Archive for October, 2015

Greenway runs unopposed for Vinton seat on School Board

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
Greenway runs unopposed for Vinton seat on School Board VINTON–Tim Greenway will take over the Vinton seat on the Roanoke County School Board after the election on November 3.  He is running unopposed for the position currently held by Mike Altizer, who was appointed to the board when Mike Stovall resigned in September 2014. He will be sworn in when the election is... »

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Three school superintendent finalists to attend Nov. 5 forum

Friday, October 30th, 2015
Three school superintendent finalists to attend Nov. 5 forum CHRISTIANSBURG — The Montgomery County School Board will host a forum featuring the three finalists for the school superintendent vacancy from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5 at the county school board office on 750 Imperial St. in Christiansburg. Each candidate will have up to one hour to address the audience and answer... »

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Crash on Roanoke Street kills driver, reduces traffic to one lane

Friday, October 30th, 2015
CHRISTIANSBURG — A vehicle crashed into a gas pump in Christiansburg early Friday morning, killing the driver and causing a fire that was quickly extinguished. Traffic at the crash scene has been reduced from four lanes to one lane. The crash occurred at 3:10 a.m. at the Shell gas station on 2375 Roanoke St.... »

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Train collides with vehicle in Vinton

Friday, October 30th, 2015
On October 30, 2015 at 1:09 AM, officers of the Vinton Police Department responded to a train collision with a vehicle at the train crossing located at 8th St and Walnut Ave. The preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle left the roadway and became stuck on the tracks on the right side of the... »

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Vinton hires new assistant town manager

Thursday, October 29th, 2015
VINTON–Town Manager Chris Lawrence has announced the selection of Richard “Pete” Peters, Jr., as the next Assistant Town Manager and Director of Economic Development for the Town of Vinton. Peters was selected from a highly competitive pool of 30 applicants. He will be responsible for continuing the successful economic development program of the town,... »

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Author to contribute book proceeds to Alison Parker fund

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Author to contribute book proceeds to Alison Parker fund VINTON–It would be hard to settle on one descriptor for Jerold Franks. Most of his adult life has been spent as “Casting Director Jerry Franks,” but he has also been teacher, counselor, theatrical agent, philanthropist, fundraiser, artistic director, script typist, and more. Currently he is “author” Jerry Franks. His book is entitled “So You... »

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No “little bout” of breast cancer

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
No “little bout” of breast cancer Karen Robertson used to say she had a “little bout” of breast cancer. However, now that she has had some time apart from the illness, she realizes how fortunate she really was. Robertson, a Salem native, was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer 11 years ago at the age of 52. She hesitated to... »

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SHS and ALMS bands join to rally crowd

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
SHS and ALMS bands join to rally crowd On Friday nights, when the football team takes to the field, and the cheerleaders are performing on the sidelines, it is the marching band who sets the rhythm for the game. Every year, for Salem High School’s homecoming game, the band goes all out by enlisting the help of their Andrew Lewis Middle School... »

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Putting books in children’s hands

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Putting books in children’s hands Cece Bell grew up on Broad Street in Salem. Now, as a distinguished author, her childhood home sets the scene for her children’s books. Mary Hill, an English professor at Roanoke College, went to high school with Bell, and the two are old friends. Hill teaches children’s literature at the college, and she recently... »

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MVP files FERC application

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) filed its formal application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Friday, Oct. 23, to construct its 301-mile interstate pipeline. Their new preferred route would bypass much of Craig County. Although it would now only pass through 1.7 miles of Craig County, in the southwestern portion, rather than the... »

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