RVTV Spotlight

  1. Development by District: Cave Spring

    Development By District: Cave Spring

    Hear from Paul Mahoney, Chairman of the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors about some of the projects underway in Cave Spring. Read on...
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    Race Support in Virginia's Blue Ridge

    It takes hundreds of local government employees working behind the scenes to put on races like the Carilion Clinic Ironman 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge and the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon. Find out how local municipalities prepare for race day. Read on...
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    RCACP Adoption Process

    Curious about the adoption process for a shelter animal? In this feature we talk with the kennel supervisor about their role in connecting pets with owners. Read on...
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    M-Power Fitness Ribbon Cutting

    Learn about how the owners at M-Power Fitness specialize in motivating clients to make positive change in their lives. Read on...
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    American Biosystems Profile (BizRoanoke)

    American Biosystems has been based in Roanoke for over 40 years, providing enzymes and microbial products for agricultural uses worldwide. In this episode of BizRoanoke, we get a behind the scenes look at how quality products and innovation can lead... Read on...
  6. Cox IG Cover

    Cox Bent Mountain Expansion Phase 1

    Hear about how Cox Communications is making progress toward serving more homes in the Bent Mountain area of Roanoke County. Read on...
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    Registered Apprentice Profiles: G&H

    The registered apprenticeship program is a collaborative effort between local businesses and school systems, designed to create training and employment opportunities in the trades. This profile follows two students who worked with G&H Contracting... Read on...
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    Wasena Neighborhood Profile

    This profile of Roanoke's Wasena Neighborhood demonstrates the importance of recreation and multi-modal transportation corridors in building community. Read on...
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    Roanoke County Names Teacher of the Year for 2022

    Northside Middle School teacher Amber Benson was awarded this year's Golden Apple award at a ceremony early this month. Find out what drives this outstanding educator to success. Read on...
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    Town of Vinton - Water Authority Transfer

    The Town of Vinton celebrated the transfer of town water service to the Western Virginia Water Authority on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 with a ceremonial turning of the valve! Congratulations to the team working hard behind the scenes... Read on...
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    Gauntlet 2022

    The 8th Annual Gauntlet Business Plan Competition is complete! Hear from Annette Patterson, President of the Advancement Foundation and this year's top finishers. Read on...
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    USA Cycling Championship Coming to Roanoke

    Future Olympians could be coming to our area later this month! This week Virginia's Blue Ridge along with Botetourt County and the City of Roanoke announced bike race routes for the USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships... Read on...
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    Regional Registered Apprenticeship Signing Day 2022

    The Regional Registered Apprenticeship Signing Day event was held recently at Salem Memorial Ballpark. Hear from Roanoke County Public Schools as well as two organizations about the success of the program over the years. Read on...
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    Storyteller Project: Ahoo Salem

    Learn about how Ahoo Salem got involved with Blue Ridge Literacy and a Spring holiday called Nowruz traditionally celebrated in her home country. Read on...
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    Registered Apprentice Profiles: Phoenix

    Roanoke County Public Schools graduate Phoenix Angel used his apprenticeship training to immediately land a surveying job out of high school at Balzer and Associates. See how this workforce development program has made a huge impact! Read on...
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    Treetop Quest Chick Pea Course Expansion

    Treetop Quest at Explore Park is expanding! Starting this weekend, a new course opens for ages 4-6. Get a preview of this exciting new attraction for the youngest climbers. Read on...
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    Washington Park Basketball Court Dedication

    On Friday, May 20 the City of Roanoke dedicated several new basketball courts at Washington Park to local legend Ricky Renell Wright. Watch a recap feature or the full presentation on our YouTube channel. Read on...
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    Local Colors Festival Recap

    Check out the sights and sounds of the Local Colors Festival held Saturday, May 21 at Roanoke's Elmwood Park. Listen closely to hear a remix of two fantastic performers. Read on...
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    T-Rex Trail - Building the Dinos

    Get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to build the T-Rex Trail at Explore Park. After months of planning and two weeks of installation, this exciting park feature is almost ready to welcome visitors. Read on...
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    Bike Safety Tips from Roanoke Police Department

    Friday, May 20 is National Bike to Work Day! Roanoke's Police Department wants to make sure you get where you're going safely. Watch this feature for a few bike safety tips. Read on...
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    Liberty Trust Hotel Open in Downtown Roanoke

