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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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Radford News Journal

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
By Submitted
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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Radford election results: Harshberger, Gropman win city council; Hester, DeVries to school board

Tuesday, May 3, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Radford election results: Harshberger, Gropman win city council; Hester, DeVries to school board RADFORD — Dr. Dick Harshberger and Rob Gropman narrowly won the two seats on Radford City Council during Tuesday’s city election. Two city council seats and two school board seats were the only elections on the ballot. Both races had three candidates. Only 84 votes separated Harshberger, the top vote-getter with 668 points and... »

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Police: Four arrested in meth lab with children present

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Police: Four arrested in meth lab with children present RADFORD — Four Radford residents – a father, two daughters and a boyfriend of one of the daughters — are facing felony charges for allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine in a Radford residence while children were present. Radford City Police raided a home on the 2600 block of Second Street, where a methamphetamine lab, as well... »

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Radford City candidates’ forum tonight

Thursday, April 14, 2016
By Brian Perdue
Radford City candidates’ forum tonight RADFORD — A candidates’ forum for the Radford City Council and School Board races has been scheduled from 6-8 p.m. tonight in the Radford High School auditorium. Those attending will have the opportunity to write questions for the candidates on index cards. The questions will be vetted for appropriateness and repetition before being handed... »

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