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Suspects charged for Lynnhaven Baptist break-in; community credited with helping investigation

Friday, June 19, 2015
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Suspects charged for Lynnhaven Baptist break-in; community credited with helping investigation VINTON – Vinton Police reported they have charged two individuals with breaking and entering and grand larceny at Lynnhaven Baptist Church in May. Charges have been placed against Rodney Allen Littrell, 34, from Bedford County, and Justin Corey Smith, 24, from Roanoke County. Many of the items stolen from the church were recovered after... »

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Dr. Lorraine Lange retires from Roanoke County Schools

Friday, June 12, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Dr. Lorraine Lange retires from Roanoke County Schools VINTON–Vinton is well-known as the training ground for many future school and government administrators. Roanoke County School Superintendent Dr. Lorraine Lange is one of those who started out in Vinton and moved up to higher positions within the county and beyond. She will be retiring from her position at the end of June after... »

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Police looking for leads on Lynn Haven Baptist burglary

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
By Edwin McCoy
Police looking for leads on Lynn Haven Baptist burglary The Vinton Police Department needs the public’s assistance on a burglary that occurred in town Monday, May 25 at the Lynn Haven Baptist church, 1501 Washington Avenue. The church was burglarized by two suspects who were observed on surveillance video within the church stealing various items throughout. Items taken include cash, checks and various electronic.... »

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Flood debris closes Walnut Ave. in Vinton

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
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VINTON – The Vinton Police Department reported this morning that Walnut Ave. is closed at Wise Ave. in the Town of Vinton. Debris from flooding has blocked the roadway on the railroad underpass bridge.  Public Works crews from Roanoke and Vinton will be working to remove the debris and an update will be sent... »

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WBHS staff teams up to send a favorite student to the Prom

Saturday, May 16, 2015
By Debbie Adams
WBHS staff teams up to send a favorite student to the Prom VINTON–Like many of the junior and senior girls at William Byrd High School, Kearah LaMonde spent most of Saturday afternoon focused on her hair and make-up getting ready for the Junior/Senior Prom. While Kearah faced a few more challenges than most and had a few more dates accompanying her to the dance, she was... »

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Nance to resign from Vinton Town Council

Friday, May 15, 2015
By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Vinton Town Councilman Wes Nance has announced that he will be resigning from office in the near future and moving to Bedford County where he works as Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney. Nance has served Vinton for 17 years, first on the Board of Zoning Appeals, and then on Town Council. He was elected to council... »

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Actress Skyler Vallo returns to Roanoke for acting workshop

Saturday, May 9, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Actress Skyler Vallo returns to Roanoke for acting workshop “In kindergarten I went dressed as Madonna for Career Day,” said Vallo. “I always knew that I would be in some kind of performing-centered career. From the very beginning, I was scouring newspapers for auditions.  I am sure I begged my mom to let me audition.” Carol Webster who is the director for the... »

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Veterinarian Returns to Vinton

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Veterinarian Returns to Vinton VINTON–Veterinarian Sonia Wiley Bolen is returning to Vinton with the opening of her Parkway Veterinary Hospital on May 11. The clinic is located at 2445 East Washington Avenue next door to Snap Fitness on the way to William Byrd High School. Dr. Bolen grew up in Blue Ridge, graduated from Lord Botetourt High School,... »

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WBHS principal continues efforts for cancer awareness with BK Racing

Friday, May 1, 2015
By Debbie Adams
WBHS principal continues efforts for cancer awareness with BK Racing VINTON–William Byrd High School Principal Dr. Richard Turner turned his bout with Stage 3 colon cancer from a negative to a positive for himself, his school, the community, and beyond. Well known for his enthusiasm for racing, Virginia Tech, James Madison University, ham radio, and Relay for Life, Turner combined most of those interests... »

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WBHS Air Force JROTC holds annual Dining-Out military ball and awards ceremony

Thursday, April 30, 2015
By Debbie Adams
WBHS Air Force JROTC holds annual Dining-Out military ball and awards ceremony VINTON–Many branches of the United States Armed services hold formal military dinners to “foster camaraderie and esprit de corps.”  In the Army and Marine Corps the event is generally called “Mess Night.” The Air Force and Navy call it “Dining-In” if the attendees are limited to the military, “Dining-Out” if spouses and other guests... »

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