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Thursday 02/04/2016
Arts & Extras: Yes, that's a real live chocolate-covered woman
Posted: February 04, 2016

“Déesse de Chocolat” isn’t a new brand of Valentine’s Day bon-bons.

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Vinton man arrested after downtown Roanoke apartment break-in
Posted: February 04, 2016

A Vinton man was arrested early Thursday morning after residents of a downtown Roanoke apartment building reported a break-in, police said.

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Roanoke bank robbery suspect linked to earlier incident
Posted: February 04, 2016

A man charged with robbing the downtown Roanoke branch of BB&T is also accused of attempting to rob a customer at a bank in Northwest Roanoke the day before, a Roanoke police official said.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
TV screens at South County Library now no-news zones
Posted: February 04, 2016

As the presidential primary season heats up, Anderson Cooper, Rachel Maddow and Megyn Kelly are banned from South County Library television screens.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Police: Power company workers en route to substation before fatal train wreck in Roanoke County
Posted: February 02, 2016

An Appalachian Power Co. work truck appeared to be headed toward a nearby company substation when it was struck by a Norfolk Southern train Monday, killing one employee and severely injuring another, a Roanoke County police official said Tuesday.

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Weather-related closings and delays
Posted: February 02, 2016

We'll update this list as we learn more.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Roanoke man arrested after machete incident outside LewisGale
Posted: February 02, 2016

A Roanoke man was arrested Friday after a machete was wielded during a verbal confrontation in Salem, police said.

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Weather-related closings and delays
Posted: February 02, 2016

We'll update this list as we learn more.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Parts of Roanoke College without power
Posted: February 01, 2016

About half of the buildings at Roanoke College are without power because of a blown transformer.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Kik says it provided information to FBI in Lovell murder case
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 6:10 pm

BLACKSBURG — Kik Interactive, which operates an anonymous messaging service used by 13-year-old Nicole Lovell, says it turned over evidence to the FBI that the company believes helped lead to the arrest of suspects in the teen’s slaying, the compa...

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Initial autopsy report: Nicole Lovell was stabbed on the day she went missing
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 6:37 pm

BLACKSBURG — Nicole Lovell left her apartment last week and sometime shortly after was stabbed to death, based on a finding of a preliminary autopsy report released during a Tuesday news conference.

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Nicole Lovell case renews social media concerns
Posted: February 02, 2016

In the months before her death, Nicole Lovell shared widely and openly online, reaching out to strangers and friends to share the highs and lows of her life.

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Saturday 01/30/2016
Casey: Soup for Seniors collection begins Monday
Posted: January 30, 2016

This annual effort has been going on for 10 years. In the past four, it's collected more than 161,000 cans of soup, and distributed it to thousands of needy senior citizens.

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Wednesday 01/27/2016
Purple Heart recipient enters 9th District race
Posted: January 27, 2016

CHRISTIANSBURG — A decorated combat veteran hopes to represent the “Fighting 9th.”

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Sunday 01/24/2016
Rising temperatures aid in clearing region's roads
Posted: January 24, 2016

Rising temperatures across the region meant ice patches were turning to puddles and road crews were able to clear major roads across the region on Sunday.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Group funds $72,000 study to push for Bedford passenger rail station
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 6:03 pm

MONETA — The Bedford/Franklin Regional Rail Initiative is moving full steam ahead with its efforts to bring a passenger rail station to Bedford, as the town recently hired an engineering consultant firm.

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Rocky Mount police believe infant found in trash container was stillborn
Posted: February 04, 2016

A Rocky Mount woman has been charged with illegally disposing of a body after a baby that police believe to be hers was found dead in a trash container at the Blackwater refuse site on U.S. 220, police said Wednesday.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Indictments brought against driver in crash that killed Franklin County teacher
Posted: February 02, 2016

A North Carolina woman has been indicted on charges of manslaughter and DUI following the November traffic death of a Rocky Mount Elementary School teacher.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Montgomery County adoption officials fete new families
Posted: February 03, 2016

CHRISTIANSBURG — Kids and parents lined up for bumper car rides, launched bowling balls down lanes and munched on pizza Saturday at NRV Superbowl, looking very much like any other local families.

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Tuesday 02/02/2016
Initial autopsy report: Nicole Lovell was stabbed on the day she went missing
Updated: February 02, 2016 - 6:37 pm

BLACKSBURG — Nicole Lovell left her apartment last week and sometime shortly after was stabbed to death, based on a finding of a preliminary autopsy report released during a Tuesday news conference.

