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Police find drug lab in Blacksburg home

Friday, April 29, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Police find drug lab in Blacksburg home BLACKSBURG — Using a search warrant, police discovered a drug lab this morning inside a home at 711 Progress St. NE in the Bennett Hill neighborhood. At 9:15 a.m., Blacksburg Police, assisted by the Virginia State Police, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Christiansburg Police and Virginia Tech Police, entered the residence for the New River... »

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Portion of Old Blacksburg Middle School site sold to Fiddler’s Green

Friday, April 22, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Portion of Old Blacksburg Middle School site sold to Fiddler’s Green A real estate company with an occasionally contentious history with the Town of Blacksburg has agreed to purchase a big chunk of the last undeveloped downtown parcel. Fiddler’s Green Partners LLC has agreed to purchase 14 of 20 acres of the county-owned old Blacksburg Middle School site on South Main Street. According to Board... »

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Drivers needed to transport disabled NRV veterans

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Drivers needed to transport disabled NRV veterans The Salem VA Medical Center is seeking volunteer drivers to transport disabled veterans living in the New River Valley to and from the Salem facility. John “Jack” Seifert, the hospital services coordinator, said the VA will provide vehicles to transport veterans, but volunteer drivers must provide their own transportation to the facility. Drivers need... »

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Falling Branch E.S. students perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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Falling Branch E.S. students perform ‘Beauty and the Beast’ CHRISTIANSBURG — The fourth and fifth graders brought down the house with the closing song: “Tale as old as time, “Song as old as rhyme, “Beauty and the beast.” The Falling Branch Elementary School Drama Club presented “Beauty and the Beast” to classmates during two performances on April 6. Play directors Leslie Dalton, Laura... »

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New outdoor shop coming to Blacksburg

Friday, April 8, 2016
By Brian Perdue
New outdoor shop coming to Blacksburg BLACKSBURG — Walkabout Outfitter, a regional outdoor shop, plans to open a storefront at First and Main shopping center in Blacksburg by July, according to a First and Main press release. The small regional chain, which currently has storefron ts in Roanoke (downtown and Valley View Mall), Lexington, Harrisonburg and Richmond, will open the... »

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Route 460 lane closure scheduled Tuesday, March 29

Monday, March 28, 2016
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — The left lane of Route 460 West, just before the Southgate Drive intersection (for motorists driving in the direction of Giles County), will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 for concrete placement in the median. Heavy trucks will be entering and leaving the work area at that... »

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Popular teacher Thelma Lucas fondly remembered

Thursday, March 24, 2016
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Popular teacher Thelma Lucas fondly remembered CHRISTIANSBURG — Providing the means and opportunity for students to fold 1,000 paper cranes and sending them to Japan as a peace offering for the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Enlisting and equipping students to participate in a mock gubernatorial debate. Showing and discussing relevant movies in class instead of giving rote lectures. Thelma... »

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Route 460 lane closure scheduled Thursday

Monday, March 21, 2016
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — The left lane of Route 460 West, just before the Southgate Drive intersection (for motorists driving in the direction of Giles County), will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday for concrete placement in the median. Heavy trucks will be entering and leaving the work area at that location. The... »

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Official: No Blacksburg Middle School students will be bused to other locations

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Official: No Blacksburg Middle School students will be bused to other locations BLACKSBURG — Monday night’s fire at Blacksburg Middle School caused significant water damage to an area that will have to be completely refurbished. According to school spokeswoman Brenda Drake, water damage occurred to one of the school’s “pods,” or wings, and will require major renovation. “There’s a lot of water damage. They’re going to... »

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Williams recall petition reaches signature minimum

Thursday, March 10, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Williams recall petition reaches signature minimum CHRISTIANSBURG — James Willis, who since Jan. 11 has led a petition drive to recall Clerk of Circuit Court Erica Williams, said he has reached the minimum amount of signatures to submit the document to the Circuit Court for review. The petition group gathered Tuesday to count signatures. Willis said the petition, which asks... »

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    I know that there have been several people at each signing I've conducted, that have said they voted for her. …
    Sonya Murdock     March 10, 2016

    Out of the 1900 signatures obtained, how many are actual Democrats that voted for Ms. Williams and how many are …
    Johnny Puckett     March 10, 2016

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