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GHS breaks ground for school for next 50 years

By Meg Hibbert
GLENVAR – The current Glenvar High School has stood for 50 years. On Tuesday, June 17, school board members, administrators and teachers took turns turning shovels of dirt for the new version of the school, which they expect to last for the next 50. Almost as soon as the last students were out of... »

Bull riders pit brains against brawn

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – Even when they get stomped on by bulls, break bones and don’t win any money, they keep going back to bull riding. Bull riders admit they are adrenalin junkies. “It’s always been my passion. I guess I’m kind of an adrenalin junkie,” said 18-year-old Caleb Corvin of Fincastle and Glenvar. Corvin was... »

Bat found in Glenvar Elementary cafeteria

By Meg Hibbert
GLENVAR – A bat evidently seeking a warm place to sleep was discovered in one of the cafeteria lights at Glenvar Elementary School during lunchtime on Jan. 13. School officials called a wildlife technician to remove the bat, which did not touch any children or adults, according to Principal Danny Guard. The school sent... »

Brown experiences Hungarian Christmas customs

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – Christmas in Hungary separates the religious celebration of the Christ Child’s birth from the gift-giving festivities, Melissa Brown discovered. For two Christmases, the 2002 Glenvar High School graduate experienced Christmas as Hungarians celebrate it. She was known as “Brown Nover” or “Sister Brown” while she was a missionary for her church, Jesus... »

Salem resident wins Miss Virginia USA

By Meg Hibbert
BRISTOL – Arielle Rosmarino of Salem has won the Miss Virginia USA competition in Bristol. Rosmarino, who is 22, graduated from Glenvar High School and before her crowning Saturday night, Nov. 16, was the current Miss Fredericksburg USA. Before that she was Miss Harrisonburg USA. Rosmarino will now represent Virginia at the 2014 Miss... »

Industrious spider fascinates neighbors

By Meg Hibbert
Michael Lawhorn first noticed a spider web near his wooden fence about a month before Halloween. He was so fascinated by the foot-size web that he got his neighbor, Rosalee Meade, interested, and she began documenting the spider and web with her camera. The spider’s intricate web that she rebuilt each night reminded the... »

Neighbors upset about possible school road

By Meg Hibbert
GLENVAR – Neighbors behind Glenvar Middle and high school began planning their strategy last night, to oppose what they believe could be a new school road bringing the schools’ buses and students who drive through their quiet, wooded neighborhood. Surveying last week tipped off residents, Brian Hooker said,  that something was going on. That... »

Glenvar, German pen pals meet after six years

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – For six years, Madison Bourne and her pen pal, Penelope Piraino who lives near Munich, Germany, wrote letters to each other and exchanged small presents on holidays from what started as a school project at Fort Lewis Elementary School. Last week, the 13 year olds had a sleep over in Madison’s room.... »

U.S. 11/460 closures over for week; will start again Tuesday

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – Alternating lane closures for U.S. Rt. 11/460 where the road is being four-laned are finished for this week but will start again next week on Tuesday night, Sept. 24 through Thursday just west of the Salem City Limits. One lane at a time will be closed from 6:30 p.m. until 5:30 a.m.... »

Getting closer: Rt. 11-460 widening ’80 percent done’

By Meg Hibbert
GLENVAR – The good news is 80 percent of the Rt. 11-460 widening project is done. The bad news is the estimated date to finish construction to make West Main Street four lanes all the way out is more than seven months later than projected. The latest development started Tuesday night this week. One... »