Virginia unemployment lowest since 2008 – Roanoke MSA gains 900 jobs

Friday, April 21, 2017

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in March to 3.8 percent, the third consecutive monthly decline, and was down 0.2 percentage point from last March. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.8 percent is the lowest rate since the May 2008 rate of 3.8 percent. The labor force expanded for the […]

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VHHA recognizes James Hartley, Chair of Carilion Clinic’s BOD, Leader in Governance Excellence

Friday, April 7, 2017

VHHA recognizes James Hartley, Chair of Carilion Clinic's BOD, Leader in Governance Excellence

ROANOKE, Va. (April 7) – Today James A. Hartley, Chair of Carilion Clinic’s Board of Directors, received the 2017 Excellence in Governance Award from the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA). This award honors those in governance roles who have a history of making significant contributions to the health care field through commitment to service […]

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Red Sox let huge lead slip away in the ninth inning

Friday, April 7, 2017

Red Sox let huge lead slip away in the ninth inning

The Salem Red Sox took a huge lead early and got a terrific outing from their starter, but couldn’t hang on against the Down East Wood Ducks, falling 7-6 on Opening Day at Haley Toyota Field in Salem. The Red Sox (0-1) raced out to a 6-0 lead after the fifth inning, but surrendered seven […]

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Salem Red Sox and Haley Toyota announce multiyear partnership

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Salem Red Sox and Haley Toyota announce multiyear partnership

SALEM, VA (March 30, 2017) – The Salem Red Sox and Haley Toyota announced a new partnership Thursday to rename the team’s playing field to Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark. The multi-year deal between the team and Haley Toyota reaffirms the strong commitment by Haley to baseball in the market and strengthens the […]

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Impending snowpocalypse leads Gov. McAuliffe to issue state of emergency

Monday, March 13, 2017

Impending snowpocalypse leads Gov. McAuliffe to issue state of emergency

RICHMOND – With forecasts calling for a major winter storm event to impact portions of Virginia tonight through Tuesday, Governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency at 2 p.m. today. This action authorizes state agencies to assist local governments as they prepare and respond to the coming winter weather over the next 24 hours. […]

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Roanoke MSA increases jobs for January – Virginia unemployment down

Monday, March 13, 2017

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in January to 4.0 percent, after holding steady at 4.1 percent the previous six months, and was the same rate as January 2016. “This report shows that Virginia is overcoming economic headwinds to create jobs and opportunity for people in every corner of the Commonwealth,” […]

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Salem Red Sox new 36-foot-wide videoboard coming

Monday, March 6, 2017

Salem Red Sox new 36-foot-wide videoboard coming

SALEM, VA (March 6, 2017) – The Salem Red Sox announced Monday the construction of a new high-definition video display to debut on 2017’s Opening Day at LewisGale Field at Salem Memorial Stadium. The LED video-board will measure 36 feet wide by 31 feet 6 inches tall, with the full scoreboard stretching to 56 feet […]

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Roanoke Valley Governor’s School 2017 Student Project Forum Awards

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Roanoke Valley Governor's School 2017 Student Project Forum Awards

On Saturday, January 28th, 264 gifted and talented students from across the Roanoke Valley participated in Roanoke Valley Governor’s School for Science and Technology’s annual Student Project Forum. The following students received awards in their categories: ANIMAL SCIENCES A Third Place “The Effect of Coenzyme Q10 Supplement on the Heart Rate of Daphnia magna” Nickolas […]

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Sen. Kaine in Roanoke talks to students at Jefferson College of Health Science

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sen. Kaine in Roanoke talks to students at Jefferson College of Health Science

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee,  toured the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Monday and met with a roomful of students. The college as part of Carilion is the Roanoke area’s largest employer employing over 12,100 workers. Students at Jefferson study to become nurses, physician […]

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Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op’s Chip In! & Give Up! amasses $100,000 for charities

Monday, January 9, 2017

Roanoke, VA – With every purchase at Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op, shoppers are given two chances to give back to non-profits in the Roanoke Valley. Individually, these donations are just pennies, rarely more than $1 each, but collectively the donations recently add up to over $100,000. When you bring your own bag to the registers […]

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Gov. McAuliffe declares state of emergency prior to snow storm

Friday, January 6, 2017

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today declared a state of emergency and urged residents of the Commonwealth to prepare for impacts from a winter storm system, which potentially could result in significant snow accumulation, hazardous road conditions, and high winds. This order authorizes state agencies to assist local governments in responding to this major winter […]

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Roanoke No. 1 for Best Cities for New Grads to Live and Work

Friday, January 6, 2017

Roanoke No. 1 for Best Cities for New Grads to Live and Work

A total of 589 cities and towns across the U.S. were evaluated on affordability, new grad salaries, entry-level job availability, and amenities. Fort Mill, S.C., January 4, 2017 – Data analysts from GoodCall.com released the list of 2017’s Best Cities for New Grads outlining the U.S. towns and cities where recent college graduates can find the […]

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