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RC Poll: Virginians Split on Medicaid Expansion / Think McDonnell Acted Wrongly

RC Poll: Virginians Split on Medicaid Expansion / Think McDonnell Acted Wrongly

Registered Virginia voters are largely split on Medicaid expansion (46% oppose, 42% favor), but 61 percent oppose potential unilateral action by Governor Terry McAuliffe to expand the program, according to the Roanoke College Poll. A majority of respondents (54%) think that former Governor Bob McDonnell, whose trial begins next week, did something wrong in his […]

Roanoke is 8th Cheapest Place to Get a Seeding Ticket in VA

Roanoke is 8th Cheapest Place to Get a Seeding Ticket in VA

In Virginia, the average commute takes 27.9 minutes, which is the sixth longest commute in the nation. With longer commutes come more opportunities to get a speeding ticket. Drivers who get caught speeding will have to pay a fine,$6 for each mile over the speed limit plus court costs, which results in a total fine of $141 […]

Local High School Students Make A Big Decision

Local High School Students Make A Big Decision

Foundation for Roanoke Valley’s Youth Leadership Committee (YLC) announced today that it has awarded a $15,000 grant to Family Promise of Greater Roanoke The overall goal and purpose of Family Promise is to provide children and their families with safety, shelter, food, basic needs and assistance as they seek permanent housing. Family Promise of Greater […]

VT-Carilion Researchers Investigate Origin of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

VT-Carilion Researchers Investigate Origin of Lou Gehrig’s Disease

Nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord play prominent roles in our ability to control many of our muscles, including those in our arms and legs. However, one disease has the power to take away this control seemingly at random. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or […]

Back 2 School Blast Draws a Variety of Donors for August 10th Event

Back 2 School Blast Draws a Variety of Donors for August 10th Event

As the new school year quickly approaches, families in need scramble to have their children prepared for the first day of school. The cost of student backpacks continues to rise, and finding the funds to provide supplies for low income families becomes more and more difficult. With help from local businesses, over 1,500 children in […]

Roanoke College Poll Shows Warner Maintains Lead / Obama Approval Down

Roanoke College Poll Shows Warner Maintains Lead / Obama Approval Down

Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner holds a comfortable 25-point lead over Republican Ed Gillespie (47%-22%), according to the Roanoke College Poll. Libertarian Robert Sarvis polled at 5 percent. In the generic Congressional ballot, Democrats hold an insignificant lead over Republicans (38%-36%).  In an early look at possible 2016 Presidential match-ups, Hillary Clinton holds significant and […]

Roanoke Named One of America’s Best Small Cities on The Rise

Roanoke Named One of America’s Best Small Cities on The Rise

Roanoke has just been named one of America’s Best Small Cities on the Rise Here’s what SmarterTravel had to say about the Roanoke Valley: What’s Hot: In the last four years, this Blue Ridge Parkway city has attracted hundreds of hipster residents to a revitalized downtown with a new amphitheater venue in Elmwood Park and a new […]

Blue Ridge Parkway Tourism Creates $782 Million in Economic Benefit

Blue Ridge Parkway Tourism Creates $782 Million in Economic Benefit

Report shows visitor spending supports 11,283 jobs in local economy A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 12,877,369 visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2013 spent $782,926,000 in communities near the park. That spending supported 11,283 jobs in adjacent communities. The 2013 economic benefit figures are slightly lower than the 2012 results […]

Covington Ranks #1 Among Most Toxic Zip Codes in VA

Covington Ranks #1 Among Most Toxic Zip Codes in VA

New Report by Sierra Club ranks most toxic zip codes according EPA’s Toxic Release Inventory -Montgomery County and Lynchburg listed as 14th / 15th Located 40 miles north of Roanoke and surrounded by the George Washington National Forest, Covington is home to 6,000 residents. In 2012, those residents were exposed to almost 3 million pounds […]

Roanoke Post 3 Wins District 9 American Legion Championship

Roanoke Post 3 Wins District 9 American Legion Championship

It’s been an out of the ordinary season in District 9 American Legion baseball this summer. First, the regular season district members were reduced to Roanoke, Rocky Mount and Christiansburg after Alleghany, Vinton and Botetourt made the decision not to field teams in the senior division this year. For the record, all of those latter […]


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