Archive for October, 2013

Industrious spider fascinates neighbors

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Industrious spider fascinates neighbors Michael Lawhorn first noticed a spider web near his wooden fence about a month before Halloween. He was so fascinated by the foot-size web that he got his neighbor, Rosalee Meade, interested, and she began documenting the spider and web with her camera. The spider’s intricate web that she rebuilt each night reminded the... »

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Neighbors upset about possible school road

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
GLENVAR – Neighbors behind Glenvar Middle and high school began planning their strategy last night, to oppose what they believe could be a new school road bringing the schools’ buses and students who drive through their quiet, wooded neighborhood. Surveying last week tipped off residents, Brian Hooker said,  that something was going on. That... »

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Ghoulies, Ghosties, the Wienermobile, and Zombies Invade Vinton Oct 31-Nov 2

Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Ghoulies, Ghosties, the Wienermobile, and Zombies Invade Vinton Oct 31-Nov 2 VINTON–For over 25 years, the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC) and the Town of Vinton have teamed with downtown Vinton merchants to invite area children to “Trick or Treat” on Halloween. Again this year, the streets will be blocked off along Lee, Jackson, and Walnut Avenues and Pollard Street while youngsters visit stores,... »

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‘Rocky Horror’ draws raucous crowd

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
RADFORD — By the end, there were flakes from toast that had been flung across the theater, wet spots on the carpet from squirt guns, and grains of rice in just about every nook and cranny.  In a word: success.  “Yeah, the cleaning part of it, it’s more work,” said Josh Riggs, owner of... »

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American Culinary Federation hosts Adventure Dinner at Explore Park

Sunday, October 27th, 2013
American Culinary Federation hosts Adventure Dinner at Explore Park VINTON–Ted Polfelt is the Executive Chef at the 419 West restaurant in Southwest County and a full-time culinary instructor at Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) since January 2012. He also spearheads the local Southwestern Virginia Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Adventure Dinners, which benefit the Chef and Child program in area schools.... »

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French students from St. Lô visit WBHS

Sunday, October 27th, 2013
French students from St. Lô visit WBHS VINTON–A group of 32 students and three teachers visited the Roanoke area the week of October 14 from Roanoke’s Sister City of St. Lô in France.  They spent part of their time shadowing students enrolled in French classes at William Byrd, Salem, and Cave Spring High Schools. The local French teachers who hosted the... »

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Vinton Fire and Police Departments show support for cancer research

Sunday, October 27th, 2013
Vinton Fire and Police Departments show support for cancer research VINTON–The members of the Vinton Volunteer Fire Department are wearing pink during their call nights in October to demonstrate their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Several members of the Department have been touched personally by the disease and are anxious to help find a cure. Vinton Police Chief Ben Cook, who is... »

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Glenvar, German pen pals meet after six years

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Glenvar, German pen pals meet after six years SALEM – For six years, Madison Bourne and her pen pal, Penelope Piraino who lives near Munich, Germany, wrote letters to each other and exchanged small presents on holidays from what started as a school project at Fort Lewis Elementary School. Last week, the 13 year olds had a sleep over in Madison’s room.... »

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Craig candidates include two write-ins

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
CRAIG COUNTY – The Nov. 5 election features races three districts in Craig, for the Craig County Board of Supervisors and the Craig County School Board. Not all the names of those running will be on the ballot. Two candidates are asking for write-in votes. Those on the ballot are Samuel Eakin and Patrick Myers... »

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Relay For Life volunteers needed in Botetourt

Monday, October 21st, 2013
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® is seeking volunteers in Botetourt County—walkers, cancer survivors, caregivers, community leaders, anyone wanting to make a difference—to organize and recruit fundraising teams, garner community support, coordinate logistics, seek refreshments and prizes, plan entertainment and lend a hand to ensure the success of the 2014 event. The first... »

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