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WBHS staff teams up to send a favorite student to the Prom

Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Debbie Adams
WBHS staff teams up to send a favorite student to the Prom VINTON–Like many of the junior and senior girls at William Byrd High School, Kearah LaMonde spent most of Saturday afternoon focused on her hair and make-up getting ready for the Junior/Senior Prom. While Kearah faced a few more challenges than most and had a few more dates accompanying her to the dance, she was... »

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Nance to resign from Vinton Town Council

Friday, May 15, 2015
By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Vinton Town Councilman Wes Nance has announced that he will be resigning from office in the near future and moving to Bedford County where he works as Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney. Nance has served Vinton for 17 years, first on the Board of Zoning Appeals, and then on Town Council. He was elected to council... »

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Actress Skyler Vallo returns to Roanoke for acting workshop

Saturday, May 9, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Actress Skyler Vallo returns to Roanoke for acting workshop “In kindergarten I went dressed as Madonna for Career Day,” said Vallo. “I always knew that I would be in some kind of performing-centered career. From the very beginning, I was scouring newspapers for auditions.  I am sure I begged my mom to let me audition.” Carol Webster who is the director for the... »

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Veterinarian Returns to Vinton

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Veterinarian Returns to Vinton VINTON–Veterinarian Sonia Wiley Bolen is returning to Vinton with the opening of her Parkway Veterinary Hospital on May 11. The clinic is located at 2445 East Washington Avenue next door to Snap Fitness on the way to William Byrd High School. Dr. Bolen grew up in Blue Ridge, graduated from Lord Botetourt High School,... »

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WBHS principal continues efforts for cancer awareness with BK Racing

Friday, May 1, 2015
By Debbie Adams
WBHS principal continues efforts for cancer awareness with BK Racing VINTON–William Byrd High School Principal Dr. Richard Turner turned his bout with Stage 3 colon cancer from a negative to a positive for himself, his school, the community, and beyond. Well known for his enthusiasm for racing, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, ham radio, and Relay for Life, Turner combined most of those interests... »

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WBHS Air Force JROTC holds annual Dining-Out military ball and awards ceremony

Thursday, April 30, 2015
By Debbie Adams
WBHS Air Force JROTC holds annual Dining-Out military ball and awards ceremony VINTON–Many branches of the United States Armed services hold formal military dinners to “foster camaraderie and esprit de corps.”  In the Army and Marine Corps the event is generally called “Mess Night.” The Air Force and Navy call it “Dining-In” if the attendees are limited to the military, “Dining-Out” if spouses and other guests... »

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Cancer survivors to be honored at Vinton Relay and Flag Retirement Ceremony on May 1

Friday, April 24, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Cancer survivors to be honored at Vinton Relay and Flag Retirement Ceremony on May 1 VINTON–The Vinton Relay for Life and the William Byrd High School Air Force JROTC are seeking names of cancer survivors to honor at the Relay event on May 1 at WBHS. Survivors will receive framed grommets from American flags which have been collected and retired by the Corps. Grommets are the metal rings that... »

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Greenway announces run for School Board

Friday, April 24, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Greenway announces run for School Board VINTON–Tim Greenway has announced that he is a candidate for the Roanoke County School Board representing the Vinton Magisterial District. He is the first to announce his candidacy and this is his first run for public office. Greenway is a lifelong resident of the Vinton/Bonsack/East Roanoke County area. He graduated from William Byrd High... »

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Doodle artist commemorates 60th anniversary of Dogwood Festival

Friday, April 24, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Doodle artist commemorates 60th anniversary of Dogwood Festival VINTON–The Vinton Dogwood Festival represents 60 years of traditions and memories. This year the 2015 Dogwood Festival Committee commissioned Norman Smith to preserve those memories with a unique work of art. The result is the “Dogwood Festival Doodle” which is made up of dozens of images of Vinton landmarks, this year’s festival events, and... »

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Vinton Breakfast Lions Club members work to reclaim historic Gladetown Cemetery from Mother Nature

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Breakfast Lions Club members work to reclaim historic Gladetown Cemetery from Mother Nature VINTON–Members of the Vinton Breakfast Lions Club spent a cold and windy Saturday on March 28 clearing brush, trees, and debris from the historic Gladetown Cemetery to reclaim dozens of graves from Mother Nature. Men armed with chain saws, rakes, trimmers, and clippers removed years of undergrowth from the cemetery which is located on top... »

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