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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Bud Foster . . . His Work, Outlook, Life and Lunch Pail

It’s his 32nd season coaching Virginia Tech football, and Bud Foster says there is only one thing missing from his storybook career: A “three-finger” national championship ring. “I want that gaudy piece of jewelry after everything we built here. I’ve wanted that for a long time.” In fact, he wanted it for Frank , his

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Pil Seung Tae Kwon Do

  Text by Joanne M. Anderson Photos by Kristie Lea Photography He’s a farmer, a friend, a teacher, a dad, entrepreneur, husband, son and more. For Rupert Cox, the lines blur between his jobs and responsibilities. He...

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

The LaSalle Automobile . . . never a Cadillac

Text by Karl H. Kazaks  |  Photos by Tom Wallace In Pulaski, faraway times are not forgotten at the Raymond F. Ratcliffe Transportation Museum. The museum’s artifacts are small and large – ranging in size from a...

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Tuning in to People local musician uses harp music to heal

Pop-culturally, harp music tends to cue up an upcoming dream sequence. The lights soften, the visuals swirl, and we’re transported to fantasyland. When Kirsti Kaldro of Bridge Kaldro Music in Christiansburg first encountered a harp, it was,...

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Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Dinner Time at the Retirement Home

Baby boomers have always been the pig in the python, refashioning the culture and environment around them. In the early ’60s, it was an increase in building elementary schools for them; in the ’70s, it was the...

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Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

The Snugly Proportional English Cottage

When thinking about retirement, many folks have the “some day” approach, knowing that “some day” they’ll move – maybe to a warmer climate, closer to family, into a smaller space, all of the above. Philo and Ellen...

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Monday, July 16th, 2018

Relaxed Lake Living

“Our idea of lake living is relaxed, not formal,” states Greg Rooker. “So the house had to have an open, airy feel to it along with lots of windows to take advantage of the 3 1/2-mile view...

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Monday, July 16th, 2018

New River Trail State Park

It’s sometime in the early 20th century, and a Norfolk & Western locomotive is chugging along the “Cripple Creek Extension” through southwest Virginia carrying iron ore to a main line water stop called Martin’s Station (now Pulaski)....

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Monday, July 16th, 2018

Following the Sun

Our lives literally revolve around the sun. Regardless of how we may try to fight the morning light with blackout curtains and eye masks, or how we attempt to silence the birds with ear plugs and loud...

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Monday, July 16th, 2018

Laureen Blakemore ~ a roundabout journey

Staying in a job for 10 years must mean there is an affinity between employee and position, which is certainly the case with Laureen Blakemore. She has been the director of Downtown Blacksburg, Inc. (DBI), since 2008,...

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