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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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Former Blacksburg High principal accepts teaching job  Roanoke Times

A former Blacksburg High School principal whose abrupt departure in May sparked controversy has accepted a 10-month teaching contract with Montgomery ...

Sit-in at Blacksburg High School follows principal's departure  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — More than 150 students staged a sit-in Monday morning in front of Blacksburg High School as part of a call on the school district to improve ...

Blacksburg High School students, parents in search of answers following replacement of principal  WDBJ7

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) -- Tensions at Blacksburg High School rose to a head Monday following the sudden removal of principal Brian Kitts from his position ...

Blacksburg High School principal replaced, no reason cited  Roanoke Times

Blacksburg High School Principal Brian Kitts was replaced by interim principal Todd Lewis just over a month before the last day of school.

Blacksburg High School teacher at center of controversy confirms he's leaving job to start Ph.D. program  Roanoke Times

The Blacksburg High School history teacher whose abrupt departure from the classroom in March sparked a community uproar said he will begin doctoral ...

Petition calls for Blacksburg High teacher's return to the classroom  Roanoke Times

Students and parents are petitioning for a Blacksburg High School history teacher's return to the classroom.

Montgomery County School Board meeting packed in wake of principal's departure, sit-in  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — Several speakers, including parents, voiced their displeasure Tuesday night about some of the employment issues that have recently ...

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.

Robotics competition comes to Blacksburg High School  WSLS 10

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

Montgomery County supervisors grant payment extension for old Blacksburg High School site  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — The current owners of the old Blacksburg High School site have been granted another five months to make their latest $1 million payment ...

BHS students press for change on mental health  Roanoke Times

A history teacher's abrupt departure is spurring a handful of Blacksburg High School students to advocate for improvements in the way mental health discussions ...

Blacksburg High School Honor Roll: Semester 1, 2018-2019 | New River Valley |  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, ...

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 council OK's old high school site agreement  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — The town has formally entered into a $3.3 million contract to buy two-thirds of the old Blacksburg High School site from a company with ties to ...

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 ...

High school notebook: Blacksburg's Thompson get banner USTA event win  Roanoke Times

Frank Thompson captured VHSL Class 4 state singles and doubles championships last spring as a Blacksburg High School freshman.

APPY LEAGUE: Burlington sweeps BriBucs, 10-2  Bristol Herald Courier

The Bristol Pirates doubled their season run total on Thursday, but their misery was tripled.

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.

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 ...

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 Chinese School proposes building new cultural center in town  Virginia Tech Collegiate Times

The Blacksburg Chinese School, a nonprofit organization that strives to promote cultural awareness and diversity in the town, is pitching an idea for a new ...

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…

MCPS celebrates second career signing day  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — They took seats next to each other in groups and faced an eager crowd made up, in part, of family, friends and a few camera crews.

H.S. tennis: Blacksburg boys, girls claim Region 4D team titles  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — Just a couple of hours after their boys team clinched a regional title, the Blacksburg girls tennis team claimed a Region 4D championship of ...

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

Hundreds of students walked out of class at Blacksburg High School and into the blustery cold weather to make a loud, unified statement.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Juveniles charged after fire at old Blacksburg High School  Roanoke Times

Four juveniles have been charged with setting a fire at the old Blacksburg High School on July 15.

Blacksburg teen headed to prestigious circus college in Montreal  WDBJ7

BLACKSBURG, Va. (WDBJ7) - As children, a lot of us had dreams of what we'd grow up to be. And some of us might have been told our dreams were unrealistic.

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 ...

Froggatt announces departure, Midkiff announces candidacy  Roanoke Times

Connie Froggatt announced this week that she will not run for a second term on the Montgomery County School Board.

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

Three MCPS educators tapped for ADK  Roanoke Times

Rho Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, serving Montgomery County and the city of Radford, recently initiated three Montgomery County Public School educators ...

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.

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, ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Blacksburg High School Graduation  Roanoke Times

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Old Blacksburg High School property: Council rejects Ellenbogen plan, Shelor offer emerges  Roanoke Times

BLACKSBURG — The back and forth over the future of the old town high school property continued Tuesday as the town council said it will not rezone the site to.

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, ...

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

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

21 students 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 21 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.


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

OLINGER, Freddie Black  Roanoke Times

October 4, 1937 May 2, 2019 Freddie Black Olinger, 81, of Blacksburg, Va. passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019. He was born on October 4, 1937 to the late.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Montgomery County schools: Teacher raises could come at expense  Roanoke Times

CHRISTIANSBURG — Teachers in Montgomery County can expect a raise this year, but it could come at the cost of some other school needs depending on how ...

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 ...

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 ...

Parkland Students Are Still Going Strong. Their Message to Students: Vote  Education Week

In Blacksburg, Va., and other stops on their summer road tour, Marjory Stoneman Douglas survivors and their fellow activists are integrating their anti-gun ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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,

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'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 ...

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.

Boyd, Anthony Michael  NRVN News

Anthony (Tony/Bonz) Michael Boyd 05/31/1967 to 02/24/2019. He was born in Manchester, NH. He was 51 years old. He is preceded in death by his father…

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.

17 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 a ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

NUTTER, Cordie Mae Shealor  Roanoke Times

NUTTER Cordie Mae Shealor August 12, 1926 January 10, 2019 Cordie Mae Shealor Nutter, 92, of Salem, Va. went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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.

Blacksburg High School opens new track with a team win  Roanoke Times

Blacksburg High School hosted 18 teams for the first high school meet on its new track this past Saturday in the inaugural Blacksburg Invitational.

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