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WBHS Marketing classes complete service project

Friday, December 12, 2014
By Debbie Adams
WBHS Marketing classes complete service project VINTON–One purpose of the Service Learning Leadership classes in the marketing department at William Byrd High School is to learn business leadership skills, but an equally important goal is to learn to give back to the community with time, talent, and money. Jill Harris and Jessica Catley teach the classes at WBHS. One of... »

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Local artist honors Henry Brabham

Friday, December 12, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Local artist honors Henry Brabham VINTON–An enthusiastic crowd of Henry Brabham’s family, friends, and employees gathered at the Lancerlot on November 18 to honor him at the unveiling of his portrait painted by local artist Penny Ray. The portrait was a complete surprise to him, painted from a photograph chosen by his wife Sarah. Ray has leased space for... »

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Vinton Skate Park dialogue continues

Saturday, December 6, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Skate Park dialogue continues VINTON–The Town of Vinton invited stakeholders in the skate park proposed to be located behind the Municipal Building on the corner of Walnut and Jackson Avenues in downtown Vinton to a community meeting on Dec. 1 to discuss the issue. The public meeting was a follow-up to a Town Council meeting on November 18... »

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Vinton Police Department holds Annual Awards Banquet

Saturday, December 6, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Police Department holds Annual Awards Banquet VINTON–The Vinton Police Department held its 14th Annual Police Awards Banquet on Nov. 24, 2014, at the Vinton War Memorial. Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney Randy Krantz was the featured speaker at the ceremony which honored the “exemplary work” of members of the Vinton Police force between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014. Krantz... »

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Vinton Chamber hosts annual State of the Town address

Thursday, December 4, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Chamber hosts annual State of the Town address Vinton–The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual Membership Meeting at a breakfast at the Vinton War Memorial on November 20, introducing their new president and Board of Directors for 2015. Mayor Brad Grose and Town Manager Chris Lawrence presented the annual “State of the Town” address at the meeting, as is traditional.... »

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Kiser places first in bull-riding at Southeastern Showdown rodeo competition

Thursday, December 4, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Kiser places first in bull-riding at Southeastern Showdown rodeo competition VINTON–Kody Kiser of Hardy won first place in bull-riding at the Southeastern Showdown High School Rodeo held on November 7-9 in Perry, Georgia. Kiser is seventeen and a junior at Staunton River High School. Contenders from Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, North and South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia competed in the event held at Reaves... »

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K9 Nose Work comes to Vinton

Thursday, December 4, 2014
By Debbie Adams
K9 Nose Work comes to Vinton VINTON–There are many sports, sports classes, and competitions available for dogs in the Vinton area. Dog owners don’t have to travel far to participate in dog conformation and obedience trials, agility meets, and flyball tournaments. There was dock jumping at the recent Go Fest in Roanoke in October. There’s a Disc Dog club in... »

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Fellowship Community Church treats Vinton Fire/EMS holiday workers toThanksgiving dinner

Sunday, November 30, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Fellowship Community Church treats Vinton Fire/EMS holiday workers toThanksgiving dinner VINTON–Having a daughter with special needs, Bob and Sandi Finck found themselves in the emergency room or the hospital many times over the years during the holidays. One year they decided to share their meal with the emergency room staff.  That led to the launch of “Operation Turkey Drop” in 2003, a tradition which... »

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Marching Terriers host annual Gridrion Review, to collect canned food at Christmas Parade

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Marching Terriers host annual Gridrion Review, to collect canned food at Christmas Parade VINTON–Members of the William Byrd High School Marching Terrier Band wrapped up their competitive marching season at the annual Gridiron Review on November 13 with a dinner and a performance for friends and family at WBHS. Band Booster President Robin Geisler thanked the 74 musicians and color guard members, their instructors, and the parents... »

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Shred-a-thon at Wood’s in Vinton a huge success

Monday, November 24, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Shred-a-thon at Wood’s in Vinton a huge success VINTON–The first Shred-a-thon held at Wood’s Service Center on Washington Avenue in Vinton met with unexpected success on Nov. 17.  According to owner Tommy Wood, the line of cars waiting to drop off documents to be shredded started at about 5:15 a.m. and continued, wrapped around two blocks for the better part of the... »

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