Big Head Todd and the Monsters. Courtesy of the Harvester Performance Center.

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Big Head Todd and the Monsters coming to Harvester

Big Head Todd and the Monsters will take the stage at Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount in February.  The group will perform on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $57 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at

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Commercial properties in Christiansburg and Daleville change hands

Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Capital Markets Group has announced two sales of commercial properties — one in Daleville, one in Christiansburg.

In Daleville, three outparcels comprising over 3.5 acres of land at Orchard Marketplace, a Food Lion-anchored shopping center located at 50-110 Marketplace Center Way, have been sold.

Raleigh Holdings, LLC purchased the parcels from New Orchard Marketplace, LLC for $2,340,000 on October 5 and intends to develop, including construction of a Road Runner Express tunnel car wash on one of the parcels, according to a release.

Additional commercial space will be made available for lease or ground lease on the other two parcels. Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has been retained by the new owner to handle leasing and marketing efforts for future development.  The company handled negotiations on behalf of the purchaser.

In Christiansburg, two properties that house 11 apartments as well as 2,850-square-foot commercial space that was fully leased has been sold.

The property at 8-10 First Street SW was previously owned by Bon Tempe Investments, LLC, which sold it to Encore 4, LLP for $1,080,000 on October 6 for investment purposes, according to a release. The Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer’s Capital Markets Group out of Roanoke handled negotiations on behalf of the seller.

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Henry County recognizes seven fallen law enforcement officers

Seven law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty were recognized by the Henry County Board of Supervisors this week with the unveiling of bridges named in honor of the men.  

Those honored with bridge memorials include: John Hughes Mitchell, George S. Frame, John J. Johnston,  Willis Herman Ferguson, George Melvin Brown, Paul Edward Grubb, and Sgt. J. Michael Philippi.

County staff were instructed to coordinate with the Virginia Department of Transportation to have the signs authorized and to work with the Sheriff’s Office and the families of the fallen officers to find suitable locations for the memorials. To be considered for a bridge memorial, the officer must have either been a resident of Henry County or primarily performed their duties in the county.  

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Bagels and Faylox to perform at Jefferson Center

The Roanoke Jewish Federation will present a klezmer concert by the band Bagels and Faylox at the Jefferson Center on Nov. 20 at 4 p.m.

Tickets are available through the Jefferson Center.

Klezmer is a mixture of wedding and party music of 19th century Eastern Europe with strains of Yiddish theater and American dance band music of the early 1900s. It borrows freely from “gypsy” tunes, Middle Eastern music, and other sources as diverse as American folk music and rock ’n’ roll.

The Williamsburg-based band performs often at community cultural events and coffeehouses as well as weddings, bar mitzvahs, and other parties. The ensemble features two clarinets, tenor saxophone, accordion, bass, drums and other percussion, as well as a vocalist.