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Vinton and Roanoke County partner to solve 24 hour fire coverage dilemma

Sunday, April 20, 2014
By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Members of Vinton Town Council concentrated on zoning and budget issues at their meeting on April 15.  A public hearing was held jointly with the Vinton Planning Commission to consider changes to the Town Code regarding floodplain regulations. Karla Turman, Associate Planner and Code Enforcement Officer in Vinton’s Planning and Zoning Department, briefed Council... »

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WBHS Alumni Band forms for Dogwood Parade

Sunday, April 20, 2014
By Debbie Adams
WBHS Alumni Band forms for Dogwood Parade VINTON–The annual Dogwood Festival Parade is scheduled for April 26 in Vinton. The festival has been a staple in the community for 59 years, first established for the purpose of raising money to buy band uniforms for William Byrd High School. This year, due to the timing of the Roanoke County Schools Spring Break,... »

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William Byrd hosts Air Force JROTC Drill Competition

Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Debbie Adams
William Byrd hosts Air Force JROTC Drill Competition VINTON–The Air Force JROTC at William Byrd High School hosted the Southwest Virginia Regional Drill Meet on Saturday, March 29. Cadets from five high schools competed in the event, including E.C. Glass of Lynchburg, Patrick Henry, William Fleming, Franklin County, and WBHS. The WBHS corps includes students from other high schools in Roanoke County... »

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Town breaks ground for the “New Vinton”

Saturday, April 12, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Town breaks ground for the “New Vinton” VINTON–Town manager Chris Lawrence welcomed an enthusiastic crowd of dignitaries and citizens to “The New Vinton” on April 3, 2014, as ground was broken at the site of the new Vinton Library. The town not only celebrated construction of the new library, but “new streetscapes, a new Farmer’s Market, and a new downtown.” Lawrence... »

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    What a wonderful thing for Vinton and it's citizens! Congratulations!
    randy     April 14, 2014

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Fidler announces bid for election to Vinton Town Council

Sunday, April 6, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Fidler announces bid for election to Vinton Town Council VINTON–Carolyn Fidler has formally announced that she is running for Vinton Town Council. She was the first woman ever elected to the council in Vinton and served from 2004 to 2012. She grew up in Roanoke, graduated from Jefferson High School, and then attended National Business College. She moved to Vinton in 1972 when... »

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    Carolyn Fidler has served the Town of Vinton well. She knows the town and its people. She should be elected …
    Joe Santos     April 19, 2014

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Crowds turned out for Senior Expo despite the snow

Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Crowds turned out for Senior Expo despite the snow VINTON–Apparently the senior citizens in Vinton are fearless. They certainly did not let a few snowflakes deter them from attending the Senior Expo in Vinton on March 25. “They’ve seen worse,” said Don Wilson, president of Evergreen Memorial Trust which owns and operates Mountain View Cemetery in Vinton. By 11:00 over 400 guests had... »

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Lions Clubs partner with Town of Vinton for downtown park, ask citizens to choose their favorite

Saturday, April 5, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Lions Clubs partner with Town of Vinton for downtown park, ask citizens to choose their favorite VINTON–The three Vinton Lions Clubs and the Town of Vinton invited the community to a Downtown Park Master Plan workshop on March 27. Consultants from the Berkley Group who have developed the plans for a children’s park in the downtown area presented two alternative plan options and asked for public input on their proposals.... »

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Overstreet to run for Town Council

Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Overstreet to run for Town Council VINTON–Roger Overstreet has announced that he is seeking a seat on Vinton Town Council in the May elections. Two seats will become vacant when the terms of Bobby Altice and Matt Hare expire on June 30. Overstreet is the owner of Overstreet’s Auto Repair and Salvage located on Pollard Street in Vinton. He says... »

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GFWC Woman’s Club celebrates 60 years of service to the Vinton community

Saturday, March 29, 2014
By Debbie Adams
GFWC Woman’s Club celebrates 60 years of service to the Vinton community VINTON–The GFWC Woman’s Club of Vinton celebrated its 60th anniversary on March 15, 2014. Members, both past and present, past presidents, and representatives from the state federation gathered for a luncheon at the Vinton War Memorial to commemorate the occasion. Teresa Craig, the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Virginia President, presented a certificate... »

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    I was one of the first fourteen members of the Woman'club, I think I was Vice President. Did …
    Virginia Watson Magee     March 29, 2014

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Altice runs for re-election to Vinton Town Council

Sunday, March 23, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Altice  runs for re-election to Vinton Town Council VINTON–Councilman Bobby Altice has announced that he will be running for his tenth term on Vinton Town Council. He was first elected in 1976 and has served Vinton as Vice Mayor several times throughout his career on Council. Altice is currently a member of the Public Works Committee and chairman of the Roanoke Regional... »

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