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Teenagers from all over the country provide free home repair over the July 4th weekend

Friday, July 3, 2015

More than 12,000 students will be in Roanoke July 4 -11 in order to help improve living conditions of people across the United States and Canada. The travel money for the 120 students from across the nation trip comes out of their own pockets. During the week of July 4-11 they will be working on a […]

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USPS previews Elvis Presley stamp and offers exclusive Elvis CD of unreleased song

Thursday, July 2, 2015

USPS previews Elvis Presley stamp and offers exclusive Elvis CD of unreleased song

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service previewed the Music Icons: Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever stamp today and joined with Sony Music’s RCA/Legacy Recordings in announcing the upcoming debut of an exclusive music CD titled ELVIS FOREVER that includes an Elvis song, as you’ve never heard it before. The CD will be available online and in […]

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U.S. Senators Warner and Kaine on government security clearance processing shutdown

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) today pressed Office of Personnel Management Director Katherine Archuleta for more details on how the agency plans to address the government security clearance processing backlog after OPM identified a vulnerability in the web-based platform […]

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Stanley brothers music to be celebrated at Roanoke Mountain concert

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Stanley brothers music to be celebrated at Roanoke Mountain concert

Marvin Harlow & Friends will perform as part of the regular Roanoke Mountain concert series at 7:00 P.M. focusing on the music of the Stanley Brothers. Performances are free and open to the public. The music of the Stanley brothers will be celebrated on July 5 beginning at 5:00 P.M. with a one-man play based […]

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Josh Norris of Blacksburg to carry the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics World Games

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Josh Norris of Blacksburg to carry the  Flame of Hope for Special Olympics World Games

Josh Norris of Blacksburg will serve as a Guardian of the Flame of Hope and participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg, the last journey of the flame throughout the state of California. Josh is one of 10 Special Olympic athletes worldwide to be selected for the 126 member Final Leg Team. Josh […]

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Downtown street changes still in some flux

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Downtown street changes still in some flux

This evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Roanoke City planners held a drop in meet and greet to hear from concerned businesses on changing one-way streets to two-way streets. Planning director, Chris Chittum said that comments were mixed.  “If it ain’t broke why fix it” said some. Others just questioned parking and access that […]

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Roanoke City Library hours starting July 1st

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Roanoke City Library hours starting July 1st

Roanoke City announces that beginning tomorrow, July 1, the Roanoke Public Libraries will permanently expand our hours of operation at most branches to allow better access to the public.         The new hours are: ……………………Mon.      Tue.     Wed.     Thu.     Fri.       Sat.       […]

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Small Business Development Center new director

Monday, June 29, 2015

Small Business Development Center new director

Bart Smith has joined the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center (RRSBDC) as director of the agency. As director of the Roanoke Regional SBDC, Smith counsels new and existing small businesses, offers training to small business owners, and works to secure local funding partners for the RRSBDC. Smith, a University of Tennessee graduate with a […]

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U.S. Supreme Court rules on independent redistricting

Monday, June 29, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court rules on independent redistricting

Following the Supreme Court’s ruling in  Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission, Democratic Party of Virginia Chairwoman Susan Swecker issued the following statement: “Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court could not make any clearer the need for a fair districting process. The way forward is simple: Speaker Howell and Virginia Republicans must stop […]

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Cally Smith earns promotion at Roanoke Regional Chamber

Monday, June 29, 2015

Cally Smith earns promotion at Roanoke Regional Chamber

Cally L. Smith has been named director of membership and branding strategies of the Roanoke Regional Chamber. The Radford University graduate and former manager of branding and community engagement has been with the Chamber since 2012. As the director of membership and branding strategies, Smith will be responsible for membership development, retention, member benefit programs, and the Chamber’s branding campaign. […]

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JJ event raises one million – Hillary lets loose on Republicans

Sunday, June 28, 2015

JJ event raises one million - Hillary lets loose on Republicans

Friday night, Virginia Democrats smashed records for the most successful Jefferson-Jackson event in history, aided by an all-star lineup of grassroots leaders, Democratic elected officials, Governor Terry McAuliffe and keynote guest Hillary Clinton.   With over 2,000 tickets sold, the event raised — for the first time in history — over $1 million. By comparison, the […]

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Stop the Violence Star City at Washington Park draws committed diverse crowd

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Stop the Violence Star City at Washington Park draws committed diverse crowd

A hundred people showed up even with the threat of severe storms lingering. Food, fun and games for the kids and camaraderie for the adults with one goal in mind. Stop the violence in Roanoke City where homicides so far this year have equaled all of last year. That is what the Stop the Violence […]

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