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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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Read the Downtown Blacksburg Housing Marketing Strategy

Friday, July 24, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Read the Downtown Blacksburg Housing Marketing Strategy To read the 110-page pdf, click on this link: Downtown Blacksburg Housing Marketing Strategy »

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New principal hired at Harding Ave. Elementary

Tuesday, July 7, 2015
By Brian Perdue
New principal hired at Harding Ave. Elementary BLACKSBURG — Stephanie Sedor has been hired as principal at Harding Avenue Elementary School in Blacksburg, pending school board approval, according to Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman Brenda Drake. Sedor has been the assistant principal at Patrick Henry Elementary School in Martinsville since 2012. Prior to 2012, she was a classroom teacher at Albert... »

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Lane closures to affect Blacksburg commuters

Monday, July 6, 2015
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — VDOT has scheduled lane closures along Route 460 this week near Southgate Drive in Blacksburg. From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, westbound Route 460, east of the existing Southgate Drive, will have a lane and shoulder closure for installation of a median barrier and pavement marking. From 8 a.m.... »

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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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