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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What’s going on across from Countryside Park?

Sunday, July 24, 2016

What's going on across from Countryside Park?

Bulldozing, backhoes are moving dirt and toppling trees on what was once Roanoke airport property between Ranch Road and Portland Avenue in Northwest City. A small parking lot is expected to relieve parking that neighbors now see as a parking problem with the Countryside Park and trails being so popular from visitors outside the neighborhoods. […]

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South Roanoke Neighborhood forum puts questions to council candidates

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

South Roanoke Neighborhood forum puts questions to council candidates

South Roanoke Neighborhood president Barbara Duerk began the candidate forum with a “listen and learn” to give attendees a chance to voice concerns they had that candidates should take into consideration. They ran the gamut from speeding on Avenham Avenue to the expected traffic congestion from the Carilion Clinic expansion. Mr. Bradshaw, a resident, summed […]

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Stop the Violence Star City at Washington Park draws committed diverse crowd

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Stop the Violence Star City at Washington Park draws committed diverse crowd

A hundred people showed up even with the threat of severe storms lingering. Food, fun and games for the kids and camaraderie for the adults with one goal in mind. Stop the violence in Roanoke City where homicides so far this year have equaled all of last year. That is what the Stop the Violence […]

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Break ins plague Countryside Park residents in Northwest

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Break ins plague Countryside Park residents in Northwest

According to Scott Leamon, Crime Prevention Specialist/Community Outreach officers arrived at the the 2200 block of Countryside Drive when the homeowner called 911 at 2:37 p.m. on March 17th. The owner came home to find two individuals in his home.  Both individuals ran away once they figured out the homeowner had returned home, in fact they fled before the homeowner could […]

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Governor signs Senator Chap Petersen’s Homeowners’ Bill of Rights

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Fairfax, Va. – When an overly aggressive home owner’s association or condo association takes action against a Virginia homeowner, the citizen will have a new tool to defend their property: A Homeowners’ Bill of Rights. Announced by the Governor’s office today on the Legislative Information System, Senator Chap Petersen’s (D-Fairfax) bill was signed into law […]

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Roanoke City Council gives thumbs up to culinary school expansion – thumbs down on Epic Stop-In

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Roanoke City Council gives thumbs up to culinary school expansion - thumbs down on Epic Stop-In

The Roanoke City owned parcel located at 209 Henry Street next to the existing Al Pollard Culinary School in the Claude Moore Complex was sold for $10 to the Roanoke Higher Education Authority for the expansion of the VWCC Culinary Arts Program.   A $5.5 million state grant will pay for the project expansion. Dr.Thomas McKeon, Executive Director of […]

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Epic Stop In in Southeast Roanoke wins Planning Commission recommendation

Monday, January 12, 2015

Epic Stop In in Southeast Roanoke wins Planning Commission recommendation

Today the Roanoke Planning Commission voted 6-1 to recommend to City Council that  alcohol  be allowed for sale at the small Southeast store, Epic Stop In. The store is located at the intersection of 9th Street, SE and Penmar Avenue, SE. next to Andrew Jackson Middle School. Kit Hale was the only dissenting vote. Owner […]

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Roanoke neighborhoods recognized at awards celebration

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Roanoke neighborhoods recognized at awards celebration

Submitted by Bob Clement of Neighborhood Services: This year’s 2014 Annual City Neighborhoods’ “Harvesting the Fruits” Potluck Dinner and Awards Celebration took place on Friday evening, Nov. 7. Over 150 neighborhood advocates and leaders from across the city came together at the Jefferson Center’s Fitzpatrick Hall. Those in attendance shared their favorite dish, networked with […]

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Notice to all leaf rakers – leaf collection begins Nov. 9

Monday, October 20, 2014

Roanoke will begin collecting bagged leaves starting the week of Nov. 9. Residents can put bagged leaves at the curb on the same day as their paper recycling/brush day is normally picked up. There will be no bagged leaf collection in the alleys. NOTE that regularly scheduled brush collection will occur only for large piles of brush (4’x4’x4′) during […]

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PATH and West End Center for Youth hold neighborhood walk

Monday, October 13, 2014

PATH and West End Center for Youth hold neighborhood walk

The West End Center for Youth will be partnering with PATH Coalition to hold a “Walk Safely in your Neighborhood” event in the West End neighborhood of the City of Roanoke on Tuesday, October 14th. The walk will start at the West End Village at the new Freedom First Credit Union located at 1210 Patterson […]

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Youth soccer fields/tournaments replace old golf course

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Youth soccer fields/tournaments replace old golf course

Attorney Maryellen Goodlatte led off Wednesday’s presentation to 15 or so households adjacent to the planned lighted soccer fields behind the dilapidating tennis building at the city’s now closed Countryside Golf Course. The location of the three fields remains the same but with an added parking lot off of Tuckawanna Circle. There are about 160 […]

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