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VTC Researchers Appointed as Roanoke’s Chief Science Officers for Human Development

VTC Researchers Appointed as Roanoke’s Chief Science Officers for Human Development

Sharon Landesman Ramey and Craig Ramey were recently named the City of Roanoke’s chief science officers for human development. The Rameys are both professors and distinguished research scholars at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute in Roanoke. “Drs. Sharon and Craig Ramey have shared their experiences, talents, and time to improve the Roanoke community,” said […]

Foundation Work Begins at Greenfield Historical Structures

Foundation Work Begins at Greenfield Historical Structures

Contractors for Botetourt County have begun the next phase of work on the two relocated historical structures at the Botetourt Center at Greenfield. Crews from Timber Works of Interest, LLC have begun building the foundations under the former slave quarters and kitchen at their new sites.  In order to begin this foundation work,  the County […]

Another Craft Brewer to Locate in The Roanoke Valley

Another Craft Brewer to Locate in The Roanoke Valley

First there was Deschutes – and now the 11th largest craft brewer in the U.S. is coming to the Greenfield Center in Botetourt County.  San Diego-based Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits will build their east coast operations in the old Lawrence Transportation building – investing 48 million dollars and creating almost 200 jobs in the […]

Clinton / Trump Tied in Virginia But Neither Viewed Favorably

Clinton / Trump Tied in Virginia But Neither Viewed Favorably

Likely presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are tied in Virginia with each garnering the support of 38 percent of likely voters, according to The Roanoke College Poll. While only 11 percent of likely voters said they are undecided, another 11 percent said they would vote for someone else and 2 percent stated they […]

Movie Starring Adrian Grenier / Mimi Rogers to Film in Virginia

Movie Starring Adrian Grenier / Mimi Rogers to Film in Virginia

Producers of the upcoming political thriller Public Affairs have selected Norfolk, Virginia as their filming location. The project will star Adrian Grenier (Entourage) and Mimi Rogers (Hope Springs), and will be directed by Sundance alum and DGA-award winner Eric Bross (Restaurant). The film was written by Tom Cudworth (Restaurant). Adrian Grenier is known for his […]

30th Annual Don Holliday Scholarship Winner Announced

30th Annual Don Holliday Scholarship Winner Announced

The Don Holliday Memorial Scholarship Tournament Board of Directors has announced Christian Blackwell of Patrick Henry High School as the 30th recipient of the Don Holliday Memorial Scholarship. A Patrick Henry High School graduate Blackwell maintained a GPA of 4.45 and was ranked 11th in his class of 372 students. He will attend the University […]

VA Leads The Way in Developing Unmanned Systems Technology for Aviation and Energy

VA Leads The Way in Developing Unmanned Systems Technology for Aviation and Energy

Unmanned Aircraft Systems Technology to research long-distance flights and inspect energy infrastructure  The Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership has announced initiatives that will further develop unmanned systems technology to strengthen the new Virginia economy, with an emphasis on unmanned aircraft systems. “Unmanned systems technology is the next generation of research and data analytics and our investment […]

81st Miss VA Pageant / Scholarship Program To Be Held In Roanoke June 23rd – 25th

81st Miss VA Pageant / Scholarship Program To Be Held In Roanoke June 23rd – 25th

Twenty-seven young ladies from across the Commonwealth arrive in Roanoke on Sunday, June 19th, for a week of appearances, rehearsals, and competitions leading up to the crowning of Miss Virginia 2016 on Saturday evening, June 25th, at Berglund Center. The contestants will compete in a private interview with the judges, talent, evening wear, onstage questions, […]

22 Recruits Graduate from Roanoke Valley Fire & EMS Academy

22 Recruits Graduate from Roanoke Valley Fire & EMS Academy

The Roanoke Valley Regional Fire & EMS Academy #19, consisting of 22 personnel representing the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and Roanoke County, graduated earlier today at the Berglund Center, Performing Arts Theatre. Each recruit was called to the stage and pinned with their official firefighter badge as their families watched. Nine individuals representing Roanoke […]

Reinvestment Fund and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Name Roanoke One of 50 Invest Health Cities

Reinvestment Fund and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Name Roanoke One of 50 Invest Health Cities

The City of Roanoke has been selected by Reinvestment Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to take part in the new Invest Health initiative. Invest Health is aimed at transforming how leaders from mid-size American cities work together to help low-income communities thrive, with specific attention to community features that drive health such as […]



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