Green Hill Highland Games this Saturday

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Green Hill Highland Games this Saturday

Where can you find a ton of tartan, bold bag pipes and feats of super human strength in Roanoke County, Virginia? Only at the 2016 Green Hill Highland Games where you’ll see some of the most outstanding kilt-donning athletes around! On Saturday, August 27 from 9am-6pm, Roanoke County’s Green Hill Park will host the Green […]

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Golf returns to the Olympics and other golf news

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Golf returns to the Olympics and other golf news

Golf’s Epic Return After an 112-year drought, golf has finally made its return to the Olympics. Kicking off today, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed and Matt Kuchar are teeing off for Team USA. Find out how @TheFirstTee core values and life skills work together to build character! http://bit.ly/1yrYEeS   .@PGAjrleaguegolf regionals are just around the corner! Stay tuned […]

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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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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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Badges for Baseball program launches – teams youth with law enforcement mentors

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Badges for Baseball program launches - teams youth with law enforcement mentors

United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. will and youth will throw out ceremonial first pitch in recognition of the launch of the Badges for Baseball program at Salem Red Sox tonight. The U.S. Attorney has been practicing with his sons Jack and Richard the last couple of days he said. In cooperation with officials […]

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2nd Annual Lea’s High School Winter Classic Basketball Challenge at the Berglund Center

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2nd Annual Lea’s High School Winter Classic Basketball Challenge at the Berglund Center

Spectra by Comcast Spectacor, operators of Berglund Center, announced the 2nd annual Lea’s High School Winter Classic Basketball Challenge will be held January 9, 2016 in the Berglund Center Coliseum. Tickets will be general admission for $10 with a special student ticket at $5, and are on sale now at the Berglund Center Box office, […]

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Volunteers still needed for Special Olympics on Thursday

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Volunteers still needed for Special Olympics on Thursday

We’re certain you have a few cheers up your sleeves – prove us right and Volunteer to Cheer at Roanoke Track and Field.  The event is being hosted again this fall at William Fleming High School.   More than 450 Middle and High School students and adults will compete in Track and Field events at […]

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Op-Ed: Melrose Community Policing Project a Win for Citizens and the City

Monday, August 3, 2015

Op-Ed: Melrose Community Policing Project a Win for Citizens and the City

This summer I embarked on a project to strengthen the relationship between the City of Roanoke, the Police Department, and most importantly the community. The results far exceeded my expectations. Before I talk about the results, let’s take a look back to the spring. I was invited to a community discussion to form a summer […]

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Delta Dental honors First Tee of Roanoke Valley with $5,000 donation

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Delta Dental honors First Tee of Roanoke Valley with $5,000 donation

On Wednesday the Delta Dental State Open of Virginia was held at Ballyhack Golf Club that included a First Tee of Roanoke Valley Youth Clinic. First Tee of Roanoke Valley is celebrating its 10th anniversary of instilling core values through golf. As golfers prepared to tee off at the 2015 Delta Dental State Open of Virginia, […]

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Josh Norris of Blacksburg to carry the Flame of Hope for Special Olympics World Games

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Josh Norris of Blacksburg to carry the  Flame of Hope for Special Olympics World Games

Josh Norris of Blacksburg will serve as a Guardian of the Flame of Hope and participate in the Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg, the last journey of the flame throughout the state of California. Josh is one of 10 Special Olympic athletes worldwide to be selected for the 126 member Final Leg Team. Josh […]

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Law Enforcement Torch Run lights the way through Roanoke for Special Olympics Virginia

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Law Enforcement Torch Run lights the way through Roanoke for Special Olympics Virginia

The Law Enforcement Torch Run benefiting Special Olympics Virginia will pass through the Roanoke Valley Region Monday June 8, Tuesday June 9, and Wednesday June 10, as runners make their way to Richmond to Special Olympics Virginia’s Summer Games, June 12-13. According to Lt. Michelle Vandergrift of the Roanoke City Police Department the passing of the […]

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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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