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Cancer survivors to be honored at Vinton Relay and Flag Retirement Ceremony on May 1

Friday, April 24, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Cancer survivors to be honored at Vinton Relay and Flag Retirement Ceremony on May 1 VINTON–The Vinton Relay for Life and the William Byrd High School Air Force JROTC are seeking names of cancer survivors to honor at the Relay event on May 1 at WBHS. Survivors will receive framed grommets from American flags which have been collected and retired by the Corps. Grommets are the metal rings that... »

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Greenway announces run for School Board

Friday, April 24, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Greenway announces run for School Board VINTON–Tim Greenway has announced that he is a candidate for the Roanoke County School Board representing the Vinton Magisterial District. He is the first to announce his candidacy and this is his first run for public office. Greenway is a lifelong resident of the Vinton/Bonsack/East Roanoke County area. He graduated from William Byrd High... »

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Doodle artist commemorates 60th anniversary of Dogwood Festival

Friday, April 24, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Doodle artist commemorates 60th anniversary of Dogwood Festival VINTON–The Vinton Dogwood Festival represents 60 years of traditions and memories. This year the 2015 Dogwood Festival Committee commissioned Norman Smith to preserve those memories with a unique work of art. The result is the “Dogwood Festival Doodle” which is made up of dozens of images of Vinton landmarks, this year’s festival events, and... »

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Vinton Breakfast Lions Club members work to reclaim historic Gladetown Cemetery from Mother Nature

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Vinton Breakfast Lions Club members work to reclaim historic Gladetown Cemetery from Mother Nature VINTON–Members of the Vinton Breakfast Lions Club spent a cold and windy Saturday on March 28 clearing brush, trees, and debris from the historic Gladetown Cemetery to reclaim dozens of graves from Mother Nature. Men armed with chain saws, rakes, trimmers, and clippers removed years of undergrowth from the cemetery which is located on top... »

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William Byrd JROTC wing adds military mural

Monday, March 30, 2015
By Debbie Adams
William Byrd JROTC wing adds military mural VINTON–In the past few weeks, dramatic improvements have been made in the hallway in the Air Force JROTC wing at William Byrd High School.  A huge mural featuring military planes has been painted on the walls along with an Air Force insignia. The signature of the artist—“C. Thompson”—might lead the unknowing to think the... »

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Photojournalist partners with Rescue Mission

Monday, March 30, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Photojournalist partners with Rescue Mission VINTON–Laura Weeks is the Marketing Communications Coordinator for Magnets USA in Vinton. She is also a member of “The Network,” a ministry of the Rescue Mission which brings together representatives from area businesses, educational organizations, and community volunteers to “enhance the Mission’s presence in the business community.” The Rescue Mission describes them as “high-energy... »

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Citizen’s alternatives to the Third Street Dumpsters in Vinton

Monday, March 30, 2015
By Debbie Adams
VINTON–On March 17, members of Vinton Town Council voted by a four to one margin to close the Third Street Dumpsters. Councilman Doug Adams voted to keep the dumpsters open to the public. The dumpster service will end on April 20. Council and staff emphasized that the decision was a financial one based on... »

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Byrd House Club establishes a legacy

Thursday, March 19, 2015
By Debbie Adams
Byrd House Club establishes a legacy VINTON–Teachers Eric Royal and John Richardson hope that March 7, 2015, becomes a historic day for William Byrd High School–as the date Byrd’s first Habitat for Humanity house was built. The hope is that this will become a yearly tradition. Royal envisions the day when photographs of the homes they build line the school... »

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William Byrd hosts Air Force JROTC Drill Competition

Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Debbie Adams
William Byrd hosts Air Force JROTC Drill Competition VINTON–The Air Force JROTC at William Byrd High School hosted the ninth annual Southwest Virginia Regional Drill Meet on Saturday, March 14. Cadets from five high schools competed in the event, including E.C. Glass of Lynchburg, Patrick Henry, William Fleming, Franklin County, and WBHS. Over 130 cadets attended the competition held in the main... »

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HLH Elementary adopts Save the Bees project

Monday, March 9, 2015
By Debbie Adams
HLH Elementary adopts Save the Bees project VINTON–Herman L. Horn Elementary School is well-known in Vinton for its community spirit. They have received the Most Valuable Player award the past two years for highest per capita giving to the school district’s United Way campaign. Each year the school contributes to Relay for Life and the United Way by entering the Hotel... »

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