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MARTHA PRICE MONTGOMERY (12/13/42 TO 12/31/18)

March 22, 2019 by Don Linkous (Register to contact)

Martha's daughter, Meredith Montgomery Argo, wanted to let people know that they are having a short ceremony for Martha on April 6, at Noon at the Snyder Cemetery in Blacksburg.

Ceremony starting at Noon will be at the Snider Cemetery on Keister Branch Road in Prices Fork.

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Dozens rally for Blacksburg High School teacher they say has been removed from class  WDBJ7

'There's no way that I would know what actually happened in the classroom that day. But what I can say is that the results sound like discrimination,' said one ...

Robotics competition comes to Blacksburg High School  WSLS 10

Robots took over Blacksburg High School during the weekend, but it was a friendly invasion.

Blacksburg High School hosts robotics competition  WDBJ7

BLACKSBURG, Va. The stands are full in Blacksburg High School as more than 3,000 high school students compete in teams from Virginia, Maryland and D.C..

Blacksburg will buy portions of old high school site for future recreation center  WSLS 10

The town of Blacksburg will spend $3.3 million to create new park space, and it hopes eventually a recreation center, at the old high school site.

3/29-30: FIRST Robotics Competition  NRVN News

Forty of the best and brightest high school robotics teams from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia will compete in the FIRST Chesapeake District…

Defense wins the day in Virginia Tech’s first spring scrimmage  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente was tight-lipped about the team's first spring scrimmage when he met with the media on Wednesday.

Blacksburg High School Honor Roll: Semester 1, 2018-2019 | Community  Roanoke Times

Gold Honor Roll: All A's. 12th Grade. Miranda Guinevere Barnes, Tess Eliza Belleville, Douglas Andrew Bowman Jr., Jackson Pierce Bulls, Sean Paul Burnett, ...

FFE Mornin' Pep Rally at Blacksburg High School  WDBJ7

The last week of the regular season brought them to Blacksburg High School. Even though weather canceled pep rally, watch the video for a look what's going ...

GIVENS, Lois Ann | Obituaries  Martinsville Bulletin

GIVENS Lois Ann December 11, 1925 April 3, 2019 Lois Ann Givens, 93, devoted wife and mother, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at the home.

Blacksburg High teacher earns national award  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — Joyce Price spent roughly a decade helping women look their best for some of the most important moments of their lives.

Light, Carolyn Price  NRVN News

On the night of April 3, 2019 our beloved friend and family member Carolyn Ruth Price Light joined the host of angels in heaven above. She was born October ...

H.S. swimming: Blacksburg boys win first state championship  Roanoke Times

RICHMOND — The gym at Blacksburg High School acquired an impressive piece of wall art Friday night.

Blacksburg/Shelor tentative deal: Town to pay $3.3 million for part of old high school property  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — The town is moving toward a $3.3 million deal with a real estate arm of Shelor Motor Mile for two-thirds of the old Blacksburg High School ...

Blacksburg marching band students make school, regional history  WDBJ7

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) - Friday night would not be the weekly highlight it is without a little fanfare. The Blacksburg High School band shows off some ...

Additional funds for MCPS will expand nursing, cybersecurity curriculum, add assistant principals  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — A combination of state grant programs and increased funding tied to enrollment will allow Montgomery County Public Schools next ...

Blacksburg High School students walk out to send message to lawmakers  WDBJ7

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Hundreds of students walked out of class at Blacksburg High School and into the blustery cold weather to make a loud, unified ...

Blacksburg sweeps team titles at Metro Invitational cross country  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — The 45th Annual Metro Cross Country Championships on Wednesday was a good day for the home team at Blacksburg High School.

Blacksburg High School students earn high honors at DECA conference  Roanoke Times

Four Blacksburg High School DECA chapter members earned high honors at DECA's annual International Career Development Conference in Atlanta in April.

