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COLUMN: My longest relationship? Ten years and counting

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Brian Perdue
COLUMN: My longest relationship? Ten years and counting Note: This column first appeared in the Aug. 22 News Messenger and Radford News Journal. – One good thing about being a journalist is there’s a newspaper in almost every town. A career that started in a bunker-like newsroom in Marion has taken me to Washington D.C., Hawaii, California and back again. One bad... »

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COLUMN: Men’s fashion in the NRV

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Brian Perdue
COLUMN: Men’s fashion in the NRV Note: This column first appeared in the Saturday, Aug. 15 News Messenger and Radford News Journal. – Based on the title, this should be the shortest column in newspaper history. Talking about men’s fashion in the New River Valley seems oxymoronic on several levels. Ladies, pause for a moment and look around. See what... »

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Radford News Journal

Police seek help finding Radford runaway

Friday, August 14, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Police seek help finding Radford runaway 12:30 P.M. UPDATE: The juvenile has been located and is safe, according to city spokeswoman Jenni Wilder. Original story is below.   RADFORD — Radford City Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 13-year-old boy. According to police, Elias Misael Cervantes walked away from his home in the 1200 block of... »

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Radford woman in custody after police locate stolen puppy

Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Radford woman in custody after police locate stolen puppy RADFORD — A pit bull puppy is in good health and back with its owner after police say it was stolen Sunday from a Radford residence and found two days later. Stephanie Albert was served with three outstanding indictments from Pulaski County (two counts of grand larceny, one count of larceny in the third... »

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Two Radford men arrested on sex charges in unrelated cases

Thursday, August 6, 2015
By Brian Perdue
Two Radford men arrested on sex charges in unrelated cases RADFORD — The City of Radford announced Thursday that two men have been arrested on sex charges in unrelated cases. On Thursday, Radford City Police arrested Matthew Jordan Grubb, 18, of Radford and charged him with one count of rape, two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of contributing to the delinquency of... »

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Radford teen charged with raping minor

Thursday, August 6, 2015
By Submitted
Radford teen charged with raping minor RADFORD — Radford City Police have arrested Matthew Jordan Grubb, 18, of Radford and charged him with one count of rape, two counts of forcible sodomy and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The incidents allegedly occurred between Jan. 1 and April 1, and the alleged victim is a minor.... »

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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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