Archive for October, 2014

Mountain View Cemetery previews improvements for Lions Club members

Friday, October 31st, 2014
Mountain View Cemetery previews improvements for Lions Club members VINTON–Beth Abbott, Family Service Counselor for Mountain View Cemetery, was the guest speaker at the Vinton Host Lions Club meeting on October 13. She has been employed at the cemetery for about 18 months. She noted that the transition from selling office equipment and supplies to making cemetery arrangements has been substantial, but that... »

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Graham-White celebrates 100th anniversary

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Graham-White celebrates 100th anniversary SALEM – Founded in 1914, Graham-White Manufacturing Company recognized 100 years of service to its customers, employees and the community Saturday night at the Salem Civic Center. Located in Salem for over 65 years, the company has thrived with a “customer-first” culture, born from the vision of founder James Frantz. Around 500 employees and... »

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Shelor, CCHS partner for talent show

Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Shelor, CCHS partner for talent show NEW CASTLE – Seven Craig County High School students last Wednesday competed for a chance to win a 1st-place prize of $200 and for the opportunity to compete in a regional talent show in Christiansburg in November, where the 1st-place prize is $2,500. Shelor Motor Mile sponsored the school’s first-ever “Growing the Future” Community... »

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WBHS builds Habitat for Humanity house

Sunday, October 26th, 2014
WBHS builds Habitat for Humanity house VINTON–Students and staff at William Byrd High School have the opportunity this year to create a lasting legacy in the community. A new club has formed at WBHS through the efforts of teachers Eric Royal and John Richardson—the Byrd House Club. Their purpose is to enlist volunteers, raise funds for, and construct a Habitat... »

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Vinton Town Council approves more pets per household, moves forward on skatepark

Friday, October 24th, 2014
Vinton Town Council approves more pets per household, moves forward on skatepark VINTON–Members of Vinton Town Council voted to adopt an ordinance which will increase the number of pets residents may own from two to four.  Up to this point, Vinton has had the most stringent regulations in the region when it comes to pet ownership. Roanoke City allows four dogs and six sterile cats. Roanoke... »

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Officials weigh in on area drug abuse

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Officials weigh in on area drug abuse SALEM – A panel of local judges, law enforcement officials and medical experts advised the public of growing drug abuse problems in the Roanoke Valley during the third in a series of community awareness seminars Tuesday at the Salem Civic Center. Although each of the speakers agreed that drug use of all kinds is... »

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New restaurant opens on Main Street

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
New restaurant opens on Main Street NEW CASTLE – Jason Hutchison, owner and operator of the new restaurant Hutch on Main, said, “This restaurant is something I have wanted to do all my life. It’s been my dream,” he added. “There was only one way to do it and that was to jump in.” And jump in he did. He... »

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Vinton celebrated Oktoberfest at War Memorial, announces upcoming holiday events

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Vinton celebrated Oktoberfest at War Memorial, announces upcoming holiday events VINTON–Vinton held its first Oktoberfest at the Vinton War Memorial on Oct. 18. There was German food (and some American fare), German beer, German music, and dancing indoors and out. The Sauerkraut Band performed authentic German music in traditional Bavarian clothing in the Dogwood Ballroom. The entertainment also included three bands featuring area physicians:... »

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Battle at Byrd “Cheer 4 a Cure” holds 7th annual competition

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Battle at Byrd “Cheer 4 a Cure” holds 7th annual competition VINTON–The William Byrd High School and Middle School cheerleaders held their seventh Battle at Byrd “Cheer 4 a Cure” cheerleading competition on Oct. 4. The all-day event to benefit the American Cancer Society is held in the WBHS gymnasium the first Saturday in October each year. Thirty-one teams with 518 cheerleaders took part in... »

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Experts discuss growin heroin problem at seminar in Vinton

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Experts discuss growin heroin problem at seminar in Vinton VINTON–Karen King was one of several experts speaking at the Roanoke Valley Regional Community Awareness Seminar on heroin at the Vinton War Memorial on Oct. 16. However, she was the most intimately involved with the growing problem of heroin addiction as her daughter died from an overdose at age 26. King said her family... »

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