Several headstones of war veterans and toddlers were toppled and obelisks broken sometime in late February in Radford’s historic Central Cemetery on Lawrence Street between Sixth and Fourth avenues looking south over the city.



The damage was reported to Radford police around an unknown citizen. The police have leads, according to Deputy Angie Frye, but because the incident is under investigation, little information could be released she said.

This is not the first time damage has happened according to April Danner, Museum Director of Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg and an historian who has led walks in the history-packed cemetery.

“I know there has been vandalism in the past, with stones being stolen and found in frat houses,” she said. “A few cars have run through it [accidently] and did damage and of course, just natural neglect and abandonment has cause lots of…



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