Doughty college notebook: Blacksburg QB Johnston takes JC route  Roanoke Times

As a devoted fan of the television series “The Office,” Blacksburg High School senior Grant Johnston recently jumped at the chance to visit Scranton, ...

H.S. football: Blacksburg completes perfect regular season by blanking rival Christiansburg  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — Gerald Ford, the old Michigan lineman from the leather-helmet days, was President of the United States.

Company closes on old Blacksburg High School property; makes first $1 million payment  Roanoke Times

A development arm of the Shelor Motor Mile has made the first of three $1 million installment payments to Montgomery County toward purchasing the old ...

Montgomery County schools introduce Domino's to the menu  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — The teenagers rapidly filed into the kitchen and almost as quickly darted out to sit down with friends at their preferred lunch tables.

Old Blacksburg High School fire damaged auditorium, county to secure building  WDBJ7

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Blacksburg Police are looking for whoever started a fire at the old Blacksburg High School. It happened Saturday evening and ...

H.S. volleyball: Blacksburg squeaks by Fauquier to reach Class 4 state semifinal  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — Few roller coasters have the ups and downs that were provided in Saturday's VHSL Class 4 state volleyball quarterfinal.

Montgomery County sells former Blacksburg High School property  WDBJ7

Montgomery County has completed the sale of property that once was the site of a prominent high school. The property had been up for sale since late 2016.

Two-time defending state golf champion Blacksburg not resting on its laurels  Roanoke Times

Blacksburg golf coach Rick Mattox doesn't have a lot of work to do on the driving range.

Police investigate after gun found at Blacksburg High School; student charged  WDBJ7

A student has been charged for bringing a loaded gun onto Blacksburg High School property, according to the Blacksburg Police Department.

Unbeaten Blacksburg changes approach to beat Patrick Henry  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — The field at Blacksburg High School took a big hit Friday night, but the Bruins' record remained unblemished.

Montgomery Co. boards hear about school construction proposals  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — Both the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors and school board on Monday night heard about an estimated $110 million proposal ...

MARMAGAS, Susan West  Roanoke Times

MARMAGAS Susan West December 23, 2018 Susan West Marmagas, 51, passed away from cancer at her home in Blacksburg, Va., on Sunday, December 23, ...

Group at Blacksburg High rallies around One Voice event calling for end to gun violence  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — Neha Hudait wants her peers to worry about normal high school things like getting their homework done or playing sports.

Class 4 tennis: Blacksburg freshman Thompson claims boys state singles title  Roanoke Times

OK, Mr. Beamer. There is another Frank in Blacksburg.

Meeting on former Blacksburg High School site ends inconclusively  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — Five years after the first offer, talks of the town buying the former Blacksburg High School site from Montgomery County continue to go ...

Blacksburg selected for U.S. Navy Band tour  Roanoke Times

America's Navy is coming to Blacksburg, one of 25 cities in 10 states to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2019 tour — one of.

BHS Mountain Bike Team finishes 2018 season as state champion runner-up  Roanoke Times

The Blacksburg High School Mountain Bike Team won their third straight race, and garnered a lot of respect, as they concluded their third season Oct. 21 at ...

Blacksburg High discus thrower Solomon Ghosh lives up to his name  Roanoke Times

Two years after surgery for testicular cancer, Bruins senior Solomon Ghosh is ranked No. 1 in Virginia in the discus throw.

Blacksburg High School student wins license plate design contest  WDBJ7

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A new license plate design is about to hit the streets, and it was designed by a local high schooler. Kaya Windpainter, from ...

BHS holds reunion  Roanoke Times

The Blacksburg High School Class of 1961 held their 57th reunion at the Hilton Garden Inn in Blacksburg on Oct. 27.

School board looks at Christiansburg overcrowding redistricting won't fix  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — The Montgomery County School Board and Board of Supervisors don't dispute that the long-standing school overcrowding problem in ...

