Archive for August, 2016

Radford to reload on offense and defense

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Marty Gordon NRVsports@ourvalley.org   Across the river in Radford, it’s a different tale of the tape this season. For the first time in a long time, Coach Matt Saunders is having to reload and look for some fresh faces to pick up the ball and run with it. “We’ve got some skilled players, but... »

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Highland Games return to Green Hill Park for 8th year

Friday, August 26th, 2016
Highland Games return to Green Hill Park for 8th year VINTON–Marni Smith is a Vinton librarian; Libby Weiner works in medical billing; Dr. Justine Crowley is an orthopedic surgeon with the Salem VA. What do the three have in common? They are all involved in emerging strength sports and heavy athletics in the Roanoke area and will be participating in the Highland Games at... »

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Virginia Highland Pipes and Drums appear at the Glebe and Green Hill Highland Games

Friday, August 26th, 2016
Virginia Highland Pipes and Drums appear at the Glebe and Green Hill Highland Games VINTON–The Virginia Highland Pipes and  Drums is the oldest bagpipe band in southwestern Virginia, formed in the 1980’s. The bagpipe is generally considered to be the ultimate sound of Scottish folk music. According to their business manager and piper Bob Copenhaver, they entertain for both “celebratory and solemn” occasions throughout the region, including performances... »

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Two men recall escaping a tragic outcome

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Two men recall escaping a tragic outcome Forty-eight years ago, Ervin Farmer and Ben Lockhart decided to hitch a ride with a motor sergeant rather than hop a plane that they had already purchased tickets for. Thanks to that decision, they are still alive today. Thirty-seven people onboard weren’t as fortunate. On Aug. 9, 1968, Farmer, now 69, and Lockhart, now... »

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Salem and Roanoke Co. neighbors protest proposed nursing home

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Salem and Roanoke Co. neighbors protest proposed nursing home Around 80 Roanoke County and Salem residents gathered at Hidden Valley Country Club on Tuesday evening to protest a 180-bed facility that could be coming to their neighborhood. Medical Facilities of America, a company founded by Fralin and Waldron in 1970, is planning to build a one-story, 95,000-square foot, skilled nursing and rehabilitation center... »

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Vinton Breakfast Lions install new officers

Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Vinton Breakfast Lions install new officers VINTON–The Vinton Breakfast Lions Club held its awards dinner and installed new officers for 2016-2017 at the Vinton War Memorial on August 4. Lion President Joel Lytton welcomed fellow Lions, their spouses, and guests to the annual event and reminded those present that Lions Club International is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.  The... »

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New history from author and educator Deedie Kagey

Monday, August 8th, 2016
New history from author and educator Deedie Kagey Vinton–Educator and historian Deedie Kagey has a new book out entitled “From Bonsack to Blue Ridge: A Historical Perspective of Roanoke County and Botetourt County Communities in Transition.” This is her third book. The first was also about the Bonsack area: “Community at the Crossroads: A Study of the Village of Bonsack of the... »

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Jay Bell of Vinton wins Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Jay Bell of Vinton wins Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge VINTON–Starting in 2005, Hot Rod Magazine began sponsoring the annual Top Speed Challenge. The East Coast Timing Association (ECTA) runs the event. It started off at the mile-long Maxton course in North Carolina, but has now moved to the Ohio Mile in Wilmington, Ohio. The winner of the challenge who turns in the fastest... »

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EBT users get greater value at farmers’ markets

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
EBT users get greater value at farmers’ markets Virginia Cooperative Extension is working with the Blacksburg and Christiansburg farmer’s markets to promote healthy recipes that can be made with local ingredients as well bring awareness to a program that allows EBT users to double a portion of the money they spend at the market. Paige Macauley, an intern with the organization and... »

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