Two incumbents are choosing not to run again –although one of them has higher aspirations. And the field vying for three seats is crowded. The race for Roanoke City Council includes seven candidates that will...No comment / Read More »
Rail tourism continues to be big business in the Star City and across the Roanoke Valley. The Virginia Museum is only days away from hearing the outcome of a donation from the VA Surface Transportation...No comment / Read More »
Citizens offer mixed views on gun control efforts The Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College has again taken the pulse of Virginians on several issues of interest in the current 2016 General Assembly...No comment / Read More »
Carilion spent around 15 million dollars to purchase and renovate the property before opening the doors and equipping the new center with the latest in imaging equipment as well. The building features 125 patient rooms...No comment / Read More »
During a private reception held for board members and other supporters, Mill Mountain Zoo executive director Lucy Cook gave a power point presentation on the state of the hilltop zoo: pretty good at this point...
Roanoke is a safe place to live, work and play. That was the message that Police Chief Chris Perkins delivered to Roanoke City Council at a briefing earlier this month. In his final presentation to...No comment / Read More »
In the fall of 2015, after seeing an increase in homeless students, Roanoke City Public Schools started a Help the Homeless Fund. The school system used social media to ask for help. Reese Betton, a...No comment / Read More »
On May 20-21, 2016, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia (BBBS) will bring Over The Edge back for the third year to Southwest Virginia. Participants will each raise $1000 for the incredible opportunity to rappel...No comment / Read More »
Two cockroaches scuttle into earthquake rubble looking for survivors. One cockroach is a robot, driven by remote control. The other cockroach, a live one, has a backpack glued to it and is wired with electrodes so...No comment / Read More »
Virginia Legislators have announced a bipartisan deal that will be a step towards keeping guns away from domestic abusers and people who cannot pass background checks. “This bipartisan deal to keep guns out of the...No comment / Read More »
$1.3 trillion in total U.S. student debt; average Va. graduate is $26,000 #InTheRed ~ Student leaders from 20 Virginia colleges traveled to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to discuss their challenges paying for college and the impact...