Archive for September, 2014

WBHS student becomes published illustrator

Saturday, September 27th, 2014
WBHS student becomes published illustrator VINTON–Emilie Hughes has long dreamed of a career as a graphic artist. She has taken a giant step along that pathway with the publication of the first children’s book she has illustrated, “Melted Clowns.” The book was written by David Hughes and published by Progressive Rising Phoenix Press, geared mainly for preschool through second... »

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HoneyTree presents donation to JDRF

Friday, September 26th, 2014
HoneyTree presents donation to JDRF VINTON–The HoneyTree Foundation presented a check for $1,000 to kindergartner Nicholas Toney on Sept. 18 as a donation to the local Greater Blue Ridge Chapter of the JDRF. Toney was a student in the preschool program at the HoneyTree Early Learning Center in Vinton when he was first diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D)... »

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Altizer appointed to Vinton seat on School Board

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Altizer appointed to Vinton seat on School Board VINTON–The Roanoke County School Board has chosen Mike Altizer as the newest member of the board—someone they say Vinton voters have had the opportunity to vote on, although it was for the Board of Supervisors at the time. Roanoke County School Board Chairman Drew Barrineau says that Altizer will serve as Vinton’s representative on... »

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Free Family Fun Day Sept. 27 at Craig County Fairgrounds

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
NEW CASTLE – Mick or Mack IGA, Craig County Fairgrounds Association, and Hart Motors will sponsor a Free Family Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 27, from noon to 10 p.m. at the Craig County Fairgrounds. Events will include field day events from noon to 2 p.m. like a greased pig chase, corn hole competitions, and... »

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Aviation facility to locate in city limits

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Aviation facility to locate in city limits SALEM – After nearly two hours of discussion and hearing public comments at its meeting Monday night, Salem City Council approved a special exception permit that will allow Summit Helicopters, Inc. to relocate its business from Botetourt County into the city limits. Summit, which purchased the old Timber Truss property on McClelland and Fourth... »

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Proposed gas pipeline in Montgomery County draws criticism

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
CHRISTIANSBURG — Citizens packed the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday night in search of more information on a proposed natural gas pipeline that is expected to run through Montgomery and surrounding counties. “It’s one of the largest ever,” Angela Stanton of Montgomery County said of a possible 42-inch diameter pipeline, while her... »

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WBHS Air Force JROTC breaks ground on memorial for Major Pruitt

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
WBHS Air Force JROTC breaks ground on memorial for Major Pruitt VINTON–The William Byrd High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) broke ground on September 5, 2014, for a memorial for Major Jeffrey Pruitt, their instructor who passed away in October of 2012. They hope to have the project completed by Veteran’s Day in November. Members of the Corps, along with students... »

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Student SAC members from WBMS and WBHS introduced to School Board

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Student SAC members from WBMS and WBHS introduced to School Board VINTON–Members of the Student Advisory Council (SAC) from Roanoke County middle and high schools were introduced to the school board at their meeting on September 11, 2014. Two students from William Byrd Middle School (WBMS) and seven students from William Byrd High School (WBHS) serve on the committee. Eighth graders Jada Karnes and Madelyn... »

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Vinton Citizen Police Academy gets underway

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Vinton Citizen Police Academy gets underway VINTON–The 2014 Vinton Citizen Police Academy kicked off on September 15, led once again by Vinton Police Sergeant Matt Harris. This is his third year with the academy and he has updated the class since “police tactics and the profession change daily. It’s always evolving.” According to Harris, the purpose of the academy is... »

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Vinton Relay for Life wraps up the year

Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Vinton Relay for Life wraps up the year VINTON–According to their website, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life is “the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.” On Sept. 22,... »

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