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Saturday 08/01/2015
Flinging backyard Frisbees to fight hunger
Posted: August 01, 2015

A brief and abridged overview of Saturday’s tournament course:

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Friday 07/31/2015
Debate over Roanoke Amtrak platform centers on accessibility
Posted: July 31, 2015

When passenger train service comes to Roanoke in 2017, riders will board from an old-fashioned, low platform that requires climbing stairs or using a lift to enter the car, according to tentative plans subject to federal review.

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Coders to use skills to help Roanoke organizations
Posted: July 31, 2015

In the era of Facebook and smartphones, some entrepreneurs still go without a website or host one so archaic that their work can’t be taken seriously.

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Friday 07/31/2015
'There's a possum in my pot'
Posted: July 31, 2015

Donna Stone returned home from a vacation at the beach, and there it was: a black and white ball of fur with a long tail floating in her toilet.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Roanoke Valley health panel: Vaccinations protect kids
Posted: July 30, 2015

All kindergartners and sixth-graders showing up for the first day of school in Virginia must prove they received mandated immunizations — unless they arrive at a private school or their parents claimed a religious exemption.

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8 apply for Roanoke County School Board seat
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 6:04 pm

Eight people have applied for the Roanoke County School Board seat held by Drew Barrineau, who plans to resign next month.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
Roanoke Valley may adopt Canadian crash center concept
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 5:13 pm

The Roanoke Valley is considering taking a public safety cue from America’s northern neighbor.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Salem plans to move 9/11 memorial to fire station
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 5:47 pm

The 9/11 memorial donated to Salem will find its new home in front of the downtown fire station.

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Monday 07/27/2015
Salem approves sale of land for potential Montessori school site
Posted: July 27, 2015

Salem Montessori School officials are still interested in purchasing a tract of land at the Elizabeth Medical Park, Salem officials said Monday, despite its owner previously saying she wouldn’t open a day care next to a controversial drug and alco...

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Sunday 08/02/2015
Tech archive appreciated by architects around the world
Posted: August 02, 2015

Around 60 participants of the 18th Congress of the International Union of Women Architects trekked to Blacksburg this week to get a first-hand view of Tech's rare archive of female architects.

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Saturday 08/01/2015
Blacksburg mountain bikers want to construct skills park
Posted: August 01, 2015

Blacksburg is raising money online for what organizers say will be the first mountain bike skills park in Southwest Virginia.

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Blacksburg family's free flowers forge philanthropy
Posted: August 01, 2015

BLACKSBURG — The flowers on the corner of McConkey and Turner Streets have used their power to save a relationship, brighten some folks’ days and give people in Third World countries livestock.

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Friday 07/31/2015
Christiansburg scout helps students with Gold Award Project
Posted: July 31, 2015

A Christiansburg Girl Scout created and distributed 180 summer activity packets to help preschool students in Montgomery County get ready for kindergarten.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Roanoke-Blacksburg airport bids for grant to add Dallas or Denver
Posted: July 29, 2015

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport has applied for a federal grant to expand its “insufficient” flight schedule.

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Sunday 07/26/2015
Christiansburg timber framers tackle giant chapel at The Greenbrier
Posted: July 26, 2015

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. — There’s a race going on here below the croquet lawn and the white railings of The Greenbrier resort’s cottages.

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Sunday 08/02/2015
Rocky Mount gets tough on trash
Posted: August 02, 2015

The Rocky Mount Town Council is asking residents to clean up their act when it comes to trash.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
In Western Va., politicians' support for dumping battle flag plate may outpace public's
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Statewide, Virginia is perfectly purple on the Confederate battle flag — 46 percent support keeping it off state license plates and 45 percent think it should stay, according to the most recent poll.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Natural gas pipeline discussion considers combining routes
Posted: July 29, 2015

One big pipeline buried in one corridor?

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Thursday 07/30/2015
In Western Va., politicians' support for dumping battle flag plate may outpace public's
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Statewide, Virginia is perfectly purple on the Confederate battle flag — 46 percent support keeping it off state license plates and 45 percent think it should stay, according to the most recent poll.

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Montgomery County decides to seek buyers for old Blacksburg school sites
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Montgomery County hit restart Thursday on years of plans to sell its old Blacksburg school sites, issuing a new call for proposals to redevelop the land.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Natural gas pipeline discussion considers combining routes
Posted: July 29, 2015

One big pipeline buried in one corridor?

