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Pittman named Vinton Police Officer of the Month for July

Monday, August 31, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Pittman named Vinton Police Officer of the Month for July VINTON–Officer Terry Pittman has been named Vinton’s Police Officer of the Month for July 2015. On July 20, Officer Pittman responded to the report of a shoplifter at the Kroger store on Hardy Road. According to Vinton Police Chief Ben Cook, during the course of the investigation, Pittman determined that the suspect had stolen... »

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Vinton Kroger employees hold fundraiser for Angels of Assisi

Sunday, August 30, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Kroger employees hold fundraiser for Angels of Assisi VINTON–Employees at the Hardy Road Kroger in Vinton held a fundraiser for Angels of Assisi on August 22. Angels of Assisi is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization “dedicated to the preservation and care of all living creatures.” The idea for the event originated with the news in early August that over 70 animals... »

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Pinterest DIY Projects scheduled for Vinton Library

Thursday, August 27, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Pinterest DIY Projects scheduled for Vinton Library VINTON–Vinton Library Assistant Marni Smith will be teaching two Pinterest Do-It-Yourself (DIY) classes at the library in upcoming weeks. On Tuesday, September 1 at 6 p.m. patrons are invited to “get ready for school or just get organized” by creating a desk organizer out of discarded items. This class is designed for ages 12... »

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Palazzola becomes assistant principal at WBHS

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Palazzola becomes assistant principal at WBHS VINTON–Aric Palazzola is not new to Roanoke County or William Byrd, just to his position at WBHS. He officially began work as Byrd’s newest assistant principal on July 1, replacing Dr. Paul Lineburg, who was named the Director of Administration for the county schools.  Palazzola had been the Testing Coordinator at William Byrd. He... »

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William Byrd band gears up for marching season

Monday, August 24, 2015
By Debbie Adams
William Byrd band gears up for marching season VINTON–The first week of August each summer does not just mark the beginning of fall sports practices. It also signals the start of marching band season. In fact, some members of the William Byrd Marching Terriers—the rookies and the color guard—got a head start at the end of July. The complete band held Home... »

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HIVE business incubator opens with three entrepreneurs on board

Sunday, August 23, 2015
By Debbie Adams
HIVE business incubator opens with three entrepreneurs on board VINTON–When the HIVE (Home of Innovative and Visionary Entrepreneurs) held its ribbon-cutting ceremony in Vinton on August 12, three inaugural businesses were already moved in, business licenses in hand, and ready to roll. Stephen Niamke has established Conversation Peace, a human relations consulting and training firm; Charlotte Dowd has opened a massage therapy center;... »

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Stormwater management and You, Part 2

Friday, August 21, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Stormwater management and You, Part 2 VINTON–Vinton and Roanoke County need the help of citizens to reduce pollution in our waterways and to comply with mandated Virginia Stormwater Management Programs (VSMP). One of their first goals through VSMP is to educate and inform the public on storm water issues. Area residents should have received in the mail a pamphlet called... »

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Mill Mountain Zoo animals visit Vinton Library

Friday, August 21, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Mill Mountain Zoo animals visit Vinton Library VINTON–Bambi Godkin, educational specialist at the Mill Mountain Zoo, brought four of her animal friends to the Vinton Library on July 29 as part of the continuing summer reading program. These particular animals are housed in the education section of the zoo and are not on public display. Children and parents at the family... »

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Stormwater Management and you, Part 1

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Stormwater Management and you, Part 1 VINTON–Stormwater is the hot topic of discussion in municipalities across the country. Vinton Director of Planning and Zoning Anita McMillan has briefed town council on numerous occasions in recent months on issues and costs related to stormwater and the town’s obligations to the Virginia Stormwater Management Program (VSMP). The first VSMP requirement is to... »

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Taste of the Town Guide touts the restaurants of Vinton

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Taste of the Town Guide touts the restaurants of Vinton VINTON–Many people do not realize that if you don’t want to cook in Vinton, there are at least two dozen restaurants in the immediate area who will prepare a meal for you. The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce (VACC) has come up with a new service for its members and local citizens—”Eat InVinton—A Taste... »

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