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Blacksburg couple wins PBS drawing

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Blacksburg couple wins PBS drawing BLACKSBURG — Steve and Karen Ellingson of Blacksburg won the Blue Ridge PBS Viking River Cruises drawing, valued at $10,000. Because they donated to PBS, the Ellingsons were automatically entered into the drawing for an eight-day trip cruising the Rhine River in Europe. The trip includes round-trip airfare from Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. The trip... »

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Body found in Elliston home

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Brian Perdue
9:45 A.M. UPDATE: The sheriff’s department held a 9 a.m. briefing on the investigation, but did not release any additional information. Original story is below. – ELLISTON — Sheriff’s deputies discovered human remains in an Elliston home Tuesday morning. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a call at 10 a.m. to 5439 Honey... »

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SUV smashes into front of restaurant in Riner

Thursday, January 15, 2015
By Brian Perdue
SUV smashes into front of restaurant in Riner RINER — A blue SUV crashed into the front of Aly’s Family Restaurant in Riner on Thursday afternoon, causing extensive damage to the front of the building and closing the restaurant for an indefinite amount of time. According to eyewitnesses, the SUV was heading north on Route 8 when it veered off the road,... »

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Blacksburg Baptist Church to host ‘Exploration Korea’ for children

Thursday, January 15, 2015
By Shelby Vasko
Blacksburg Baptist Church to host ‘Exploration Korea’ for children BLACKSBURG — A church is bridging the international gap on Saturday. Blacksburg Baptist Church, located in downtown Blacksburg, is hosting “Exploration Korea” for area children. “The Korean church was established here at Blacksburg Baptist Church in the 80s. They use our facilities on Sunday afternoons and pack the church,” said Kelly Sordello, the children’s... »

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Water repairs in downtown Christiansburg to cause detours

Monday, January 12, 2015
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — Scheduled water system repairs will close a section of South Franklin Street in downtown Christiansburg on Wednesday and Thursday. South Franklin Street will be closed between First Street and Main Street from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and  from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday. Main Street will remain open, but... »

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Coach Earp created legacy in Christiansburg

Friday, December 26, 2014
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Coach Earp created legacy in Christiansburg CHRISTIANSBURG — Coach, principal, father, grandfather, Marine. All these words and so much more help sump up James “Buddy” Earp, a well-known retired educator from Christiansburg High School. Now 87, Earp was born in Mountain City, Tennessee in 1927. He was one of five children raised by a single mom and grandmother in Bristol.... »

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    Mr. Earp was my eighth grade English teacher in 1954 and I think it was his first year teaching. I …
    Beverly Vaden Porter     December 30, 2014

    Buddy Earp was all class. He was the finest administrator with whom I ever worked in 35 plus years of …
    Pat Barrett     December 30, 2014

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3 police officers cleared in fatal shooting

Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — Two Christiansburg police officers and one Montgomery County deputy will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a Christiansburg man on Oct. 2. According to a Virginia State Police investigation, CPD’s Travis Sawyer and Anthony Marshall, as well as Deputy Clark Jackson, were justified in fatally shooting Larry Miller, who according... »

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Gas pipeline project meeting is Thursday

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC will host a community meeting on the proposed 300-mile natural gas pipeline from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Days Inn Blacksburg Conference Center on 3503 Holiday Lane. More than 20 pipeline representatives will attend the informal meeting. The proposed pipeline’s current route originates in West Virginia,... »

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Montgomery Co. Chamber fetes 12 businesses

Monday, December 8, 2014
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and awards dinner Thursday night at the Inn at Virginia Tech. Before a sell-out crowd of 417, chamber officials awarded 12 companies and individuals for their contributions to the local business community: Business of the Year: Shelor Motor Mile Small Business of... »

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Christiansburg business to hire 150 workers

Monday, November 24, 2014
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — DISH Network plans to hire 150 customer service representatives at its facility in Christiansburg, the company announced Monday. A job fair for those openings has been scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DISH Network facility on 400 Technology Drive in Christiansburg. According to DISH, the... »

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