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REACH and Under the Bridge Ministry share in missions

Sunday, July 24, 2016
By Debbie Adams
REACH and Under the Bridge Ministry share in missions VINTON–REACH interns and volunteers celebrate the completion of successful mission trips to the Roanoke area at the Under the Bridge Ministry on Walnut Avenue in Vinton each Thursday night during the summer months. Pastor Frank Broughman from Under the Bridge treats that week’s REACH mission crew to dinner at the church as they wrap... »

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Don’t Miss “Into the Woods, Jr.” at MMT with Vinton’s Savannah Amos

Saturday, July 23, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Don’t Miss “Into the Woods, Jr.” at MMT with Vinton’s Savannah Amos VINTON–Rehearsals are underway for the Mill Mountain Theatre (MMT) production of “Into the Woods, Jr.” The show features Savannah Amos of Vinton, William Byrd, and the Burton Center for the Performing Arts.  She plays the Witch in a show which combines various fairy tale characters including Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and Little... »

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What’s your experience with(out) Roanoke mail processing facility?

Friday, July 22, 2016
By Edwin McCoy
What is Your Experience with the Roanoke, VA, Processing Facility? That’s the question the US Postal Service Inspector General is asking in an on-line survey that asks for the public’s experience since the Roanoke mail processing center was closed and consolidated with the one in Greensboro, N.C. According to the website, the survey started... »

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First Aid Chief Guffey receives Outstanding Administrator Award

Thursday, July 21, 2016
By Debbie Adams
First Aid Chief Guffey receives Outstanding Administrator Award VINTON–Chief Wayne Guffey of the Vinton First Aid Crew has received the 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award from the Western Virginia EMS Council. He was recognized by Vinton Town Council at their meeting on July 19. The award recognizes “an individual who has demonstrated ability to organize, conduct, manage, problem solve, and evaluate within his... »

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Kairos Prison Ministry changes lives of prison residents and volunteers

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Kairos Prison Ministry changes lives of prison residents and volunteers VINTON–Steve Musselwhite of Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church says he became committed to the Kairos Prison Ministry about 18 years ago because he “had never anywhere seen the power of the Holy Spirit move as He did in a maximum security prison.” Since then, Musselwhite has spent 40 weekends in seven different prisons and... »

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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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