RVTV Spotlight

  1. Firetour

    Cave Spring Fire Station Tour

    Roanoke County Fire and Rescue has a rich tradition of service dating back to 1854. Now employing 212 full-time and about 200 volunteers, the department responds to about 15,000 calls for emergency assistance each year. In this feature, get a tour of... Read on...
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    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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    The Empathy Project - Public Art Unveiling

    In November 2022, the City of Roanoke unveiled new works of public art sharing the stories of those who have suffered loss from gun violence. Watch to learn more about this collaborative project. #theempathyproject #roanokearts #gunviolence Read on...
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    Rock of Ages Tattoo (BizRoanoke)

    A new tattoo business has opened up on Brambleton Rd. in the City of Roanoke. Find out what inspired local entrepreneur Eric Cartner to get into ink designs. #freshink #ribboncutting #bizroanoke Read on...
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    Noke News - November 2022

    In this episode of Noke News take a look at new public art projects, learn how to recycle right, examine the new My City Academy program, watch CIAA students visiting an afterschool program, and find out about a new bike lane. Read on...
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    RoamRoCo - Holiday Shopping for the Fitness & Outdoors Enthusiast

    Shopping for the person who loves to stay active? On this episode of #RoamRoCo, Kaelyn visits a Roanoke County recreation center, barre exercise facility and outdoor attraction looking for the perfect gifts. Read on...
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    RoamRoCo - Holiday Shopping for the Foodie

    Got a food lover on your shopping list? On this episode of #RoamRoCo, Kaelyn makes a stop at a Roanoke County coffee shop, a restaurant and bakery to find that perfect gift. #ShopLocal #SmallBusinessSaturday #foodies Read on...
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    A Conversation with Beth Macy

    Nationally recognized local author Beth Macy spoke at the Grandin Theater this fall in an event hosted by Roanoke Public Libraries. Get a preview and hear excerpts from her new book Raising Lazarus. Read on...
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    Roam RoCo - Holiday Shopping for the Person Who Loves Pampering

    Got someone on your list who loves pampering? On this episode of #RoamRoCo, Kaelyn makes a stop at a Roanoke County salon, boutique accessory store and flower shop. #ShopLocal #SmallBusinessSaturday #pamperyourself Read on...
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    RoamRoCo - Holiday Shopping for the Person Who Has Everything

    Looking for local holiday gift ideas? On this episode of #RoamRoCo, Kaelyn makes a stop at a Roanoke County alpaca farm, gift shop, and artisan market. #ShopLocal #SmallBusinessSaturday #uniquegifts Read on...
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    RoamRoCo - Holiday Shopping for the Beer & Wine Enthusiast

    Need some inspiration for the beer or wine enthusiast on your list? On this episode of #RoamRoCo, Kaelyn makes a stop at a Roanoke County homebrew store, wine shop and brewery to find the perfect gift. #ShopLocal #SmallBusinessSaturday Read on...
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    Roanoke Equity & Empowerment Public Meeting December 1

    Let your voice be heard! The City of Roanoke Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board is hosting a public meeting at the Melrose Library on Thursday, December 1 at 6:30 PM. The policy decisions we make today will create a path to a better tomorrow. Read on...
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    RoCo Employee Appreciation - World GIS Day

    Wednesday, November 16 is world GIS day! Roanoke County is proud of the staff members that work behind the scenes to keep our mapping data running. In this employee recognition video, learn how local government mapping has changed over the past 20 years. Read on...
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    Downtown Roanoke Ambassadors (BizRoanoke)

    Seeing more blue shirts in downtown? Say hello to the Downtown Roanoke Ambassadors, part of the nationwide Block by Block program. This new team works year-round to clean up our streets and provide information to visitors about attractions, shopping... Read on...
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    RoCo Development by District - Vinton

    Roanoke County's Vinton district has seen a tremendous amount of business growth over the past few years. In this Development by District segment we talk with Supervisor Jason Peters about recent successes, and the best parts of living and working... Read on...
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    Her Perfect Day Boutique (Roanoke County Business PartnerS)

