Vinton community wipes away tears after losing a beloved music store to a fire

  • Source: WSLS-TV NBC 10 Roanoke
  • Published: 07/05/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A piece of history in Vinton is now gone after a fire early Saturday morning destroyed four apartments and a two-story music center. A charred smell lingers on Lee Avenue as Vinton residents stare in shock and devastation. “Heartbreak. Its heartbreaking,” Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Angie Chewning said. “Vinton is a tight community.” Early Saturday morning, a fire engulfed a two-story music building and collapsed the roof of the Edward Jones Investment business. Four apartments on the top floor were crushed and eight adults are now without a home. Donnie and Rhonda, the owners of D. R. Music Center, broke out in tears as they saw what’s left of their music business after 39 years.


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