    The new Liberty Trust boutique hotel is now open in downtown Roanoke. On this episode of BizRoanoke, find out how the project transformed a historic bank into an upscale overnight destination. Read on...
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    National Bike to Work Week

    May 16-22 is National Bike to Work Week! Join these staff members from Ride Solutions and the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission, and make the choice to ride. Watch this segment for beginner tips from frequent bike commuters. Read on...
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    New Bioconversion Facility Breaks Ground

    On Tuesday, May, 17, 2022 a groundbreaking was held at the Western Virginia Water Authority's wastewater treatment facility, celebrating the construction of a first of it's kind digester gas conditioning system and interconnect facility. Read on...
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    Pets For Mental Health - RCACP Mindful Monday

    Time with animals lowers cortisol, the stress hormone, and boosts oxytocin, the 'happiness' hormone. Simply interacting with animals can reduce stress, anxiety and depression. Learn more in this video with RCACP and City of Roanoke... Read on...
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    Wastewater Epidemiology in Virginia's Blue Ridge

    Scientists can tell a lot about a community by its wastewater. In our region, the Western Virginia Water Authority uses data to track the spread of viruses, pharmaceuticals, and other public health indicators. Read on...
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    Roanoke Solid Waste Division - Civic Service Episode 3

    Get a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of the City of Roanoke's solid waste division. This winter RVTV went on a ride along with several crews responsible for hauling away our waste. Read on...
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    T-Rex Trail Coming to Explore Park this Summer

    Travel back-in-time this summer at Explore Park’s T-Rex Trail! The half-mile wooded path will feature 18 animatronic dinosaurs. Roanoke County and Center in the Square will operate the roaring event over the span of 64 days from May 28 to August 14. Read on...
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    RCACP Animal Fostering Program

    The Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection is dedicated to finding homes for as many sheltered pets as possible. The foster program provides a place for animals that need constant care, are too small or otherwise unfit for adoption. Read on...
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    Roanoke County Economic Development VEDA Award

    Roanoke County Economic Development wins a statewide honor for the Reimagine 419 Plan. Read on...
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    Town of Vinton Arbor Day 2022

    The Town of Vinton celebrated Arbor Day at Roanoke County Public Library's Vinton branch today with students from Thrasher Preschool and special guests from the Virginia Department of Forestry... Read on...
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    Roanoke County Arbor Day 2022

    April 29 is Arbor Day! After school program participants at Roanoke County's Mountain View Elementary School participated in a tree planting this month to celebrate Arbor Day. This event helped the County earn its 24th consecutive Tree City USA... Read on...
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    Cardinal Bicycle Opens New Grandin Location

    Cardinal Bicycle's new location in Grandin is more than just a bike shop! Get a sneak peak at the facility which doubles as a café and meeting place for the local bike community. Read on...
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    2022 Little Feet Meet - Highlights

    Check out highlights from today's Special Olympics Little Feet Meet at Roanoke College! Read on...
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    America's Slowest 5K

    Each year after the Blue Ridge Marathon, organizers invite racers and the community to a "Slow-K." This quirky tradition continues to grow in popularity! Check out scenes from the Roanoke River Greenway on Sunday, April 17, 2022. Read on...
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    Partner Perspectives: Wine Gourmet/Medmont Mercantile

    Brian Powell of Wine Gourmet & Medmont Mercantile gives insight on how his business location in the county impacted his decision to expand. Read on...
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    Northside High Encourages Students to Arrive Alive

    As part of prom weekend at Northside High School, students promoted safe driving by creating an Arrive Alive video and holding a pep rally. Read on...
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    RCACP Vet Services

    Did you know that the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection has an on-site veterinarian that serves about 3,500 pets per year? Meet the staff and find out why kitten season has such a big impact on the shelter's operation. Read on...
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    Roanoke Public Schools Safety Summit

    On Wednesday, April 20 RVTV hosted representatives from Roanoke Public Schools, as well as local government officials and national experts to discuss ways to keep our kids safe. Read on...
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    Roanoke Public Libraries Debut Video Series at Star City Reads

    Roanoke Public Libraries presented several new videos as part of their Star City Reads initiative, at an event at the Grandin Theatre on Wednesday, April 20. Watch the full event recorded by RVTV. Read on...
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    Kite Festival Highlights

    Roanoke County Park, Recreation and Tourism hosted the annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival at Green Hill Park on Saturday, April 16. Check out these highlights from the event. Read on...
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    Blue Ridge Marathon 2022 Drone Highlights

