Archive for December, 2015

Salem company enters growing drone industry

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Salem company enters growing drone industry By Sam Wall Often times when people hear the word “drone,” they think of spying and remote military strikes; however, the reality is that drones are primarily used for more practical and far less sinister purposes than those previously mentioned. Autonomous Flight Technologies Inc., a company located in Salem, has been at the forefront... »

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Peace on Earth; one man’s universal message

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Peace on Earth; one man’s universal message From the entrance of LewisGale Hospital, a bright-red, white and blue light is visible in the distance. It is a peace symbol, built by Salem’s own Allan Tuck, in lieu of traditional Christmas lights. Tuck grew up in Salem, where he was a member of Andrew Lewis High School’s last graduating class, and has... »

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Dare to step up; SHS student teams with local business

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Dare to step up; SHS student teams with local business Plenty of people take photos of their dogs, but it isn’t often that they get the opportunity to paint their beloved canine on a massive scale for the public to see. But that is exactly the case for Dare Leffel, a senior at Salem High School, who volunteered to help Salem’s Biscuits & Bubbles... »

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Radford Animal Control placing chips in adopted animals

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Radford Animal Control placing chips in adopted animals RADFORD — Desmond “Dez” McDaniel finally decided the only way he could stop mourning a cat that died two month ago was to get another one. He headed straight to the Radford Animal Shelter on 110 Pulaski St. By the time he left, his shiny new black cat had received a shot to ward... »

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Lt. Hobbs retires after 21 years with Vinton Fire/EMS

Thursday, December 24th, 2015
Lt. Hobbs retires after 21 years with Vinton Fire/EMS VINTON–Lt. John Hobbs from Vinton’s Fire and EMS Department was recognized by Vinton Town Council for his 21 years of service to the town at their meeting on December 15. He is retiring at the end of December although he will continue to serve as a volunteer. He was also honored at a reception... »

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Old World traditions shared in Vinton

Thursday, December 24th, 2015
Old World traditions shared in Vinton VINTON–Margarete Thompson lives in Vinton but she and her family celebrate Christmas with German traditions and recipes. She came to the America from Germany in 1970 to marry a soldier in the United States Army. She brought with her many customs from her homeland, which still remain a part of her life today as... »

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Vinton Computer expands In Vinton

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
Vinton Computer expands In Vinton VINTON–Vinton Computer has outgrown its location at Woodland Square and moved to 360 East Virginia Avenue, across the road from the Vinton Famous Anthony’s. The move will enable the computer retailer to accommodate expanding customer demand in about triple the space they had previously. According to owner Chris Duncan, “Vinton Computer has experienced tremendous... »

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Radford City Council approves $32,000 for Ingles statue

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Radford City Council approves $32,000 for Ingles statue Note: This article first appeared in the Dec. 19 Radford News Journal. — RADFORD — Funding to complete a bronze statue of Mary Draper Ingles was approved on a split vote by Radford City Council Monday. Council approved the expenditure of $32,000 to complete the statue, which will be placed near Glencoe Museum. A... »

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Need a smoke alarm—contact the Vinton Fire Department

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015
Need a smoke alarm—contact the Vinton Fire Department VINTON–The Vinton Professional Fire Fighter’s  and Paramedic’s Association is partnering with the Vinton Breakfast Lions Club to provide free smoke alarms to any resident of Vinton and East Roanoke County in need of one. Corey Gee, the president of the non-profit association, is a career Firefighter/Medic with the Vinton Fire Department. His group raises... »

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WBHS and WSLS team up to fill the Salvation Army Red Kettles

Friday, December 18th, 2015
WBHS and WSLS team up to fill the Salvation Army Red Kettles VINTON–Students in the DECA club at William Byrd High School have partnered with newscaster Lindsey Ward of WSLS TV 10 and the Salvation Army of the Roanoke Valley to create the first social media campaign for the Salvation Army Red Kettle drive. The project is known as #IRangtheBells. According to WBHS students Ali Shail... »

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