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Town Council approves budget, appoints town manager

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Vinton Town Council met on June 7 to approve a budget and appoint a new town manager. First Police Chief Thomas Foster introduced a new police officer–Andrew DiCarlo. He has worked as a Deputy Sheriff in the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office for about four and a half years in the Jail Security Division. DiCarlo,... »

Candidates for Vinton Town Council speak out

By Debbie Adams
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... »

Vinton Town Council hears good economic news

By Debbie Adams
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... »

One candidate running for Vinton mayor, three for Vinton Town Council

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–The terms of Vinton Mayor Brad Grose, Councilwoman Janet Scheid, and Councilman Doug Adams expire on June 30, 2016. As of the March 1 registration deadline, only one candidate had filed the paperwork to run for the office of Mayor of Vinton; three candidates have signed up to run for the two seats on... »

Liles to run for Vinton Town Council

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Keith Liles has announced that he is running for a seat on Vinton Town Council.  Liles grew up in Vinton and graduated from William Byrd High School. He is employed by Allstate Insurance. Liles currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Vinton Planning Commission. He is serving his sixth year as a member... »

Vinton Police Department awards presented at Town Council meeting

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Interim Police Chief Jeff Dudley presented the Vinton Police Awards for 2015 at the town council meeting on February 2. Sgt. Tim Lawless received the Traffic Safety award which is presented to the officer who shows the most activity when it comes to traffic safety-related enforcement and education, including speeding, reckless driving, and seatbelt... »

Town Council recognizes promotions within Fire and EMS, Council member Scheid announces intention to run for election

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Vinton Town Council meetings are predictably among the most civil and cordial of any local governmental body. The January 21 meeting had an almost festive tone as it opened with a ceremony honoring four dedicated members of the Vinton Fire and EMS Department who had been promoted this week. Chris Linkous has been promoted... »

Vinton honors veterans on staff, schedules public hearings on Roland E. Cook

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–With Veteran’s Day coming up on November 11, the Town of Vinton honored its employees who have served in the armed forces at its council meeting on Nov. 3. Those veterans are Wayne Bernard, Melvin Ferguson, and Kevin Orange from the Public Works Department, Officer Silas Chapman, Officer Terry Pittman, Sgt. Fabricio Drumond, and... »

Vinton Town Council holds annual planning retreat

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Members of Vinton Town Council held their annual Strategic Planning Retreat on the evening of October 26 and on October 28. Mayor Brad Grose, Vice Mayor Matt Hare, Councilwomen Sabrina McCarty and Janet Scheid, and Councilman Doug Adams met at the Vinton War Memorial to review progress since the 2014 retreat and the crucial... »

Weeks and McCarty wed

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Sabrina Weeks and Chris McCarty of Vinton were married on August 22, 2015, at the Old Mill Farm Venue in Bedford County. Their friend and Sunday School teacher Paul Moore from the Disciples Class at Vinton Baptist Church performed the ceremony. The bride was given in marriage by both of her parents. Sabrina was... »