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Magnets USA and The Advancement Foundation team-up with Excel Coaching Program

Monday, September 26, 2016
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Magnets USA and The Advancement Foundation team-up with Excel Coaching Program VINTON–One Roanoke County business has added another item to its benefits package: hope. Magnets USA, a promotional marketing company in Vinton, announced  to its 93 full-time and seasonal employees on September 8 that they are partnering with Vinton nonprofit The Advancement Foundation (TAF) to offer a 15-week coaching program. According to a press release... »

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Police investigating break-in at Roland E. Cook Lofts

Monday, September 26, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Vinton– The Vinton Police Department is actively investigating a breaking and entering and property damage incident at the old Roland E. Cook School in the Town of Vinton. The structure, located at 412 S. Poplar Street, is currently under renovation and is being converted into apartments. The project, known as the Roland E. Cook... »

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Caldwell accepted Dan Piper Award in New York on September 17

Saturday, September 24, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Caldwell accepted Dan Piper Award in New York on September 17 UPDATE:  Tyler picked up his award in Central Park on September 17. Tyler’s mom Kathy Caldwell says, “ Our trip was so exciting and we had so much fun.” They cut their trip a little short because of the bombing in New York on September 17 and returned home via rental vans, not taking any... »

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William Byrd earns “Stay in the Game” award

Friday, September 23, 2016
By Debbie Adams
William Byrd earns “Stay in the Game” award VINTON–William Byrd High School has earned the prestigious “Stay in the Game” award from the Virginia High School League (VHSL). They were the only Roanoke County school to receive the award and one of only seven teams in the 4A West Region. William Byrd Athletic Director Jason Taylor says that the award is self-explanatory.... »

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Vinton Farmers’ Market stage to reopen for September Mingle at the Market

Sunday, September 4, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Farmers’ Market stage to reopen for September Mingle at the Market VINTON–The Vinton Farmers’ Market stage renovations are nearly complete with only a few minor touch-up items remaining. Assistant Town Manager Pete Peters says that the September 10 Mingle at the Market will return to the Market area as planned for a “soft” opening of the venue. The first three Mingle concerts of the summer... »

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W.E. Cundiff welcomes new staff and some security renovations

Sunday, September 4, 2016
By Debbie Adams
W.E. Cundiff welcomes new staff and some security renovations VINTON–This year W.E.Cundiff Elementary School welcomes eight new faculty and staff members. They include Joy Gordon, Heather Oltmanns, Tyler Goodman, Lauren Guzman, Jessica Whitlock, Amanda Lee, Julia Ormandy, and Courtney Camden. Joy Gordon is teaching third grade. She is originally from San Antonio, Texas, but has lived in the Bonsack area for eight years. ... »

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WBMS welcomes new teachers

Friday, September 2, 2016
By Debbie Adams
WBMS welcomes new teachers VINTON–William Byrd Middle School has a new principal, Todd Kageals, and a new assistant principal, Matt Coe. They also have several new teachers on board for the 2016-2017 schoolyear. Those include Lisa Booth, Kim Barker, Danielle Boone, James Edwards, Kayla Kilgore, and Ashley Williams. Booth will be a seventh grade special education collaborating teacher... »

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New leaders in place at WBMS

Friday, September 2, 2016
By Debbie Adams
New leaders in place at WBMS VINTON–Last year William Byrd Middle School was honored as a “School to Watch” under the leadership of Tammy Newcomb.” New principal Todd Kageals plans to continue the progress the school has made during the years with Newcomb as principal. She has now moved next door to William Byrd High School as their new principal.... »

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Highland Games return to Green Hill Park for 8th year

Friday, August 26, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Highland Games return to Green Hill Park for 8th year VINTON–Marni Smith is a Vinton librarian; Libby Weiner works in medical billing; Dr. Justine Crowley is an orthopedic surgeon with the Salem VA. What do the three have in common? They are all involved in emerging strength sports and heavy athletics in the Roanoke area and will be participating in the Highland Games at... »

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Virginia Highland Pipes and Drums appear at the Glebe and Green Hill Highland Games

Friday, August 26, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Virginia Highland Pipes and Drums appear at the Glebe and Green Hill Highland Games VINTON–The Virginia Highland Pipes and  Drums is the oldest bagpipe band in southwestern Virginia, formed in the 1980’s. The bagpipe is generally considered to be the ultimate sound of Scottish folk music. According to their business manager and piper Bob Copenhaver, they entertain for both “celebratory and solemn” occasions throughout the region, including performances... »

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