    Get a birds eye view of this year's Blue Ridge Marathon, in this highlight reel from RVTV. Read on...
  42. LAT-Insta

    LAT Family Dentistry Opens in Roanoke

    A new dental practice is open in Roanoke, right next to Blue Cow Ice Cream. LAT Dentistry focuses on healthy oral care with an emphasis on patient comfort. Read on...
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    Green Ridge Personal Trainer Focuses on Senior Fitness

    Personal training at Green Ridge Recreation Center is designed to meet you where you are! This video feature focuses on Leah Wiley, an ACE certified trainer with a specialization in Senior Fitness. Read on...
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    Senator Warner Visits to Discuss Transportation Funding

    Virginia Senator Mark Warner visited the Roanoke River Greenway to talk about new federal funding opportunities for infrastructure such as roads and bridges. Read on...
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    Keep Moving with Green Ridge Group Fitness

    Green Ridge group fitness instructor Erin Lewis has a dedicated following. With a friendly class atmosphere, approachable instructions, and simplified variations, classes at Green Ridge stress the importance of keeping movement in your life. Read on...
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    A Foster Family Story - Roanoke County Social Services

    Foster parenting can be a rewarding experience! In this feature we learn the story of a Roanoke County family's journey from fostering to adoption Read on...
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    RCACP Rescue Partners

    The Roanoke Center for Animal Care and Protection works with regional and national partners to find homes for rescued pets. Find out how the rescue and volunteer coordinator makes a positive impact despite the limited capacity... Read on...
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    State of the Town Recap

    Hear about some of the Town of Vinton's economic development highlights over the last year. Read on...
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    LIFT Center Ribbon Cutting

    LIFT Center at Fallon Park Elementary provides health and wellness services to Fallon Park students and their families. Read on...
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    Treetop Quest Returns to Explore Park this Spring

    Treetop Quest at Explore Park is a family adventure for ages four and up, with progressively challenging aerial obstacles guaranteed to provide a thrill like you’ve never experienced! Season begins April 2. Read on...
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    RCACP Pet Pantry Accepting Donations

    The Roanoke Center for Animal Care and Protection is committed to keeping pets with their owners, even in times of need. The Pet Pantry is here to help, but relies on public donations... Read on...
  52. Roanoke City Public Schools Logo

    Join the Team at RCPS

    Join the team at Roanoke City Public Schools! Read on...
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    Career Quest 2022

    Area Middle Schoolers Sample a Variety of Jobs at Career Quest 2022. Read on...
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    VDH Hosts COVID-19 Remembrance Event

    The Roanoke City and Allegany Health Districts hosted a COVID-19 Remembrance event today honoring the work of first responders, medical professionals and volunteers who have given so much to our community, and remembering the over 900 lives lost in our... Read on...
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    Alt Offices Provides Affordable Business Space in Roanoke County

    Alt Offices has expanded to include locations in Cave Spring and Vinton, providing business owners with affordable short-term office solutions. In this segment from Roanoke County Business Partners, find out why doing business in the County worked... Read on...
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    RVTV Now Streaming on Roku

    Roanoke Valley Television (RVTV) is now streaming live on Roku devices. Tune in for live government meetings and 24/7 video content from the City of Roanoke, Roanoke County and the Town of Vinton. Search for our channel name or use code MZ6ZQV5. Read on...
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    RCACP Kitten Stories - Don't Kit-Nap

    It's kitten season! If you find unattended baby kittens in your yard, don't take them without checking for signs of distress. In the first of our kitten series, RCACP shares tips a few tips about what to do if you find them. Read on...
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    Roanoke County's 460 Study Aims to Improve Traffic

    Roanoke County's Planning Department has been working working hard behind the scenes to aid traffic flow and reduce congestion in the 460 Corridor, one of the area's busiest roads. Learn what's going on behind the scenes and get a preview of future... Read on...
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    Lowes Distribution Center - Economic Development Perspective

    Recently, Roanoke County announced the construction of a new Lowe's Distribution Center in Valley Tech Park. This $11 million investment will create 70 new jobs in our area. In this segment from Business Partners... Read on...
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    Lead Safe Roanoke - How to Be Lead Safe

    Did you know that lead poisoning is the nation's #1 preventable environmental health problem facing children today? Roanoke's Lead Safe team works to eliminate lead hazards through a grant funded initiative. Watch this video to find out how... Read on...
  61. Countye911

