Archive for June, 2016

Kairos Prison Ministry changes lives of prison residents and volunteers

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Kairos Prison Ministry changes lives of prison residents and volunteers VINTON–Steve Musselwhite of Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church says he became committed to the Kairos Prison Ministry about 18 years ago because he “had never anywhere seen the power of the Holy Spirit move as He did in a maximum security prison.” Since then, Musselwhite has spent 40 weekends in seven different prisons and... »

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Benefit to support Mason Moses at Abuelo’s on June 27

Monday, June 27th, 2016
Benefit to support Mason Moses at Abuelo’s on June 27 VINTON–According to his mother Ashleigh, Mason Moses “is a five year old ball of energy, wide open, quick-witted, funny, and a lover of life in general.” “He is a typical rough and tumble boy who loves the outdoors, dinosaurs, Minecraft, Superheroes, and Hot Wheels cars,” said Moses. “Mason has a heart for others, gives... »

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Good Sams hold “Lunch and Sew” for Carilion pediatric patients

Saturday, June 25th, 2016
Good Sams hold “Lunch and Sew” for Carilion pediatric patients VINTON–The Big Lick RV Chapter of the Good Sam Club has adopted the project of sewing hundreds of pillowcases for children admitted to the Carilion Pediatric Hospital. They are partnering with the Alleghany Highlands Regional Chapter for Ryan’s Case for Smiles—a volunteer organization solely dedicated to helping sick children cope with the stress of... »

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Susan Lewis Music Studio students wow audience once again

Friday, June 24th, 2016
Susan Lewis Music Studio students wow audience once again VINTON–The Susan Lewis Music Studio 2016 Spring Recital on June 11 once again did not disappoint, in fact, in a few years you could be buying tickets to hear some of her students perform. Forty musicians, ranging in age from a few 4- and 5- year-old beginners through four adults, performed piano solos, voice... »

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News Messenger, Radford News Journal purchased by Mountain Media

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
News Messenger, Radford News Journal purchased by Mountain Media Mountain Media, a Lewisburg, West Virginia-based community newspaper company, has purchased the assets of Montgomery Publishing, which includes the News Messenger, Radford News Journal and four other community newspapers in Southwest Virginia. Mountain Media publishes community weekly newspapers, their affiliated publications and multimedia products in the two Virginias. Owner Michael Showell started his newspaper... »

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COLUMN: ­Remembering the Farmhouse and the Outpost

Monday, June 13th, 2016
Editor’s note: Guest columnist Evans “Buddy” King grew up in Christiansburg and graduated from CHS in 1971. He lives in Clarksburg, West Virginia, where he practices law with the firm of Steptoe and Johnson PLLC. – Christiansburg had two “Lebanese” restaurants that opened in the early 1960s: the Farmhouse and the Outpost. The reason... »

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Meetings begin on rezoning former Vinton Library for Macado’s

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Meetings begin on rezoning former Vinton Library for Macado’s VINTON–Joy Payne summed up the sentiments of most of those who attended the Community Meeting/Open House on the proposed rezoning of the former Vinton Library site to accommodate a Macado’s Restaurant—“Welcome.” About 30 citizens attended the meeting at the Vinton War Memorial on June 6 to examine site plans and talk with town and... »

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Town Council approves budget, appoints town manager

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Town Council approves budget, appoints town manager VINTON–Vinton Town Council met on June 7 to approve a budget and appoint a new town manager. First Police Chief Thomas Foster introduced a new police officer–Andrew DiCarlo. He has worked as a Deputy Sheriff in the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office for about four and a half years in the Jail Security Division. DiCarlo,... »

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Vinton Planning Commission recommends rezoning former Vinton Branch Library–a little history

Friday, June 10th, 2016
Vinton Planning Commission recommends rezoning former Vinton Branch Library–a little history VINTON–The Vinton Planning Commission voted to recommend rezoning of the  former Vinton Branch Library located on Washington Avenue at their meeting on June 9. The next step is a public hearing before Vinton Town Council scheduled for June 21. The proposal is to rezone the property from Residential Business to General Business. Entrepreneur Richard... »

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Beekeepers setting Salem abuzz

Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Beekeepers setting Salem abuzz Downtown Salem is buzzing. Thanks to two men with a major beekeeping hobby, Salem City Hall has about 15,000 tiny new neighbors on its lawn. The beehive placement comes right on the heels of several national campaigns to save honeybees, and according to horticulturist Laura Reilly, will have great benefits locally as well. Jeremy... »

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