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The Advancement Foundation supports fledgling enterprises with Gauntlet competition

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Debbie Adams
The Advancement Foundation supports fledgling enterprises with Gauntlet competition VINTON–Anyone depressed by the state of the world in recent months would have benefitted from spending the day at The Advancement Foundation “Gauntlet” competition on January 17. Twelve entrepreneurs exuberantly shared their visions of businesses or non-profit organizations they would like to start-up or have already launched which will not only benefit them, but... »

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RCACP celebrates 1000th pet adoption

Thursday, January 22, 2015
By Debbie Adams
RCACP celebrates 1000th pet adoption VINTON–The Regional Center for Animal Control and Protection (RCACP) has reached a milestone—their 1000th adoption since direct adoptions at the facility began in September 2013. Actually two dogs—Pillow and Twiggy–were recognized as the 1000th since they were both adopted at the same time on January 10—and at no charge to the new owners to... »

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Vinton Police Department seeking suspects in scrap metal larceny

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
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Vinton Police Department seeking suspects in scrap metal larceny The Town of Vinton Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying suspects involved in a larceny of scrap metal. On January 20, 2015, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., three male subjects are seen entering the property of D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company at 819 3rd St. in the Town of... »

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MAJ Charles Anderson returns from deployment in Afghanistan

Saturday, January 17, 2015
By Debbie Adams
MAJ Charles Anderson returns from deployment in Afghanistan VINTON–For Fred and Ann Anderson this will remain one of their most memorable Christmases because their son returned from his fourth tour of duty in the Middle East in time for the holidays. MAJ Charles Anderson has just completed a year of service in Kabul, Afghanistan and will now be stationed at the Pentagon.... »

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Vinton Kicks off 8th annual Relay for Life

Friday, January 16, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Kicks off 8th annual Relay for Life VINTON–The Vinton Relay for Life held its Kick-Off for the 2015 campaign on January 5, in the William Byrd High School cafeteria. The event itself is scheduled for Friday, May 1, in the stadium at WBHS. There is a noticeable change in the time frame for the event this year. Relay will begin at... »

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School Board opts for experience in choice of Killough as superintendent

Thursday, January 8, 2015
By Debbie Adams
School Board opts for experience in choice of Killough as superintendent VINTON–This time next year the public profile of the Roanoke County School System will be quite different. Dr. Lorraine Lange will no longer serve as Superintendent of Schools. David Wymer, Fuzzy Minnix, and Mike Altizer will have retired from the School Board. Allen Journell, the deputy superintendent of instruction and a handful of principals... »

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WBMS Basketball team thanks Stan Seymour

Thursday, January 1, 2015
By Debbie Adams
WBMS Basketball team thanks  Stan Seymour VINTON–Stan Seymour was honored by the William Byrd Middle School basketball team and William Byrd Boys Basketball Booster Club on December 2 for his contribution to the basketball program and the Vinton area. Mark McRoy, vice president of the basketball Boosters, approached the Vinton Bojangles’ to set up a fundraiser hoping to earn half... »

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Auction House celebrates grand opening in Vinton

Thursday, January 1, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Auction House celebrates grand opening in Vinton VINTON–Auctioneer James Wells, Jr. celebrated the Grand Opening of his new auction house in Vinton on December 27 with the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce, town dignitaries, and a large crowd of family, friends, and future customers. There was a ribbon-cutting along with free hot dogs. Wells thanked Tommy Wood of Wood’s Service Centers,... »

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BCAT Engine Challenge team wins national championship

Tuesday, December 30, 2014
By Debbie Adams
BCAT Engine Challenge team wins national championship VINTON–Students from the Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) won the national championship “Hot Rodders of Tomorrow Engine Challenge” in Indianapolis on December 13. According to www.hotroddersoftomorrow.com, “When the dust settled, Burton Center for Arts and Technology from Virginia (Team Nitrous Express) came out in the top spot, with an astonishing 18 minute,... »

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    A big sincere congratulations to this team on capturing the 2014 title. It was indeed a very close competition and …
    JERRY     January 21, 2015

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Dr. Rebecca Eastwood named Asst. Superintendent of Human Resources

Thursday, December 25, 2014
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Dr. Rebecca Eastwood named Asst. Superintendent of Human Resources VINTON–In a media release from Roanoke County Public Schools, the school board announced that Dr. Rebecca Eastwood has been named the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.  Eastwood was named the Director of Human Resources in June 2013.  She has previously served as the Director of Elementary Instruction and Technology, principal at Mountain View Elementary,... »

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