Archive for November, 2014

Fellowship Community Church treats Vinton Fire/EMS holiday workers toThanksgiving dinner

Sunday, November 30th, 2014
Fellowship Community Church treats Vinton Fire/EMS holiday workers toThanksgiving dinner VINTON–Having a daughter with special needs, Bob and Sandi Finck found themselves in the emergency room or the hospital many times over the years during the holidays. One year they decided to share their meal with the emergency room staff.  That led to the launch of “Operation Turkey Drop” in 2003, a tradition which... »

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Families expand just in time for the holidays

Friday, November 28th, 2014
Families expand just in time for the holidays SALEM – Twelve local children formerly in foster care now have new families to celebrate Thanksgiving with today, after National Adoption Day ceremonies took place in Salem Saturday. Andrew Lewis Middle School hosted its annual National Adoption Day celebration, and, in many cases, marked the first destination for children and their new parents after... »

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Paint Bank’s Mikell Ellison retiring

Friday, November 28th, 2014
Paint Bank’s Mikell Ellison retiring CRAIG COUNTY – Mikell Ellison, a legend in her time for her efforts in making Paint Bank a successful destination point, has retired after 15 years of service to Paint Bank and the late John Mulhern and his wife Nancy. “Meeting 40,000-50,000 people a year from all over the world is as good a... »

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Marching Terriers host annual Gridrion Review, to collect canned food at Christmas Parade

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Marching Terriers host annual Gridrion Review, to collect canned food at Christmas Parade VINTON–Members of the William Byrd High School Marching Terrier Band wrapped up their competitive marching season at the annual Gridiron Review on November 13 with a dinner and a performance for friends and family at WBHS. Band Booster President Robin Geisler thanked the 74 musicians and color guard members, their instructors, and the parents... »

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Shred-a-thon at Wood’s in Vinton a huge success

Monday, November 24th, 2014
Shred-a-thon at Wood’s in Vinton a huge success VINTON–The first Shred-a-thon held at Wood’s Service Center on Washington Avenue in Vinton met with unexpected success on Nov. 17.  According to owner Tommy Wood, the line of cars waiting to drop off documents to be shredded started at about 5:15 a.m. and continued, wrapped around two blocks for the better part of the... »

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St. Clair honored at AHA Heart Walk

Monday, November 24th, 2014
St. Clair honored at AHA Heart Walk VINTON–Most people would call Fred St. Clair a very lucky man. He just calls himself blessed. At age 62, St. Clair has survived five heart attacks. It’s in his family history. His grandfather died from heart disease before St. Clair was born. He was just a teenager when his father passed away from a... »

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William Byrd High School launches Globalize 13

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
William Byrd High School launches Globalize 13 VINTON–In August, history teacher Cristy Spencer announced that “William Byrd High School has been chosen to launch an initiative called Globalize 13–part of the efforts of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives organization to abolish modern-day slavery (human trafficking) through education.” The common perception is that slavery ended in the United States in 1865 with... »

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Vinton Town Council tables vote on downtown skatepark

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Vinton Town Council tables vote on downtown skatepark VINTON–Vinton Town Council voted unanimously at their meeting on November 18 to table action on the proposed skatepark  to allow further discussion of the issue among the town, their Invoke Ministries (through Renewanation) partner, and neighboring churches. Assistant Town Manager Ryan Spitzer presented the plan for the proposed skating park to council along with... »

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Vinton Police renew state accreditation

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
Vinton Police renew state accreditation VINTON–The Vinton Police Department was recognized by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) as “being in full compliance of all standards set forth by the commission” and was awarded its fourth accreditation status. Their accomplishment was acknowledged by Vinton Town Council at their meeting on Nov. 18. According to Sgt. Valerie Cummings who... »

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Roanoke County names new County Administrator

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
Roanoke County names new County Administrator VINTON–The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has hired Thomas C. Gates, the Deputy City Manager and Chief of Staff for the City of Alexandria, Virginia, as its new County Administrator. He will assume his position at the end of December. Supervisors Joe McNamara, Charlotte Moore, and Jason Peters announced the selection of the new... »

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