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A call to public service

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Sam Wall
A call to public service Annette S. Perkins has spent her life giving back to the community. She currently serves on the Montgomery County Board of supervisors representing (District A).   Pat Brown Contributing Writer Educator and politician Annette S. Perkins of Blacksburg has been in the public eye for 50 years, and she credits her father, more than... »

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‘Grow and Gather’ brings local ingredients to Radford

Thursday, October 6, 2016
By Sam Wall
‘Grow and Gather’ brings local ingredients to Radford ‘Grow and Gather’ brings local ingredients to Radford Sam Wall communitynews@ourvalley.org Farm-to-table restaurants have grown increasingly popular in the US over the last decade, and now one local chef has brought the concept to Radford. Rachel Doyle, a Radford resident and owner of HazelBea Catering, recently partnered with the Radford Chamber of Commerce for... »

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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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