    Roanoke County Seeks 911 Communications Officers

    Roanoke County is now hiring Communications Officers! Save lives and make an impact on your community. Receive a competitive salary, benefits and on the job training with no college degree needed. Read on...
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    City of Roanoke Economic Outlook 2021-2022

    Over the past year, the City of Roanoke has seen some major commercial investments. In this presentation from economic development director Marc Nelson we take a look at some of the city's businesses, and get a preview of some upcoming plans. Read on...
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    Glenvar Class Teaches Paralympic Sports

    Students at Glenvar High are learning what it's like to participate in adaptive sports, such as those in the Paralympic Games. This unique program is a collaboration developed by the English, PE and IT departments, and is making a huge impact... Read on...
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    RVTV & City Schools Celebrate Read Across America Day

    March 2 is National Read Across America Day! RVTV has partnered with City of Roanoke Public Schools to record 23 book readings by local community members, public servants and elected officials. Read on...
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    Burton Engineering Students Win National Award

    Three engineering teams from Roanoke County's Burton Center for the Arts and Technology were recognized as REACH Challenge Semi-Finalists for their 2021 projects, aimed at improving the lives of students with disabilities at Mountain View Elementary... Read on...
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    How to Bear Proof Your Trash Can

    Learn how to live more responsibly with black bears, by making sure your trash containers are secure. In this video from Roanoke County and the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, find out how you can bear proof your trash container... Read on...
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    WiFi Hotspots on Loan at Roanoke County Public Library

    WiFi Hotspots are now available for loan at your local Roanoke County Library! Borrow a Verizon or T-Mobile device for up to 28 days, with your library card. Must be a Roanoke County citizen for this service. Read on...
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    PlayRoanoke Opens New Recording Studio

    Play Roanoke is excited to be offering a spot for anyone in need of space & equipment for recording free of charge. The Studio, located in Fishburn Mansion, offers professional recording equipment available for one-hour time slots... Read on...
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    Roanoke City Public Schools - ROTEC Plans for Expansion

    Watch this video to learn more about RCPS' CTE program, which includes the ROTEC - Roanoke Technical Education Center, and hear firsthand from students about their experiences. You'll also hear about our ongoing plans for expansion to ensure all... Read on...
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    Joint Regeneration Group Opens in Roanoke

    Joint Regeneration Group uses cutting edge custom orthotics to relieve joint pain from osteoarthritis and avoid or delay surgery. Learn more about how this new business is helping improve lives in our area. Read on...
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    Virginia Western Offers Corporate & Career Training

    Need custom education for your business? Virginia Western's School of Corporate & Career Training can provide on-site solutions for area businesses ready to take their employees to the next level. In this episode of Biz Roanoke, we learn... Read on...
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    Why Race in Roanoke?

    Our region is is home to world-class races including as the Blue Ridge Marathon, the Ironman 70.3 and the GoCross cycling event. Find out from recent participants why the racing culture and spectacular scenery make Roanoke a top racing venue... Read on...
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    Roanoke County Launches Updated Mobile App

    Roanoke County has made some big updates to their mobile app. Enjoy one touch access to County news, calendars, departments and other online services. Learn more in this PSA from RVTV. Read on...
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    Vinton Water Service Transition Q&A

    Water service currently provided by the Town of Vinton will transition to the Western Virginia Water Authority on July 1, 2022. In this Q&A video, staff from the town and authority answer the most frequently asked questions about the transition. Read on...
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    Virginia's Blue Ridge Welcomes Cycling Team

    This weekend Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge and Virginia Tourism Corporation announced the arrival of Twenty24 Pro Cycling! These amazing women. This feature highlights the strengths of our region as a welcoming, outdoor-focused community, and profiles... Read on...
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    Roanoke Park Investments Update

    The City of Roanoke is making continued investments in its parks system. In this updated segment from Inside Roanoke, learn what steps are being taken to improve facilities such as playgrounds and tennis courts throughout the city. Read on...
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    CORTRAN - Roanoke County's Transportation Service for Elderly & Disabled

    Over the past year, Roanoke County has made some significant changes to CORTRAN. If you're an elderly or disabled citizen in need of local transportation, find out how to take part in this program. Read on...
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    Dr. Cheryl Hartman - Roanoke's 2021 Citizen of the Year

    In December, the City of Roanoke honored Carilion Clinic's Dr. Cheryl Hartman as Citizen of the Year, for tremendous lifelong efforts to better the community. Learn more in this new video feature from RVTV... Read on...
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    Roanoke's E-911 Community Involvement Team

