Governor Terry McAuliffe has declared a state of emergency throughout the Commonwealth to empower public safety officials to respond to Tuesday’s flooding events in communities across Virginia and to prepare for more extreme weather throughout...No comment / Read More »
The Roanoke City public school system allocates about five percent of its current annual budget for arts and music programs – not enough say some. Enter the Roanoke City Public Schools Education Foundation, a private...No comment / Read More »
When Libby Whitley found Rosie, a Walker Coonhound, limping along the side of the highway, she made an instant connection. After finding out that Rosie’s owner didn’t want her back, Whitley kept Rosie on the...No comment / Read More »
Hundreds of thousands of youth across the world will participate in the eighth annual 4-H National Youth Science Day experiment on Oct. 7. This year’s experiment, “Motion Commotion,” will combine a speeding car collision and...No comment / Read More »
Roanoke County will begin seeking input from area residents, leaders and stakeholder groups to create a master plan for Explore Park. When complete in early 2016, this plan will make specific recommendations for future park...No comment / Read More »
A survey conducted this past spring by the Virginia Association of School Superintendents (VASS) revealed that drastic reductions in state funding for public education and maximum efforts by localities to replace lost funds have pushed...
What goes on behind the Hokie Stone walls and sleek glass exterior of the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine? Now’s your chance to find out. The school’s second Mini Medical School series, “Drawing Back...No comment / Read More »
What can a group of 100 volunteers accomplish in one afternoon? A lot. On September 30th the Rescue Mission hosted 100 volunteers from the 2015 Virginia Volunteerism Conference, cleaned, prepped dinner, sorted donations and stuffed...No comment / Read More »
During his annual State of the City address, delivered at a Roanoke Regional Chamber of Congress event held inside the Taubman Museum in mid-September, Mayor David Bowers first asked for a moment of silence in...No comment / Read More »
The ever-popular Hokie BugFest returns to Blacksburg on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. And even though the event happens close to...No comment / Read More »
The Southwest Virginia region generated more than $971 million in travel expenditures in 2014 according to data announced at the 2015 Southwest Virginia Creative Economy Conference in Abingdon, Virginia. According to the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s...No comment / Read More »
With motorists eagerly anticipating drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway for the fall foliage season, super volunteer Libby Wilcox is helping the Parkway greet visitors with its best face forward. On Monday, September 21, Wilcox set...