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Read Chairman Tuck’s letter to Erica Williams

Thursday, February 11, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Read Chairman Tuck’s letter to Erica Williams CHRISTIANSBURG — A letter and resolution asking Clerk of Circuit Court Erica Williams to respond to employee turnover in her office and Williams’ work attendance was hand-delivered to the clerk’s office Wednesday. The letter, written by Board of Supervisors Chairman Chris Tuck, requests that Williams respond to the supervisors by Feb. 18. At Monday’s... »

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GOP board members give Democratic clerk 1 week to respond, or she may face $21,770 pay cut

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — Because of either timing or the nature of the new board, Chris Tuck’s short tenure as Board of Supervisors chairman has been a politically charged one. At Monday’s meeting, the board voted 4-to-3 to give Clerk of Circuit Court Erica Williams seven days to respond to what Tuck described as her office’s... »

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    Richard, that is your opinion! YOU don't represent the whole County. I'm not embarrassed at all!! I'm …
    Cindy     February 12, 2016

    Chris Tuck is clearly out of control. The Board of Supervisors should not engage in these partisan matters. They should …
    Richard     February 11, 2016

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Nicole Lovell’s family to appear on ‘Dr. Phil’

Monday, February 8, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Nicole Lovell’s family to appear on ‘Dr. Phil’ The father of Nicole Lovell, the 13-year-old Blacksburg teen who was allegedly murdered by two Virginia Tech students late last month, will appear Wednesday on “Dr. Phil,” an afternoon TV talk show hosted by psychologist Dr. Phil McGraw. According to the show’s producers, “new information about the tragedy is revealed, including that her parents... »

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    Well who ever you are that shared your dad is a saint she will remember you in heaven just say …
    Lisa     February 9, 2016

    Why? So early on. I don't understand people is their daughter even cold yet!!!! Some things should take longer to …
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Nicole Lovell vigil tonight in Blacksburg

Monday, February 8, 2016
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Nicole Lovell vigil tonight in Blacksburg BLACKSBURG — A candlelight vigil for Nicole Lovell, a 13-year-old who was murdered nearly two weeks ago, will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight in downtown Blacksburg. The vigil will be held on the College Avenue Promenade between Main Street and Draper Road. There will be speakers, a hymn and a moment of silence... »

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Former Blacksburg planner named new Christiansburg planning director

Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Former Blacksburg planner named new Christiansburg planning director The Town of Christiansburg has hired Andrew Warren as the new planning director. He will begin his new position on Feb. 10 and brings 14 years of planning experience to the town. Warren was previously the senior planner and zoning administrator with the Town of Blacksburg, and has additional planning experience with the City... »

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School board overturns school start time change

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
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CHRISTIANSBURG — At its Tuesday meeting, the Montgomery County School Board voted unanimously to overturn the school start time changes that would have taken effect for the 2016-2017 school year. Before the board voted, Superintendent Mark Miear and Montgomery County Sheriff Hank Partin both recommended repealing the new start times. While many of the... »

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As Norfolk Southern makes cuts, Elliston rail center plan all but gone

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Brian Perdue
As Norfolk Southern makes cuts, Elliston rail center plan all but gone A wider and straighter Route 603 between Ironto and Elliston – connecting two parallel highways that are Montgomery County’s busiest – should reopen in late spring and be completed this summer, according to VDOT officials. While the $21.2 million Ironto/Elliston connector remains on schedule, a major reason for its construction – a planned freight... »

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Child was stabbed to death, prosecutor says

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Child was stabbed to death, prosecutor says BLACKSBURG — Fighting back tears, Tammy Weeks, the mother of Nicole Madison Lovell, spoke Tuesday about her daughter’s resiliency in the face of serious health ailments. The mother of the slain 13-year-old said her daughter had battled through a liver transplant, cancer and respiratory problems. She had even been in a coma for six... »

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Volunteers dig out animal shelter after snowstorm

Monday, February 1, 2016
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Volunteers dig out animal shelter after snowstorm CHRISTIANSBURG — Despite the rough conditions brought by Winter Storm Jonas, volunteers braved deep snow and icy roads to dig out the play areas at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter on Jan. 24. A job that would have taken hours for a few people was completed in about 20 minutes by the almost 30... »

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Suspects in teen abduction, death arraigned; hearing set March 28

Monday, February 1, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Suspects in teen abduction, death arraigned; hearing set March 28 BLACKSBURG — David Eisenhauer, 18, has been arraigned for first-degree murder and one count of abduction related to the disappearance and death of Nicole Madison Lovell, a 13-year-old Blacksburg girl whose body was found Jan. 30 in North Carolina. Natalie Keepers, 19, was arraigned this morning on one count of transporting or concealing a... »

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