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Mall assailant pleads guilty to shooting Salem woman

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
By Meg Hibbert
MONTGOMERY COUNTY – Seven years to the day after the Virginia Tech shootings that took 32 lives, a 19-year-old who evidently was influenced by the campus terrorism pleaded guilty to shooting a young woman from Salem and another person inside the New River Mall last year. Neil MacInnis appeared on April 16 in Montgomery... »

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I-81 North reopens during daylight hours

Friday, April 11, 2014
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — Interstate 81 North between Christiansburg and Dixie Caverns has been reopened to all traffic during daylight hours. However, nightly lane closures from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday (and the following morning) will remain in effect until the repaving project is completed in October. The project closing the stretch to... »

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I-81 North commuters endure 2-hour detour

Monday, April 7, 2014
By Brian Perdue
I-81 North commuters endure 2-hour detour CHRISTIANSBURG — Morning commute times into the Roanoke Valley were extended by two hours or more Monday morning as traffic was rerouted off Interstate 81 North for a construction project. Northbound commuters were rerouted onto Route 460/11 at Exit 118 in Christiansburg before returning to I-81 North at Exit 132 (Dixie Caverns). Traffic through... »

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Stadium Woods benefit Friday at Beliveau Estate

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Stadium Woods benefit Friday at Beliveau Estate BLACKSBURG — Friends of Stadium Woods will host its 2nd annual Benefit Concert and Silent Auction at Beliveau Estate Winery from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday. The string band Smart Mouth (Betty Hahn, Doug Chancey, Simon Paterson and Jamie Simmons) will perform, and more than 30 items will be offered at the auction. Food... »

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Methodists host ‘Beans and Cornbread’ supper

Friday, March 28, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Methodists host ‘Beans and Cornbread’ supper CHRISTIANSBURG — Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church in Christiansburg hosted a “Beans and Cornbread” supper on March 22. The supper of beans, cornbread and dessert was followed by live music in the church on 350 Stafford Drive. For more information on Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, call 382-3344 or visit www.wesleymemorialumcva.com.      ... »

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Blacksburg Middle School begins a cappella group

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Danielle Buynak
Blacksburg Middle School begins a cappella group BLACKSBURG – The empty halls of Blacksburg Middle School echo with the sounds of Miley Cyrus. A typical Tuesday school day has just ended, and a version of “Party in the USA” by the pop star seeps through the closed door of the music room. Instead of a familiar guitar riff and other instruments, however,... »

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Crooked Road Festival event schedule

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
By Submitted
Crooked Road Festival event schedule The artistic and musical heritage of Appalachia takes center stage today through Sunday during the Crooked Road Festival, which will feature live music, instrument-making demonstrations, art exhibitions, storytelling, clogging workshops and more throughout Montgomery County. For generations, Appalachian communities have produced an abundance of extraordinary traditional musicians. They carry with them a historic musical... »

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Virginia Tech fires Johnson as men’s basketball coach

Monday, March 17, 2014
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BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech Director of Athletics Whit Babcock announced today that James Johnson has been relieved of his duties as head men’s basketball coach. In making the announcement, Babcock said a national search for Johnson’s replacement will begin immediately. “I want to thank Coach Johnson for his dedication and hard work for our university... »

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle near Elliston

Friday, March 14, 2014
By Brian Perdue
(updated at 12:15 p.m. with additional information from sheriff’s department) A male pedestrian was in critical condition Friday after a vehicle struck him Thursday afternoon on old Roanoke Road near Elliston. According to Lt. Jason Milburn of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, authorities have not yet identified the victim. The sheriff’s 911 call center... »

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No new taxes in proposed Montgomery Co. budget

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — Fiscal conservatives across Montgomery County can exhale: The proposed county budget for fiscal year 2014-15 does not include tax increases — yet. The proposed budget, presented by County Administrator F. Craig Meadows Monday night, is $171.6 million – a 2 percent ($4 million) increase from the current budget – and represents county... »

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