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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 […]

Partial Funding for $6 Million Culvert May Be On Its Way

Partial Funding for $6 Million Culvert May Be On Its Way

By Valerie Garner It’s possible that Roanoke City will know in June whether the state will pay half of the cost for replacing a culvert needed to support the weight of passenger trains. When the Commonwealth Transportation Board meets in June they will hopefully make the decision to help Roanoke City by paying $3 million dollars […]

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 […]

Sen. Mark Obenshain campaigns for delegates in Roanoke

Sen. Mark Obenshain campaigns for delegates in Roanoke

by Valerie Garner The Virginia Republican convention is four months away on May 18 and candidates are foraging for delegates. Sen. Mark Obenshain who represents the Shenandoah Valley is one of two candidates for the  Republican nomination for attorney general. He was in Roanoke Wednesday evening at the Ramada Inn and spoke to over 50 […]

Voter Precinct Consolidation Plan Gets Pushed to Task Force

Voter Precinct Consolidation Plan Gets Pushed to Task Force

by Valerie Garner On Monday Councilman Bill Bestpitch suggested drafting a resolution for the January 7 council meeting to form a task force consisting of a member each from: the NAACP, SCLC, Roanoke City School Board, Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates and Blue Ridge Independent Living with one Democrat and one Republican from their respective committees. Additionally, two […]

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 […]



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