Old Blacksburg High School purchase contract changes  WSLS

The old Blacksburg High School is now eligible for purchase by the town of Blacksburg with more favorable financing.

Scenes from the Blacksburg-Hidden Valley football game  Roanoke Times

Blacksburg's Darius Norris (right) forces a fumble by Hidden Valley's Aaron Moore on a kickoff return during the second quarter Friday. The Bruins recovered the ...

Montgomery County schools looking to shift Christiansburg students due to capacity  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — Montgomery County school officials are bracing themselves for another redistricting, an occasional process that can draw contention ...

Police: Fire at old Blacksburg High School intentionally set  WSLS

The Blacksburg Police Department is now investigating a fire at the old Blacksburg High School as an arson.

Developers offers $1 lease to restore public access to recreation fields at old Blacksburg High School  WDBJ7

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) A well used outdoor recreation spot in Blacksburg is now off limits. The tracks and fields at the former Blacksburg High School are ...

Blacksburg High School donates to Radford High School student battling cancer  WDBJ7

A high school student battling cancer got some help, not from his school, but from a rival.

Providing a pathway to a career in demand  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — In a laboratory at the town high school are rows of beds, a few of which are occupied by mannequins neatly tucked under some sheets.

Old Blacksburg High School burns; arson suspected | News  Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

The Blacksburg Police Department is investigating what is believed to be an intentionally set fire at the Old Blacksburg High School.

Montgomery County responds to vandalism at Old Blacksburg High School  WDBJ7

Montgomery County addressed concerns over vandalism and crime at the Old Blacksburg High School building on Thursday.

Development partnership announced for old Blacksburg High School  Roanoke Times

A second developer has joined an effort to re-imagine the old Blacksburg High School property. David Hagan and Larry Shelor, owners of Shah Development ...

WEST, Frank T  Roanoke Times

WEST Frank T July 20, 1924 February 2, 2019 Frank T West was taken to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, February 2, 2019. He was born July 20,

Neighbors concerned over crime, vandalism at Old Blacksburg High School  WDBJ7

More issues for Montgomery County as citizens are growing concerned over the care of the Old Blacksburg High School building and property.

Sloss hired as head coach at Blacksburg  The Carroll News

Eddie Sloss is going home. Sloss, who served as head football coach of Carroll County High School from 2014-2017, has accepted an offer to become the new ...

Hokies sprinter Cole Beck to remain with track during spring  247Sports

Offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen gave an update on running back Cole Beck during the pre-spring media conference on Thursday.

WATCH: UVA commit Tiquest Terry does it again  247Sports

UVA commitment Tiquest Terry had his second big game in a row to open his season for Blacksburg High School.

Blacksburg football star Tiquest Terry picks UVa  Roanoke Times

Tiquest Terry has not exactly been a regular visitor to Charlottesville over the past couple of years.

Beck starts off his collegiate track career with a bang  247Sports

Virginia Tech true freshman running back Coleton Beck didn't record any game reps this fall as a member of the Hokies football program, but in his first track and ...

PAC looks to flip control of Montgomery County Board of Supervisors  Roanoke Times

The campaign manager behind Democrat Chris Hurst's state House victory last year is turning his attention toward two Republican-occupied seats on the ...

Sale of Old BHS puts future of Blacksburg fireworks show in question  WDBJ7

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Blacksburg's annual Independence Day fireworks show Tuesday could be the last in its current location. That's because of the sale ...

Blacksburg claims lone postseason boys tennis contest with Hidden Valley  Roanoke Times

One of the casualties of Blacksburg High School's move up to the VHSL Class 4 ranks was the end of the Bruins' boys postseason tennis rivalry with Hidden ...

NXN Southeast Team Scores: Blacksburg Looks To Reclaim Title  MileSplit

Blacksburg's (VA) Audrey Link won the NXN Southeast Rising Stars race in 2017 and hopes to be part of the varsity team in 2018. The current team scores ...