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Weather-related closings and delays
Posted: February 02, 2016

We'll update this list as we learn more.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Archaeological search underway for the graves of slaves at Greenfield
Posted: February 04, 2016

DALEVILLE — In the 1800s, slaves tilled the grounds of the Greenfield Plantation. On Thursday, archaeologists dug the same earth in search of their graves.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Empty building in Botetourt County industrial park leads to lawsuit
Updated: February 03, 2016 - 4:45 pm

A property owner in a Botetourt County industrial park is suing its largest tenant, claiming that Dynax America Corp. broke its lease when it vacated a warehouse and office building at the park.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Botetourt County delays move of Greenfield slave buildings, allows search for graves
Updated: February 01, 2016 - 3:53 pm

FINCASTLE — The fight to keep two historic buildings where they stand in Botetourt County lives on, now that a legal challenge asserts that slaves are buried where they lived, worked and died at the Greenfield Plantation.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
Group funds $72,000 study to push for Bedford passenger rail station
Updated: February 04, 2016 - 6:03 pm

MONETA — The Bedford/Franklin Regional Rail Initiative is moving full steam ahead with its efforts to bring a passenger rail station to Bedford, as the town recently hired an engineering consultant firm.

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Monday 02/01/2016
Bedford man arrested following Sonic burglary
Posted: February 01, 2016

A former fast-food restaurant employee wanted for embezzlement was arrested Monday in connection with a burglary of the restaurant, according to the Bedford Police Department.

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Saturday 01/30/2016
Casey: Soup for Seniors collection begins Monday
Posted: January 30, 2016

This annual effort has been going on for 10 years. In the past four, it's collected more than 161,000 cans of soup, and distributed it to thousands of needy senior citizens.

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Thursday 02/04/2016
New Radford child care center now taking registrations
Posted: February 04, 2016

A new day care center partially funded by a loan from the Radford University Foundation has opened on the city’s Tyler Avenue.

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Sunday 01/31/2016
New Radford University building to become community center for science
Posted: January 31, 2016

RADFORD — There will soon be a new spot that will allow people to travel inside a molecule, back in time or to galaxies far, far away.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Arts & Extras: Radford professor demonstrates watercolor mastery
Posted: January 29, 2016

The watercolor paintings of Zheng Liang Feng combine an expressive freedom with an astonishing amount of detail, whether the subject is a beautiful landscape or an arresting face.

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Sunday 12/06/2015
Winterfest in Floyd allows artists, educators to connect with community
Posted: December 06, 2015

FLOYD — Gavin and Farrah Weeks peered at the colorful trinkets with wide eyes.

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Saturday 11/28/2015
Library system now takes U.S. passport applications
Posted: November 28, 2015

The community’s passport to the imagination, the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library system also will soon offer access to a U.S. passport.

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Sunday 11/22/2015
Little River flood will be remembered
Posted: November 22, 2015

RINER — Mike Mears took a break from rebuilding his house to remember the day that parts of his neighborhood washed away.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Moneta businesses, residents struggle with Internet service
Updated: January 29, 2016 - 5:46 pm

MONETA — Businesses and residents on the Bedford County side of Smith Mountain Lake are finally getting some relief after struggling with prolonged Internet outages.

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Monday 01/18/2016
Casey: Smith Mountain Lake Web entrepreneur 'wins' battle with Apple — for now
Posted: January 18, 2016

Brian Raub has chalked up a victory in his efforts to get the computer giant to delist apps in its app store that have content lifted from Raub's website, Lakelubbers.com. But he suspects the triumph may be temporary.

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Monday 11/30/2015
Column: Web entrepreneur cries foul over purloined content
Posted: November 30, 2015

Brian Raub of Smith Mountain Lake said his website articles have been stolen and are being resold by internet pirates -- and that Apple Inc. is helping the bad guys get away with it.

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Thursday 01/28/2016
Radford arsenal cleanup going well, regulator says
Posted: January 28, 2016

RADFORD — The long cleanup of old toxic waste at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant is going well, an environmental regulator said this week. With the remediation effort about to receive one of its regular permit renewals, residents have a chance t...

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Wednesday 01/20/2016
Multi-vehicle wreck cleared on I-81 in Pulaski County
Posted: January 20, 2016

Traffic is moving again on Interstate 81 in Pulaski County following a multi-vehicle wreck.

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Thursday 01/14/2016
Christmas comes late for lake dwellers
Posted: January 14, 2016

On Thursday about 200 used evergreens were gifted to the bottom of Claytor Lake in hopes of creating fish habitats as a part of the annual event, "Christmas with the Fishes,"

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Friday 02/05/2016
Donna Akers races to goal of running in 700 races
Posted: February 05, 2016

Donna Akers of Narrows is eight competitive runs away from having competed in 700 career road races.

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Friday 12/18/2015
Habitat to dedicate new house today in Narrows
Posted: December 18, 2015

Habitat for Humanity is dedicating a home in Narrows this afternoon, welcoming new owner Doug Meadows to a residence built by Giles County students.

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Tuesday 12/08/2015
Champion maker of wreaths thriving and surviving in Newport
Posted: December 08, 2015

Newport's Sue Huffman retired from competing in wreath making following her 2008 grand championship in two categories of the National Christmas Tree Association's contest.

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