    The perfect day calls for the perfect outfit! Last month Her Perfect Day Boutique & Design Studio celebrated a ribbon cutting on Williamson Road in Roanoke County. Get an inside look at the new business offering formal wear, alterations... Read on...
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    Roanoke Recycle Bin Tagging

    Recycling right helps save our city money and helps the environment! Roanoke's office of sustainability and solid waste divisions have launched a new pilot program aimed at increasing recycling knowledge and decreasing contamination. Read on...
  18. Playing Rock Paper Scissors

    CIAA Athletes Visit Eureka Park Recreation Center

    See how some CIAA college athletes spent a little of their time mentoring some children at Eureka Park Recreation Center in Roanoke. Read on...
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    Veterans Day Message from City of Roanoke Schools

    Watch a Veterans Day message from the City of Roanoke Public Schools, including a performance of our National Anthem by local high school students. Read on...
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    Fall Driving Safety Quiz - RoCo Police

    Think you have what it takes to ace the Roanoke County Police driving safety quiz? Watch to find out if Kaelyn can answer all 10 questions with Sgt. Hoopes, and follow along on your own. #drivingsafety #gameshow #falldriving Read on...
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    New Buffered Bike Lanes on Shenandoah Ave

    The City of Roanoke's Transportation division is adding buffered bike lanes along Shenandoah Ave. Learn more about the project in this feature. Read on...
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    Illuminights Ornament Installation

    How many Roanoke County Parks staff does it take to change a lightbulb? Seven... because this ornament is over twenty feet tall! Get a behind the scenes and time lapse look at the installation of Explore Park's iconic bulb at Illuminights. Read on...
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    George's Flowers Petal it Forward (BizRoanoke)

    Every year the team at George's Flowers celebrates Petal It Forward Day by surprising random strangers with a fresh bouquet. Find out why this local business goes out of their way to share a joyful gift. #PetalItForward #BizRoanoke #FlowersMakeMeHappy Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Powers Landscaping

    In this episode of All Things Vinton, Angie tries her hand at the landscaping business, and Chasity sneaks away for unauthorized use of a skid steer. #AllThingsVinton #Landscaping #InVinton Read on...
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    RoCo Employee Appreciation - Animal Shelter Week

    November 6-12 is National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week! Find out how the dedicated team at RCACP works hard to find new homes for sheltered pets. #ShelterPets #AdoptAPet #RCACP Read on...
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    RoCo Employee Appreciation - First Responders

    Roanoke County would like to recognize its first responders for all they do to ensure safety in the community. Hear from Roanoke County Police, Sheriff's Office, Fire & Rescue, and 9-1-1 about why they enjoy working in Roanoke County. Read on...
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    Tickets Now on Sale for Illuminights at Explore Park

    Join Lumi and 650,000 of his brightest buddies on a new trail route at Explore Park's Illuminights! Tickets are on sale now at ExplorePark.org/illuminights. Read on...
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    Car Seat Safety - VDH Hot Topics in Health

    Get your car seat safety questions answered from the experts at Virginia Department of Health, Roanoke and Alleghany Health Districts and Carilion Clinic. Read on...
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    RoamRoCo - Adventure Dogs

    In this episode of RoamRoCo, Kaelyn goes on adventure with a shelter dog from the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection. Get an inside look at the Adventure Dog program, and see if she can find a home for her new furry friend. Read on...
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    RoCo Employee Appreciation - Election Workers

    Roanoke County's elections staff works year round to keep voter rolls up to date and ensure citizens their right to vote. Find out from staff what keeps them going. Read on...
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    Noke News - October 2022

    In this episode of Noke News take a look at new murals along our greenways in Southeast Roanoke, check out our pedestrian safety month efforts, and see highlights from another successful GoFest. #NokeNews #RoanokeArts #pedestriansafety Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Professional Stylists

    Vinton's Professional Hairstyling has been providing traditional barber cuts and more since 1946. In this episode of All Things Vinton, Angie tries her hand with a pair of scissors. Find out if Chasity will survive the experience. Read on...
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    Go Fest 2022 Highlights

    Just in case you missed the region's biggest outdoor festival of the year, check out our highlights from the 2022 Go Outside Festival. #GoFest #RoanokeOutside #PlayRoanoke Read on...
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    Children's Nest Learning Center

