The Committee hopes to restore the Boones Mill Depot and use it to highlight the town’s history, music and arts. Over 100 years ago, the Norfolk & Western Railroad built a small station in Boones...No comment / Read More »
Roanoke County will share space with Roanoke City at the city’s police training center once an 8300 square foot addition is built. The three million dollar addition, to be constructed by the same Harrisonburg firm...No comment / Read More »
8th District delegate Greg Habeeb calls it “amazingly productive,” when he talks about the recent General Assembly session. Standards of Learning and ethics reform, changes to mental health laws (prompted by the Creigh Deeds’ tragedy),...No comment / Read More »
The Jesus Saves sign atop Ghent Grace Brethren Church in the Raleigh Court neighborhood of Roanoke has been boldly proclaiming the core message of the Christian faith from its rooftop for as long as anyone...
Its not a Bread-and-Breakfast insists River Laker, referring to the room he rents out on occasion in his Old Southwest Roanoke City bungalow. He doesn’t serve any food for one thing. But the city has...No comment / Read More »
Amid silence from county officials and Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Virginia’s small farmers are hailing new legislation that protects their property rights. Senate Bill 51, signed by McAuliffe on Wednesday without ceremony or announcement, cuts local...1 comment / Read More »
Captain Ken Argot of the Salvation Army in Roanoke laid out the numbers: the Army’s Red Kettle campaign came up short in 2013, raising only $215,000 towards its goal of $300,000. The Red Kettle campaign...No comment / Read More »
Geography, meteorology, and wildlife science students in Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment are preparing for courses to “climb peaks that scrape the sky,” in the words of geography instructor David Carroll. This...No comment / Read More »
The following article was written by Diane Daniel and was featured in the travel section of The Boston Globe on March 8th. We had it all planned. Because the Roanoke Valley is famed for its...No comment / Read More »
Virginia Tech faculty engineers and students are unraveling fundamental chemical and health properties of the chemical that contaminated the drinking water for the residents of West Virginia. Fueled by a $50,000 National Science Foundation Rapid...
Cox Communications recently awarded $160,000 in grants to 25 non-profits throughout the state. In Roanoke the Smart Beginnings early childhood education program, the Community Youth Program at St. John’s (for computer literacy), the Blue Ridge...No comment / Read More »
City Council voted unanimously (with Councilwoman Anita Price absent) to remove the proffers on the old Ukrops building on Franklin Road and sell it to Carilion to use for a new outpatient clinic. (See the...No comment / Read More »
Before an overflow crowd of Roanoke County educators, administrators and high school students that spilled over into another room, where the proceedings were broadcast on closed circuit TV, “Think Tank 2: Innovation Ready” pondered how...No comment / Read More »