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Big blue thank you: Radford police, deputies receive free breakfast

Monday, July 25, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Big blue thank you: Radford police, deputies receive free breakfast RADFORD — After five Dallas police officers were murdered July 7, Quest Diagnostics employees started planning a breakfast to say thank you to local law enforcement. Then came July 17—when three officers were ambushed and killed in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “After Dallas and then Baton Rouge, we felt like we really needed to do... »

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What’s your experience with(out) Roanoke mail processing facility?

Friday, July 22, 2016
By Edwin McCoy
What is Your Experience with the Roanoke, VA, Processing Facility? That’s the question the US Postal Service Inspector General is asking in an on-line survey that asks for the public’s experience since the Roanoke mail processing center was closed and consolidated with the one in Greensboro, N.C. According to the website, the survey started... »

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Radford Public Works superintendent charged with embezzlement

Tuesday, July 12, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Radford Public Works superintendent charged with embezzlement RADFORD — The Radford City Police Department has charged Randy Hopkins, 53, of Hiwassee with two misdemeanor counts of embezzlement (18.2-111). Hopkins is the street and stormwater management superintendent in the city’s public works department. The charges stem from an investigation by RCPD into misuse of funds from a city account. Hopkins is on... »

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Fireworks testing scheduled at arsenal

Friday, June 24, 2016
By Brian Perdue
RADFORD — A private fireworks company at Radford Army Ammunition Plant plans to conduct fireworks tests daily beginning tonight and lasting through Tuesday. According to RAAP spokesman Charlie Saks, Pyrotechniques by Grucci intends to test fireworks from 2-11 p.m. For more information, visit the RAAP’s Facebook page or website at rfaap.army.mil. »

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Hairdresser celebrates 50 years in business

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Hairdresser celebrates  50 years in business CHRISTIANSBURG — Diane Yopp has had a passion for cutting hair since she was 8 years old, and has been making money doing it since she was 12. “I’ve always enjoyed doing people’s hair and making them look pretty,” Yopp said. “I started a neighborhood business when I was 12 giving perms to my... »

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COLUMN: Sale away

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
By Brian Perdue
COLUMN: Sale away Note: This column first appeared in the June 18 Messenger and Radford News Journal. – On June 10, my flight touched down at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after a blissful six days in Riviera Maya, Mexico. An epic time of too much sun, too much food and not enough drinks. Soon after the landing... »

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Police arrest bank robbery suspect

Friday, June 17, 2016
By Brian Perdue
RADFORD — A man accused of armed robbery of a Radford bank Thursday and then fleeing on foot has been arrested and charged. Bradley Paul Wimmer, 34, of Pembroke was arrested at the Olive Garden Restaurant in Christiansburg at approximately 6 p.m. He is facing four charges: burglary, grand larceny, robbery and use of... »

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Armed man robs Radford bank, remains at large

Thursday, June 16, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Armed man robs Radford bank, remains at large RADFORD — A man accused of armed robbery of a Radford bank remains at large and is considered armed and dangerous. Radford City Police are investigating an armed robbery at Carter Bank and Trust at 1900 E. Main St. in Radford. The robbery took place at 12:30 p.m. and the suspect is described as... »

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News Messenger, Radford News Journal purchased by Mountain Media

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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News Messenger, Radford News Journal purchased by Mountain Media Mountain Media, a Lewisburg, West Virginia-based community newspaper company, has purchased the assets of Montgomery Publishing, which includes the News Messenger, Radford News Journal and four other community newspapers in Southwest Virginia. Mountain Media publishes community weekly newspapers, their affiliated publications and multimedia products in the two Virginias. Owner Michael Showell started his newspaper... »

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Police release identities of four RU students charged in hazing incident

Thursday, May 5, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Police release identities of four RU students charged in hazing incident RADFORD — Radford Police have identified four Radford University students who have been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged fraternity-hazing incident that occurred on or around April 8. The four students and members of Pi Kappa Phi are: Jesse Vaughn Leasure, 20, one count of hazing, one count of aid and abet... »

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