Vinton’s annual Dogwood Festival opens tonight, and among the planned events this weekend is a ribbon-cutting ceremony, one marking what town leaders hope is a big boost to Vinton downtown. The town  used a $700,000 federal grant to improve the downtown area, things like better street lighting and storefronts, along with enlarging and improving the Farmer’s Market stage. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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