Archive for February, 2016

Vinton native Jason Horn to produce cooking/brewery/winery series

Sunday, February 28th, 2016
Vinton native Jason Horn to produce cooking/brewery/winery series VINTON–Jason Horn is enthusiastic about cooking. He is enthusiastic about breweries and wineries, and he is enthusiastic about history and culture. His passions in life are about to coalesce in the production of a series of programs he plans for Blue Ridge PBS—a beer/wine/distillery cooking show which also incorporates some of the history of... »

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Chef Hamm serves gourmet lunches at the HIVE in downtown Vinton

Sunday, February 28th, 2016
Chef Hamm serves gourmet lunches at the HIVE in downtown Vinton VINTON–Last summer Chef Chris Hamm began preparing and selling his gourmet lunches at the Vinton Farmers’ Market—an extension of his operation at the Greenbrier Nursery’s Farm to Table food market program in southwest Roanoke County. Hamm moved into his location at the HIVE (Home of Innovative and Visionary Entrepreneurs) Business Incubation Center on Pollard... »

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SHS theatre steps into the world of Oz

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
SHS theatre steps into the world of Oz Right now, the yellow brick road is leading to the Salem High School auditorium. The school’s theatre department is busy preparing for the classic title, “The Wizard of Oz,” which they will be performing on March 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m., and March 12 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on... »

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Bradley remains Craig’s leading animal advocate

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Bradley remains Craig’s leading animal advocate Hometown hero an activist Jean Bradley is helping reduce the number of stray animals on the streets of Craig County, providing preventative healthcare one cat and dog at a time. Bradley, who lives in New Castle, is actively involved in Barn Cat Buddies, a charitable non-profit organization that is dependent on volunteers and works... »

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Craig County Schools address drug and suicide statistics

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
By Pam Dudding-Burch Results from a behavioral survey at Craig County Middle School and High School have teachers and administration diligently working to create assistance programs for students struggling with tobacco and drug use, as well as suicidal thoughts and attempts. “All of our children are important, and their future is equally important, so... »

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Making dreams a reality; field in need of support

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Making dreams a reality; field in need of support Craig County Field of Dreams began as no more than an idea. It was a long shot—an idea that was pitched seven years go. Now, slowly but surely, the pieces of the recreational complex are coming together. Debbie Snead, the Craig Recreation and Conservation Association advisor, works to find funding for the project, which... »

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Woman pleads guilty after burying body in concrete

Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Woman pleads guilty after burying body in concrete Janice Widenor, 53, of North Carolina, pled guilty Thursday in Montgomery County Circuit Court to two felonies in connection with burying in concrete the body of a former roommate at an Elliston home. She will serve 10 years in prison, according to Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettit. In January of 2015, Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies... »

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Carver documentary to debut Monday

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Carver documentary to debut Monday Remembering the best of times and the worst of times History runs deep in the halls of G.W. Carver Elementary School. Marylen Harmon, who attended the school when it was simply known as Carver, said though the interior has changed over the years, every time she walks through the doors, she is taken back... »

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Man charged after 100-mph chase through Elliston

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Man charged after 100-mph chase through Elliston An Elliston man is facing seven charges after a Montgomery County deputy spotted him allegedly driving more than 100 mph in Eastern Montgomery. Joseph Meade, 31, of Elliston is being held without bond in Montgomery County Jail after he led deputies on a high-speed chase that lasted several minutes. At 8:09 p.m. Tuesday night,... »

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Downtown Christiansburg church to be purchased by Life Pacific College-Ignite

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Downtown Christiansburg church to be purchased by Life Pacific College-Ignite The former Main Street Baptist Church in downtown Christiansburg is about to be sold, several sources have confirmed. The 22,000-square-foot building on 100 W. Main St. is in the final phases of being purchased by Life Pacific College, a private Christian college that already has a Christiansburg campus, Life Pacific College-Ignite. LPC-Ignite President and... »

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