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William Byrd honors School Crossing Guard

Thursday, February 26, 2015
By Debbie Adams
William Byrd honors School Crossing Guard VINTON–Since 1973, the most powerful person in Vinton early in the morning and mid-afternoon has perhaps been Liz Bower who stops four lanes of traffic plus turning lanes, on Route 24 with just a small wave of her hand. Bower is the crossing guard at William Byrd High School and William Byrd Middle School.... »

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WBMS hosts annual secondary schools science fair

Thursday, February 26, 2015
By Debbie Adams
WBMS hosts annual secondary schools science fair VINTON–Roanoke County Schools held their annual science fair for middle and high school students on February 14. William Byrd Middle School hosted the event as usual. Students from Glenvar, Hidden Valley, Cave Spring, Northside and William Byrd middle and high schools participated in the event. Winners will advance to the Western Virginia Regional Science... »

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Magnets USA now made in Vinton

Thursday, February 26, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Magnets USA now made in Vinton VINTON–Some businesses commemorate an anniversary with a party; Magnets USA celebrated by moving to a new facility—in Vinton. Their move is basically complete. The old facility is up for sale and production is in full swing. The company began renovating the former Grumman Fire Engine factory on Third Street in Vinton in July 2014.... »

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WBHS Archery Club to compete in state tournament

Thursday, February 5, 2015
By Debbie Adams
WBHS Archery Club to compete in state tournament VINTON–WBHS teacher and coach Chris Steuart spent part of Sunday afternoon’s practice asking students to talk to their elbows, to focus on the way their toes were turned, and to pretend they had arrows protruding from their hips. He is the WBHS Archery Club advisor and is busy preparing his students for the state... »

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Frey named as Roanoke County Libraries Teen Coordinator

Thursday, January 29, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Frey named as Roanoke County Libraries Teen Coordinator VINTON–Kelsey Frey has been named the Teen Coordinator for the Roanoke County Library system.  She is a 2009 graduate of William Byrd High School. Her parents are Susan and David Frey of Vinton. Frey will head up the youth programs at all five county libraries and is based at the headquarters library at South... »

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Lionberger from Herman L. Horn named McGlothlin finalist

Thursday, January 29, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Lionberger from Herman L. Horn named McGlothlin finalist VINTON–Michelle Lionberger who teaches fourth grade reading and writing at Herman L. Horn Elementary School in Vinton has been named as a finalist in the prestigious McGlothlin Awards for Teaching Excellence competition—one of only six honored in the Blue Ridge region. The McGlothlin Awards are “given annually to exceptional educators from public schools in... »

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The Advancement Foundation supports fledgling enterprises with Gauntlet competition

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
By Debbie Adams
The Advancement Foundation supports fledgling enterprises with Gauntlet competition VINTON–Anyone depressed by the state of the world in recent months would have benefitted from spending the day at The Advancement Foundation “Gauntlet” competition on January 17. Twelve entrepreneurs exuberantly shared their visions of businesses or non-profit organizations they would like to start-up or have already launched which will not only benefit them, but... »

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RCACP celebrates 1000th pet adoption

Thursday, January 22, 2015
By Debbie Adams
RCACP celebrates 1000th pet adoption VINTON–The Regional Center for Animal Control and Protection (RCACP) has reached a milestone—their 1000th adoption since direct adoptions at the facility began in September 2013. Actually two dogs—Pillow and Twiggy–were recognized as the 1000th since they were both adopted at the same time on January 10—and at no charge to the new owners to... »

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Missions team helps rebuild Galena, Alaska

Thursday, January 22, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Missions team helps rebuild Galena, Alaska VINTON–The Vinton Host Lions Club follows the Lions Club International Code of Ethics in helping others by “giving sympathy to those in distress, aid to the weak, and substance to the needy.”  The club contributes to many worthy causes locally, and around the world, from scholarships for WBHS graduates, to Toys for Tots donations,... »

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Vinton Police Department seeking suspects in scrap metal larceny

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Submitted
Vinton Police Department seeking suspects in scrap metal larceny The Town of Vinton Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying suspects involved in a larceny of scrap metal. On January 20, 2015, between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 1:30 a.m., three male subjects are seen entering the property of D.H. Griffin Wrecking Company at 819 3rd St. in the Town of... »

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