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William Byrd High School launches Globalize 13

Sunday, November 23, 2014
By Debbie Adams
William Byrd High School launches Globalize 13 VINTON–In August, history teacher Cristy Spencer announced that “William Byrd High School has been chosen to launch an initiative called Globalize 13–part of the efforts of the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives organization to abolish modern-day slavery (human trafficking) through education.” The common perception is that slavery ended in the United States in 1865 with... »

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Vinton Town Council tables vote on downtown skatepark

Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Town Council tables vote on downtown skatepark VINTON–Vinton Town Council voted unanimously at their meeting on November 18 to table action on the proposed skatepark  to allow further discussion of the issue among the town, their Invoke Ministries (through Renewanation) partner, and neighboring churches. Assistant Town Manager Ryan Spitzer presented the plan for the proposed skating park to council along with... »

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Vinton Police renew state accreditation

Saturday, November 22, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Police renew state accreditation VINTON–The Vinton Police Department was recognized by the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC) as “being in full compliance of all standards set forth by the commission” and was awarded its fourth accreditation status. Their accomplishment was acknowledged by Vinton Town Council at their meeting on Nov. 18. According to Sgt. Valerie Cummings who... »

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Roanoke County names new County Administrator

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Roanoke County names new County Administrator VINTON–The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has hired Thomas C. Gates, the Deputy City Manager and Chief of Staff for the City of Alexandria, Virginia, as its new County Administrator. He will assume his position at the end of December. Supervisors Joe McNamara, Charlotte Moore, and Jason Peters announced the selection of the new... »

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Vinton Police Vehicle honors Veterans

Sunday, November 16, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Police Vehicle honors Veterans VINTON–The Vinton Police Department is honoring the nation’s veterans with a display of new graphics on one of their vehicles. A digital camouflage pattern has been applied to the side of the police car; an American flag adorns the hood. According to Vinton Police Chief Ben Cook, “the new graphics are a visual representation... »

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WBHS students participate in Canstruction at the Taubman

Sunday, November 16, 2014
By Debbie Adams
WBHS students participate in Canstruction at the Taubman VINTON–Brittany Ritter and Daniel Webb who are students at both William Byrd High School and the Burton Center for Arts and Technology (BCAT) participated in the second annual Canstruction Southwest Virginia art sculpture competition on November 6 at the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke. Ritter attends the Center for Visual Arts at Burton;... »

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William Byrd JROTC honors Major Pruitt, holds Flag Retirement Ceremony

Sunday, November 16, 2014
By Debbie Adams
William Byrd JROTC honors Major Pruitt, holds Flag Retirement Ceremony VINTON–November 11 is always a special day at William Byrd High School because of the solemn and poignant Flag Retirement Ceremony the school observes annually on Veterans’ Day. This year’s event in the school stadium was as impressive and impeccably organized as always, but it was made even more heartrending by the ceremony which... »

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Vinton Town Council honors Titans U10 soccer team, hears citizen concerns on streets and skatepark

Thursday, November 13, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Town Council honors Titans U10 soccer team, hears citizen concerns on streets and skatepark VINTON–Vinton Town Council recognized a soccer team with an undefeated season, made several decisions on financial matters, and heard citizen concerns about a proposed skatepark and issues involving several streets in Vinton at their meeting on Nov. 4. The Titans U10 Boys Soccer Team and their coaches were honored for their 10-0 regular season... »

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Mount Pleasant students visit Romania via Skype

Thursday, November 13, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Mount Pleasant students visit Romania via Skype Vinton–Third graders at Mount Pleasant Elementary (MPE) visited students in Romania on Oct. 30 without leaving the building. The visit between classes took place via Skype technology. Virginia Lela, a principal and teacher from Ruth School in Bucharest, Romania, spent ten days in the Roanoke area, most of them at Mount Pleasant. She visited... »

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Pet Partners return to Vinton Library

Thursday, November 13, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Pet Partners return to Vinton Library VINTON–This past June therapy dogs from the Pet Partners program visited the Vinton Public Library, giving local children the opportunity to read to a dog. The initial event was so popular that Children’s Library Assistant Emily Metrock invited them back on Nov. 1. Once again all the 20-minute time slots were quickly filled by... »

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