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COLUMN: My longest relationship? Ten years and counting

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Brian Perdue
COLUMN: My longest relationship? Ten years and counting Note: This column first appeared in the Aug. 22 News Messenger and Radford News Journal. – One good thing about being a journalist is there’s a newspaper in almost every town. A career that started in a bunker-like newsroom in Marion has taken me to Washington D.C., Hawaii, California and back again. One bad... »

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County serving 120 drug indictments to 63 people

Friday, August 21, 2015
By Brian Perdue
County serving 120 drug indictments to 63 people CHRISTIANSBURG — County, town, state and federal law enforcement swooped through Montgomery County early Friday morning, attempting to serve 120 drug indictments to 63 people, according to the sheriff’s office. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department vans began arriving at the county magistrate’s office at 10 a.m., as law enforcement escorted handcuffed individuals in and out... »

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Free Brad Paisley concert Sept. 6 at Virginia Tech

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Free Brad Paisley concert Sept. 6 at Virginia Tech BLACKSBURG — Country music singer Brad Paisley has scheduled a free outdoor concert outside Lane Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 6 – the day before the season-opening football game against Ohio State. The concert will be held in the Cassell Coliseum Lot (Lot 1) with opening act Eric Paslay taking the stage at 8 p.m.,... »

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COLUMN: Men’s fashion in the NRV

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Brian Perdue
COLUMN: Men’s fashion in the NRV Note: This column first appeared in the Saturday, Aug. 15 News Messenger and Radford News Journal. – Based on the title, this should be the shortest column in newspaper history. Talking about men’s fashion in the New River Valley seems oxymoronic on several levels. Ladies, pause for a moment and look around. See what... »

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Police: No foul play in Blacksburg death

Monday, August 17, 2015
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — A man at Sunridge Apartments walked outside of his residence Friday night, collapsed and died, according to Blacksburg Police Lt. Mike Albert. Albert said no foul play is suspected in the incident that happened at 505 Sunridge Drive. He had no additional information to report. »

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School bus struck from behind; no children injured

Friday, August 14, 2015
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CHRISTIANSBURG — No children were reported injured when a driver rear-ended a Montgomery County school bus this morning in Christiansburg. At approximately 7:15 a.m., Christiansburg resident Patricia R. Zavala, 27, was driving her car behind the bus when it stopped for a railroad crossing on North Franklin Street, north of the Cambria Street intersection.... »

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1965 Christiansburg All-Star team broke race barrier at state tournament

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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1965 Christiansburg All-Star team broke race barrier at state tournament About the author: Evans “Buddy” King is a 1971 graduate of Christiansburg High School. His father, Evans L. King, was the superintendent of schools in Montgomery County during the 1950s and 1960s and successfully implemented the desegregation of the county’s schools. Buddy King lives with his wife Joyce in Clarksburg, West Virginia, where he... »

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    This is a great article! This is what community newspapers are all about, way to go!
    Chris     August 13, 2015

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Christiansburg Police investigating infant death

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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CHRISTIANSBURG — The Christiansburg Police Department is currently investigating the death of a 20-month-old male child after receiving a 911 call at approximately 11 a.m. this morning. Christiansburg Police and Rescue responded to the 800 block of Akers Street. Attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful. The medical examiner’s office in Roanoke will complete... »

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Educator PAC endorses 5 Montgomery County candidates

Monday, August 3, 2015
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — The political action committee of the Montgomery County Education Association has endorsed five candidates in the eight races for seats on either the Montgomery County School Board or the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors in the Nov. 3 election. The educator PAC endorsed Marti Graham (District E), Connie Froggatt (District F) and... »

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Christiansburg Police seek help in identifying theft suspects

Friday, July 24, 2015
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Christiansburg Police seek help in identifying theft suspects Christiansburg Police are seeking to identify two individuals believed to be involved in recent “smash and grab” thefts in the area. Over the past several weeks, the Christiansburg Police Department has taken reports items being stolen from vehicles after a window was broken. Police believe that purses are being targeted. One victim reported their... »

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