“My Roanoke Nightmare” horror story leads to confusion in Google search results

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Rolling Stone and Hollywood Take websites have a post about “My Roanoke Nightmare” and Google searches have led to over 3000 hits so far on an old Roanoke Free Press 2007 article titled “Two Year Anniversary of Our Nightmare.” It seems that the Rolling Stone and Hollywood Take websites have posted a YouTube trailer clip […]

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VHHA recognizes eight Virginia legislators for the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association announced that eight esteemed state lawmakers are recipients of the 2016 HosPAC Health Care Hero Award that recognizes legislators who epitomize leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the mission of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association in the community and the Virginia General Assembly. Award recipients for 2016 are Senator […]

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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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Chelsea Clinton in Roanoke Wednesday to highlight her mother’s college plan

Monday, September 12, 2016

Chelsea Clinton in Roanoke Wednesday to highlight her mother's college plan

UPDATE: College Debt Event with Chelsea Clinton to be held 3:30 PM EDT, Wednesday, September 14, doors open to public at 3:00 PM EDT at Olin Hall, Roanoke College, 221 College Avenue, Salem, VA Chelsea Clinton will be in Roanoke on Wednesday to highlight her mother’s college plan. Under the New College Compact, 94,000 Virginia […]

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Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will receive $4 million for terminal rehab

Monday, September 12, 2016

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will receive $4 million for terminal rehab

DOT grants will provide funding to rehabilitate terminal building at airport serving Roanoke and the New River Valley ~ WASHINGTON—U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport will receive $4,242,708 in federal funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund the rehabilitation […]

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Rep. Morgan Griffith’s statement on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Rep. Morgan Griffith's statement on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sunday, September 11, 2016 – Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement today marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. “Fifteen years ago today, our nation was attacked by terrorists.  Like many of you, I distinctly remember where I was when the first plane hit.  On what started out as a typical […]

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Western District of Virginia court cases for 9/12-9/16/16

Friday, September 9, 2016

ABINGDON DIVISION – US v. Angel Soliz Jr. (Guilty Plea: September 13 at 1:00 p.m.) AGE: 37 ADDRESS: Not Available Soliz Jr. is charged with methamphetamine charges. – US v. Angel Soliz Sr. (Guilty Plea: September 14 at 9:30 a.m.) AGE: 56 ADDRESS: Not Available Soliz Sr. is charged with methamphetamine charges. – ROANOKE DIVISION – US […]

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Sen. Mark Warner and Hillary Clinton join mine workers to protect pensions and healthcare

Thursday, September 8, 2016

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) joined United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) President Cecil Roberts, thousands of retired coal miners, and their families in Washington today to push Congress to protect miners’ hard-earned pension and health benefits. At issue is a UMWA pension plan supporting 120,000 retired coal miners across the country, including an estimated […]

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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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RCPS receives $1.6 million grant for summer extended school programs

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

RCPS receives $1.6 million grant for summer extended school programs

Roanoke City Public Schools receives  $1.6 million for new Extended School Year Grant Programs at Fairview Elementary, Fishburn Park Elementary and Monterey Elementary; and for existing programs at Fallon Park Elementary, Garden City Elementary, Hurt Park Elementary, Lincoln Terrace Elementary, Roanoke Academy for Math and Science, and Westside Elementary. RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe has […]

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Richard Nofsinger, Jr. pleads guilty to manufacturing child pornography

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Richard Nofsinger, Jr. pleads guilty to manufacturing child pornography

Richard Denny Nofsinger Jr., 37, of Galax, Virginia, pled guilty today in federal court to a series of child pornography charges that will lead to him serving at least 15 years in federal prison, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced. Nofsinger pled guilty in the United States District Court for the Western District […]

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Roanoke’s addition to list of Virginia cities prohibiting carrying loaded rifles or pistols

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Roanoke's addition to list of Virginia cities prohibiting carrying loaded rifles or pistols

At Roanoke City Council’s work session Tuesday council began work on the 2017 legislative package to be presented to area legislators later this fall. One addition to the package received an outcry from council member Ray Ferris on adding Roanoke City to the list of cities that prohibits carrying loaded semi-automatic rifles or pistols with […]

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