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Kyle Dudley Starts 2014 Victorious with Racing Dynamiks Win

Kyle Dudley Starts 2014 Victorious with Racing Dynamiks Win

Three-time and defending Franklin County Speedway track champion Kyle Dudley began his championship defense in style with a victory in the Racing Dynamiks 200 on Sunday. Dudley inherited the lead on lap 77 when race leader Mike Looney dropped off the pace due to an electrical problem. “We struggled a little bit yesterday,” Dudley said. […]

Vote for Controversial Cell Phone Tower Put on Hold

Vote for Controversial Cell Phone Tower Put on Hold

Roanoke City Council has put off, at least until June,before any decision on whether to allow a cell phone tower to be built in the South Jefferson corridor near River’s Edge and the Virginia Tech-Carilion campus. The 165’ tall tower, which would have been lighted because it is close to the Carilion Lifeguard helicopter pad […]

GOP Ticket For City Council Weighs In On The Issues

GOP Ticket For City Council Weighs In On The Issues

The Republican candidates for Roanoke City Council’s May 6 election didn’t make it to the recent Greater Raleigh Court Civic League forum with the other six Democrats and independents – citing prior commitments – but they did release a position paper a few days later. “The Complaint Department is Open Only on May 6th,” their […]

VA Releases Comprehensive Plan for Outdoor Recreation, Land Conservation

VA Releases Comprehensive Plan for Outdoor Recreation, Land Conservation

The Virginia Outdoors Plan, Virginia’s official guide for the planning of public outdoor recreation and land conservation, has been revised and is now available online. The plan, which is updated every five years, is a product of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation and highlights the beautiful natural resources and historical attractions Virginia has to […]

Transportation Museum Announces New Exhibit

Transportation Museum Announces New Exhibit

“Fueling Progress: 100 years of the gas station, roadside attractions and Virginia on the move” The Virginia Museum of Transportation has announced the opening of “Fueling Progress: 100 years of the gas station, roadside attractions and Virginia on the move,” a new exhibit in the Advance Auto Parts Automotive Gallery on Saturday, April 12, 2014. […]

Students Compete in NASA Sponsored Robotics Competition

Students Compete in NASA Sponsored Robotics Competition

A Virginia Tech College of Engineering student team is building a six-wheeled lunar robot and will travel to Houston’s Johnson Space Center in June as part of the 2014 RASC-AL Robo-Ops Challenge, sponsored by NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace. The team is comprised of students from the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering and the Department of Mechanical Engineering. […]

Kiwanis Unveil 2014 Unsung Hero Award Winners

Kiwanis Unveil 2014 Unsung Hero Award Winners

Sunday night at the Salem Civic Center, the Roanoke, Salem and Botetourt Kiwanis Clubs handed out what is considered the most prestigious awards in local high school basketball during the 46th Annual Kiwanis Roanoke Metro Basketball Awards Banquet. Thirteen girls and boys teams from our area were represented. While the All-Star teams, coaches and players […]

Clinic Among the First in Virginia to Implant New Heart Valve

Clinic Among the First in Virginia to Implant New Heart Valve

When someone has Aortic Stenosis (hardening of the arteries), the aortic valve becomes stiff and limits the amount of blood that can travel through the heart. The valve can be replaced with open heart surgery, but some patients are too sick to undergo a major operation. The MedTronic CoreValve System can be inserted into an […]

Vinton Plans for “Pocket Park,” Other Projects

Vinton Plans for “Pocket Park,” Other Projects

The Town of Vinton doesn’t have much green space downtown – and it’s planning to fix that. Vinton is drawing up plans for what Town Manager Chris Lawrence calls a “pocket park” next door to the municipal building downtown. The 6000 sq. ft park will be built right across the street from the new Roanoke […]

Retiring Moran Says Congress is ‘Underpaid’

Retiring Moran Says Congress is ‘Underpaid’

With nothing to lose — except perhaps sympathy from any American making less than $174,000 a year — retiring Democratic Virginia Congressman Jim Moran said in an interview with CQ Roll Call last Thursday that members of Congress are “underpaid.” Never mind that Moran, who represents the sixth-wealthiest district in the nation, still earns more […]


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