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Suspect arrested in Vinton vehicle break-ins

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VINTON–According to a media release from the Vinton Police Department on January 26, 2017, the department has secured twenty-five criminal warrants on 18 year old Hunter Dylan Hall after an incident involving break-ins to numerous vehicles in a neighborhood off Mountain View Road in the Town of Vinton. Vinton Police started receiving reports of larcenies... »

Vinton wants to help commercial property owners and prospective businesses connect

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–If you own commercial property in the Town of Vinton that is available for purchase or leasing, Assistant Town Manager Richard “Pete” Peters would like to hear from you. Peters says he is getting frequent requests from businesses that want to come to Vinton and is having difficulty finding spaces for them since he... »

Chief Herb Cooley’s life as told by his son

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–For most of his life Zach Cooley saw Herb Cooley from one perspective—as his father. Listening to the accolades at his father’s retirement dinner from the Vinton Police force in 2011, he realized there was a side of his father he never knew. His desire to become acquainted with “Police Chief” Herb Cooley led... »

Vinton celebrates the improving state of the town

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Town of Vinton has much to be thankful for in 2016. Most of the words spoken at this year’s annual State of the Town address on November 17 were encouraging. The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the event at the Vinton War Memorial with over 115 in attendance. The Chamber uses this... »

School Bus crash in Vinton–no injuries to two students onboard

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VINTON–Officers responded to a two vehicle collision involving a Roanoke County School bus at the intersection of Hardy Road and Niagara Road in Vinton. The crash is reported to be minor, no injuries reported with two students on the bus at the time of the crash. The accident occurred at 8 a.m. on October... »

Vinton motorists urged to look for alternative routes as traffic is congested on both Walnut and Virginia Avenues

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VINTON–This morning long traffic delays were experienced westbound on Virginia Ave/Hardy Rd into the City of Roanoke. Currently there is bridge construction that has both directions of Virginia Ave and Dale Ave down to one lane. This construction will continue for sometime. Additionally Walnut Ave at the Wise Ave bridge is closed due to... »

Street closure on Walnut Avenue in Vinton

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VINTON–According to Vinton Public Works Director Joey Hiner, a section of Walnut Avenue in the Town of Vinton and Wise Avenue in Roanoke City will be closed to all traffic while crews work on repairs to a storm drain line in the 1000 block of Walnut Avenue. The area affected is near the Southern... »

Bus involved accident in Vinton–no injuries

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VINTON–At approximately 0758 hours a minor collision between a Roanoke City School bus and a compact passenger car occurred at he intersection of Dale Ave and 8th Street in Vinton. While making the turn from Dale Ave on 8th St. the rear tire of the school bus clipped the front left corner of the... »

Vinton Farmers’ Market stage to reopen for September Mingle at the Market

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The Vinton Farmers’ Market stage renovations are nearly complete with only a few minor touch-up items remaining. Assistant Town Manager Pete Peters says that the September 10 Mingle at the Market will return to the Market area as planned for a “soft” opening of the venue. The first three Mingle concerts of the summer... »

First Aid Chief Guffey receives Outstanding Administrator Award

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Chief Wayne Guffey of the Vinton First Aid Crew has received the 2016 Outstanding Administrator Award from the Western Virginia EMS Council. He was recognized by Vinton Town Council at their meeting on July 19. The award recognizes “an individual who has demonstrated ability to organize, conduct, manage, problem solve, and evaluate within his... »