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Caldwell named Outstanding Young Virginian

Friday, December 9, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Caldwell named Outstanding Young Virginian VINTON–Tyler Caldwell has received another prestigious award. This time the young man from Vinton has been named an Outstanding Young Virginian (OYV) for 2016 by the Virginia Jaycees. According to Kristin Miller from the Jaycees organization, this award honors “individuals from across the Commonwealth of Virginia who make a positive impact in their communities.”... »

Vinton Library celebrates one year anniversary, adds new staff

Friday, December 9, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Library celebrates one year anniversary, adds new staff VINTON–The Vinton Public Library celebrated its one year anniversary on November 18. “The Vinton library has exceeded all expectations that I had for our new library,” said Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Chairman Jason Peters. “It has become a catalyst for bringing more people into our downtown area, something that we have needed for many... »

Check out a telescope from the Vinton Library

Friday, December 9, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Check out a telescope from the Vinton Library VINTON–Thanks to funding from the Roanoke Valley Astronomical Society (RVAS), the Friends of the Library organization, and James O’Brien of Vinton, the Vinton Public Library now has a telescope available for library patrons to check out. The club has donated about 10 telescopes to libraries in the area since 2012. The library telescope program... »

Cundiff’s Lindsay Murray receives prestigious Milken Educator Award

Friday, December 9, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Cundiff’s Lindsay Murray receives prestigious Milken Educator Award VINTON–Representatives from the Milken Family Foundation have been traveling the country for the past several weeks, surprising educators with Milken Educator Awards, often described as the “Oscar” of teaching and “the preeminent teacher recognition program.” Only 35 teachers will be recognized this year in the United States and just one in Virginia. That “one”... »

Vinton Breakfast Lions take children Christmas shopping

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Breakfast Lions take children Christmas shopping VINTON–Each year the Vinton Breakfast Lions Club takes several Vinton area students on a Christmas shopping trip. Originally they shopped at the G. C. Murphy store in downtown Vinton which is no longer in business. For the past few years, they have been shopping at K-Mart on Franklin Road in Roanoke. Lion Galen Conner... »

Chief Herb Cooley’s life as told by his son

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Chief Herb Cooley’s life as told by his son VINTON–For most of his life Zach Cooley saw Herb Cooley from one perspective—as his father. Listening to the accolades at his father’s retirement dinner from the Vinton Police force in 2011, he realized there was a side of his father he never knew. His desire to become acquainted with “Police Chief” Herb Cooley led... »

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BREAKING NEWS: VINTON–The section of Walnut Avenue in the Town of Vinton and Wise Avenue in Roanoke City continues to be closed to all traffic while... » Full Story

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