Officials exploring options for CHS expansion, new elementary school  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — Officials with Montgomery County Public Schools are considering a tool that has been used more frequently elsewhere in Virginia to ...

Montgomery Co. schools get rid of class rankings, valedictorian  WSET

MONTGOMERY Co., Va. (WSET) -- Graduation will look very different in Montgomery County next year.The school board voted unanimously to end class ...

Blacksburg High School Graduation  Roanoke Times

Blacksburg High School held commencement exercises on May 20. Here are some images of this year's graduates.

Blacksburg's Shelley Blumenthal honored  WSLS 10

BLACKSBURG, Va. - It's not too often in sports that coaches are considered legendary prior to retirement. But at Blacksburg High School that is the case. Shelley ...

Beck finishing his high school track career with blazing times  247Sports

In April, Virginia Tech bound three-star football recruit Coleton Beck (Blacksburg, VA) set a new personal record in his final home high school track meet by ...

Rotary presents Youth Awards  Roanoke Times

The Rotary Club of Christiansburg-Blacksburg presented its 2017-2018 Youth Awards to Montgomery County high school students at the club's May 7 meeting.

Blacksburg High School saga: Developer says he can end stalemate  Roanoke Times

Prominent New River Valley developer Bill Ellenbogen is moving to end the stalemate between Montgomery County and the town of Blacksburg over the sale of ...

State of Christiansburg schools remains hot topic  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — The plan recommended for alleviating ongoing crowding problems at two town elementary schools is to transfer 152 students to the ...

Montgomery County Supervisor Chris Tuck won't seek re-election  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — Chris Tuck, who helped bring an end to stalemates over some former school properties in Blacksburg, said Thursday that he won't seek a ...

Blacksburg clinches state volleyball quarterfinal berth by sweeping Carroll County  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG – The hopes of Blacksburg High for a return trip to the state volleyball final cleared a major hurdle on Thursday.

Blacksburg dominates Region 4D cross country meet, sweeps team titles  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG – This is not a recording. Blacksburg was dominant at yet another cross country meet as the Bruins' powerhouse program swept the team titles at ...

Blacksburg radio listener sets out to find Captain  Roanoke Times

Who could have guessed that the recent death of Captain & Tennille keyboardist Daryl Dragon would have a connection to Virginia's sparsely populated Craig ...

Blacksburg moves to Class 4A after state title season  WSLS

The Blacksburg Bruins are Tuesday's stop on the WSLS 1st and 10 High School Camp Tour. Blacksburg was 4-5 after nine games last year, but they finished the ...

Hokie man: Blacksburg's Beck says he'll play football at Virginia Tech  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — Blacksburg senior Cole Beck said Friday night that he will attend Virginia Tech next year, where he plans to play football and run track.

15 to represent BHS DECA at national competition  Roanoke Times

Blacksburg High School DECA members represented the New River Valley well at their recent State Leadership Conference in Virginia Beach by having 15 ...

Molly Sammon, Jeffrey Berryman  The New York Times

The couple met in their first year physical education class at the University of Notre Dame, while playing Ultimate Frisbee.


Sanford Drumheller Steve Drumheller and Suzanne Sanford of Blacksburg, Va., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sallie Ross ...

Eltawansy: Forbidden from returning to Tech, family, and country  Roanoke Times

By Karim Eltawansy. Eltawansy is a fourth-year student of Mass Communication Studies at Virginia Tech. He is a graduate of Blacksburg High School.

Photos: All-Timesland Athlete of the Year Cole Beck  Roanoke Times

Cole Beck, the Blacksburg speedster on the track and the gridiron, is the Timesland Athlete of the Year.

Former Blacksburg, VCU golfer Griffin prepares for full season on Tour  Roanoke Times

After failing to retain his treasured full-time status in his rookie season on the lucrative PGA Tour last fall, Blacksburg's Lanto Griffin didn't exactly mope and bury ...

