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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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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Virginia Dupont facility $50 million settlement largest natural resource damage settlement in Virginia’s history

Thursday, December 15, 2016

WASHINGTON – The Departments of Justice and the Interior joined with the Commonwealth of Virginia today to announce a proposed settlement with DuPont valued at approximately $50 million to resolve claims stemming from the release of mercury from the former E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) facility in Waynesboro, Virginia.  Over 100 miles […]

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Roanoke City receives “Policing in the 21st Century” Grants

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Roanoke City is the recipient of 3 of thirty-six (36) community policing grants awarded in support of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s “Policing in the 21st Century” Initiative today. The grants were approved by the Criminal Justice Services Board at a meeting today in Richmond. Director Fran Ecker of the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), which […]

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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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Roanoke area part of $900,000 in matching tourism grants

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that $927,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 43 local tourism initiatives as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP). The grants are designed to help local and regional tourism entities attract more visitors by leveraging local marketing dollars, and will ultimately impact at least […]

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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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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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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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TAP will receive almost $3 million for Early Head Start programs in the Roanoke Valley

Friday, July 29, 2016

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) announced today that Total Action Against Poverty (TAP), a local non-profit community action agency, will receive $2,717,445 from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support Early Head Start programs in the Roanoke Valley. TAP’s Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership (EHS-CCP) program provides comprehensive high-quality […]

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Virginia homelessness decreases over 10 percent in 2016 – Roanoke/Salem receive VHSP fundng

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development recently awarded $14.7 million in state and federal funds to address homelessness. Roanoke City, Roanoke County and Salem City received $520,492 of the allocation. Since 2010, Virginia has seen a 31 percent drop in overall homelessness. During that same time period, the Commonwealth has seen a 37.6 percent decrease […]

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Governor McAuliffe expected to be elected as the new Chairman of the NGA

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Governor McAuliffe expected to be elected as the new Chairman of the NGA

RICHMOND –Governor Terry McAuliffe, who is the current Vice-Chair of the National Governors Association (NGA) will travel to Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday, July 14th to participate in the annual summer meeting of the NGA. The Governor will participate in numerous meetings, panel discussions and receptions with a bipartisan group of governors from across the […]

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