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Vinton rules for backyard pools

By Debbie Adams
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... »

Vinton residents reminded to follow the rules on trash and mowing

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–High winds in recent weeks and the upcoming Dogwood Festival during the last week in April have led the town to remind residents about regulations regarding trash clean-up and disposal. The Town Code says that leaving a bag of trash at the street does not fulfill your responsibility as a citizen of Vinton. Trash... »

Police looking for leads on Lynn Haven Baptist burglary

By Edwin McCoy
The Vinton Police Department needs the public’s assistance on a burglary that occurred in town Monday, May 25 at the Lynn Haven Baptist church, 1501 Washington Avenue. The church was burglarized by two suspects who were observed on surveillance video within the church stealing various items throughout. Items taken include cash, checks and various electronic.... »

Flood debris closes Walnut Ave. in Vinton

By Submitted
VINTON – The Vinton Police Department reported this morning that Walnut Ave. is closed at Wise Ave. in the Town of Vinton. Debris from flooding has blocked the roadway on the railroad underpass bridge.  Public Works crews from Roanoke and Vinton will be working to remove the debris and an update will be sent... »

Huge crowd trick or treats in downtown Vinton

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–A huge crowd filled the streets of downtown Vinton on Oct. 30 for their annual Trick or Treat tradition. One merchant said that he had given out 1500 pieces of candy between 2:30 and 4:45 that afternoon. Since each child was accompanied by at least one adult, that totals up to at least 3000... »

Prepper’s Festival expects to draw hundreds to New Castle

By Meg Hibbert
NEW CASTLE – Coordinators of the Prepper’s Festival on April 19 say they have sold out all 70 vendor spaces, and are expecting to draw hundreds of people who don’t usually come to New Castle. “I think it’s going to be big. We’ve had more vendors call than we have spots. We’re full and... »

Craig student wins in Holocaust visual art contest

By Correspondent
CRAIG COUNTY – Craig County student Mitchell England won first place in the junior division and a $200 prize for his entry in the Virginia Holocaust Museum’s Visual Arts Contest in Richmond. Mitchell is an eight-grader at Roanoke Catholic School. This year students were encourage to create art reflecting on the concept “To Save... »

Craig Girl Scout works to complete ‘Take Action Project’

By Meg Hibbert
CRAIG COUNTY – Craig County Girl Scout Olivia Dudding is working to complete her Take Action Project the first part of May. The Craig County High School senior, who is 18, selected the project as an outcome of the Girl Scout Young Women’s World Forum she attended in Chicago, Ill., in July 2012. “I... »

Drug Court graduates share day with retiring probation officer

By Meg Hibbert
ROANOKE – For 17 years, Michael J. Fosbre helped turn lives around. Fosbre, who lives in Vinton with his wife, Carla, is better known as the “Drug Court guy.” There was a big ceremony for him when retired Dec. 28 as senior probation officer in the 23rd judicial Circuit of Virginia after a total... »

Family Dollar Store at East Vinton Plaza robbed

By Submitted
VINTON – The Family Dollar Store located in the East Vinton Plaza on Washington Avenue in the Vinton was robbed Wednesday, according to the Roanoke County Police Department. At 12:24 p.m. Wednesday a white male entered the Family Dollar Store in East Vinton Plaza. The subject approached one of the cashiers and made a... »