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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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Three charged for allegedly making meth in SUV in Christiansburg

Tuesday, July 19, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Three charged for allegedly making meth in SUV in Christiansburg CHRISTIANSBURG — Two men and a woman are facing felonies after being pulled over in an SUV with an active methamphetamine lab in the vehicle. David Andrew Hodge, 32, of Salem was arrested and charged with manufacture of methamphetamine over 28 grams, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine over 28 grams, possession of methamphetamine, and possession... »

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Vigil planned tonight in Blacksburg

Monday, July 11, 2016
By Brian Perdue
The Coalition for Justice and the NAACP at Virginia Tech will hold a vigil tonight in Blacksbug to honor the lives lost last week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, St. Paul, Minnesota, and Dallas. The vigil has been scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m. tonight on Henderson Lawn (on College Avenue across the street from the Lyric... »

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Man hit by train in Shawsville

Thursday, June 30, 2016
By Brian Perdue
A 45-year-old man was airlifted to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital today after being struck by an eastbound train in Shawsville. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Thomas Basham, 45, of Shawsville was struck at approximately 10:15 a.m. Police did not know his medical condition. The incident is currently under investigation by the sheriff’s... »

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Accident closes I-81 in both directions

Thursday, June 30, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Accident closes I-81 in both directions UPDATE: According to the Virginia State Police, all lanes of Interstate 81 were reopened at 2:10 p.m. – Interstate 81 in Roanoke County is currently blocked in both directions due to an incident with an overturned tractor-trailer and three vehicles at mile marker 139.8, according to VDOT. There is no estimated time for reopening... »

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Eastern Montgomery H.S. receives state award for safe driving campaign

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Eastern Montgomery H.S. receives state award for safe driving campaign Eastern Montgomery High School in Elliston was recognized on the state level for its safe driving and passenger safety program during the annual Youth of Virginia Speak Out About Traffic Safety (YOVASO) Awards Banquet, held Wednesday at James Madison University in Harrisonburg. One of 16 Virginia school honored, Eastern Montgomery was the only school... »

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COLUMN: Gut check time

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
By Brian Perdue
COLUMN: Gut check time Note: This column first appeared in the June 25 Messenger and Radford News Journal. – Men buy pants based on two measurements: waist and inseam. In my younger years, I prided myself on having an equal waist size (32) to my inseam (32). Back when folks listened to music on cassette tapes, my waist... »

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Fireworks testing scheduled at arsenal

Friday, June 24, 2016
By Brian Perdue
RADFORD — A private fireworks company at Radford Army Ammunition Plant plans to conduct fireworks tests daily beginning tonight and lasting through Tuesday. According to RAAP spokesman Charlie Saks, Pyrotechniques by Grucci intends to test fireworks from 2-11 p.m. For more information, visit the RAAP’s Facebook page or website at rfaap.army.mil. »

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Plan to convert former school into agribusiness incubator receives $2.5 million grant

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Plan to convert former school into agribusiness incubator receives $2.5 million grant BLACKSBURG — The conversion of the former Price’s Fork School in Blacksburg into a farm-to-table restaurant and an incubator for local food entrepreneurs received a major boost today when it was awarded a $2.5 million state grant. The Old Prices Fork School Community Revitalization Project will use the funding to fund the creation of... »

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Christiansburg athlete thriving at private academy

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Christiansburg athlete thriving at private academy Another student-athlete from the area has taken his talents to North Cross Academy in Roanoke, excelling in three different sports including one that he couldn’t get here in the New River Valley. A rising senior, Chase Overton has participated in football, basketball and lacrosse—the third probably being his favorite. Like most high school students,... »

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