Archive for September, 2016

Bus involved accident in Vinton–no injuries

Friday, September 30th, 2016
VINTON–At approximately 0758 hours a minor collision between a Roanoke City School bus and a compact passenger car occurred at he intersection of Dale Ave and 8th Street in Vinton. While making the turn from Dale Ave on 8th St. the rear tire of the school bus clipped the front left corner of the... »

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Magnets USA and The Advancement Foundation team-up with Excel Coaching Program

Monday, September 26th, 2016
Magnets USA and The Advancement Foundation team-up with Excel Coaching Program VINTON–One Roanoke County business has added another item to its benefits package: hope. Magnets USA, a promotional marketing company in Vinton, announced  to its 93 full-time and seasonal employees on September 8 that they are partnering with Vinton nonprofit The Advancement Foundation (TAF) to offer a 15-week coaching program. According to a press release... »

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Police investigating break-in at Roland E. Cook Lofts

Monday, September 26th, 2016
Vinton– The Vinton Police Department is actively investigating a breaking and entering and property damage incident at the old Roland E. Cook School in the Town of Vinton. The structure, located at 412 S. Poplar Street, is currently under renovation and is being converted into apartments. The project, known as the Roland E. Cook... »

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Caldwell accepted Dan Piper Award in New York on September 17

Saturday, September 24th, 2016
Caldwell accepted Dan Piper Award in New York on September 17 UPDATE:  Tyler picked up his award in Central Park on September 17. Tyler’s mom Kathy Caldwell says, ” Our trip was so exciting and we had so much fun.” They cut their trip a little short because of the bombing in New York on September 17 and returned home via rental vans, not taking any... »

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William Byrd earns “Stay in the Game” award

Friday, September 23rd, 2016
William Byrd earns “Stay in the Game” award VINTON–William Byrd High School has earned the prestigious “Stay in the Game” award from the Virginia High School League (VHSL). They were the only Roanoke County school to receive the award and one of only seven teams in the 4A West Region. William Byrd Athletic Director Jason Taylor says that the award is self-explanatory.... »

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Vinton Farmers’ Market stage to reopen for September Mingle at the Market

Sunday, September 4th, 2016
Vinton Farmers’ Market stage to reopen for September Mingle at the Market VINTON–The Vinton Farmers’ Market stage renovations are nearly complete with only a few minor touch-up items remaining. Assistant Town Manager Pete Peters says that the September 10 Mingle at the Market will return to the Market area as planned for a “soft” opening of the venue. The first three Mingle concerts of the summer... »

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W.E. Cundiff welcomes new staff and some security renovations

Sunday, September 4th, 2016
W.E. Cundiff welcomes new staff and some security renovations VINTON–This year W.E.Cundiff Elementary School welcomes eight new faculty and staff members. They include Joy Gordon, Heather Oltmanns, Tyler Goodman, Lauren Guzman, Jessica Whitlock, Amanda Lee, Julia Ormandy, and Courtney Camden. Joy Gordon is teaching third grade. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas, but has lived in the Bonsack area for eight years. ... »

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WBMS welcomes new teachers

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
WBMS welcomes new teachers VINTON–William Byrd Middle School has a new principal, Todd Kageals, and a new assistant principal, Matt Coe. They also have several new teachers on board for the 2016-2017 schoolyear. Those include Lisa Booth, Kim Barker, Danielle Boone, James Edwards, Kayla Kilgore, and Ashley Williams. Booth will be a seventh grade special education collaborating teacher... »

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New leaders in place at WBMS

Friday, September 2nd, 2016
New leaders in place at WBMS VINTON–Last year William Byrd Middle School was honored as a “School to Watch” under the leadership of Tammy Newcomb.” New principal Todd Kageals plans to continue the progress the school has made during the years with Newcomb as principal. She has now moved next door to William Byrd High School as their new principal.... »

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