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Grandin Theatre Foundation Receives $50,000 Fasade Grant

Grandin Theatre Foundation Receives $50,000 Fasade Grant

The historic Grandin Theatre will soon have a new look. Roanoke City’s Economic Development Authority (EDA) has awarded a discretionary grant request for the amount of $50,000 to the Grandin Theatre Foundation. The funds will be used specifically to assist the Foundation in revitalizing the front facade of the Theatre, including new sets of doors […]

New Diversity Program Begins at VT Carilion School of Medicine

New Diversity Program Begins at VT Carilion School of Medicine

Kenya Swilling and Kaia Amoah have dreamed of becoming doctors for as long as they can remember. “I was fascinated with all the different instruments in the room and loved watching the doctor perform the exam,” Swilling said. “I always knew I wanted to be a doctor.” After witnessing under representation in the health care […]

Tour Roanoke Announces “Blue Ridge Wine Tour”

Tour Roanoke Announces “Blue Ridge Wine Tour”

Tour Roanoke, which hosts the Roanoke Food Tour and the Roanoke Craft Beer Tour, recently launched the Blue Ridge Wine Tour. The Blue Ridge Wine Tour is all about supporting, discovering, and enjoying the work of the region’s local wine makers. On this tour, guests are transported to two or three local wineries for tours […]

State Seeks Public Input for Trout Management Plan

State Seeks Public Input for Trout Management Plan

What does the future hold for trout fishing in Virginia? Who decides which rivers will be stocked and how much? How will Virginia’s trout program be funded in the future? There’s a new plan which will explain all this and more. The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) invites public input on the […]

New Section of Roanoke River Greenway Section Opens

New Section of Roanoke River Greenway Section Opens

The Roanoke River Greenway is one mile closer to full connectivity with the opening of a new section that intersects Peters Creek Road. To celebrate this new pathway, Roanoke Parks and Recreation will hold an official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, July 24, at 11 a.m. Parking for the ceremony will be near the cul-de-sac at […]

Blue Ridge Destination Vision Plan 2030 Progresses

Blue Ridge Destination Vision Plan 2030 Progresses

A great place to live is typically a great place to visit. The Roanoke Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau (RVCVB) is leading the way to develop a vision plan for added and enhanced tourism products and services that are attractive, not only to residents, but to visitors too. Working from a viewpoint that Virginia’s Blue […]

MMT Brings Beauty and Beast to Life!

MMT Brings Beauty and Beast to Life!

A classic fairytale popularized by Walt Disney’s animated feature film will come alive next month in Mill Mountain Theatre’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. The play’s junior version will feature many Roanoke area youth in cameo roles. “We picked this show especially to show off our community’s most talented young actors, many […]

Norfolk Southern Building Goes On Market

Norfolk Southern Building Goes On Market

Poe & Cronk / Colliers International List Norfolk Southern Office Building Poe & Cronk Real Estate Group and Colliers International have been selected to represent Norfolk Southern in the sale of their prominent regional headquarters office building located at 110 Franklin Road SE, Roanoke, VA 24011. The Norfolk Southern Building is one of Roanoke’s landmark […]

Roanoke / Blacksburg Regional Airport Receives Perfect Safety Rating

Roanoke / Blacksburg Regional Airport Receives Perfect Safety Rating

Federal Aviation Administration commends ROA for effective day?to?day operation procedures.  The Roanoke Regional Airport Commission has announced the recent completion of the Federal Aviation Administration’s annual airfield safety inspection at Roanoke?Blacksburg Regional Airport. The FAA’s airport certification and safety inspector found zero violations at ROA and rommended airport staff for effective day?to?day operations. “Safety and security at Roanoke?Blacksburg Regional […]

Mill Moutain Zoo Says Goodbye To Beloved Wolverine

Mill Moutain Zoo Says Goodbye To Beloved Wolverine

Mill Mountain Zoo has announced the passing of Bo, a North American Wolverine on Tuesday, July 22, afternoon.  Diagnosed with an advanced and progressive heart condition in 2013, the medications he was prescribed gave him the opportunity to live another two full years of life – much longer than the initial prognosis he was given.  […]



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