Vinton native and William Byrd graduate Don Childress has moved his insurance business, Coastal Insurance Planning of VA to Vinton. His wife Delaney Johnson is office manager.
Don Childress has moved his Coastal Insurance Planning of Va. business to 137 Gus Nicks Boulevard in Vinton, adjacent to the Vinton Farmers’ Market. The sign will be going up soon.

The firm specializes in Medicare Supplement and Advantage Plans, life insurance and annuity planning.

The new address is 137 Gus Nicks Boulevard, although the entrance is near the Vinton Farmers’ Market. Childress was drawn to the location in what has become the booming downtown business district with Twin Creeks Brewing, Macado’s and other new restaurants, the upcoming Vinyard Station and William Byrd Apartments nearby, and the busy Farmers’ Market.

Childress grew up in Vinton, played “every kind of ball from T-ball to Little League” on the ball field at the Vinton War Memorial and learned to swim at the Vinton Municipal Pool. He and Vice Mayor Keith Liles were neighbors as children.

He played basketball and baseball for William Byrd High School with the Class of 1994, serving as basketball team…

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