GALLIMORE, Gerald Gene  Roanoke Times

GALLIMORE Gerald Gene February 23, 1940 March 5, 2019 Gerald Gene Gallimore, formerly of Blacksburg, Va. and Emporia, Va., died Tuesday, March 5, 2019 ...

GALLIMORE, Michael Avery  Roanoke Times

January 4, 1956 December 27, 2018 Michael Avery Gallimore, 62, of Christiansburg, Va., was born January 4, 1956 and passed away Thursday, December 27, ...

Cinderella project provides free prom dresses, tuxedos, more  WSLS 10

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Prom can be expensive with the dresses, flowers, shoes and accessories. Students at Blacksburg High School are making sure everyone ...

Montgomery County lawmakers approve sale of Blacksburg property to campaign donors  Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

The Montgomery County Republican Party received thousands of dollars in free rent from two Christiansburg business owners in the years leading up to a vote ...

Ceremony celebrates 16 Frogs  Roanoke Times

A “blessing of the frogs” took place Oct. 4 in Blacksburg, when people around the world observed the 2018 “Blessing of the Animals Day” in the tradition of St.

H.S. Cross Country: May duo from Parry McCluer claim region titles in 1C meet  Roanoke Times

George Wythe's boys and Auburn's girls win the team titles.

Blacksburg watercolor artist retraces steps of Van Gogh in France  Roanoke Times

A Blacksburg watercolor artist traveled with students to a village in southern France in late summer to trace the steps of one of Western civilization's most ...

Pretty In Pink set for Thursday in Blacksburg  WDBJ7

The 10th annual Pretty In Pink Celebration is set for Thursday, October 18 in downtown Blacksburg. Events start at 7:15 a.m..

High school notebook: Salem football to test the competition in West Virginia  Roanoke Times

Salem's football program has conquered plenty of opponents in Virginia.

Chinese school opening new doors in Blacksburg  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG – It was relatively easy for Feifei Zhu to convince her second-grade son of the importance of learning to speak Mandarin.

Five spring questions for Virginia Tech's Running Backs  247Sports

There are a lot of questions about Virginia Tech's running back room this spring.

High school notebook: Franklin County nears finish line of 2019 move to Blue Ridge District  Roanoke Times

Franklin County High School has cleared another hurdle in front of its planned move to the Blue Ridge District beginning in the school year 2019-20.

DeMarco came cross-country to lift Blacksburg High program to national prominence  Roanoke Times

The Alaska native is leaving the Bruins later this month after 11 years and 22 VHSL championships.

Virginia Tech research team hosts AutoDrive Day | News  Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

The Victor Tango AutoDrive Challenge Team at Virginia Tech hosted AutoDrive Day in the Goodwin atrium to garner community support, recognize the team's ...

Arp, William James  Roanoke Times

May 28, 1966 August 7, 2018 William James Arp, 52, of Blacksburg, Va. and Manassas, Va., died, Tuesday, August 7, 2018. He was born in Ames, Iowa on May ...

Montgomery County agrees to fund phase one of Christiansburg High School athletic fields makeover  WDBJ7

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) Christiansburg is officially getting a facelift on it's high school sports fields. In a joint meeting Monday night, the Montgomery ...

Allen Wiley, who coached Blacksburg High to state titles, dies at 84  Roanoke Times

John Byers was 20 years removed from playing basketball for Blacksburg High School and was teaching at Virginia Tech. One day at lunch, he went to War ...

Students in Christiansburg, Radford join national protest  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — Nicole DiIoia is among the high school students old enough to remember the 2007 shooting at nearby Virginia Tech. On Wednesday, the ...

In the region: Blacksburg's Austin Bissell named All-American  Roanoke Times

Austin Bissell, who shined for the Blacksburg boys soccer team as a senior this year, has been named a high school All-American by the United Soccer Coaches ...

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Week 10 live updates and scoreboard  WDBJ7

Week 10 of the high school football season was not a complete washout. Find all your live updates and final scores here.

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