Archive for November, 2016

Vinton Breakfast Lions take children Christmas shopping

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Vinton Breakfast Lions take children Christmas shopping VINTON–Each year the Vinton Breakfast Lions Club takes several Vinton area students on a Christmas shopping trip. Originally they shopped at the G. C. Murphy store in downtown Vinton which is no longer in business. For the past few years, they have been shopping at K-Mart on Franklin Road in Roanoke. Lion Galen Conner... »

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Chief Herb Cooley’s life as told by his son

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
Chief Herb Cooley’s life as told by his son VINTON–For most of his life Zach Cooley saw Herb Cooley from one perspective—as his father. Listening to the accolades at his father’s retirement dinner from the Vinton Police force in 2011, he realized there was a side of his father he never knew. His desire to become acquainted with “Police Chief” Herb Cooley led... »

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Teams needed for Bowl-a-thon to raise funds for Pennies for Piper

Sunday, November 27th, 2016
Teams needed for Bowl-a-thon to raise funds for Pennies for Piper VINTON–Geek Mob Roanoke is holding a Bowl-a-thon at the Vinton Bowling Center on Saturday, December 10, to raise “Pennies for Piper.” Piper Moore passed away at the end of October from complications due to cystic fibrosis. She was only 15 and a student at Liberty High School in Bedford County. Her family described her... »

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Vinton celebrates the improving state of the town

Thursday, November 24th, 2016
Vinton celebrates the improving state of the town VINTON–The Town of Vinton has much to be thankful for in 2016. Most of the words spoken at this year’s annual State of the Town address on November 17 were encouraging. The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the event at the Vinton War Memorial with over 115 in attendance. The Chamber uses this... »

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Roanoke City honors Pastor Frank Broughman as an Unsung Hero

Thursday, November 24th, 2016
Roanoke City honors Pastor Frank Broughman as an Unsung Hero VINTON–Pastor Frank Broughman from Under the Bridge Ministry in Vinton received the 2016 Neighborhood Unsung Hero Award at this year’s annual Roanoke City Neighborhoods’ “Harvesting the Fruits” Award celebration. The ceremony and dinner were held at the Jefferson Center on November 11. The Unsung Hero Award is one of the 2016 Neighborhood Partnership Awards.... »

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A call to public service

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
A call to public service Annette S. Perkins has spent her life giving back to the community. She currently serves on the Montgomery County Board of supervisors representing (District A).   Pat Brown Contributing Writer Educator and politician Annette S. Perkins of Blacksburg has been in the public eye for 50 years, and she credits her father, more than... »

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