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Police release names in suspected murder-suicide

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — Christiansburg Police are investigating what they suspect to be a murder-suicide that allegedly occurred Monday afternoon and caused a temporary lockdown of Christiansburg High School. The bodies of Audrey Virginia Long, 59, and Walter Macleatus Mills, 64, were discovered in a home on the 1100 block of Tranquility Via. Around 1:15 p.m.... »

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Police: Possible murder-suicide in Christiansburg

Monday, May 4, 2015
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CHRISTIANSBURG — Christiansburg Police are investigating what they suspect to be a murder-suicide that allegedly occurred this afternoon and caused a temporary lockdown of Christiansburg High School. Around 1:15 p.m., a man called 911 to report a homicide at his residence in the 1100 block of Tranquility Via. Police responded to the scene and... »

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‘Into the Woods’ to take the stage Friday at BHS

Thursday, April 30, 2015
By Shelby Vasko
‘Into the Woods’ to take the stage Friday at BHS BLACKSBURG — Blacksburg High School will present the popular Broadway musical “Into the Woods” on Friday. Combining classic fairy tales with new twists, “Into the Woods” has excerpts from several favorite stories. From the lonely Cinderella seeking her prince and Rapunzel’s long golden locks to Jack and his beanstalk and the lost Little Red... »

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Belcher named manager of Christiansburg Farmers Market

Thursday, April 30, 2015
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Belcher named manager of Christiansburg Farmers Market CHRISTIANSBURG — Sarah Belcher has been named the market manager for the new Christiansburg Farmers Market, a town-managed operation set to debut this Thursday. Belcher is a native of Montgomery County. She and her family own Cornerstone Stables and raise Tennessee Walking Horses. Belcher holds a bachelors of science in agricultural and applied economics... »

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VT student charged for threatening ‘another 4.16 moment’

Thursday, April 30, 2015
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BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech and Blacksburg Police have made an arrest in a case involving the post of a threatening message on social media Tuesday night. Kiung Moon, a 21-year-old senior majoring in business information technology, turned himself in at the Virginia Tech police department and was taken into custody after the investigation identified... »

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VT Police issue crime alert after threat of ‘another 4.16 moment’

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Brian Perdue
VT Police issue crime alert after threat of ‘another 4.16 moment’ BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech Police issued an email alert this morning on its emergency system after a social media posting at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday night warned of a “moment” similar to the Virginia Tech shootings. The post, which was made on the social media platform Yik Yak, read “Another 4.16 moment is going to... »

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School superintendent Blackburn to resign Sept. 30

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Brian Perdue
School superintendent Blackburn to resign Sept. 30 CHRISTIANSBURG — Brenda Blackburn is resigning Sept. 30. The Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent since March 2010, Blackburn made the announcement Tuesday evening, when the  school board voted 4-3 to change school start times. Starting with the 2016-17 school year, high schools and middle school times will be pushed back to 8:50 a.m. and... »

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County GOP announces candidates for 2015 elections

Monday, April 20, 2015
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County GOP announces candidates for 2015 elections (Updated to include state and school board information) CHRISTIANSBURG — The Montgomery County Republican Party has finalized its list of candidates in the five constitutional and four Board of Supervisors races for the Nov. 3 election. The county GOP voted to establish an April 18 filing deadline for prospective candidates for Montgomery County’s constitutional... »

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Chief deputy to seek Democratic nomination for Montgomery County sheriff

Monday, April 20, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Chief deputy to seek Democratic nomination for Montgomery County sheriff CHRISTIANSBURG — Chief Deputy Robert Hall plans to seek the Democratic nomination for Montgomery County sheriff, according to current Sheriff Tommy Whitt. Whitt announced Friday that he would not seek a fourth term in the Nov. 3 election. After Whitt’s announcement, Lisa Lucas Gardner was the only candidate seeking the Democratic nomination before Hall... »

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Sheriff Tommy Whitt will not seek re-election

Friday, April 17, 2015
By Marty Gordon
Sheriff Tommy Whitt will not seek re-election CHRISTIANSBURG — Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Whitt will not run for re-election. According to a press release issued Friday, Whitt, a Democrat, announced that he would not seek a fourth term. Lisa Lucas Gardner had planned to challenge Whitt for the Democratic nomination. She and George Jackson, the presumptive Republican candidate, are the only... »

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