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Will Rays Unlimited Tanning Have A Bright Future?

A Vinton tanning salon that has been around for almost 30 years closed it’s doors March 20th 2020 and announced it would be closed for a couple of weeks due to covid. They remain closed over a year later even after other popular Vinton tanning salons opened back up. Many customers were left wondering if they would reopen and what would become of the prepayments they paid to Rays Unlimited Tanning Salon.
VINTON, VA
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Joe Goodpies Vinton VA Review

As one of my first public reviews of a local restaurant I decided to give Joe Goodpies in Vinton VA a try. I will first point out I did not even order Pizza (A Pie) from them yet and will review the Pizza later. I placed a to-go order with...
VINTON, VA
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Roanoke Antique Mall Reopens After Brief Closure

Roanoke Antique Mall which is located at 302 Orange Ave NE, Roanoke, VA 24012 which is very close to the Town of Vinton is Reopening today Wednesday, Feb. 10th – 2021. The large antique mall closed for a few days in response to a staff member possibly being expose to or testing positive for the coronavirus. Staff members returning have been tested for covid-19 and cleared to return to operate the business as usual.
ROANOKE, VA
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Close To Home! CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) FRANKLIN COUNTY UPDATE

Although our website name is VINTONvoice we wanted to share the urgent Covid-19 press release from our Neighbors in Franklin County VA. There seems to be an increase in community transmitted Covid-19 cases, and people being infected that have had no known contact with others showing symptoms. Be safe and smart, try to limit your exposure to public places and areas that are non-essential.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, VA

2 Employees At Dollar General Near Vinton Test Positive For Covid-19

Dollar General located at 2312 Orange Ave NE (Behind Dairy Queen) has a sign posted that they will be closing today (10-8-2020) at 6PM (4 hours earlier than normal). When we asked an employee why they where closing early they said there was an issue with the store involving COVID-19. The employee who wished to remain anonymous said that 2 coworkers at that location have tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
VINTON, VA

12 Year Old Purportedly Shoots & Kills Man In Vinton

The original press release put out by the Vinton Police Department seen below is pretty vague but the community and family of the man shot fills in the blanks. NEWS RELEASE: Vinton, VA – On September 16, 2020, at approximately 2:15 PM, the Vinton Police Department was dispatched to a private residence in the 500 block of Chestnut St. in the Town of Vinton in reference to a malicious wounding. Additional 911 calls were also received reporting that someone had been shot. Upon arrival, responding officers located one male with critical injuries. Vinton Police officers are currently on scene investigating the incident. We do not believe there is any immediate threat to the community regarding this incident.
VINTON, VA

Robert E. Lee Monument found knocked over in downtown Roanoke VA

The statue sits on the corner of Third Street and Church Avenue in Lee Plaza. According to the Roanoke Police Department, on Wednesday, July 22 just before midnight, an officer was driving in the area of 200 Church Avenue SW when he observed the Robert E. Lee Monument lying on its side, broken into two pieces. Preliminary investigation and evidence indicated that the monument was damaged intentionally. The statue as been removed and as been placed in storage by the city of Roanoke.
ROANOKE, VA

These Companies Now Require Customers to Wear Masks

List of businesses, retailers, and airlines, that will now require face masks to enter their establishments. Have A Store or Business To Add To Our List? Comment on this post or contact us. Keep in mind that many businesses are complying with the requirements and recommendations of their local government,...
PUBLIC HEALTH

Local favorite FarmBurguesa responds swiftly to Employee Covid-19 Concerns

An employee (team member) of FarmBurguesa in Roanoke has tested positive for Covid-19 One of the communities favorite burger restaurants FarmBurguesa (Locations In Roanoke & Vinton VA) has published a public announcement on Facebook (what facebook calls a COVID-19 Update), confirming a team member has tested positive for Covid-19. The announcement in text format and a screenshot from their facebook page is below:
ROANOKE, VA

Rumors Of Covid-19 At Vinton VA Mcdonalds Spreading On Social Media

Final Update 6-9-2020 : The owner and operator of this McDonalds Location Mr. Lewis got back with us and gave us confirmation that yes an employee has in fact tested positive for Covid-19. Mr. Lewis said that once they learned that the employee had tested positive for Covid-19, he and his management team immediately took the employee off the work schedule, contacted the local Health Department as required , and started a thorough deep cleaning on the inside and outside of the establishment. Lewis told us that Mcdonalds has a 59+ page manual written on how to handle covid-19 issues including what to do in the event an employee is infected, and they followed all of the guidelines in the manual and beyond. Lewis also cleared up conflicting statements from the managers saying that the 1st manager (John) we spoke with had been with him for 4 years and has acted according to the strict guidelines in regards to dealing with an employee infection. The 2nd “Manager” (Geoffrey) is what they call an area manager as in a specific area of the restaurant (the kitchen), and is not an actual head manager. You can see Geoffrey’s responses from facebook below. This McDonalds takes extra steps to protect its customers and employees including employee temperature checks, facemasks for all workers, gloves and glove changes when necessary, drive-thru window shields, proper sanitation and disinfection practices, and food is not handled by someone that comes in contact with possible outside contamination. This Mcdonalds location is regarded by many as one of the cleanest, most friendly, organized and professional in the region. Mr. Lewis has done a great job in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
VINTON, VA

Big Vinton VA Lottery Winner At Taco-Shell On Washington Ave

Nishi Food Mart #8 AKA Taco-Shell in Vinton sells big winning VA Lottery Scratch Ticket worth $177,777.00. What’s a good way to end an argument? Win the lottery!. That’s what Chyanne Creel did. The Roanoke woman and her boyfriend Joshua were having a tiff, so they went for a drive to cool off. When they stopped for gas in Vinton, she asked him to go inside and buy her a drink and some scratcher tickets.
VINTON, VA