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Is this a word?

By Meg Hibbert
A record number of 46 teams of avid and not-so-avid Scrabble players carefully placed tiles and spelled everything from “xi” to complex words. Xi is the cardinal number that is the sum of 10 and 1, by the way, and also the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet. We wished for vowels, prayed for... »

Three Letter Words spell f-u-n

By Meg Hibbert
The name of our team was Three Letter Words. And as anybody who plays Scrabble knows, three letter words played in the right places can win. The game is not so much about spelling big words but about putting those tiles on double word and triple word spaces where you can earn the most... »

Cyndi’s Fashions offers unique & stylish clothing and accessories

By Correspondent
VINTON – Tucked in among the other locally owned businesses on Lee Ave. in Vinton is a unique women’s clothing store, Cyndi’s Fashions.  The store offers both new and consignment clothing, with an emphasis on plenty of stylish “bling.”  “I match up jewelry to go with the clothing but I usually only have one jewelry... »

Vinton kicks off the holiday season tonight

By Correspondent
VINTON – Vinton will be kicking the Holiday Season off to a good start tonight with the Christmas Parade starting at 7pm, with the theme “A Little Bit Country.”  The parade will start on Gus Nicks Blvd at the old middle school before coming over the hill, then turns onto Pollard St., then it will... »

Dinner club brings families together

By Correspondent
VINTON – As the weekend comes to an end, several friends and families in Vinton find themselves at the home of Vince and Evette Bennett on Ashley Court in Vinton.  With chairs and tables laid out in a large circle in the garage they laugh, play music, share gossip from the week, make plans for... »

Vintonites participate in annual Drumstick Dash

By Correspondent
VINTON – On Thanksgiving many families will come together and bond over a buffet of food at meals held throughout the day.  It is a day that leaves people as stuffed as the turkey was when it went in the oven.  A day where many will wake up and start their cooking while that first... »

Roanoke loses beloved bouncer “Bear”

By Correspondent
ROANOKE – On Friday, November 11 the Roanoke Valley lost one of its most well-known figures.  Michael  Anthony Russell, known to most simply as Bear, passed away from a heart attack at the age of 50.  It is hard to be above the age of 21 in this Valley and not know Bear. Standing 6 foot... »

Flag retirement ceremony honors vets and Old Glory

By Correspondent
VINTON – At 2 p.m. on November 10, the stands of William Byrd’s football stadium began filling with people.  Students filed from the school, through the cold and wind, into the stand to sit alongside members of the community.  It wasn’t a sporting event that drew them all together, it was a flag retirement ceremony... »

Town Council hopes ‘Buy Vinton’ initiative will boost local sales

By Correspondent
VINTON – Residents of and businesses in Vinton all have a chance to benefit from the new “BuyVinton” initiative this holiday season.  Council passed the resolution declaring November 27-December 3 “BuyVinton” week during their November 2 meeting.  Businesses participating in the program can hope to see an increase in their sales during that week, especially... »

William Byrd cheerleading coach finds herself right at home

By Correspondent
VINTON – It shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise when Dee-Anne Dillon was named William Byrd High School’s Head Cheerleading Coach last Spring.  After all, she’s spent her life cheering.  “I have loved cheerleading since the very first time I cheered when I was in second grade” she said recently. Dillon grew up... »