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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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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CDC Director Tom Frieden tells Congress to please act fast on funding for Zika

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

CDC Director Tom Frieden tells Congress to please act fast on funding for Zika

Resources are thin as South Florida battles mosquitoes in the Wynwood arts district of Miami. A one square mile that has seen 15 Zika cases. In the U.S. the count is up to 1,657 Zika cases. Virginia has 51 as of July 27. Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in four counties. Yesterday U.S. Sen. […]

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Congress vacations as Zika virus cases mount

Friday, July 29, 2016

Congress vacations as Zika virus cases mount

As of June 27 there are 1,657 (up from 1,404 last week) Zika cases reported in the U.S. and Virginia has increased to 51 cases from 43 a week ago. Four cases of Zika infection in Miami are highly likely to have been caused by infected mosquitoes as reported in the NY Times. July 20, 2016: […]

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Public Safety/Patent Trolls topics of AG Mark Herring’s Roanoke visit

Friday, July 22, 2016

Public Safety/Patent Trolls topics of AG Mark Herring's Roanoke visit

Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted a forum at Virginia Western Community College this morning featuring Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. Herring said he is a pro-business attorney general. One of his topics strayed a bit from his safety initiatives and drifted into what are called “patent trolls” who prey on small businesses. Patent trolls […]

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The First Tee of Roanoke Valley receives $17,000 from Delta Dental State Open of Virginia

Thursday, July 14, 2016

The First Tee of Roanoke Valley receives $17,000 from Delta Dental State Open of Virginia

As golfers prepared to tee off at the 2016 Delta Dental State Open of Virginia, several players took time out of their schedules to join Delta Dental of Virginia, the Virginia State Golf Association and the Mid Atlantic PGA Section in honoring The First Tee of Roanoke Valley.  On July 13th, area children enjoyed a […]

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U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. recused from Kionte Spencer matter

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. recused from Kionte Spencer matter

Following insistence by the Roanoke Chapter of the NAACP and repeated visits to U.S. Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr.’s office, Fishwick has been recused from the matter. Roanoke’s NAACP chapter president, Brenda Hale, supported by the statewide affiliate, the Virginia State Conference of the NAACP, asked for an outside agency to look into the shooting death […]

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Acting Police Chief Tim Jones selected as new Police Chief

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Acting Police Chief Tim Jones selected as new Police Chief

A flyer distributed to some citzens leaked that Acting Chief Tm Jones would be Roanoke City’s new Police Chief. The prnted flyer advertised that “Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones” and Mayor Sherman Lea are holding a “Stop the Violence” community event on July 18. Roanoke: At a press conference held in the north lobby of […]

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BubbleBall Bubble Soccer in Blacksburg, VA comes to Joe’s Trees

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

BubbleBall Bubble Soccer in Blacksburg, VA comes to Joe’s Trees

The sports craze that’s bouncing across America has arrived in New River Valley. BubbleBall launches July 9-10 at Joe’s Trees just 20 minutes from Virginia Tech. Bubbleball is a new sport that is sweeping the nation and being called “the sport of the future.” Sue Bostic has owned Joe’s Trees since 1993. Bostic learned from her […]

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Badges for Baseball program launches – teams youth with law enforcement mentors

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Badges for Baseball program launches - teams youth with law enforcement mentors

United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. will and youth will throw out ceremonial first pitch in recognition of the launch of the Badges for Baseball program at Salem Red Sox tonight. The U.S. Attorney has been practicing with his sons Jack and Richard the last couple of days he said. In cooperation with officials […]

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