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2008-08-19 03:00:35

Special education programs are available to residents of the City of Salem who have disabled children ages 2 through 21. Disabled children whose second birthday falls on or before September 30 and who have not reached their twenty-second birthday on or before September 30 are eligible for services.For the 2008-2009 school year, classroom instruction and related services are provided by certified personnel for eligible disabled students in the following classifications:Mental Retardation...

2008-08-17 18:00:42

VIRGINIA TECH HONORS SALEM RESIDENTS n Brigitte Anderson of Salem, received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from the College of Science. n Lisa Anderson of Salem, received a Bachelor of Science degree in apparel, housing, and resource management from the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences. n Jamie Dudley of Salem, received a Bachelor of Science in Business degree in hospitality and tourism management from the Pamplin College of Business. n Jordan Green of Salem,...

2008-08-17 18:00:42

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 All of Roanoke County's 27 schools met federal standards last year, according to Superintendent Lorraine Lange, citing preliminary information from the Virginia Department of Education. She said the results were an indication that the school system was able to adapt to increasingly difficult requirements. Under the No Child Left Behind law of 2002, a certain percentage of students of all demographic groups in all schools and all...

2008-08-17 18:00:18

Cave Spring High School Address: 3712 Chaparral Dr, Roanoke, VA 24018 Phone: 772-7550 Web site: www.rcs.k12.va.us/CSHS/ Principal: Steven M. Spangler School colors: Black and Red n New student Orientation Friday, August 22 from 9 to 11 a.m. n Back to School Night September 22 at 7 p.m. n Business Day (for fees and laptops) August 12 from 3 - 7 p.m. n After Labor Day renovations on the entrance of CSHS will begin by the lobby and gym by placing the attendance office to the...

2008-08-14 03:00:40

By Hank Bostwick and Sarah Geddes It is more important to do the right thing than to be fully accredited. That is the approach taken by Rita Bishop, superintendent of the Roanoke City Public Schools, and that is the policy the state should adopt when linking school accreditation to graduation rates. Instead of recognizing schools with high rates of graduation alternatives, Virginia should take a page out of Bishop's book and promote diploma graduation. Roanoke has two strong leaders...

2008-08-12 06:01:05

Nelson and Janie Dudley celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 15, 2008, at the Vinton War Memorial, hosted by their sons and families, Dwight, Tiffany and Lilly of Rolesville, N.C., and Mark, Kristol and Riley of Roanoke, Va. They were married June 20, 1958 at Glade Creek Baptist Church in Blue Ridge. She is the former Janie Leonard and is semi-retired from Musselwhite and Associates/ Shenandoah Life. Nelson is a retired business machine technician. They have two grandchildren,...

2008-08-08 03:00:28

By Tad Dickens | The Roanoke Times | tad.dickens@roanoke.com | 777- 6474 Friday Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials Draw this blues line -- Elmore James, J.B. Hutto, Lil' Ed Williams -- that takes you from the past to the future of Chicago blues. Williams might be a legacy of the Second City scene, but he is no museum piece. He is a wild man on stage, an excellent slide guitar player, too, and his road-tested band (20 years together) gives him the musical and rhythmic support he...

2008-08-08 03:00:23

By Shawna Morrison shawna.morrison@roanoke.com 381-1665 A Montgomery County man drowned Wednesday afternoon in the New River in Pulaski County, the Pulaski County sheriff said. The man was fishing with a friend near the trestle off Hazel Hollow Road, on the side of the river near the community of New River, when he apparently drowned, Sheriff Jim Davis said. He said no more information will be released until the man's family has been notified. -- Shawna Morrison (c) 2008 Roanoke...

2008-08-07 03:00:28

Michelle Cox, a former Thaxton Elementary School student and a rising seventh-grader, cares. She cares so much, she was named first the store-level, then the regional winner for the National Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Program -- one of only four students in Virginia to win this award. For her volunteer work, Michelle received a $50 Kohl's gift card, will have her picture on a poster at the Lynchburg Kohl's and will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice. n n...

2008-08-06 12:00:00

By Janelle Rucker, The Roanoke Times, Va. Aug. 6--To Rocky Mount officials, the drought and subsequent call for voluntary water conservation are temporary setbacks. "Under no condition is the town of Rocky Mount about to run out of water," Councilman Jerry Greer said. "Our tanks are full." The July 28 initiation of stage two of the town's drought response plan was a simply a call for residents to use water wisely, he said. Flow in the Blackwater River, the town's sole water source,...


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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