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Opera Roanoke Hires Linda Gavel Webb as Executive Director

Opera Roanoke Hires Linda Gavel Webb as Executive Director

Opera Roanoke has named Linda Gavel Webb, an accomplished leader in the non-profit world, its executive director. Webb will share responsibility for the management of Opera Roanoke with Scott Williamson, the Artistic Director, now in his fifth year with the company. Webb is well known for her successes as Director of Development for Mill Mountain […]

Roanoke County School Board Names New Superintendent

Roanoke County School Board Names New Superintendent

The Roanoke County School Board has named Dr. Greg Killough as the next superintendent for Roanoke County Public Schools, beginning July 1.  Dr. Killough will replace Dr. Lorraine Lange, who will retire on June 30 after serving as superintendent since 2006. Dr. Killough has served as the superintendent for Caroline County Public Schools in Caroline […]

VT Carilion Professor Receives International Master Teacher Award

VT Carilion Professor Receives International Master Teacher Award

Michael Nolan, a professor of basic science at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, has received the 2014 Master Teacher Award from the International Association of Medical Science Educators. The annual award is presented to an association member who, over the course of many years, has consistently demonstrated extraordinary excellence in teaching both at […]

Roanoke Regional Chamber Unveils New Logo, Tagline to Celebrate 125th Anniversary

Roanoke Regional Chamber Unveils New Logo, Tagline to Celebrate 125th Anniversary

The Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce has introduced a new logo and tagline to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the region’s largest business organization. The current black and yellow logo, in use since 2000, has been replaced with a green and teal icon that reflects the many services offered by the Chamber and communicates “an […]

BBB Alert: Confusing Corporate Records Mailing Is Back

BBB Alert: Confusing Corporate Records Mailing Is Back

A corporate solicitation that resembles an official government mailing is once again being mailed to Virginia businesses. BBB Serving Western VA is alerting businesses about mailings from Virginia Council for Corporations. This is a new name for Mandatory Poster Agency, a company that is asking for $125 in return for their assistance in compiling corporate […]

Brambleton Merchants Band Together

Brambleton Merchants Band Together

The Brambleton Business Association (BBA) is closer to becoming a reality, forming along the lines perhaps of the Williamson Road Area Business Association. WRABA executive director Wendy Jones addressed the second meeting of interested merchants on or near Brambleton Avenue in November; last week the BBA met for a third time to hash out bylaws […]

Salem Names New Police Chief and Deputy Chief

Salem Names New Police Chief and Deputy Chief

Just like the two men who preceded him in the job, Salem’s new Police Chief made his way to the top of the city’s law enforcement ladder by gaining valuable experience at every stop along the way. Salem City Manager Kevin Boggess took the “acting” portion off of Tim Guthrie’s title as he appointed him […]

Roanoke Fire-EMS Appoints New Deputy Chief

Roanoke Fire-EMS Appoints New Deputy Chief

Roanoke Fire-EMS is has announced that Melvin Sanders is being promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief effective December 23, 2014 . Sanders will take over for Deputy Chief Jeff Beckner who retired earlier this year. Sanders has devoted nearly 30 years of service to the Roanoke Fire-EMS Department and the citizens of Roanoke. He […]

Blue Ridge Campaign is Award Winner For RVCVB

Blue Ridge Campaign is Award Winner For RVCVB

“Blue Ridge Standard Time,” a tourism ad campaign that the Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau used to lure people to the region for weekend getaways was a big winner – at a recent awards ceremony and in terms of the number of visitor driven to its website. The Public Relations Society of American (PRSA) […]

CoLab Expands Into Former Music Hall

CoLab Expands Into Former Music Hall

Until recently it was Kirk Avenue Music Hall, which attracted a range of performers and bands to a space that barely held a 100 people or more. But, owner Ed Walker said Kirk Avenue as a music venue was always meant to be transitional and a space used in part to generate interest in creating […]



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