Archive for March, 2012

Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce draws crowds with 2nd annual Senior Services Expo

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce draws crowds with 2nd annual Senior Services Expo VINTON–Vinton is the well-known host for several annual events: the Dogwood Festival, the Christmas Parade, the New Year’s Eve Gala, the Halloween Trick or Treating with downtown merchants, Mingle on the Market, the Fall Festival, and the Vinton Relay for Life. The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce has now cemented a permanent place on... »

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Vinton Host Lions Club uses new technology to spot vision problems in preschoolers

Friday, March 30th, 2012
Vinton Host Lions Club uses new technology to spot vision problems in preschoolers VINTON–Lions Club International is widely recognized for its support of sight programs and services, including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. The Vinton Host Lions Club embraces that mission and is making use of new technology to screen close to 300 preschoolers in the area for eye problems. Club president, Dennis Dickens is... »

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Local AARP members look to send Washington a message

Friday, March 30th, 2012
Local AARP members look to send Washington a message VINTON–Joyce Castelli fromVinton, was one of over 130 local members of AARP who attended last week’s “You’ve Earned a Say” Town Hall Meeting at the South County Library, which was one of several across the state during the week of March 19-23. The purpose of the meetings was to give Virginians a platform to... »

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Ironto rest stop parking will be closed during paving

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
IRONTO – Starting Monday, April 2, the parking lot of the Ironto rest area on I-81 south of Salem will be closed to cars between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. while the parking lot is milled and paved. Virginia Department of Transportation officials said truck parking at the rest area will still be available.... »

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Putting the boys on the ‘bus’

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Putting the boys on the ‘bus’ It was like putting our children on the school bus for the first day of school. Only instead of a bus, the vehicle was a box truck, and the kids were our puppies, Skippy and Catawba. They were on the “Hip-to-Snip Trip” to the Mountain View Humane Clinic in Christiansburg to get neutered. Or,... »

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Budget committee now considering combination of tax increases, cuts after public meeting

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
The Board of Supervisors budget committee met again Wednesday morning where it digested comments from the previous night’s public meeting at Lord Botetourt High School. By the end of the 3-1/2 hour committee meeting, the supervisors had asked the county administration to provide several budget scenarios that included real estate and personal property tax... »

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Residents tell supervisors don’t cut services

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
BOTETOURT – If the Board of Supervisors did not know that citizens love their schools, their libraries, and the parks and recreation programs, they know it now. More than 500 people of all ages turned out at the public input meeting Tuesday night, and the vast majority wanted to save Botetourt County. Students pleaded... »

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Bowers surprised to be named Citizen of Year

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Bowers surprised to be named Citizen of Year SALEM – For a man who makes his living by talking, Tom Bowers was close to being speechless. Bowers was caught off guard when he was named Citizen of the Year by the Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s annual meeting March 22. “I’m just floored,” said Bowers, who is Salem Commonwealth’s... »

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Lawrence, Richard Lee

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Lawrence, Richard Lee Richard Lee Lawrence died suddenly on March 19, 2012, as a result of an automobile accident. 
He lived a full life and leaves behind not only his family but many friends throughout the mountains of 
Southwest Virginia, Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, Africa and the far reaches of the world. He was a member of St.... »

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Patrons of Locust Mountain Grill had a lot to celebrate

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Patrons of Locust Mountain Grill had a lot to celebrate NEW CASTLE  – Locust Mountain Grill owners Carolyn and Joseph Harless and daughters Josie and Hannah, along with about 150 patrons, recently celebrated the grill’s second anniversary with lots of music, food, door prizes and fun. Not only that, the celebration was held on St. Patrick’s Day, which most people, Irish or not, love... »

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