    What's it like to work in Roanoke's Emergency 911 Center? The Community Involvement team is looking for education and outreach opportunities to inform the public and encourage recruitment for this exciting career... Read on...
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    Market Galley Thriving in New Downtown Roanoke Location

    The Market Gallery has moved to a new location on Campbell Ave in downtown Roanoke. It's the longest continuously running gallery in town, and full of spectacular works from local artists... Read on...
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    Recycle Right - RDS Facility Tour

    What happens to your recycling after you drop it in the bin? Most of the Virginia's Blue Ridge region's reusable waste is processed at RDS (Recycling and Disposal Solutions). Find out how recycling is sorted... Read on...
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    Roanoke County Police Traffic Division - Civic Service Episode 2

    Get a behind the scenes look at Roanoke County Police Department's Traffic Division, in a new episode of Civic Service on RVTV. Read on...
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    Belmont-Fallon Neighborhood Video

    What makes the Belmont-Fallon Neighborhood in Southeast Roanoke so unique? In this first video from the "Our Neighborhood - Our Roanoke" series, we take a look at how traditional neighborhood design, a great network of parks and... Read on...
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    New Bike Lanes Near Towers Shopping Center

    Recent pavement markings added by the City of Roanoke on Brandon Avenue and Colonial Avenue will make it easier and safer for both drivers and bicyclists to share the road. In this video from Ride Solutions... Read on...
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    Dangers of Delta 8 Look-alike Packaging

    Some forms of Delta 8 Edibles (THC) can now be legally purchased in Virginia. Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall and Nancy Hans from the Roanoke County Prevention Council talk about the dangers these products pose... Read on...
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    Infant Sleep Safety - A Medical Examiners Perspective

    Last year 20% of infant deaths in Virginia resulted from unsafe sleep practices. In this announcement from the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Department of Social Services, find out from a state medical examiner why sleep safety... Read on...
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    Roanoke Adventure Dogs - Go on a Field Trip with a RCACP Pup

    Go on a field trip with a shelter dog from the Roanoke Center for Animal Care and Protection! It's a great way to reduce the stress of these animals, or try out a new friend for potential adoption Read on...
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    Roanoke Go Fest 2021 Recap

    This year Roanoke GO Outside Festival moved to downtown Roanoke filling the streets from Elmwood Park through Market Square with outdoor recreation activities and events like BMX Bikes, Air Dogs, Lumberjacks and more... Read on...
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    Cyclocross Returns to Fallon Park - GoCross 2021

    What is Cyclocross bike racing, and why is it thriving in Roanoke, Virginia? Get an inside look at the race with this year's organizers and participants. Plus awesome racing and drone footage of the event. Read on...
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    Platform Camping at Explore Park

    Blue Mountain Adventures offers a unique camping experience at Roanoke County's Explore Park. In this GEAR UP segment from Roanoke outside, we take a look at several elevated campsites which offer spectacular river views... Read on...
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    Vinton Public Works Featured on Civic Service

    The Vinton Public Works Department keeps the town's roads, water and public infrastructure running smoothly. In this episode of Civic Service, we go behind the scenes as a skilled crew works to replace a stormwater drain. Read on...
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    How to Stand Up Paddleboard

    Welcome to SUP for beginners! In this GearUp segment from Roanoke Outside, we travel to Carvins Cove and get a tutorial on how to paddleboard from the pros at Roanoke Parks and Recreation. Read on...
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    Mountain Bike Trail Development in Virginia's Blue Ridge

    Virginia’s Blue Ridge is truly America’s East Coast mountain biking capital. In this Roanoke Outside campfire chat, we talk with Stuart Lamanna, president of Blue Ridge Offroad Cyclists about what makes this region so unique... Read on...
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    Appalachian Trail - Roanoke Outside Campfire Chat

    Our region is one of the most popular sections of the Appalachian Trail thanks to stunning vistas, easy access and proximity to a large metro area. In this campfire chat, we talk with Andrew Downs from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy about... Read on...
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Roanoke Valley Television (RVTV) is your home for LIVE government meetings, municipal programming, educational programming and signature regional shows. We're a community media station serving the City of Roanoke, the County of Roanoke, the Town of Vinton, and their respective school systems. Stream RVTV online or watch us on Cox Cable Channel 3 or Shentel/GloFiber Channel 7. The calendar below shows runtimes for our longform regular series. Outside of these times we broadcast shortform videos (see our Youtube feed) and informational billboard messages on behalf of the governments we serve.

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