorizing the Mayor and/or Town Manager to... »

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4-point grading scale approved

Thursday, September 17th, 2015
By Sam Wall The Salem School Board approved the motion to expand the standard-based learning four-point grading scale pilot program at Salem High School for the 2014-15 school year during its Tuesday night meeting. The grading rubric, which is similar to the one already used by Salem’s elementary schools, will be used by 11... »

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Always ‘be prepared’

Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Always ‘be prepared’ It’s not just a scout saying anymore By Pam Dudding-Burch Bestselling author Tim MacWelch taught Survival Class at the Emporium on Saturday, Sept. 12. Two of the most important questions he asked his students were: • “Can you provide the necessary needs for yourself or for your family if a tragedy strikes your area... »

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