Archive for August, 2012

Herman L. Horn Elementary School in Vinton locked down as precautionary measure

Friday, August 31st, 2012
Herman L. Horn Elementary School in Vinton locked down as precautionary measure VINTON–At 11:49 a.m. on August 31, the Vinton Police Department received a call concerning a domestic dispute involving child custody. Police were warned that an estranged  parent might be on the way to Herman L. Horn Elementary School to attempt to remove their child from the school premises. Following standard procedures for this type... »

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Cave Spring Middle School opens on schedule

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
Cave Spring Middle School opens on schedule   CAVE SPRING–Longevity was a key factor when the Roanoke County School Board elected to build a new Cave Spring Middle School rather than to just renovate the old one. Although they did keep two major sections of the former school—the main gymnasium and the auditorium—as both cost-saving and history-honoring measures, the majority of... »

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American Cancer Society seeks volunteers for study

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
American Cancer Society seeks volunteers for study VINTON–On August 16, Angie Chewning Lewis, co-chair for the Vinton Relay for Life, was named a “Champion” for the American Cancer Society at a community kick-off for the National Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3), another tool in the fight against cancer. Lewis  has volunteered to help recruit 600 residents of the Roanoke Valley to... »

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No official comment on reported bus incident

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
  Radford school officials had no comment yesterday on news reports that an 11-year-old boy was left asleep on a school bus for over four hours on Tuesday, as investigation of the matter continues. Becky Greer, Radford’s superintendent of schools, said that the school system has procedures for checking buses at the end of... »

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The Advancement Foundation, Rowe Furniture seek trainees

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
The Advancement Foundation, Rowe Furniture seek trainees VINTON–In April, The Advancement Foundation, Rowe Furniture, and the Town of Vinton formed a partnership to provide workforce training in sewing and upholstery skills. The Town of Vinton had space available on the second floor of the Vinton Health Department Building. The Advancement Foundation had the trainees anxious to learn marketable skills. Rowe Furniture... »

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WBHS students travel to St.-Lô, France with Sister Cities program

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
WBHS students travel to St.-Lô, France with Sister Cities program VINTON–Some motorists traveling on Route 220 know that when they pass the “Wonju Street” exit near Towers Shopping Mall, they are seeing a tribute to one of Roanoke’s Sister Cities, Wonju, Korea. Few realize that across the Atlantic, in St.-Lô, France, there is a Sister City tribute to the Roanoke area, “Le Pont de... »

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James Childress inducted into Bluefield State College Hall of Fame

Thursday, August 30th, 2012
James Childress inducted into Bluefield State College Hall of Fame VINTON–The 1967 William Byrd High School yearbook nicknamed James Childress “Mr. Everything” for the many honors that he won in his one year at the school. His retired basketball jersey hangs today in the hallway at the entrance to the gymnasium. Now 45 years later, Childress is still adding to his collection of awards.... »

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Farrell retires as 4-H agent

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
Farrell retires as 4-H agent CRAIG COUNTY – Sally Farrell looks too young to retire, but she is retiring from her job as Craig County 4-H Youth Development Agent. Farrell’s last official day will be Friday, Aug. 31. That doesn’t mean she won’t be around, though. She’s staying in the community, and intends to help out part-time with 4-H.... »

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Campers Request “a little respect”

Friday, August 24th, 2012
Campers Request “a little respect” Campers and staff from Camp Easter Seals UCP put on a show that redefined the meaning of respect and focused on what they can do instead of can’t during this year’s second annual performing arts camp. The show was on Aug. 11, at the conclusion of the Aug. 6-11 camp. The show was the... »

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Fort Lewis parents fight to keep school

Friday, August 24th, 2012
Fort Lewis parents fight to keep school SALEM – With the Rt. 11-460 road widening construction obscuring the entrance into Fort Lewis Elementary School and weeds growing in front of the school’s bright blue-and-white sign, the neighborhood school established in 1928 shows both its pride and its age. The school that has centered the community that shares its name is on... »

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