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It’s A Bird . . . It’s A Plane . . . It’s . . .

It’s A Bird . . . It’s A Plane . . . It’s . . .

A whole lot of raptors . . . Members of the Roanoke Valley Bird Club have been counting migrating raptors for several weeks at Harvey’s Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway and on a recent Wednesday tallied a season high daily total of 8,449. The vast majority are Broad Winged Hawks travelling in “kettles” riding the updrafts generated […]

Domestic Violence Targeted by Salvation Army and City Councilman

Domestic Violence Targeted by Salvation Army and City Councilman

A domestic violence community meeting co-sponsored by the City of Roanoke and TAP, and hosted by city councilman Sherman Lea, was inspired in part by sobering statistics put forth by the Salvation Army of Roanoke, said Director of Development Suzanne Gandy. The domestic violence community meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19, from 6-8 pm […]

Wild Bill’s Sport’s Roundup!

Wild Bill’s Sport’s Roundup!

It’s time to put the pigskin on the tee. High school football practices across the Roanoke Valley opened in full stride this week with all ‘Big-11′ squads looking for banner seasons in 2013. There will certainly be a learning curve with new VHSL classifications, and it may be a case of “who’s on first?” until […]

Winners Announced for RVSGT at Ivy Hill Golf Club

Winners Announced for RVSGT at Ivy Hill Golf Club

Leonard Stiff of Southeast Roanoke was the overall winner at the Roanoke Valley Senior Golf Tour’s August tournament played today at Ivy Hill Golf Club in Forest. Playing in Division 3, (handicaps over 19) Stiff recorded a net score of 61. Other Division 3 winners were: 2nd, Robert Huffman – 65; 3rd, David Boyd – […]

Foundation for Roanoke Valley Accepting Applications for Community Arts & Culture Initiative

Foundation for Roanoke Valley Accepting Applications for Community Arts & Culture Initiative

Foundation for Roanoke Valley is now accepting applications for Objective II of its Community Arts & Culture Initiative –  Arts at Work. Through Arts at Work the Foundation will look for projects that have an important and identifiable economic development component, strongly contribute to the overall vibrancy of the community, and which otherwise might not […]

New Piggly Wiggly Store Comes to Roanoke

New Piggly Wiggly Store Comes to Roanoke

An iconic grocery store chain of the South has made its way back to the Roanoke Valley.  The area was home to one of the very first Piggly Wiggly stores in 1919 but the brand quickly disappeared just a few years later when the store was purchased by A&P.  Nearly a century later, the Piggly […]

Moir Fights Off Nerves, Opponents to Capture Roanoke Valley Women’s Golf Association City-County Championship

Moir Fights Off Nerves, Opponents to Capture Roanoke Valley Women’s Golf Association City-County Championship

Sara Moir had been on cruise control for two rounds. Her opening scores of 69 at Hanging Rock and 72 at Blue Hills had her sitting pretty with a nine-shot lead in the Roanoke Valley Women’s Golf Association City-County championship heading into the final round at Botetourt Golf & Swim Club. Although there were a […]

Local Creative Collaboration Team Wins National Recognition

Local Creative Collaboration Team Wins National Recognition

The creative efforts of Member One Federal Credit Union, Motion Adrenaline and B2C Enterprises won two Bronze Awards for the “Loan Reason #__” campaign – for use of animation and overall campaign. SAKinterMedia and B2C Enterprises , along with Motion Adrenaline, Media Frenzy and Brett Winter Lemon Photography won a Silver Award for the “Help Save […]

21 Recruits Graduate from Roanoke Regional Fire & EMS Academy

21 Recruits Graduate from Roanoke Regional Fire & EMS Academy

Three localities join together to produce the sixteenth regional recruit school  The Sixteenth Roanoke Valley Regional Fire & EMS Academy consisting of 21 personnel representing the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and Roanoke County graduated earlier today at the Roanoke Civic Center, Performing Arts Theatre. Each recruit was called to the stage and pinned with their […]

Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association Hits Midway Mark

Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association Hits Midway Mark

The third week of the six-week RVAA regular season featured Read Mountain visiting Hunting Hills Tuesday evening in a key swim-meet matchup between talented swimmers from both teams. Teams representing all the local clubs will continue with meets the first three Mondays in July before the RVAA championship city-county is held at the end of […]



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