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Mountain View Cemetery previews improvements for Lions Club members

Friday, October 31, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Mountain View Cemetery previews improvements for Lions Club members VINTON–Beth Abbott, Family Service Counselor for Mountain View Cemetery, was the guest speaker at the Vinton Host Lions Club meeting on October 13. She has been employed at the cemetery for about 18 months. She noted that the transition from selling office equipment and supplies to making cemetery arrangements has been substantial, but that... »

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WBHS builds Habitat for Humanity house

Sunday, October 26, 2014
By Debbie Adams
WBHS builds Habitat for Humanity house VINTON–Students and staff at William Byrd High School have the opportunity this year to create a lasting legacy in the community. A new club has formed at WBHS through the efforts of teachers Eric Royal and John Richardson—the Byrd House Club. Their purpose is to enlist volunteers, raise funds for, and construct a Habitat... »

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Vinton Town Council approves more pets per household, moves forward on skatepark

Friday, October 24, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Town Council approves more pets per household, moves forward on skatepark VINTON–Members of Vinton Town Council voted to adopt an ordinance which will increase the number of pets residents may own from two to four.  Up to this point, Vinton has had the most stringent regulations in the region when it comes to pet ownership. Roanoke City allows four dogs and six sterile cats. Roanoke... »

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Vinton celebrated Oktoberfest at War Memorial, announces upcoming holiday events

Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton celebrated Oktoberfest at War Memorial, announces upcoming holiday events VINTON–Vinton held its first Oktoberfest at the Vinton War Memorial on Oct. 18. There was German food (and some American fare), German beer, German music, and dancing indoors and out. The Sauerkraut Band performed authentic German music in traditional Bavarian clothing in the Dogwood Ballroom. The entertainment also included three bands featuring area physicians:... »

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Battle at Byrd “Cheer 4 a Cure” holds 7th annual competition

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Battle at Byrd “Cheer 4 a Cure” holds 7th annual competition VINTON–The William Byrd High School and Middle School cheerleaders held their seventh Battle at Byrd “Cheer 4 a Cure” cheerleading competition on Oct. 4. The all-day event to benefit the American Cancer Society is held in the WBHS gymnasium the first Saturday in October each year. Thirty-one teams with 518 cheerleaders took part in... »

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Oktoberfest scheduled for Vinton War Memorial on Oct. 18

Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Oktoberfest scheduled for Vinton War Memorial on Oct. 18 VINTON–The Vinton War Memorial’s first “Oktoberfest” is scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 18. This is a family friendly event which will feature German food, German music, dancing, and German beers and wines. The festivities will take place in the Dogwood Ballroom and on the grounds of the War Memorial. The War Memorial is partnering... »

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Progress continues on Vinton Public Library construction

Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Progress continues on Vinton Public Library construction VINTON–According to Stephen Doyle II, construction administrator for HBM Architects, the new Vinton Library project remains on schedule; good progress is being made. Diana Rosapepe, Director of Roanoke County Libraries and a project manager for the new library, said that, “Right now, it seems to be steady as she goes. Avis appears to be... »

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WBHS Classes of ’03, ’04, ’05 reunite

Thursday, October 16, 2014
By Debbie Adams
WBHS Classes of ’03, ’04, ’05 reunite VINTON–Members of the William Byrd High School classes of 2003, 2004, and 2005, have joined forces for a 10-year reunion scheduled for Oct. 25 on the rooftop at Center in the Square. Brent McConnell, president of the Class of 2004, said they chose the venue not only because it is spacious and centrally located,... »

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Howl’oween Bash at Woodland Place benefits Franklin County Humane Society

Sunday, October 12, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Howl’oween Bash at Woodland Place benefits Franklin County Humane Society VINTON–Woodland Place is hosting its third annual Howl’ween Bash to raise funds for the Franklin County Humane Society Planned Pethood Clinic and Adoption Center. This year’s event will take place on Friday, Oct. 24 from 6:30-11 p.m. The fundraiser had its beginnings when organizer Ashley Wood Williams adopted a rescue dog from the center.... »

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Dogs were on parade at the Vinton Fall Festival

Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Dogs were on parade at the Vinton Fall Festival VINTON–The Vinton Fall Festival was pronounced a rousing success by the Town of Vinton and the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce despite iffy weather as the event got underway with a 5K race on Saturday morning, Oct. 11.  About 100 runners/walkers showed up for the race which started out with a little drizzle and... »

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