Archive for July, 2015

Radford H.S. valedictorian bound for Harvard

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Radford H.S. valedictorian bound for Harvard RADFORD — Alexis Brown, the Class of 2015 valedictorian from Radford High School, was already preparing to start her freshman year at the College of William and Mary in the fall. Her family, in efforts to show their support, was already decked out in William and Mary T-shirts and toting W&M car decals, when... »

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Christiansburg Police seek help in identifying theft suspects

Friday, July 24th, 2015
Christiansburg Police seek help in identifying theft suspects Christiansburg Police are seeking to identify two individuals believed to be involved in recent “smash and grab” thefts in the area. Over the past several weeks, the Christiansburg Police Department has taken reports items being stolen from vehicles after a window was broken. Police believe that purses are being targeted. One victim reported their... »

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Vinton Library introduces Coloring Club for adults

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Vinton Library introduces Coloring Club for adults VINTON–The Vinton Public Library is introducing a new Coloring Club for adults, “64 Shades of Vinton.” The club meets on the first Wednesday and the third Monday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m., beginning on August 5. Adult coloring has become all the rage across the nation in the past year according... »

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Therapy dogs return to Vinton Library

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Therapy dogs return to Vinton Library VINTON–One of the most heartwarming events at the Vinton Public Library is the “Barks and Books” program. There is just something touching about seeing a child read to a dog. Children’s Library Assistant Emily Metrock introduced the Barks and Books program to the Vinton Library in the summer of 2014, coordinating the program with... »

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Thefts from vehicles reported in Clearview/Lauderdale area of Vinton

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Thefts from vehicles reported in Clearview/Lauderdale area of Vinton VINTON–On July 21, 2015 at approximately 7:30am, Vinton Police received reports of property damage and stolen property from inside of vehicles in the Clearview/Lauderdale area of Vinton. A total of 3 incidents were reported that occurred during the night.  One of the victims had surveillance cameras in operation which gave a view of the... »

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Petting Zoo returns to Vinton Library

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
Petting Zoo returns to Vinton Library VINTON–The Little Critters Petting Zoo was such a hit at the Vinton Public Library in the summer of 2014 that Children’s Library Assistant Emily Metrock begged for them to return this summer. The Little Critters Petting Zoo, owned by Coy and Rhonda Shupe, is based in Troutville and travels to many libraries, schools, nursing... »

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William Byrd recognized for its “High Schools That Work” program

Thursday, July 16th, 2015
William Byrd recognized for its “High Schools That Work” program VINTON–On July 13, 2015 for the first time in anyone’s memory, William Byrd High School in Vinton was mentioned on the floor of the United States Senate. Virginia Senator Tim Kaine praised WBHS for its “High Schools That Work” model of instruction. This just happens to be the same week that ten members of... »

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Influential Salem Developer Still Dynamic

Sunday, July 12th, 2015
Influential Salem Developer Still Dynamic He’s got a walker and an assistant who drives him around town and keeps an eye on him during the day. The body wears down a bit when you turn 92, a milestone he made a little less than a month ago. The birthday party was a good one with his children and their... »

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Council welcomes new firefighters, finalizes selection process for new council member

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
Council welcomes new firefighters, finalizes selection process for new council member VINTON–Vinton Town Council welcomed two new career firefighters at their meeting on July 7. Lieutenant Chad Helms introduced Andrew McClaugherty and Chad Dailey who “bring a combined 15 and one half years of public safety experience to the Vinton Fire and EMS.” Their positions are funded by the town in the agreement to partner... »

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Vinton Town Council accepting applications for position vacated by Councilman Nance

Thursday, July 9th, 2015
Vinton Town Council accepting applications for position vacated by Councilman Nance VINTON–Councilman Wes Nance has formally resigned from Vinton Town Council as of July 2, 2015. Council will be accepting “Letters of Interest” through July 20 and is required to choose his successor by August 15 according to the town charter. The charter requires council to fill the vacancy within 45 days. Nance has served... »

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