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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SWVA weather alert: fires could quickly grow out of control

Friday, November 18, 2016

Special Weather Statement issued November 18 at 2:58PM EST by NWS Blacksburg . Increased fire danger for Saturday afternoon through Sunday across southwest Virginia and northwest North Carolina… a strong cold front will move through the region Saturday. Behind the front…winds will increase from the northwest to around 15 to 30 mph…with occasional gusts to […]

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Virginia unemployment up slightly in September – labor force expands

Friday, October 21, 2016

Virginia unemployment up slightly in September - labor force expands

The unemployment rate ticked up slightly as more people enter Virginia’s labor force. The labor force expanded for the second consecutive month, increasing by 19,690 or .5 percent as both the number of people reporting that they were working and number of people seeking work increased. Roanoke Metropolitan Statistical ares lost 700 jobs for September but over […]

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Roanoke City wants your input on updating downtown plan

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Roanoke City wants your input on updating downtown plan

Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke’s Department of Planning, Building, and Development is currently in the process of updating the Downtown Plan. Public meetings to gather input will be held on Oct. 27 and Nov. 28 at the City Market Building beginning at 6 p.m. The department is looking for input and ideas from […]

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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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Market Building’s Charter Hall will transform into Sunday morning church service

Friday, October 14, 2016

Market Building's Charter Hall will transform into Sunday morning church service

Sunday, October 16, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Charter Hall in the third story of the Roanoke City Market Building will become the location for the grand opening of The Collective at Roanoke Church founded by Pastor Marshall Frasier and his wife Rebecca Frasier. The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Lea and others are attending […]

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AG Mark Herring announces availability of 80,000 drug deactivation kits

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

AG Mark Herring announces availability of 80,000 drug deactivation kits

At the Bradley Free Clinic in Roanoke today Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced that as part of his comprehensive strategy to address the heroin and prescription opioid crisis he has secured the donation of 80,000 drug deactivation kits capable of safely disposing of 3.6 million leftover prescription pills in Virginia. The biodegradable Deterra drug disposal kits […]

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Roanoke Chamber announces QualiChem as region’s small business of the year

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Roanoke Chamber announces QualiChem as region's small business of the year

The Roanoke Regional Chamber and Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center have named QualiChem, Inc., the 2016 Small Business of the Year. Steady growth in sales and staff were key factors in the selection they said. The Salem-based manufacturer of water treatment chemicals and metal working solutions that are distributed worldwide was recognized at the Chamber’s […]

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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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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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Ron Campbell, Beatles Yellow Submarine animator, brings his cartoons to Wilson Hughes Gallery

Friday, September 16, 2016

Ron Campbell, Beatles Yellow Submarine animator, brings his cartoons to Wilson Hughes Gallery

Roanoke, VA, Tuesday, September 27th & Wednesday, September 28th. Ron will showcase his original Beatles cartoon paintings created specially for the show and create new Beatles pop art paintings at the exhibit. The exhibit is free and all works are available for purchase. Ron Campbell, Director of the Beatles 1960’s Saturday Morning Cartoon series and […]

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Chelsea Clinton promotes affordable post-high school education at Roanoke College

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Chelsea Clinton promotes affordable post-high school education at Roanoke College

SLIDESHOW Early affordable education starts early said Chelsea Clinton the daughter of Sec. Hillary Clinton the Democratic candidate for president. Chelsea backed that up with a visit to Roanoke’s Small Steps Learning Academy before her public appearance at Roanoke College where she spoke to students about Hillary Clinton’s plan for an affordable, debt-free college education. […]

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