Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam meets with Carilion leaders to discuss opioid addiction and its challenges

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam meets with Carilion leaders to discuss opioid addiction and its challenges

Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam, a pediatric physician, started off the discussion Wednesday morning with a chilling statistic – there have been 860 deaths so far this year due to opioid overdoses. Virginia is on par to reach 1000 deaths by year end he said. Dr. Northam, met with leaders at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital […]

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Virginia opioid addiction crisis declared a Public Health Emergency

Monday, November 21, 2016

Virginia opioid addiction crisis declared a Public Health Emergency

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that State Health Commissioner Marissa J. Levine, MD, MPH, FAAFP, has declared the Virginia opioid addiction crisis a Public Health Emergency. State Health Commissioner Dr. Marissa Levine’s declaration that the opioid addiction crisis is a Public Health Emergency is an important and appropriate step in the ongoing campaign to combat […]

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U.S. Attorney’s Office to take part in first Student Pledge Against Gun Violence

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

U.S. Attorney's Office to take part in first Student Pledge Against Gun Violence

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that he, and other members of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will team with school leaders and students from all across  the Western District of Virginia over the next […]

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Patient safety improvements continue for VHHA member hospitals

Monday, October 17, 2016

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) has been selected, as a part of the American Hospital Association/Health Research & Educational Trust Hospital Engagement Network, among 16 national, regional, or state hospital associations, Quality Improvement Organizations, and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. The goal […]

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Rep. Bobby Scott is guest speaker at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Rep. Bobby Scott is guest speaker at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture

Wednesday evening Congressman Bobby Scott was the special guest speaker at the African-American Culture Leadership Reception at the Harrison Museum of African-American Culture in Center in the Square. Scott, 69, shared his life experiences as an African-American. “For African-Americans, in particular those in Virginia, there’s always been a struggle between ‘all men are created equal’ […]

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VHHA offers online tool enabling review of health statistics by legislative district

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The latest monthly edition of VHHA’s FOCUS publication provides an overview of the immersive and interactive data and analytics tools developed to assist hospitals and health systems striving for enhanced operational efficiency, and to help better inform the public and policy makers about the complex nature of health care delivery. Those tools include the online […]

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Roanoke’s History Museum 1858 Antebellum wedding dress endangered

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Roanoke's History Museum 1858 Antebellum wedding dress endangered

Richmond, VA – The Virginia Association of Museums (VAM) is proud to announce the 2016 Virginia’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts. The program is designed to create awareness of the conservation needs of artifacts in the care of collecting institutions such as museums, historical societies, libraries, and archives throughout Virginia.   Below is the list of […]

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Roanoke area part of $900,000 in matching tourism grants

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that $927,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 43 local tourism initiatives as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP). The grants are designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging local marketing dollars, and will ultimately impact at least […]

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Griffith, Hurt, Goodlatte ask FERC for public meetings on pipeline

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Griffith, Hurt, Goodlatte ask FERC for public meetings on pipeline

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representatives Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), and Robert Hurt (VA-05) sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requesting that they not only hold one-on-one meetings, but with constituents in Virginia pertaining to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). Below is the […]

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Green Hill Highland Games this Saturday

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Green Hill Highland Games this Saturday

Where can you find a ton of tartan, bold bag pipes and feats of super human strength in Roanoke County, Virginia? Only at the 2016 Green Hill Highland Games where you’ll see some of the most outstanding kilt-donning athletes around! On Saturday, August 27 from 9am-6pm, Roanoke County’s Green Hill Park will host the Green […]

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Roanoke’s Southeast mural dedication creates neighborhood pride

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Roanoke's Southeast mural dedication creates neighborhood pride

It was a beautiful Southeast Roanoke sunny Saturday morning at Fire Station No. 6 on Jamison Avenue. Across the street on Dale Avenue the sun shone on a mountain themed mural that stretched well over a block. A wall that once was a gray and dull where Dale Avenue meets Jamison Avenue was transformed into […]

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Roanoke MSA employment advances slightly for July – Virginia labor force contracts

Friday, August 19, 2016

Roanoke MSA employment advances slightly for July - Virginia labor force contracts

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was again unchanged at 3.7 percent in July—the third consecutive month at 3.7 percent. Roanoke Metropolitan Area (MSA) employment was little changed. From June to July 2016 Roanoke MSA gained the bulk of increased jobs – 1000 up .6%. From July 2015 at 161,200 to 162,300 for July 2016 Roanoke […]

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