Shooting in Saltville???

Shooting in Saltville???

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Wondering

Marion, VA

#1 Aug 8, 2011
Has anyone heard anything about a shooting in Saltville either last night or this morning?
sunshine10

Stuart, VA

#2 Aug 8, 2011
I heard there was a shooting at the Selena motel in Saltville....Havent heard anything else..
Rhea Girl

Nashville, TN

#3 Aug 8, 2011
Someone committed suicide in front of a bunch of young adults.
someone who cares

Nashville, TN

#4 Aug 8, 2011
Saltville needs true leadership.Otherwise the next generation is lost.This town caters to the elderly with no regard to our kids.There are not even any churches that reach out to teens that I have seen.I just dont understand.....
EHClove

Dillwyn, VA

#5 Aug 8, 2011
The young man who committed suicide was not actually from Saltville. He was a student at Emory and was coming to visit someone....
someone who cares

Nashville, TN

#6 Aug 8, 2011
Regardless.My post stands firm.
Sad

Gaffney, SC

#7 Aug 9, 2011
Does anyone know why this student killed himself or anymore details? Had he been depressed or was it over a relationship? I can't find any other information about the shooting.
Sad

Gaffney, SC

#8 Aug 9, 2011
I believe he was from North Carolina and lives in Burke County, but not sure if it is the same person.
Navigator

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Aug 9, 2011
I have heard that the boy had been missing from his home in Hickory, NC and his father called him in missing and in danger. This is when he showed up at a "party" of Emory girls and some boys. He was dating a girl at the party and apparently was depressed or mad at the girl being as another guy was at the location. He shot himself in front of the girlfriend or ex-girlfriend with others witnessing.
Sad

Elizabethton, TN

#10 Aug 9, 2011
No body will ever know what really happened.
CsSmith

Nashville, TN

#11 Aug 9, 2011
Friends Church reaches out to the youth. Does know good if the youth have no desire to be helped. You can lead a horse to water you can't make it drink. Just so you will know!
Lelouch

Hermitage, TN

#12 Aug 9, 2011
Sorry but praying to your imagenary friend really wont do much, other than waste your time
Y Talk

Louisa, VA

#13 Aug 9, 2011
This is the problem with Topix. People talk and dont know the facts. There are many churches in Saltville that are wonderful. And yes Prayer does work. These girls were cleaning rooms and the ex boyfriend had been stalking them. They are lucky to be alive!!!!!! There was NO "party" involved
curious

Frisco, TX

#15 Aug 10, 2011
What is the local newspaper for Saltville, VA? Was wondering if there has been a write up in any local paper about NC student/teen committing suicide on Aug. 7 2011?
Friend

Reidsville, NC

#16 Aug 10, 2011
His Name is Tyler Blackwood from Connelly Srpings, NC. He was 19.
Bluebird

Hermitage, TN

#17 Aug 10, 2011
Burke teen, EBHS football standout to be remembered
Candlelight vigil planned for 10 p.m. today

Tyler Blackwood in his East Burke jersey. He died Sunday at 19.

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Candle Light Memorial Service for Tyler Blackwood
Tyler Blackwood's obituary
Services for Blackwood

10 p.m. Wednesday — Candlelight vigil at EBHS football field

5 to 7 p.m. Thursday — Visitation at Warlick’s Baptist Church

7 p.m. Thursday — Funeral at Warlick’s Baptist Church

10 a.m. Friday...

Services for Blackwood

10 p.m. Wednesday — Candlelight vigil at EBHS football field

5 to 7 p.m. Thursday — Visitation at Warlick’s Baptist Church

7 p.m. Thursday — Funeral at Warlick’s Baptist Church

10 a.m. Friday — Private interment at Warlick’s Baptist Church

view more By: The News Herald staff
Published: August 10, 2011
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CONNELLY SPRINGS --
Tyler Blackwood, a former wrestler and football star at East Burke High School, will be remembered at 10 p.m. today at a candlelight service.

Family and friends plan to meet in the stands at the East Burke High School football field to remember the 19-year old. Organizers hope those who attend will wear East Burke’s school colors in recognition of Blackwood’s alma mater.

A Facebook page promoting the vigil has more than 500 people listed as attending.

Blackwood was a 2010 East Burke grad who signed to play football at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Va. He died Sunday in Saltville, Va.
ummmm

United States

#18 Aug 10, 2011
I am from hickory Nc and yall have no idea what happened....so stop making stuff up....I was a friend of his and I know what happened...he's in heaven with the lord.now let him rip....
ummmm

United States

#19 Aug 10, 2011
Navigator wrote:
I have heard that the boy had been missing from his home in Hickory, NC and his father called him in missing and in danger. This is when he showed up at a "party" of Emory girls and some boys. He was dating a girl at the party and apparently was depressed or mad at the girl being as another guy was at the location. He shot himself in front of the girlfriend or ex-girlfriend with others witnessing.
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TRY again

WRONG!!!!!
Bluebird

Hermitage, TN

#21 Aug 11, 2011
ummmm wrote:
I am from hickory Nc and yall have no idea what happened....so stop making stuff up....I was a friend of his and I know what happened...he's in heaven with the lord.now let him rip....
Well, let's hear the truth! Our prayers to the family on the lost of a fine young man.
KMM

Morganton, NC

#22 Aug 11, 2011
Tyler was a great guy. I as well know what happened to him, and it was tragic. None of us (his friends, family, teammates) want to relive this anymore than we already have to. However, when we see things like this, we feel the need to defend our friend who can no longer defend himself; considering the fact he would do the same for us hands down. As far as the whole thing about T "stalking" girls goes... Are you kidding me!?!?! He was my friend for many years, and he was like a brother to me. He wouldn't do something like that. Tyler was (and still is) a very special person to those of us who knew him. And quite frankly, I'm appaled that some of you would go and turn a young boy's death into a gossip circle. Seriously, grow up. Stop making T out to be this terrible person that he wasn't. Did ANY of you know him?!(Minus the one from hickory)- No? Exactly.... I dont think ANY of you would be very appreciative to be reading any of this if it were YOUR friend or YOUR family member. So please, leave him be.

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