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Vinton Police Department awards presented at Town Council meeting

Monday, February 8, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Police Department awards presented at Town Council meeting VINTON–Interim Police Chief Jeff Dudley presented the Vinton Police Awards for 2015 at the town council meeting on February 2. Sgt. Tim Lawless received the Traffic Safety award which is presented to the officer who shows the most activity when it comes to traffic safety-related enforcement and education, including speeding, reckless driving, and seatbelt... »

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Relay for Life Kick-off looks back in remembrance and forward with hope

Saturday, February 6, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Relay for Life Kick-off looks back in remembrance and forward with hope VINTON–The Vinton Relay for Life kicked off their annual campaign on February 1 with a poignant look back at those lost to cancer this year and a look ahead to raising funds to defeat the disease.  The Vinton Relay is scheduled for May 6 at William Byrd High School. Angie Chewning once again serves... »

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Remembering Vinton: Jack Anderson’s Amoco Station

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Remembering Vinton: Jack Anderson’s Amoco Station VINTON–In the 1950’s and 60’s gas stations were neighborhood gathering places.  Vinton had several “filling stations” where groups of friends—mostly men–hung out to socialize, buy gasoline, and work on cars, or have their cars worked on.  In Vinton there was Doc’s Filling Station, Eanes’s Esso, Bob Wood’s Pure Oil, and Jack Anderson’s Amoco station,... »

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Vinton police investigating attempted ATM debit card skimming operation

Monday, February 1, 2016
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Vinton police investigating attempted ATM debit card skimming operation  The Vinton Police are currently investigating an attempted ATM credit/debit card skimming operation (attempted fraud) which occurred at First Citizens Bank located at 970 Hardy Road in Vinton. The Vinton Police Department would like to identify the female in the provided surveillance photos.  The female placed a credit/debit card skimming device and a camera... »

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Town Council recognizes promotions within Fire and EMS, Council member Scheid announces intention to run for election

Thursday, January 28, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Town Council recognizes promotions within Fire and EMS, Council member Scheid announces intention to run for election VINTON–Vinton Town Council meetings are predictably among the most civil and cordial of any local governmental body. The January 21 meeting had an almost festive tone as it opened with a ceremony honoring four dedicated members of the Vinton Fire and EMS Department who had been promoted this week. Chris Linkous has been promoted... »

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Gauntlet small business competition accepting applications

Sunday, January 24, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Gauntlet small business competition accepting applications VINTON–The Advancement Foundation (TAF) will be accepting applications online for its third annual Gauntlet business competition through January 28. According to TAF, they are “seeking entrepreneurs with plans to grow or expand a business in Vinton” to participate in the contest will be awarding $70,000 in cash and prizes. The competition has benefited greatly... »

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Guitar instructor provides “Music instruction for the song inside the soul” at Vinton Library

Sunday, January 24, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Guitar instructor provides “Music instruction for the song inside the soul” at Vinton Library VINTON–In bygone days children came to public libraries for story time and to gather information for homework and projects. Adults came to check out books. With advancements in technology, computer labs were added. Now libraries like Vinton’s also have Makerspaces where technology and creativity combine, and even small business centers. However, one of the... »

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Business is booming at the Vinton Bowling Center

Friday, January 22, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Business is booming at the Vinton Bowling Center VINTON–The Vinton Bowling Center (VBC) re-opened in July 2015 and is doing a thriving business based on open and league bowling. They are open seven days a week with varying hours. Bowlers come from across the valley and the region. There are tournaments a couple of times each month that draw bowlers “from all... »

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Vinton Cub Scouts ready race cars for Pinewood Derby

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Cub Scouts ready race cars for Pinewood Derby VINTON–For at least 13 years the Cub Scouts at Thrasher Memorial UMC have kicked off the new year with a Pinewood Derby workshop on New Year’s Day. The race itself is held at the end of January, but the Vinton scout leaders like to build excitement for the project by getting an early start.... »

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Town Council welcomes new faces

Monday, January 11, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Town Council welcomes new faces VINTON–Vinton Town Council welcomed the new year at their meeting on January 5 with some new employees and some employees in new positions. Deputy Chief Chris Linkous introduced Marrion Burden who has joined the Vinton Fire Department as a Firefighter/EMT replacing Lt. John Hobbs who retired at the end of December. Burden is from... »

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