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EBT users get greater value at farmers’ markets

Tuesday, August 2, 2016
By Sam Wall
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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What’s your experience with(out) Roanoke mail processing facility?

Friday, July 22, 2016
By Edwin McCoy
What is Your Experience with the Roanoke, VA, Processing Facility? That’s the question the US Postal Service Inspector General is asking in an on-line survey that asks for the public’s experience since the Roanoke mail processing center was closed and consolidated with the one in Greensboro, N.C. According to the website, the survey started... »

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News Messenger, Radford News Journal purchased by Mountain Media

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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News Messenger, Radford News Journal purchased by Mountain Media Mountain Media, a Lewisburg, West Virginia-based community newspaper company, has purchased the assets of Montgomery Publishing, which includes the News Messenger, Radford News Journal and four other community newspapers in Southwest Virginia. Mountain Media publishes community weekly newspapers, their affiliated publications and multimedia products in the two Virginias. Owner Michael Showell started his newspaper... »

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    I love small personal papers. Can't wait to see what changes you make. Congrats and good Luck on the new …
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COLUMN: ­Remembering the Farmhouse and the Outpost

Monday, June 13, 2016
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Editor’s note: Guest columnist Evans “Buddy” King grew up in Christiansburg and graduated from CHS in 1971. He lives in Clarksburg, West Virginia, where he practices law with the firm of Steptoe and Johnson PLLC. – Christiansburg had two “Lebanese” restaurants that opened in the early 1960s: the Farmhouse and the Outpost. The reason... »

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COLUMN: Thinking of Leon on Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Editor’s note: Guest columnist Evans “Buddy” King grew up in Christiansburg and graduated from CHS in 1971. He lives in Clarksburg, West Virginia, where he practices law with the firm of Steptoe and Johnson PLLC. – Panel 48W, Line 9. If you go to “The Wall”—the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.—there you will... »

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Montgomery County launches new emergency notification system

Thursday, May 12, 2016
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Montgomery County launches new emergency notification system CHRISTIANSBURG — Montgomery County and the New River Health District have teamed up to launch Citizens Alert, an emergency alert system that will provide emergency notifications quickly by cell phone, work or home phone, email or text message. Messages can be sent in voice or text format. The alert system will allow officials to... »

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Christiansburg names new town manager

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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Christiansburg names new town manager CHRISTIANSBURG — The Town of Christiansburg on Tuesday named Steve Biggs its new town manager. His salary will be $140,000 a year, and he begins July 1. Biggs, 52, has more than 30 years of experience in town administration and has served almost two decades as the town manager of Clayton, North Carolina, leading... »

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Christiansburg quarterback to transfer

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
By Marty Gordon
Christiansburg quarterback to transfer Christiansburg’s starting quarterback from this past fall is changing uniforms. Sophomore Xavier Kane is transferring to Blue Ridge School, an all-boys boarding school in St. George. “I think Blue Ridge is better for my future,” Kane said Monday afternoon. “I fell in love with the school during a visit last month, and they have... »

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Falling Branch E.S. students perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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Falling Branch E.S. students perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’ CHRISTIANSBURG — The fourth and fifth graders brought down the house with the closing song: “Tale as old as time, “Song as old as rhyme, “Beauty and the beast.” The Falling Branch Elementary School Drama Club presented “Beauty and the Beast” to classmates during two performances on April 6. Play directors Leslie Dalton, Laura... »

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Popular teacher Thelma Lucas fondly remembered

Thursday, March 24, 2016
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Popular teacher Thelma Lucas fondly remembered CHRISTIANSBURG — Providing the means and opportunity for students to fold 1,000 paper cranes and sending them to Japan as a peace offering for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Enlisting and equipping students to participate in a mock gubernatorial debate. Showing and discussing relevant movies in class instead of giving rote lectures. Thelma... »

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