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Dr. Moore of Bonsack Baptist retires, sort of

Friday, April 29, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Dr. Moore of Bonsack Baptist retires, sort of VINTON–Dr. Bob Moore, who has served for 40 years as the pastor of Bonsack Baptist Church, retired from his position on April 24, or at least sort of. Actually he will continue to work part time for the church through the end of the year and also will take on new responsibilities as a... »

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Candidates for Vinton Town Council speak out

Friday, April 29, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Candidates for Vinton Town Council speak out On May 3, Vinton residents will vote to fill two seats on town council and also the office of mayor. Three candidates are vying for the town council positions–Doug Adams, Keith Liles, and Janet Scheid. Mayor Brad Grose is running unopposed. All four are profiled here and have answered a set of questions posed... »

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Man charged with Felony Animal Cruelty in Vinton

Thursday, April 28, 2016
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Vinton–According to a media release from the Vinton Police Department, on April 25 at 4:28 p.m. officers of the Vinton Police Department were called to a private residence located in the 600 block of South Maple Street, in reference to a “well-being check.” Family members reported having difficulty contacting the resident of the home,... »

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Old Vinton Library on Washington Avenue on the way to becoming a Macado’s restaurant

Saturday, April 23, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Old Vinton Library on Washington Avenue on the way to becoming a Macado’s restaurant  Vinton–On April 26, the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will be hearing the first reading of an ordinance authorizing the sale of the former Vinton Library to Richard H. Macher for the purpose of establishing a Macado’s restaurant at the property. The library was vacated in November 2015 when the new library opened in... »

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Student charged with making threats at William Byrd High School

Thursday, April 21, 2016
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  Criminal and disciplinary action for threats made on April 7 and 18 ROANOKE – A student has been charged with making threats at William Byrd High School on April 7 and April 18.  We are cooperating with the Roanoke County Police Department to seek criminal charges and we are taking appropriate disciplinary action. ... »

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Gauntlet competitors in Vinton await awards announcements on April 23

Friday, April 15, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Gauntlet competitors in Vinton await awards announcements on April 23 VINTON–About two dozen entrepreneurs and small businesses competing in The Advancement Foundation (TAF) Gauntlet competition were able to breathe a sigh of relief this week as they completed their “pitches” to a panel of four judges on April 11 and 12. They also presented their written business plans for evaluation to a separate panel.... »

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Vinton Town Council hears good economic news

Sunday, April 10, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Town Council hears good economic news VINTON–The Vinton Town Council meeting on April 5 was chock-full of good economic news.  Roanoke County Director of Economic Development Jill Loope and developer Dave McCormack briefed council on plans for maintaining the historic character and footprint of the old William Byrd High School while turning it into 7o market-rate one and two bedroom... »

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Vinton Police present Internet Safety program at library

Sunday, April 10, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Police present Internet Safety program at library VINTON– “Talk to your kids” was the message that Detectives Chris Froeschl and Brandon Hill shared at the Vinton Library during an informative presentation on “Internet Safety for Parents, Guardians, and Communities.” This was the first time the program has been presented by the Vinton Police. The detectives introduced parents to the NetSmartz.org website... »

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Dr. Turner reassures parents after threatening message discovered at WBHS

Friday, April 8, 2016
By Debbie Adams
VINTON–While the Roanoke County Police Department and Roanoke County Schools are investigating a message found scrawled in a girls’ restroom at William Byrd High School on Thursday, principal Dr. Richard Turner says classes will go on as normal today with additional safety measures in place. “Around lunchtime, a student discovered a message written in... »

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Vinton rules for backyard pools

Thursday, April 7, 2016
By Debbie Adams
Vinton rules for backyard pools VINTON–Many Vinton residents are not aware that there are town ordinances governing backyard swimming pools–in the interests of public safety. Some are aware that in-ground pools require permits, but most above-ground pools of a certain height do as well, including easy-set pools from retailers like Walmart. According to Karla Turman in Vinton’s Planning and... »

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