Archive for May, 2014

Salon 121 renovates historic Vinyard home

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Salon 121 renovates historic Vinyard home VINTON–Salon 121 has relocated to the historic Vinyard home on Niagara Road in Vinton. Owners Angela and David Burton purchased the property in November 2013 and have spent the past seven months making extensive renovations to the interior of the building. The salon was formerly located on Jefferson Avenue in downtown Vinton. Angie Burton... »

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A Life Beyond Expectations—Dr.Ray Allen

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
A Life Beyond Expectations—Dr.Ray Allen VINTON–Dr. Ray Allen’s life has greatly exceeded his expectations. He shares his story in his newest book, “My Racket, How It Worked Out,” published in April. Dr. Allen is well-known throughout the New River and Roanoke Valleys, first as the long-time pastor of Blacksburg Baptist Church and then, upon retirement, as interim pastor at... »

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Crowds turn out for Vinton Wine and Food Festival

Saturday, May 31st, 2014
Crowds turn out for Vinton Wine and Food Festival VINTON–Vinton held its fifth annual Wine and Food Festival on May 17, 2014. Over one thousand tickets had been purchased by opening with an estimated 1500 in attendance that afternoon. Visitors packed the tents and spread out across the lawn to celebrate the beautiful weather, sample the wares of the eight wineries, the beverage... »

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Polishing memories

Thursday, May 29th, 2014
I was polishing silverware the other morning – yes, silver! – and thinking about the people who gave us that butter knife, teaspoons and salad tongs. The tongs were so tarnished, they were solid black. I remember Bill and I had been given two pairs of the scissor-like salad servers when we got married... »

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Vinton and Big House Dance Club partner to spruce up Senior Center

Thursday, May 29th, 2014
Vinton and Big House Dance Club partner to spruce up Senior Center VINTON–The Town of Vinton and Big House Dance Club have partnered to spruce up the Charles R. Hill Senior Center on Washington Avenue in Vinton, which is located next door to the Vinton War Memorial. The facility is the site for classes in Tai Chi, ceramics, and line dancing; it hosts dances and potluck... »

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‘Wrestling Beauty Queen’ heads for the Miss USA title

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
‘Wrestling Beauty Queen’ heads for the Miss USA title SALEM – Hometown pageant champion Arielle Rosmarino, who is Miss Virginia USA, is in Baton Rouge, La., preparing for what she intends to be her win of the Miss USA title. Rosmarino believes the discipline she gained through years of wrestling that started when she was on the Glenvar Middle School team wrestling boys,... »

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McCleary students honor veterans of yesterday, today

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
McCleary students honor veterans of yesterday, today CRAIG COUNTY – McCleary Elementary School students whole-heartedly participated in honoring the veterans of yesterday and today by joining the Military Appreciation Project Team and making homemade cards for the next care packages to be sent to our active military from Craig County. Approximately 24 packages will be sent in June. MAP volunteers asked... »

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Tomorrow’s journalism is in great hands

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Despite all the talk that newspapers are dying and that today’s young people aren’t interested in the world around them, I want to reassure you that the future of journalism is in great hands. This week we had a visit from 16 fourth graders from Margaret Beeks Elementary School in Montgomery County. They came... »

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Enchanted with a century

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Enchanted with a century The pages are soft and faded, like the memories and images they hold tight. Temp Norris wasn’t around in 1902, but his name was. On June 4-5 of that year, the community and its people celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Salem. Norris’ father was one of the 500... »

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Preschool students learn about fighting fires

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014
Preschool students learn about fighting fires NEW CASTLE – Students from New Castle Christian Preschool learned about tools firefighters use to fight fires, and had a chance to sit is a crash truck when children from the New Castle Christian Church visited the New Castle Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Brent Crush and volunteers Jeffrey Bryant and Tyler Jones showed the... »

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