Archive for January, 2016

A family affair; O’Brien Meats continues to renovate

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
A family affair; O’Brien Meats continues to renovate Rows of industrial lighting and dark mahogany windowsills line the interior of O’Brien Meats on Main Street. An impressive stonework patio plays host to several 1,600-pound stone tables, as the family-owned business which has been in the area for nearly 45 years works to update their space. And the renovations couldn’t be more timely.... »

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VFW honors ‘Service Person of the Year’ winners

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
VFW honors ‘Service Person of the Year’ winners By Pam Dudding-Burch Three men were honored by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars on Monday, Jan.11, during their regular monthly meeting. One person was elected from each of the services of Craig County’s emergency medical service, fire department and police force to receive a “Service Person of the Year” award. “We understand the... »

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Craig County’s best prepare for the worst

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Craig County’s best prepare for the worst By Pam Dudding-Burch While walking into the fire department building for the first Spring Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) training, the profound feeling of respect and dedication created by the men and women there was tangible. On Tuesday, Jan. 12, approximately 50 individuals gathered from Craig County’s Emergency Services, including members from Johns Creek Volunteer... »

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Town Council recognizes promotions within Fire and EMS, Council member Scheid announces intention to run for election

Thursday, January 28th, 2016
Town Council recognizes promotions within Fire and EMS, Council member Scheid announces intention to run for election VINTON–Vinton Town Council meetings are predictably among the most civil and cordial of any local governmental body. The January 21 meeting had an almost festive tone as it opened with a ceremony honoring four dedicated members of the Vinton Fire and EMS Department who had been promoted this week. Chris Linkous has been promoted... »

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Gauntlet small business competition accepting applications

Sunday, January 24th, 2016
Gauntlet small business competition accepting applications VINTON–The Advancement Foundation (TAF) will be accepting applications online for its third annual Gauntlet business competition through January 28. According to TAF, they are “seeking entrepreneurs with plans to grow or expand a business in Vinton” to participate in the contest will be awarding $70,000 in cash and prizes. The competition has benefited greatly... »

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Guitar instructor provides “Music instruction for the song inside the soul” at Vinton Library

Sunday, January 24th, 2016
Guitar instructor provides “Music instruction for the song inside the soul” at Vinton Library VINTON–In bygone days children came to public libraries for story time and to gather information for homework and projects. Adults came to check out books. With advancements in technology, computer labs were added. Now libraries like Vinton’s also have Makerspaces where technology and creativity combine, and even small business centers. However, one of the... »

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Business is booming at the Vinton Bowling Center

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
Business is booming at the Vinton Bowling Center VINTON–The Vinton Bowling Center (VBC) re-opened in July 2015 and is doing a thriving business based on open and league bowling. They are open seven days a week with varying hours. Bowlers come from across the valley and the region. There are tournaments a couple of times each month that draw bowlers “from all... »

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Who to call in Radford during a snowstorm

Thursday, January 21st, 2016
RADFORD — A significant snowfall is scheduled to begin Friday morning in the New River Valley. Often during snowstorms, Radford City’s 911 Dispatch Center is inundated with calls that are not considered to be an emergency (such as an electric power outage). Public safety officials are reminding citizens to please only call 911 for... »

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SHS football honored with resolution

Friday, January 15th, 2016
SHS football honored with resolution The Salem City School Board approved a resolution honoring the Salem High School football team, the Group 4A State Champions, during Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled meeting. The football team ended the season undefeated with a 14-0 record, beating Lake Taylor High School 17-14 in overtime for the title. SHS Principal Scott Habeeb addressed the... »

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Council adopts downtown revitalization plan

Friday, January 15th, 2016
Council adopts downtown revitalization plan Downtown Salem if officially on course for a revival. Salem City Council members voted to adopt the “Downtown Plan” during the Monday, Jan. 11 meeting, the final technicality needed to allow the city to kick start the project, which has been in the works since fall of 2014. Benjamin Tripp, the city’s planner, spoke... »

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