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Vinton Town Council approves more pets per household, moves forward on skatepark

Friday, October 24, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Town Council approves more pets per household, moves forward on skatepark VINTON–Members of Vinton Town Council voted to adopt an ordinance which will increase the number of pets residents may own from two to four.  Up to this point, Vinton has had the most stringent regulations in the region when it comes to pet ownership. Roanoke City allows four dogs and six sterile cats. Roanoke... »

Officials weigh in on area drug abuse

Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Patrick Smith
Officials weigh in on area drug abuse SALEM – A panel of local judges, law enforcement officials and medical experts advised the public of growing drug abuse problems in the Roanoke Valley during the third in a series of community awareness seminars Tuesday at the Salem Civic Center. Although each of the speakers agreed that drug use of all kinds is... »

New restaurant opens on Main Street

Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Gwen Johnson
New restaurant opens on Main Street NEW CASTLE – Jason Hutchison, owner and operator of the new restaurant Hutch on Main, said, “This restaurant is something I have wanted to do all my life. It’s been my dream,” he added. “There was only one way to do it and that was to jump in.” And jump in he did. He... »

Vinton celebrated Oktoberfest at War Memorial, announces upcoming holiday events

Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton celebrated Oktoberfest at War Memorial, announces upcoming holiday events VINTON–Vinton held its first Oktoberfest at the Vinton War Memorial on Oct. 18. There was German food (and some American fare), German beer, German music, and dancing indoors and out. The Sauerkraut Band performed authentic German music in traditional Bavarian clothing in the Dogwood Ballroom. The entertainment also included three bands featuring area physicians:... »

Body found in Blacksburg home after fire

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Brian Perdue
BLACKSBURG — A body was found early Wednesday morning after a house fire was extinguished on the 300 block of Brush Mountain Road in north Blacksburg. At 6:20 a.m., the Sheriff’s Department dispatch center received a call about a structure fire. Blacksburg Fire and Rescue and Longshop Fire Department responded to the fire, which... »

Battle at Byrd “Cheer 4 a Cure” holds 7th annual competition

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Battle at Byrd “Cheer 4 a Cure” holds 7th annual competition VINTON–The William Byrd High School and Middle School cheerleaders held their seventh Battle at Byrd “Cheer 4 a Cure” cheerleading competition on Oct. 4. The all-day event to benefit the American Cancer Society is held in the WBHS gymnasium the first Saturday in October each year. Thirty-one teams with 518 cheerleaders took part in... »

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