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Thursday 07/30/2015
In Western Va., politicians' support for dumping battle flag plate may outpace public's
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Statewide, Virginia is perfectly purple on the Confederate battle flag — 46 percent support keeping it off state license plates and 45 percent think it should stay, according to the most recent poll.

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Judge bars former truck stop owner from seeking lost profits in state's seizure
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 2:16 pm

Unless a settlement is reached, a jury will determine whether the state should pay Travel Centers of America $6.28 million or more for the taking of its former truck stop.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Wind turbine foes sue Botetourt County
Updated: July 28, 2015 - 8:17 pm

Rules that could govern the state’s first commercial wind farm fail to protect the public from dangers posed by the giant windmills, eight Botetourt County residents say in a lawsuit.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
In Western Va., politicians' support for dumping battle flag plate may outpace public's
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Statewide, Virginia is perfectly purple on the Confederate battle flag — 46 percent support keeping it off state license plates and 45 percent think it should stay, according to the most recent poll.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
Bedford County Sheriff's Office digging up cold case
Posted: July 28, 2015

Authorities are digging through a yard on a remote part of a Bedford County mountain that has connections to a 15-year-old cold case, but they haven’t said why.

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Bedford County man pleads guilty to child porn charges
Posted: July 28, 2015

A Forest man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Bedford County Circuit Court to a dozen counts of possessing child pornography.

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Sunday 07/26/2015
Radford Army Ammunition plant plans to reduce open toxic waste burns
Posted: July 26, 2015

The Radford Army Ammunition Plant plans to scale back its open-air burning of toxic waste, the base’s new military commander says.

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Friday 07/17/2015
Arts & Extras: Ballet crosses cultural boundaries
Posted: July 17, 2015

RADFORD — Ballet is a universal language.

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Tuesday 07/07/2015
Virginia ABC awards education grants
Posted: July 07, 2015

Several Southwest Virginia organizations have been awarded Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control grants to fund efforts to lower underage alcohol consumption.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
In Western Va., politicians' support for dumping battle flag plate may outpace public's
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Statewide, Virginia is perfectly purple on the Confederate battle flag — 46 percent support keeping it off state license plates and 45 percent think it should stay, according to the most recent poll.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Floyd County copes with loss of talented athlete Leah Goff
Posted: July 29, 2015

Leah Goff, 13, was doing what she loved when she collapsed on a basketball court and died Tuesday.

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Friday 07/24/2015
Drive-By Truckers artist Wes Freed rocks Floyd art center
Posted: July 24, 2015

Wes Freed’s art always had a gothic bent.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
LakeWatch Plantation properties go up for auction
Posted: July 29, 2015

All of the remaining properties at LakeWatch Plantation, a 479-acre mixed-use development on Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County, will be auctioned off this fall.

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Saturday 07/18/2015
Families flock to third annual Pirate Days boat battle
Posted: July 18, 2015

MONETA — The third annual Pirate Days weekend at Smith Mountain Lake drew crowds Saturday at a restaurant and dock on the Hales Ford side.

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Friday 06/12/2015
Smith Mountain Lake's Water's Edge country club up for sale at $25 million
Updated: June 12, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Willard Cos. President Ron Willard says he's in talks with three potential buyers.

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Friday 07/31/2015
Public meeting scheduled on future of Claytor Lake park
Posted: July 31, 2015

Folks who want to weigh in on the future of Claytor Lake State Park will have an opportunity next month to do so.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
In Western Va., politicians' support for dumping battle flag plate may outpace public's
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Statewide, Virginia is perfectly purple on the Confederate battle flag — 46 percent support keeping it off state license plates and 45 percent think it should stay, according to the most recent poll.

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Tuesday 07/28/2015
State troopers injured in I-81 wreck in Pulaski County
Posted: July 28, 2015

Two state troopers escaped serious injury when one of their cruisers was struck from behind on Interstate 81 in Pulaski County while assisting a disabled truck Tuesday morning.

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Thursday 07/30/2015
In Western Va., politicians' support for dumping battle flag plate may outpace public's
Updated: July 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm

Statewide, Virginia is perfectly purple on the Confederate battle flag — 46 percent support keeping it off state license plates and 45 percent think it should stay, according to the most recent poll.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Natural gas pipeline discussion considers combining routes
Posted: July 29, 2015

One big pipeline buried in one corridor?

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Tuesday 07/21/2015
2 men surveying land for pipeline plead no contest to charges
Posted: July 21, 2015

NEW CASTLE — Two Ohio men pleaded no contest Tuesday in Craig County District Court to misdemeanor trespassing charges tied to surveying work for the Mountain Valley Pipeline project.

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