Archive for November, 2015

Lynn Haven Baptist collects over 1251 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

Monday, November 30th, 2015
Lynn Haven Baptist collects over 1251 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes VINTON–In their first year as a Relay station for the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox program, Lynn Haven Baptist Church in Vinton took in over 1251 gift boxes which will be distributed to children around the world. The project is a ministry of Samaritan’s Purse, which was founded by Reverend Franklin Graham in 1970. The... »

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Simmons Insurance and Fire Department hold annual art contest

Monday, November 30th, 2015
Simmons Insurance and Fire Department hold annual art contest VINTON–For the past five years, the Roanoke County Fire Department, the Rockingham Insurance Group and the Simmons Insurance Agency in Vinton have partnered to increase awareness of fire safety through their “Team Up for Fire Safety” art contest in the local elementary schools. October is observed as National Fire Prevention Month throughout the country.... »

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Vinton and Roanoke County deliver the library the public requested

Saturday, November 28th, 2015
Vinton and Roanoke County deliver the library the public requested VINTON–The new Vinton Public Library is now open for business. A huge crowd of dignitaries, town and county employees, builders, and just regular citizens turned out for the ribbon-cutting event on November 18. Many of those citizens had a part in the construction of the library because they contributed their ideas and opinions in... »

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Town leaders reflect on accomplishments, Chamber selects new officers

Friday, November 27th, 2015
Town leaders reflect on accomplishments, Chamber selects new officers VINTON–The week of November 16 was a busy one for local dignitaries with the State of Roanoke County address on Nov. 17, the new Vinton Library opening on Nov. 18, and the annual State of the Town address on Nov. 19. Each November the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Vinton... »

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Vinton names Officers of the Month for October, welcomes new officer

Thursday, November 26th, 2015
Vinton names Officers of the Month for October, welcomes new officer VINTON–Vinton Town Council and Interim Police Chief Jeff Dudley recognized two Officers of the Month for October 2015 at the council meeting on November 17. The commendation stated that on October 30, Officers Jordan Keith and Scott Giles responded to an accident involving an automobile and a train at 8th Street and Walnut Avenue.... »

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Herman L. Horn School honors veterans using advanced technology

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
Herman L. Horn School honors veterans using advanced technology VINTON–Herman L. Horn Elementary School held its annual assembly saluting veterans on November 11. Teacher Michelle Lionberger and the rest of the staff at HLH Elementary organized a program of rousing patriotic songs, poems, and speeches to honor veterans and active duty personnel from the five branches of the service—the Army, Navy, Air Force,... »

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DAR makes blankets for veterans

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
DAR makes blankets for veterans VINTON–The Roanoke Valley Chapter (Vinton) of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met on Saturday, November 14 to complete their annual Blankets for Veterans project. The women hand-tied 20 full-size fleece blankets and 20 lap blankets to be donated to veterans at the Salem Veterans Hospital and the Virginia Veterans... »

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WBHS continues tradition of honoring veterans

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
WBHS continues tradition of honoring veterans VINTON–William Byrd is the only high school in Roanoke County with an Air Force JROTC program, although students from all five high schools may enroll. So it is not surprising that WBHS each year hosts one of the most memorable Veterans Day ceremonies. The sight of an athletic field full of young cadets saluting... »

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A trio of success

Monday, November 23rd, 2015
A trio of success SHS performers shine Salem High School performers are proving they have what it takes to succeed under pressure. On Nov. 7, the school’s band, choir and theatre students took to their various stages, at three different locations, and brought home honors their Spartan community can be proud of. Theatre students travelled to William Byrd... »

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WBHS English students get creative with NaNoWriMo program

Monday, November 23rd, 2015
VINTON–The month of November is an exciting time for some of the English classes at William Byrd High School. November is the month where NaNoWriMo takes place. NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month. NaNoWriMo has been an institution for 16 years, beginning in 1999, and the Young Writer’s Program (YWP) component (ywp.nanowrimo.org) has... »

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