Archive for August, 2013

Vinton welcomes new Postmaster

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
Vinton welcomes new Postmaster VINTON–Tamika Pippin has worked for the United States Postal Service in many locations throughout the Valley for 16 years starting in 1997. Her first position was as a mail clerk. She has since served as a Customer Service Supervisor in Roanoke, as Postmaster in Huddleston, and most recently as Postmaster in Salem. Through the... »

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New Vinton library plans unveiled

Saturday, August 31st, 2013
New Vinton library plans unveiled VINTON–Plans for the new Vinton Branch Public Library were unveiled at the third and final community meeting on August 15 at the Vinton War Memorial Mike Altizer, Chairman of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, Richard Caywood, Assistant County Administrator, and James Shook, HBM Project Architect, presented the plans for the 20,000 square foot... »

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Welcome back to school

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Welcome back to school ROANOKE COUNTY – Fourth grader April McGuire bounced off the school bus, calling out, “I’m back,” before enveloping reading specialist Jennifer Satchwell-Crocker in a hug. April was one of the first of the 210 students to arrive at Masons Cove Elementary School when Roanoke County Schools opened for the new year on Aug. 27.... »

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Storyteller intrigues Main Street Days visitors

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Storyteller intrigues Main Street Days visitors NEW CASTLE – Storyteller Hettie Barnes held listeners spellbound during Main Street Days in downtown New Castle, in between carriage rides, shopping and visits to the Old Brick Hotel’s Civil War displays. The monthly eventt brought a number of shoppers and riders downtown on Aug. 17. Carriage rides offered by Walt and Jean Lee... »

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Rt. 11/460 reopens two hours after truck accident

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
ELLISTON – Both the northbound and southbound lanes of Rt. 11/460 reopened in the wee hours this morning, two hours after they were  closed following an overturned tractor-trailer accident that left southbound drivers, in particular, wondering which way to go. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the road reopened at 2:15 on Aug.... »

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Remembering Downtown Vinton: Turpin’s Hardware/Tompkins Hardware

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
Remembering Downtown Vinton: Turpin’s Hardware/Tompkins Hardware Remembering Downtown Vinton Turpin’s Hardware/Tompkins Hardware In light of the Town of Vinton receiving $700,000 from the Community Development Block Grant for improvements to the downtown area, the Vinton Messenger, the Vinton Historical Society, and the Vinton History Museum are preparing a series of articles on the history of downtown area  through the years... »

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Rt. 11/460 closed by overturned truck, downed lines

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
SALEM – All lanes of Route 11/460 in Montgomery County in the community of Elliston were blocked and closed a few minutes after midnight. An overturned tractor-trailer and downed power lines are blocking both eastbound lanes and both westbound lanes, the Virginia Department of Transportation reports. Since 4:30 p.m. Monday, Route 11/460 has been... »

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I-81 southbound lanes close for 1-10 days due to unstable slope

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
DIXIE CAVERNS – Bad news for commuters and anyone traveling south on I-81 in Montgomery County near Blacksburg today – and possibly for up to 10 days. The road is closed, both lanes of Interstate 81, because of an  unstable slope. That means traffic will probably back up on West Main Street in the... »

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Florida Georgia Line concert sells out in 7 hours

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
SALEM – Tickets for a Salem concert by Florida Georgia Line in November sold out in a record seven hours over the weekend, according to Salem Civic Center officials. A presale of tickets which required a password began Aug. 21, with the public sale on Aug. 23. The concert is not until Nov. 22... »

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WBHS Marching Terriers prepare for the new season

Sunday, August 25th, 2013
WBHS Marching Terriers prepare for the new season VINTON–William Byrd High School is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. Its first graduating class walked in 1934. The high school band is even older than the school. According to Dr. Herman L. Horn, the band was organized during the 1930-31 school year when WBHS was still Vinton High School. It was the first... »

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