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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VHHA updates Legislative Dashboard tool with more recent health data

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

RICHMOND, VA – The Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association has overhauled its well-received Community Health Legislative Dashboards – an interactive online tool for reviewing key population and health statistics by region throughout the Commonwealth. First unveiled last year, the newly redesigned dashboard tool retains all the user-friendly elements that enable online visitors to evaluate Virginia […]

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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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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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Road closures around River’s Edge for July 4 fireworks – what you should consider

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Roanoke, VA – Celebrate an evening of red, white and boom with the City of Roanoke’s annual fireworks show at River’s Edge Sports Complex on July 4 beginning at 9:30 p.m. This year’s fireworks show is presented by the City of Roanoke, The Roanoke Times, WFXR, and Downtown Roanoke, Inc. Before the fireworks, enjoy patriotic […]

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BMT grand opening of Mini Mall Friday with raffle drawings

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

BMT grand opening of Mini Mall Friday with raffle drawings

On Friday, the 3rd of June, from 9:00am to 7:00pm, BMT Mini Mall will be celebrating its Grand Opening with refreshments , giveaways and All to make a purchase will be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 3 prizes! BMT is delighted to be opening its first store in Roanoke Va and wants […]

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Reception for Mayor Bowers and Councilman Rosen – Investiture Ceremony date

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Vice-Mayor David B. Trinkle and Members of Roanoke City Council cordially invite you to a reception in honor of The Honorable David A. Bowers and The Honorable Court G. Rosen In recognition of their public service to the citizens of the City of Roanoke Monday, June 20, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Blue 5 — White […]

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Drug Take-Back Day Saturday at locations throughout the Roanoke Valley

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced that the United States Attorney’s Office is proud to once again partner with local law enforcement, Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Western Virginia Water Authority to collect expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for safe destruction […]

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CoLab (X)po Wednesday – Roanoke’s Transit Vision Plan

Monday, January 25, 2016

CoLab (X)po Wednesday - Roanoke's Transit Vision Plan

1.27.15 Roanoke’s Transit Vision Plan 5:15 – 6:45 PM | Free & Open to the Public! | Light Refreshments Provided Preserving our natural environment; Developing our workforce and the economy; Improving our personal health.  Transit can help us reach these goals and help our Roanoke Valley become a more livable community. After significant data analysis and public […]

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Junior League of Roanoke Valley announces earnings from 27th Annual Stocked Market

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Junior League of Roanoke Valley announces earnings from 27th Annual Stocked Market

Junior League of Roanoke Valley announced the proceeds from their 27th Annual Stocked Market Shopping Extravaganza and Family Event. They raised $140,092.61 that will go toward supporting area non-profits. The Stocked Market attracted more than 8,000 attendees back in November and featured more than 130 vendors from across the country. Funds raised from the Stocked […]

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60th anniversary of NORAD tracking Santa – countdown starts

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

60th anniversary of NORAD tracking Santa - countdown starts

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!  The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launching Dec 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more.  The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, […]

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Leaf collection begins in Roanoke – use paper leaf bags

Friday, November 13, 2015

Leaf collection begins in Roanoke - use paper leaf bags

Roanoke, VA – Citizens are reminded that leaf collection in the city begins next week. Crews will collect bagged leaves in biodegradable paper leaf bags the weeks of Nov. 16, Nov. 30, and Dec. 14. Residents should put their bagged leaves at the curb on the same day as their regular trash collection. The city […]

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