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Vinton community reacts to devastating fire

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A fire overnight in downtown Vinton has brought business owners and residents to tears. The Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Department responded to reports of a fire at approximately 1:54 a.m. Upon arrival, first responders found the business DR Music in flames. Besides DR Music, firefighters say three other buildings suffered some sort of damage. One of those buildings, Edward Jones Investments, was what fire officials say, a total loss.
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Woman dead after car crash in Botetourt Co.

BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Police are investigating a car crash that left one person dead in Botetourt County on Friday. On Friday, July 1 at 5:10 p.m., a Nissan Versa was traveling south on Route 11 near Kessler Lane when the driver crossed the solid double yellow line and struck a Chevrolet Silverado head-on.
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Roofs collapse on multiple buildings, residents displaced after fire breaks out in Vinton

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded to a multiple building structure fire overnight on Saturday authorities say. On Saturday, July 2, at approximately 1:54 a.m., first responders from Roanoke County Fire and Rescue received a call about multiple buildings on fire at the intersection of E. Lee Avenue and S. Pollard in the Town of Vinton. The first fire truck from Vinton arrived on the scene within four minutes of the call. Roanoke Fire-EMS also assisted on the scene.
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Multiple apartments affected, people displaced after Vinton fire

From Roanoke County Fire and Rescue – (UPDATED as of 9:00 a.m. on July 2, 2022) There are a couple of corrections to the original news release: The buildings affected by this fire are two-story buildings not three story as previously stated. There are now at least three cats that have died in the fire. The first fire engine from Vinton arrived within four minutes of the call.
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Fire devastates section of downtown Vinton

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Meet The Asia Bronte Band, an up-and-coming group from Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Members of The Asia Bronte Band sat down with WFXR’s Evan Johnson to talk about their group and involvement in the community. Band members Asia Sawyer and Lewis Stump joined WFXR News at 12 for an interview on Wednesday, July 7. The group discussed...
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Vinton community comes together to help families affected by fire

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The town of Vinton came together to support their neighbors who were affected by the fire. Many local shops donated food, lemonade, and water for the crews working to extinguish and clean the area. The Charles R. Hill Community Center is collecting donations to help the people who lost their belongings in the fire. Community Programs Director Chasity Barbour says they are accepting food, clothing, and money for the families who’ve been affected.
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Vinton steps up to help displaced families after downtown fire

VINTON, Va. – Vinton residents are extending a hand to the displaced families by jumpstarting a donation drive. A bin is at the Charles R. Hill Community Center to collect clothes, toiletries, food and water. The Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Angie Chewning said they are looking...
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Buchanan woman killed in head-on crash

BUCHANAN, Va. (WDBJ) - A Buchanan woman was killed in a crash Friday evening. Linda Watson Wickline, 63, died at the scene of the crash on Route 11, near Kessler Lane, just outside Buchanan in Botetourt County. Wickline was a member of the family that runs the Sunflower Festival in...
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Bramlett, Billy Junior

Billy J. Bramlett was a caring husband, father, grandfather, and friend. He left this world suddenly on June 27, 2022 at age 75. He is survived by his wife of almost 55 years, Janet Ponton Bramlett, and his three children Carla Hale (Husband Joe Hale) of Blacksburg, Todd Bramlett of Christiansburg, and Kimberly Bramlett of Christiansburg. He was very loved by his grandson, Justin Hale, and as a passionate animal lover, Billy also considered his animals Lexie, Blossom, and Fluffy as part of his family, who remained by his side.
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Apartments, music store, investment center lost after Vinton fire

VINTON, Va. (WDBJ) - The public is asked to avoid downtown Vinton Saturday morning during the aftermath of an overnight fire. Roanoke County Fire & Rescue was called just before 2 a.m. about a fire at DR Music Center, an instrument store at the intersection of Pollard Street and Lee Avenue, involving two commercial buildings with apartments above. Roanoke City Fire-EMS also responded.
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More storms in the forecast Sunday, but the 4th is looking drier!

ROANOKE, Va. – As expected, scattered showers and storms developed in Saturday’s heat and humidity. Those storms produced heavy rain, lightning, damaging winds and hail. I think the threats from today’s storms will be slightly different. We’re mainly looking at localized flooding and lightning today. The...
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Fire destroys Vinton Music building with $100K worth of instruments

Vinton, Va. – UPDATE 9:00 a.m. The buildings affected by this fire are two-story buildings not three story as previously stated. There are now at least three cats that have died in the fire. The first fire engine from Vinton arrived within four minutes of the call. The fire...
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Car crosses line hits truck in Botetourt

The Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal crash in Botetourt County. The crash occurred July 1, 2022 on Route 11, near Kessler Lane, just outside of Buchanan, Va., at 5:10 p.m. yesterday afternoon. A 2015 Nissan Versa traveling south on Route 11, crossed the double yellow solid line and struck a 1999 Chevrolet Silverado head-on. The Nissan was driven by Linda Watson Wickline, 63, of Buchanan, Va. Ms. Wickline was wearing her seatbelt and died at the scene.
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Roanoke football Growth Camp teaches foundation for success

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Vince Lombardi famously said, “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get back up.”. A lesson true in sports, and in life. The link between the two is the foundation of a youth football camp that teaches children in the Roanoke Valley how to grow.
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Third annual Ronnie Roberts Senior Classic Returns

Third annual Ronnie Roberts Senior Classic Returns. Former Radford University baseball player returns …. Whitewater? Paddle sports course proposed for Wasena …. One in custody following NW Roanoke shooting, police …. Roanoke Fire-EMS demonstrates risks of not practicing …. What you need to know about fireworks in Virginia. LIST: New...
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