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Former Aggie named to Clemson HOF

Rob Bodine is a native of Velva and played football for the Aggies his senior year of high school. He was inducted into the Clemson Tigers Hall of Fame last month, joining such alumni as Super Bowl winning players William “Refrigerator” Perry, Chicago, and Jim Stuckey, San Francisco. Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, is part of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The following article is from the university.

Posted 9/29/09 (Tue) read more »

Underground work picking up

With a new company on site to handle the remaining underground work, Keller Paving says Velva’s Main Street project is already moving faster. Gibb and Sons, Fargo, is now the only subcontractor working on the project’s water and sewer lines, according to Dustin Keller of Keller Paving.

Posted 9/29/09 (Tue) read more »

Work plugging along

As frustration mounts among drivers, pedestrians and business owners, work on Velva’s Main Street project picks up the pace. Somewhat.

Posted 9/22/09 (Tue) read more »

Commission tackles project delays

Following the news that the Main Street project will probably not be completed until next spring, Velva City Commissioners spent most of last Monday’s meeting addressing issues connected to the project. The commission started the meeting by approving sale of the General Obligation bonds to provide funding for the project. They also passed a resolution to obtain loan funds from the State

Posted 9/15/09 (Tue) read more »

Robberies appear solved

The recent robberies and vandalism incidents that have plagued Velva and surrounding communities appear to have been solved.

Posted 9/01/09 (Tue) read more »

More delays for street project

The original deadline for Velva’s Main Street project was October 17. Now, that date is a wistful wish, gone with the wind, as wet weather and snafus pushed that date back two weeks.

Posted 9/01/09 (Tue) read more »

Progress slow but sure

Contractors are still playing catch-up on the Main Street project, and as work on the east side nears an end, a wrench was thrown in the works. Or rather, a rock.

Posted 8/25/09 (Tue) read more »

Rash of robberies

Businesses and residences in Velva, Karlsruhe and Granville have been the victim of a series of break-ins and robberies over the last few weeks.

Posted 8/25/09 (Tue) read more »

Main Street project update

At Tuesday morning’s meeting, contractors with the Velva Main Street project anticpated moving to the west lane sometime around Labor Day.

Posted 8/18/09 (Tue) read more »

Senator hosts town hall meeting in Velva

U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad was in Velva last Saturday, Aug. 15, to visit with local constituents and listen to their concerns. The hot topic was, as it is across the nation, healthcare reform. While some town hall meetings have erupted into chaos due to noisy protests, the group at Velva’s Valley View Manor was orderly and attentive.

Posted 8/18/09 (Tue) read more »