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Vinton Wesleyan celebrates 80th anniversary

Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Wesleyan celebrates 80th anniversary VINTON–Vinton Wesleyan Church will be celebrating its 80th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 21. There will be a prayer service at 9 a.m., Sunday School at 9:30, and the Homecoming Worship Service at 10:30. A potluck dinner will follow. The community is invited to attend the celebration at the church which is located at 246... »

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Walnut Avenue Bridge reopens to fanfare

Saturday, September 20, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Walnut Avenue Bridge reopens to fanfare VINTON–The Town of Vinton, the Virginia Department of Transportation, Burleigh Construction Company, the Roanoke Greenway Commission, and the Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the completion of the Walnut Avenue Bridge Replacement Project with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 15. Vinton Public Works Director Gary Woodson welcomed dignitaries and citizens to the event. Mayor... »

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Breakfast Singers gather on Sunday mornings

Sunday, September 14, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Breakfast Singers gather on Sunday mornings VINTON–Each Sunday morning the K & W Cafeteria at Crossroads Mall serves a huge variety of breakfast foods from fresh fruit to sausage gravy to hot pancakes. Many diners stop by on their way to church or on route to a family outing or just to linger over a weekend meal. Some of those... »

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Community Health Fair scheduled for September 15 at Lancerlot

Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Lancerlot Sports Complex is sponsoring a community health fair on Monday, September 15, from 9:00 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Kathleen Sink, events coordinator for the Lancerlot, says the purpose of the event is to educate the Vinton community on fitness and wellness. All ages are welcome. The event is free and open to... »

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Roanoke County School Board accepting applications for Vinton representative to the board

Friday, September 12, 2014
By Debbie Adams
VINTON–With Mike Stovall’s resignation from the Roanoke County School Board on September 5, the board is faced with appointing his replacement. Board Chairman Drew Barrineau, who represents the Windsor Hills District, said that applications for the Vinton position on the board will be accepted from September 12 through September 22 at 5:00 p.m. Detailed... »

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WBHS Homecoming scheduled for weekend of September 12

Friday, September 12, 2014
By Debbie Adams
WBHS Homecoming scheduled for weekend of September 12 VINTON–Although school has been in session only three weeks, William Byrd High School will be holding its annual Homecoming celebration on Friday, September 12. Dr. Richard Turner, principal at WBHS, says that in determining the date for the celebration each year, the school’s aim is not to play a district football opponent at the... »

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Board of Supervisors approves funding for Vinton Fire Department renovations, decides to auction surplus school property

Thursday, September 11, 2014
By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors approved funds for their fifty/fifty match with the Town of Vinton to renovate the Fire Department on Jackson Avenue in downtown Vinton. In the agreement, the town and the county will each contribute $150,000 towards improvements to the facility, which are necessary to increase the staffing level to... »

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Hartman to compete in bodybuilding competition

Thursday, September 11, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Hartman to compete in bodybuilding competition VINTON–Robin Hartman has been in training for the NPC Jay Cutler Baltimore Classic Bodybuilding Championship for the past eighteen months. Actually, as the Co-Fitness Coordinator and Personal Trainer at the Lancerlot Sports Complex in Vinton, Hartman is always focused on fitness. However, her efforts have been much more intense as she prepares for the... »

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Stovall resigns from school board, accepts transportation post

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Stovall resigns from school board, accepts transportation post VINTON–Mike Stovall, Vinton’s representative on the Roanoke County School Board, has resigned from the board, effective Monday, August 8. Stovall has served on the board for twenty years. He was first elected in 1994 as the process changed from an appointed board to an elected board, and has been re-elected five times, most recently... »

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Thrasher forms extraordinary prayer circle

Sunday, September 7, 2014
By Debbie Adams
Thrasher forms extraordinary prayer circle VINTON–Members of Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church surrounded the church on Sunday, Sept. 7, to spend five minutes in prayer for the church, its members, the community, and the world. The idea for the prayer circle came from the Prayer Ministry Team, who estimated it would take about 400 people to encircle the buildings.... »

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