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Grandin Theatre Stretches Out With Non-Movie Events

Grandin Theatre Stretches Out With Non-Movie Events

Ian Fortier, the new executive director for the Grandin Theatre Foundation since early September, came aboard with at least one mission: the former director of patron services at Jefferson Center wanted to grow the number of events at the Grandin – besides showing first run films, its bread and butter – in order to improve […]

Go Outside Festival Grows In Leaps and Bounds

Go Outside Festival Grows In Leaps and Bounds

Peter Eshelman, the director of outdoor branding for the Roanoke Regional Partnership and the force behind the RoanokeOutside.com website, said the idea for the Go Outside Festival was hatched more than four years ago. “We wanted to have a festival where people could have the opportunity to check out mountain bikes,” Eshelman recalled recently. “Then […]

Gas Pipeline Proposal Raises Concerns in Roanoke County

Gas Pipeline Proposal Raises Concerns in Roanoke County

Its apparent that local residents for the most part do not seem receptive to the thought of a natural gas pipeline coming through their property, whether they live in Roanoke County’s Bent Mountain area or in neighboring Floyd County. Because it’s under the domain of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) local governments really don’t […]

Fall Colors Peak In Southwest Virginia

Fall Colors Peak In Southwest Virginia

The mountains of Southwest Virginia have come alive this week with their vibrant and striking cloak of fall colors. Robin Scott of Roanoke captured this high valley scene not far from Roanoke on a country road in Newport. She said she was looking for a place with more red leaves in the scenery and found this […]

Precinct Consolidation Still Up In The Air

Precinct Consolidation Still Up In The Air

Following a public hearing that lasted more than an hour, members of Roanoke City Council voted 4 to 2 to consider a second plan for cutting the number of precincts in the city. Councilman David Trinkle and Court Rosen voted no, saying there’s been enough discussion and they wanted to vote on the current proposed […]

City Encourages Stormwater Management With Painted Rain Barrels

City Encourages Stormwater Management With Painted Rain Barrels

Roanoke’s stormwater utility manager, Dwayne D’Ardenne, said city residents have been slow to pick up on the credits they can earn towards the stormwater management utility fee that is now collected every month from residents and businesses. On the Roanoke City website there’s a link to an idea book, showing how landscaping or collecting rainwater […]

VT Carilion Awarded $1.7 Million For New Approach To Addiction Recovery

VT Carilion Awarded $1.7 Million For New Approach To Addiction Recovery

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists plan to use social media to help develop a new approach to addiction recovery, one that takes advantage of people’s instinct for social connectedness. Warren Bickel, a professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, has been awarded a $1.7 million, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health […]

Drive Carefully This Fall Season – Deer Are On The Move

Drive Carefully This Fall Season – Deer Are On The Move

Autumn is here, and along with colorful leaves, crisp air, and shorter days, it means Virginia’s white-tailed deer will be on the move. With daylight savings time just around the corner, many motorists will be commuting in the dark, increasing the likelihood of their vehicle colliding with a deer. The Virginia Department of Game and […]

Strange Brew: Richmond Puts Brewery on Public Tab

Strange Brew: Richmond Puts Brewery on Public Tab

Thirsty for jobs and good times, the city of Richmond is vowing to build a brewery on the James River. The estimated $36 million tab includes $5 million from Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s “Opportunity Fund.” If approved by the City Council, most of the money will be raised with a general revenue bond, which puts the city’s […]

Virginia Lawmaker Targets Police Asset Seizures

Virginia Lawmaker Targets Police Asset Seizures

Blasting a “fundamentally un-American” seizure of assets from citizens, a state lawmaker wants to rein in police powers in Virginia. “Current Virginia law allows for seizure of personal property without a criminal conviction. My legislation would require criminal conviction before property could be taken,” state Delegate Mark Cole told Watchdog.org. Police and prosecutors “see the current […]



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