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Radford H.S. valedictorian bound for Harvard

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
By Shelby Vasko
Radford H.S. valedictorian bound for Harvard RADFORD — Alexis Brown, the Class of 2015 valedictorian from Radford High School, was already preparing to start her freshman year at the College of William and Mary in the fall. Her family, in efforts to show their support, was already decked out in William and Mary T-shirts and toting W&M car decals, when... »

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New superintendent Graham lands dream job

Thursday, July 9, 2015
By Heather Bell
New superintendent Graham lands dream job RADFORD — After more than two decades in education, Robert Graham has landed his dream job, being named Superintendent of Radford City Schools. Graham, who has served as assistant superintendent for the past five years, was unanimously voted in as superintendent by the school board on July 1 following a Virginia School Board Association-led... »

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Radford Police searching for white sedan after hit and run

Friday, June 26, 2015
By Brian Perdue
RADFORD — Radford City Police are searching for a hit-and-run suspect who allegedly struck a bicyclist early this morning. At approximately 5:30 a.m., a bicycle ridden by Roccianno Robert Muse, 44, of Radford was struck from behind by a vehicle as both were traveling north on Second Avenue, near Clement Street. The vehicle, described... »

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24 apply for Radford superintendent job

Thursday, May 14, 2015
By Brian Perdue
RADFORD — Twenty-four people have applied for the superintendent position for Radford City Public Schools, according to the nonprofit group conducting the search. According to the Virginia School Boards Association, applicant experience is as follows:  10 are current or former superintendents Five are assistant/deputy superintendents Two are principals or building administrators Two are “other”... »

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Radford University to test emergency alert system

Thursday, May 14, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Radford University to test emergency alert system RADFORD — Radford University will be testing its emergency alert system starting at 9 a.m. today through Tuesday. The tests, which will take place between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., will include siren tones as well as the broadcast of recorded safety messages. The tests will be intermittent, and some will be loud enough... »

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Police seek help in locating two Radford children

Monday, May 11, 2015
By Submitted
Police seek help in locating two Radford children 2:20 P.M. UPDATE: According to city spokeswoman Jenni Wilder, Giles County Sheriff’s deputies have located the children. The original story is below. – RADFORD – Radford City Police is asking for help in locating two children who police say left with their father. The children, Gavin St. Clair, 10 and Talon St. Clair, 3,... »

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Winterfrost Farm to host Mother’s Day fundraiser

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
By Shelby Vasko
Winterfrost Farm to host Mother’s Day fundraiser RADFORD — With Mother’s Day coming Sunday, some families may still be scrambling to find a gift for the lady of the house. Reagan Miles, the owner and operator of Winterfrost Farm, hopes to help. Throughout Mother’s Day weekend, the farm will offer families one- or two-hour trail rides with a family photo for... »

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Police investigating armed home invasion

Monday, April 27, 2015
By Brian Perdue
RADFORD — Radford Police are investigating an armed home invasion and robbery that allegedly occurred in Radford early Saturday morning. At 2:30 a.m. Saturday, police responded to a call on the 400 block of Sanford Street in reference to a home invasion and robbery. Officers were told that two males entered the residence, displayed... »

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Radford H.S. teacher wins $25,000 award

Friday, April 17, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Radford H.S. teacher wins $25,000 award RADFORD — Radford High School teacher Tina Tapp was one of two teachers to receive a McGlothlin Award for Teaching Excellence at a Thursday banquet at Radford University. By winning the award, Tapp, a ninth-grade English and journalism teacher, receives a $25,000 award. A condition of the award mandates that $10,000 of the money... »

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RU president to retire next year

Monday, March 30, 2015
By Submitted
RU president to retire next year RADFORD — Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle has announced plans to retire next year. The first female president at RU, Kyle will step down on June 30, 2016. The decision was announced and approved at Saturday’s Board of Visitors meeting. Kyle took the job in 2005 to become RU’s sixth president. “I am... »

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