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Former VT athletic director Weaver dies

Thursday, July 2, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Former VT athletic  director Weaver dies BLACKSBURG — James C. “Jim” Weaver, the former Virginia Tech athletics director who oversaw tremendous growth to the sports programs there, died Wednesday after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 70. Weaver played college football at Penn State and was later an assistant coach under Joe Paterno. After coaching stints at Iowa... »

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Weidner hired as new Blacksburg Middle School principal

Thursday, June 4, 2015
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Amanda Weidner has been hired as principal at Blacksburg Middle School today, pending school board approval. She has been the assistant principal at Blacksburg High School since 2009. Prior to that, Weidner was a social studies teacher at Auburn High School for 10 years. Weidner received a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from... »

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George Jackson to run as independent in county sheriff’s race

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — Calling the nomination process for the Republican sheriff’s candidate “flawed in many ways,” George Jackson has announced plans to run as an independent candidate for Montgomery County sheriff. A Virginia Tech police officer for the past 13 years, Jackson stated his intent in a press release issued Tuesday night – exactly a... »

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New principal hired at Gilbert Linkous Elementary

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — Carol Slonka has been hired as the principal at Gilbert Linkous Elementary School in Blacksburg, pending school board approval. Slonka replaces Carol Kahler, who was placed on administrative leave after being charged with assault related to an incident that allegedly happened Feb. 9 involving a Gilbert Linkous student. Slonka has been the... »

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Police release names in suspected murder-suicide

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — Christiansburg Police are investigating what they suspect to be a murder-suicide that allegedly occurred Monday afternoon and caused a temporary lockdown of Christiansburg High School. The bodies of Audrey Virginia Long, 59, and Walter Macleatus Mills, 64, were discovered in a home on the 1100 block of Tranquility Via. Around 1:15 p.m.... »

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Police: Possible murder-suicide in Christiansburg

Monday, May 4, 2015
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CHRISTIANSBURG — Christiansburg Police are investigating what they suspect to be a murder-suicide that allegedly occurred this afternoon and caused a temporary lockdown of Christiansburg High School. Around 1:15 p.m., a man called 911 to report a homicide at his residence in the 1100 block of Tranquility Via. Police responded to the scene and... »

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‘Into the Woods’ to take the stage Friday at BHS

Thursday, April 30, 2015
By Shelby Vasko
‘Into the Woods’ to take the stage Friday at BHS BLACKSBURG — Blacksburg High School will present the popular Broadway musical “Into the Woods” on Friday. Combining classic fairy tales with new twists, “Into the Woods” has excerpts from several favorite stories. From the lonely Cinderella seeking her prince and Rapunzel’s long golden locks to Jack and his beanstalk and the lost Little Red... »

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Belcher named manager of Christiansburg Farmers Market

Thursday, April 30, 2015
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Belcher named manager of Christiansburg Farmers Market CHRISTIANSBURG — Sarah Belcher has been named the market manager for the new Christiansburg Farmers Market, a town-managed operation set to debut this Thursday. Belcher is a native of Montgomery County. She and her family own Cornerstone Stables and raise Tennessee Walking Horses. Belcher holds a bachelors of science in agricultural and applied economics... »

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VT student charged for threatening ‘another 4.16 moment’

Thursday, April 30, 2015
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BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech and Blacksburg Police have made an arrest in a case involving the post of a threatening message on social media Tuesday night. Kiung Moon, a 21-year-old senior majoring in business information technology, turned himself in at the Virginia Tech police department and was taken into custody after the investigation identified... »

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VT Police issue crime alert after threat of ‘another 4.16 moment’

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
By Brian Perdue
VT Police issue crime alert after threat of ‘another 4.16 moment’ BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech Police issued an email alert this morning on its emergency system after a social media posting at 11:15 p.m. Tuesday night warned of a “moment” similar to the Virginia Tech shootings. The post, which was made on the social media platform Yik Yak, read “Another 4.16 moment is going to... »

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