Archive for April, 2016

Dr. Moore of Bonsack Baptist retires, sort of

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Dr. Moore of Bonsack Baptist retires, sort of VINTON–Dr. Bob Moore, who has served for 40 years as the pastor of Bonsack Baptist Church, retired from his position on April 24, or at least sort of. Actually he will continue to work part time for the church through the end of the year and also will take on new responsibilities as a... »

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Candidates for Vinton Town Council speak out

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Candidates for Vinton Town Council speak out On May 3, Vinton residents will vote to fill two seats on town council and also the office of mayor. Three candidates are vying for the town council positions–Doug Adams, Keith Liles, and Janet Scheid. Mayor Brad Grose is running unopposed. All four are profiled here and have answered a set of questions posed... »

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Drug Take Back program set for Saturday

Friday, April 29th, 2016
Craig County is teaming with several organizations throughout the valley to put an end to prescription drug abuse while protecting the area’s waterways. The county will be participating in the annual Drug Take Back program on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Market Street Pharmacy, located within IGA Mick or Mack... »

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Man charged with Felony Animal Cruelty in Vinton

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Vinton–According to a media release from the Vinton Police Department, on April 25 at 4:28 p.m. officers of the Vinton Police Department were called to a private residence located in the 600 block of South Maple Street, in reference to a “well-being check.” Family members reported having difficulty contacting the resident of the home,... »

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Old Vinton Library on Washington Avenue on the way to becoming a Macado’s restaurant

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Old Vinton Library on Washington Avenue on the way to becoming a Macado’s restaurant  Vinton–On April 26, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will be hearing the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the sale of the former Vinton Library to Richard H. Macher for the purpose of establishing a Macado’s restaurant at the property. The library was vacated in November 2015 when the new library opened in... »

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Library races to raise funding

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Library races to raise funding With the clock running out to purchase the coveted, adjacent TDS property, the Craig County Library Board of Trustees and concerned county residents are pushing to raise $30,000 by May 30 to secure the location for library expansion purposes. “If for some reason that contract would fall apart, then we would use that money... »

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Salem City Council candidates talk issues

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Salem City Council candidates talk issues Salem City Council candidates gathered at the Salem Civic Center on Tuesday afternoon for the first public forum of the election season, which was hosted by the Salem Kiwanis Club. The forum, which allowed the candidates a chance to introduce themselves and their visions for the city, as well as an opportunity to field... »

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Kite festival soars

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Kite festival soars Kite enthusiasts, young and old, made their way to Green Hill Park on Saturday, April 16 for the 18th annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival. Among the colorful kites soaring across the blue sky, a few in particular stood out for their craftsmanship. While some were content to fly cheaper plastic kites, or family heirlooms... »

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Student charged with making threats at William Byrd High School

Thursday, April 21st, 2016
  Criminal and disciplinary action for threats made on April 7 and 18 ROANOKE – A student has been charged with making threats at William Byrd High School on April 7 and April 18.  We are cooperating with the Roanoke County Police Department to seek criminal charges and we are taking appropriate disciplinary action. ... »

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Gauntlet competitors in Vinton await awards announcements on April 23

Friday, April 15th, 2016
Gauntlet competitors in Vinton await awards announcements on April 23 VINTON–About two dozen entrepreneurs and small businesses competing in The Advancement Foundation (TAF) Gauntlet competition were able to breathe a sigh of relief this week as they completed their “pitches” to a panel of four judges on April 11 and 12. They also presented their written business plans for evaluation to a separate panel.... »

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