Third annual Gauntlet business program and competition underway

(This is the first in a series of articles on the Gauntlet program, following several entrepreneurs as they progress through the process.) Holly and Jonathan Hart signed up for the Gauntlet program for assistance in developing a small family business in Roanoke and Botetourt Counties. Lois Fritz of Buchanan enrolled in the Gauntlet program hoping to make her existing non-profit New Freedom Farm sustainable. Heather Oltmanns of Vinton signed up for the Gauntlet Business Program and Competition hoping More...

by Debbie Adams | Published 5 days ago

eMessenger for February 23rd, 2017

The Vinton Messenger eEdition for Feb. 23 is online! Click here to read this week’s edition. The staff of the Vinton Messenger More...

eMessenger for January 26th, 2017

The Vinton Messenger eEdition for Jan. 26 is online! Click the image to the right and the eEdition will open. The staff of the Vinton More...

Tuck steps down as Byrd coach after final game

Kevin Tuck will never forget his final week as basketball coach at William Byrd High School. The Vinton native coached the Terriers in four games over six days, with three of More...

Fonder wins two more state championships

William Byrd junior Khalil Fonder continued his domination of Virginia High School League Group 4A swimming with two more state championships last week. Fonder broke his own More...

Byrd track team will be at RC this weekend

  William Byrd’s Christian Smith runs the lead off leg for the Terriers’ 4×400 team on Saturday at the VT Invitational. The Virginia High School League More...

Fleming comes from behind to gain edge in Conference 24

Terrell Smith hustles after a loose ball. PHOTO BY BRIAN HOFFMAN The William Byrd boys are battling for a high seed and a bye in the Conference 24 tournament as the regular season More...

William Byrd will host 41st annual Big Orange tourney this week

  William Byrd High School will be the site of the 41st annual “Big Orange” wrestling tournament this week. The Big Orange is the longest running tournament of its kind More...

Girls have big one at Fleming Friday

  Byrd’s Kat Stanley scores underneath against Salem. PHOTO BY JIM DEVINNEY The William Byrd girls improved to More...

Fonder sets swim records at meet, girls take second as a team

Junior Khalil Fonder had a field day, or maybe a “water day,” when the William Byrd swim team competed in More...

Vinton Town Council recognizes employees

Once again members of Vinton Town Council were able to focus on the positives happening in...

Vinton Police Department names Officers of the Month for January

  The Vinton Police Department has recognized seven officers as Officers of the Month for January...

Vinton PD ‘SEZ’ play it safe – use the Safe Exchange Zone

  The Vinton Police Department has designated a “Safe Exchange Zone” (SEZ) in the parking area...

BASS, Bobby Ray

Bobby Ray “Bob” Bass, 80, of Four Oaks, N.C., died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at UNC Johnston Health in Smithfield. Funeral More...

WBMS hosts Roanoke County Science Fair

WBMS student Emma Copening won first place in the middle school Chemistry division at the Roanoke County Science More...

Martin earns nursing degree at JMU

  Jennifer Ann Martin of Vinton graduated with a degree in nursing practice from James Madison University during the December 16..

WBMS student wins 2017 Roanoke County Spelling Bee

  Adithya Iyer, an eighth grader from William Byrd Middle School, has won the 2017 Roanoke County District Spelling Bee, which..

Hats off to cast and crew of ‘Little Women’

  Bootie Bell Chewning This past weekend I had the privilege seeing two productions by young people. First was an excellent..

Vinton author Doris Jones to read at library Dragon Party

  Children’s author Doris Jones of Vinton will be reading her new children’s story “The Dragon’s Tale” at the Vinton Public..

Thrasher Memorial UMC hosts Night of Worship concert

  Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church is hosting a concert on February 26 at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Thrasher’s..

Children explore STEM engineering at Vinton Library

Debbie Adams Children’s librarian Patty Kiser started the new year off at the Vinton Library with a STEM engineering activity focused..
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