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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The Salem Red Sox hires Ben Gellman-Chomsky as new Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

SALEM, VA (January 4, 2017) – The Salem Red Sox, Advanced-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, announced the hiring of Ben Gellman-Chomsky as their new Director of Broadcasting and Media Relations on Wednesday. See video below: Team president and general manager Ryan Shelton noted Gellman-Chomsky’s broadcast talent, media relations experience and versatile skillset as […]

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John Fishwick, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia resigns

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

John Fishwick, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia resigns

After serving for a year, John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today that he recently informed President Barrack Obama that he will be resigning as United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia effective at midnight on January 6, 2017. Fishwick took Timothy Heaphy’s place when he resigned in November of 2014. Department of Defense […]

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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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