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3 police officers cleared in fatal shooting

Thursday, December 18, 2014
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — Two Christiansburg police officers and one Montgomery County deputy will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a Christiansburg man on Oct. 2. According to a Virginia State Police investigation, CPD’s Travis Sawyer and Anthony Marshall, as well as Deputy Clark Jackson, were justified in fatally shooting Larry Miller, who according... »

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Gas pipeline project meeting is Thursday

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC will host a community meeting on the proposed 300-mile natural gas pipeline from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Days Inn Blacksburg Conference Center on 3503 Holiday Lane. More than 20 pipeline representatives will attend the informal meeting. The proposed pipeline’s current route originates in West Virginia,... »

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Montgomery Co. Chamber fetes 12 businesses

Monday, December 8, 2014
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and awards dinner Thursday night at the Inn at Virginia Tech. Before a sell-out crowd of 417, chamber officials awarded 12 companies and individuals for their contributions to the local business community: Business of the Year: Shelor Motor Mile Small Business of... »

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Christiansburg business to hire 150 workers

Monday, November 24, 2014
By Brian Perdue
CHRISTIANSBURG — DISH Network plans to hire 150 customer service representatives at its facility in Christiansburg, the company announced Monday. A job fair for those openings has been scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DISH Network facility on 400 Technology Drive in Christiansburg. According to DISH, the... »

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2 arrested for alleged ATM theft in Elliston

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Brian Perdue
2 arrested for alleged ATM theft in Elliston                       Two men from Eastern Montgomery County are in jail for allegedly stealing an ATM machine during daylight hours from a truck stop in Elliston. John Edward Griffith, 20, from Shawsville and Adam James Conner, 18, from Elliston were arrested Tuesday and charged with... »

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Power outage cuts heat to three schools; service restored at 1 p.m. as students are dismissed

Tuesday, November 18, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Power outage cuts heat to three schools; service restored at 1 p.m. as students are dismissed RINER — A power outage on the coldest day of the season Tuesday morning in Riner left more than 1,100 students without heat or power for 5-1/2 hours, prompting school officials to send students home early. Power was restored to the Riner schools at 1 p.m., just as students were leaving on buses due... »

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    Joe D.     December 2, 2014

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Supervisors unite in pipeline opposition

Thursday, November 13, 2014
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CHRISTIANSBURG — They are against it, they just aren’t sure what they can do about it. The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution opposing the Mountain Valley Pipeline 5-1 on Wednesday night, with supervisor Gary Creed dissenting on the grounds that the resolution wasn’t forceful enough for his liking. “We are the... »

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1,000 turn out for meeting with pipeline officials

Thursday, November 6, 2014
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1,000 turn out for meeting with pipeline officials BLACKSBURG — The young and the elderly were there. Landowners and tenants were there. Representatives of government, academia and the private sector were all there, too. About the only type of person that couldn’t be found was a Montgomery County resident that supports the proposed, 300-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline project, which would run through... »

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Bishop wins Christiansburg seat; Warner, Griffith carry Montgomery County

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Bishop wins Christiansburg seat; Warner, Griffith carry Montgomery County CHRISTIANSBURG — Sam Bishop won the election for a seat he had been appointed to fill in January – becoming the first black person to be elected to Christiansburg Town Council. Bishop defeated Harry Collins, a lung transplant recipient who many feel ran a more visible campaign, by garnering 53.5 percent of the vote... »

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‘Blackout’ event to benefit Make-A-Wish Virginia

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Brian Perdue
‘Blackout’ event to benefit Make-A-Wish Virginia BLACKSBURG — Entrepreneur Tim Kelley hopes to cash in on a football trend – and help a charity along the way. A 1991 Virginia Tech graduate and Hokie football fan, Kelley has started a “blackout” campaign for the Hokies’ Nov. 28 home game against rival Virginia. “It’s Black Friday in Blacksburg, and then you... »

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