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Road near Christiansburg H.S. to reopen today

Monday, August 11, 2014
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CHRISTIANSBURG — Independence Boulevard will be reopened to traffic beginning at 5 p.m. today, less than a day before school starts. Construction on the road, which is a major thoroughfare for Christiansburg High School, is ongoing as final road surfacing and shoulder grading is completed. Drivers should follow flagging directions and use caution while... »

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Jim Earp is unofficial Christiansburg H.S. yearbook archivist

Thursday, August 7, 2014
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Jim Earp is unofficial Christiansburg H.S. yearbook archivist CHRISTIANSBURG — James “Jim” Earp could be considered a historian of Christiansburg High School since he owns every professionally published yearbook – 33 total — while the high school was located on College Street. A lifelong resident of Christiansburg, Earp said opening any one of the CHS yearbooks takes him back to a different... »

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Vet clinic flooded by phone calls about ‘Peeti’

Friday, August 1, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Vet clinic flooded by phone calls about ‘Peeti’ CHRISTIANSBURG — More than 30 people have offered to adopt a toy poodle found severely injured on the side of a Christiansburg road. Christiansburg Police found the injured female dog on Monday morning on Roanoke Street near Starlight Drive. The dog, near death after being attacked by a larger dog, was taken by the... »

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Officials seek owner of poodle mauled by larger dog

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Officials seek owner of poodle mauled by larger dog CHRISTIANSBURG — Police are hoping to find the owner of a dog found injured Monday morning on Roanoke Street near Starlight Drive. The police officer who found the female toy poodle took her to Town and Country Veterinary Clinic in Christiansburg after animal control was unable to assist with the situation. The poodle’s severe... »

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Pedestrian struck by vehicle in Blacksburg

Monday, July 28, 2014
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A Blacksburg resident was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital after being struck in a crosswalk by a vehicle Monday morning. According to Blacksburg Police, a 2009 Ford Explorer, driven by Stella Lucille Griffin, 75, of Newport was traveling west on Prices Fork Road. Griffin drove into the intersection at McBryde Drive and told police... »

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Bicycle shop owners critical of on-campus bike repair shop

Monday, July 28, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Bicycle shop owners critical of on-campus bike repair shop BLACKSBURG — The owners of two businesses in direct competition with one another have joined forces to take on what they describe as Virginia Tech’s overreach into Blacksburg’s small-business community. The owners of Bike Barn and Hokie Spokes, two downtown bicycle shops, say Virginia Tech’s hiring of an on-campus bicycle technician/mechanic is cutting into... »

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Mellow Mushroom construction to close Main Street for three days

Thursday, July 24, 2014
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BLACKSBURG –  South Main Street, at 207 S. Main St., and the 100 block of Washington Street SE will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Monday. According to town officials, the closure is needed so the contractor for the Mellow Mushroom project can install a storm drain, curb, gutter... »

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‘Stuff the Bus’ this Saturday across NRV

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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‘Stuff the Bus’ this Saturday across NRV The 5th annual Stuff the Bus drive – a summer event to collect school supplies for children in need – will park buses at the following locations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday: Walmart in Christiansburg Radford Public Library Floyd County Courthouse Those who wish to donate but can’t make it to... »

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Garretson recommended as new Christiansburg Middle School principal

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Jason Garretson has been recommended to be the new principal at Christiansburg Middle School, school officials announced this morning. Garretson will begin his new duties immediately, and will officially be appointed by the school board on Aug. 5.  He has served as supervisor for student intervention services since 2011. Prior to that, Garretson was... »

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Blacksburg High School hires new athletics director

Thursday, July 10, 2014
By Brian Perdue
Blacksburg High School has hired Peter Lyell as the new athletics director, Principal Brian Kitts announced in an email Thursday afternoon. Lyell is coming from Toledo, Ohio, where he has more than 30 years of experience in high school athletics. For the past 16 years, he served as the assistant A.D. and then the... »

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