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

Monday, June 27, 2016
By Debbie Adams
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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Susan Lewis Music Studio students wow audience once again

Friday, June 24, 2016
By Debbie Adams
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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Meetings begin on rezoning former Vinton Library for Macado’s

Friday, June 10, 2016
By Debbie Adams
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 10, 2016
By Debbie Adams
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 10, 2016
By Debbie Adams
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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WBMS and WBHS Jazz bands raise funds with Jazz Café pasta dinner

Monday, June 6, 2016
By Debbie Adams
WBMS and WBHS Jazz bands raise funds with Jazz Café pasta dinner VINTON–The William Byrd Middle and William Byrd High School Jazz Bands held their 2016 Byrd Band Jazz Café spaghetti dinner fundraiser on May 27 at Thrasher Memorial. The music was excellent and so was the pasta. Over 300 guests attended the dinner to be entertained by the bands led by directors Denise Aspell (WBMS)... »

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Dr. Turner’s 24 years at WBHS coming to a close, community invited to June 7 reception

Sunday, June 5, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Dr. Turner’s 24 years at WBHS coming to a close, community invited to June 7 reception VINTON–Dr. Richard Turner will be retiring from his position as principal of William Byrd High School at the end of June.  He has served as principal for 17 years–since 1999–and as assistant principal for seven years before that. He comes from a family of educators—his mother was a teacher. His father served as principal... »

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Several faculty and staff members retiring from Vinton area schools

Sunday, June 5, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Several faculty and staff members retiring from Vinton area schools VINTON–Aside from Dr. Richard Turner who is retiring from his position as principal at William Byrd High School, several other faculty and staff members are also retiring from Vinton area schools. WBHS is also losing Pam Garrison and Vickie Carroll. Garrison has worked for Roanoke County Schools for 19 years. She was hired in... »

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William Byrd Middle School seventh and eighth graders will have laptops come fall

Monday, May 30, 2016
By Debbie Adams
William Byrd Middle School seventh and eighth graders will have laptops come fall Vinton–The Roanoke County School Board recently approved a budget which includes funding in the amount of $1.1 million to purchase 2,200 laptops for seventh and eighth graders throughout the county school system for the upcoming school year. This is an expansion of the current laptop program which started in 2002 when Hidden Valley High... »

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Jack Tales Storytellers to appear at Vinton Heritage and Storytelling Festival May 14

Friday, May 13, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Jack Tales Storytellers to appear at Vinton Heritage and Storytelling Festival May 14 VINTON–Vinton will be holding its first Heritage and Storytelling Festival on Saturday, May 14, at the Vinton History Museum and also cross the street at the Vinton Public Library. The Vinton Historical Society is partnering with the library and the Town of Vinton to put on the event which is scheduled to last from... »

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