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Cancer survivors to be honored at Vinton Relay and Flag Retirement Ceremony on May 1

Friday, April 24, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Cancer survivors to be honored at Vinton Relay and Flag Retirement Ceremony on May 1 VINTON–The Vinton Relay for Life and the William Byrd High School Air Force JROTC are seeking names of cancer survivors to honor at the Relay event on May 1 at WBHS. Survivors will receive framed grommets from American flags which have been collected and retired by the Corps. Grommets are the metal rings that... »

Greenway announces run for School Board

Friday, April 24, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Greenway announces run for School Board VINTON–Tim Greenway has announced that he is a candidate for the Roanoke County School Board representing the Vinton Magisterial District. He is the first to announce his candidacy and this is his first run for public office. Greenway is a lifelong resident of the Vinton/Bonsack/East Roanoke County area. He graduated from William Byrd High... »

Doodle artist commemorates 60th anniversary of Dogwood Festival

Friday, April 24, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Doodle artist commemorates 60th anniversary of Dogwood Festival VINTON–The Vinton Dogwood Festival represents 60 years of traditions and memories. This year the 2015 Dogwood Festival Committee commissioned Norman Smith to preserve those memories with a unique work of art. The result is the “Dogwood Festival Doodle” which is made up of dozens of images of Vinton landmarks, this year’s festival events, and... »

Operations suspended at Old Virginia Brick plants

Thursday, April 23, 2015
By Patrick Smith
Operations suspended at Old Virginia Brick plants SALEM – Old Virginia Brick, a Salem manufacturer of wood moulded brick since it was founded in 1890, announced through a letter this week that it is suspending operations and furloughing most of its workforce while it develops a strategic plan. According to the letter from President C.W. McNeely III posted on the front... »

School superintendent Blackburn to resign Sept. 30

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
By Brian Perdue
School superintendent Blackburn to resign Sept. 30 CHRISTIANSBURG — Brenda Blackburn is resigning Sept. 30. The Montgomery County Public Schools superintendent since March 2010, Blackburn made the announcement Tuesday evening, when the  school board voted 4-3 to change school start times. Starting with the 2016-17 school year, high schools and middle school times will be pushed back to 8:50 a.m. and... »

Stove malfunction causes early morning fire at Mac and Bob’s

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
By Patrick Smith
SALEM – The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a fire call at Mac and Bob’s restaurant on 316 East Main St. this morning at 4:03 a.m. The first units arrived within three minutes of receiving the call and found smoke in the kitchen area of the building. Crews determined that a stove... »

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