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Highland Games return to Green Hill Park for 8th year

Friday, August 26, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Highland Games return to Green Hill Park for 8th year VINTON–Marni Smith is a Vinton librarian; Libby Weiner works in medical billing; Dr. Justine Crowley is an orthopedic surgeon with the Salem VA. What do the three have in common? They are all involved in emerging strength sports and heavy athletics in the Roanoke area and will be participating in the Highland Games at... »

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Virginia Highland Pipes and Drums appear at the Glebe and Green Hill Highland Games

Friday, August 26, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Virginia Highland Pipes and Drums appear at the Glebe and Green Hill Highland Games VINTON–The Virginia Highland Pipes and  Drums is the oldest bagpipe band in southwestern Virginia, formed in the 1980’s. The bagpipe is generally considered to be the ultimate sound of Scottish folk music. According to their business manager and piper Bob Copenhaver, they entertain for both “celebratory and solemn” occasions throughout the region, including performances... »

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New history from author and educator Deedie Kagey

Monday, August 8, 2016
By Debbie Adams
New history from author and educator Deedie Kagey Vinton–Educator and historian Deedie Kagey has a new book out entitled “From Bonsack to Blue Ridge: A Historical Perspective of Roanoke County and Botetourt County Communities in Transition.” This is her third book. The first was also about the Bonsack area: “Community at the Crossroads: A Study of the Village of Bonsack of the... »

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Jay Bell of Vinton wins Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge

Thursday, August 4, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Jay Bell of Vinton wins Hot Rod Magazine Top Speed Challenge VINTON–Starting in 2005, Hot Rod Magazine began sponsoring the annual Top Speed Challenge. The East Coast Timing Association (ECTA) runs the event. It started off at the mile-long Maxton course in North Carolina, but has now moved to the Ohio Mile in Wilmington, Ohio. The winner of the challenge who turns in the fastest... »

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Deaths under investigation in Vinton

Thursday, July 28, 2016
By Debbie Adams
 Vinton, VA – On July 28, 2016 at 1:46PM, the Vinton Police Department was contacted and asked to respond to a duplex located in the 300 block of Raleigh Avenue, in the Town of Vinton, to conduct a safety and welfare check at a private residence.  Family members of the couple contacted police due... »

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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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