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Water Authority and South Peak Work To Improve Water Infrastructure

Water Authority and South Peak Work To Improve Water Infrastructure

New pipeline and removal of water tower will improve water services The Western Virginia Water Authority and South Peak have embarked on phase one of a two-phase project to improve the water infrastructure in Roanoke City and Roanoke County.  When the project is complete in two years, residents in the area will see improved flow […]

Lack of Turning Lane At New Interchange Frustrates Roanokers

Lack of Turning Lane At New Interchange Frustrates Roanokers

Instead of a stop light, Riverland Road/Route 116 now has a roundabout in front of the shopping plaza that houses the New Piggly Wiggly grocery store in Southeast Roanoke.  Motorists can’t turn left into the store; they’re forced to go about one hundred yards down and around the new round-about so that they can enter […]

Hollins Nominee Lang Promotes Dog Park, Library Site and Farmer’s Market

Hollins Nominee Lang Promotes Dog Park, Library Site and Farmer’s Market

Brian Lang, Democratic nominee for the Hollins seat on the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors, held a campaign picnic/dog park rally at Waldron Park on Wednesday, July 17, to show support for his proposal to create dog parks in Roanoke County. Lang has proposed the creation of four dog parks in the Hollins District, at […]

NAACP Holds 15th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards

NAACP Holds 15th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards

Over 200 people filled the Holiday Inn at Tanglewood Friday night to honor area citizens who have contributed more than what was expected of them by helping others. “Believe-Achieve-Succeed,” was the theme of this year’s program. Guest Speaker Judge Laura Blackburne, a retired New York State Supreme Court Justice said the “Believing is not as […]

Cathcart To Run Again in the 17th

Cathcart To Run Again in the 17th

Defeated decisively two years ago by Republican Chris Head in the battle for the 17th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, Freeda Cathcart is ready to try again. Cathcart, a civic activist and Democratic Party leader who opened a regional headquarters last year, announced her intention to run again outside Burlington Elementary School on […]

Everybody Loves a Parade

Everybody Loves a Parade

The local Christmas holiday season kicked off in earnest last week – ahead of this weekend’s “Black Friday” or even Black Thursday, with some stores set to reopen Thanksgiving night. The annual Grandin Village Christmas parade brought out thousands of spectators, and seemingly just as many parade participants. Marchers included local schools, marching bands and merchants […]

Flora Talks About Courage In Last State Of The County Address

Flora Talks About Courage In Last State Of The County Address

Roanoke County Board of Supervisors chairman Richard Flora, who will not run for reelection next year from the Hollins District, used his final State of the County address last week to talk about “Leading with Courage and Commitment.” That was the theme of Flora’s address to invited guests at the Green Ridge Recreation Center, guests […]

It’s Always “Ssunny” In Roanoke For Hotelier

It’s Always “Ssunny” In Roanoke For Hotelier

When he first came to America in 1990, Ssunny Shah (yes, he spells his first name with two S’s) had only $400 in his pocket.  Born in Bombay, India, Shah’s father owned a successful textile business and family tradition directed that the son continue in that business.  Shah had other ambitions. “Instead, I decided to […]

City Manager’s Brother-In-Law Hired as New Roanoke City Attorney

City Manager’s Brother-In-Law Hired as New Roanoke City Attorney

by Valerie Garner New City Attorney “Was Not First Choice” Daniel Callaghan is Roanoke’s new city attorney but it was not a unanimous decision. He is city manager Chris Morrill’s brother-in-law. He starts with the city October 17 with a salary of $150,000. Callaghan, 57 hails from Manchester, New Hampshire where he is a partner […]

Protect Your Vehicle From Auto Theft With VIN Etching

Protect Your Vehicle From Auto Theft With VIN Etching

by Carla Bream The Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office, the Roanoke Police Department and the Virginia State Police HEAT program are co-sponsoring a free VIN Etching for all vehicles on Saturday, June 23rd at the Valley View Target store parking lot located at 4802 Valley View Blvd from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Roanokers with a […]



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