    Children's Nest in Roanoke County is about to embark on a 7,000 square foot expansion, providing child care and after school services in the Hollins area. Find out why the Hollins Center Plan played a role in their decision to grow the business. Read on...
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    Roam RoCo - McAfee Knob

    With the new McAfee Knob Shuttle, it's easier than ever to reach the Appalachian Trail's most photographed spot. In this episode of RoamRoCo, Kaelyn and a friend make the seven mile round-trip and talk to a few hikers along the way. Read on...
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    Roanoke Valley Libraries - OCLC Wise

    Roanoke Valley Libraries will be transitioning a to a new online platform November 4-11, providing new ways for users to discover books, services and programs from Roanoke County, City of Roanoke, City of Salem and Botetourt Libraries.... Read on...
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    Fallowater Square Ribbon Cutting

    Fallowater Square celebrated a grand opening this month in Roanoke County. The new 17,000 square foot office building developed by ABoone Homes houses a new location for Long & Foster Roanoke Office and National Spine and Pain Centers. Read on...
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    Lee Theater Lofts Ribbon Cutting

    A local developer has turned a historic theater on Williamson Road into affordable one bedroom apartments. Learn about the project and why it's so important to the revitalization of this underserved area of the City of Roanoke. Read on...
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    Bike and Pedestrian Interactions

    In honor of National Pedestrian Safety month, the City of Roanoke Transportation Division is taking a look at the how bikes interact with pedestrians. Get perspectives from a greenway cyclist, road cyclist and trail cyclist. Read on...
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    Murder Mystery Night Recap - Roanoke County Library

    Think you know whodunnit? Find out how 50 local "detectives" were recruited to solve a mystery at South County Library this month. Read on...
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    RunAbout Sports Ribbon Cutting

    RunAboutSports has moved to a new location at Townside Festival in the City of Roanoke. Find out why choosing the right pair of shoes makes such a big difference for your health and wellbeing, in the latest BizRoanoke feature. Read on...
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    Traffic Garden Programs

    Traffic gardens are small-scale sets of streets designed for educational programs, skills building and active fun. Learn more about the making of a new learning opportunity at the City of Roanoke's Westside Elementary School. Read on...
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    Vinton Virginia Tourism PSA

    When you’re “In Vinton,” you’re in the middle of everything! Small town charm, at the crossroads of play, suburban sophistication and outdoor paradise. From festivals and family fun, to shopping dining and adventure, it just keeps getting better. Read on...
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    RoCo Employee Appreciation - National Planning Month

    October is National Planning Month and who better to hear from than employees from Roanoke County's Planning Department. Hear about what they do on a day-to-day basis and how they work hard to improve the quality of life for citizens in Roanoke County. Read on...
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    Local Animal Shelters Address Urgent Adoption Need

    Our region is currently experience a large increase in sheltered pets requiring adoption. Find out how the Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection (RCACP) is working with other area shelters and animal focused charities to increase... Read on...
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    Traffic Garden Ribbon Cutting

    Westside Elementary School students and local officials celebrated the ribbon cutting of a new traffic garden on October 11, 2022! This joint effort of City of Roanoke, Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, and Roanoke City Public Schools... Read on...
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    RoamRoCo - Treetop Quest

    What's it like to be a first-time climber at Explore Park's Treetop Quest? On this episode of #RoamRoCo, Kaelyn attempts to conquer her fears on the ropes course and ziplines, providing a unique look at one of Roanoke County's destination attractions. Read on...
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    Blue Ridge Nightmares 2022

    Now in its second year, Blue Ridge Nightmares has expanded to include more scary scenes of historical streetscapes. Find out how legendary set designer Anthony Giordano makes it all happen while raising funds for Center in the Square. Read on...
  49. Vintonworks

    All Things Vinton - Public Works

    The Town of Vinton's public works department call on Chasity and Angie to help water plants and build a retaining wall. See if they have what it takes to join the hard working crews that keep Vinton's streets and public utilities running smoothly. Read on...
  50. nicely

    Roanoke County School Safety Video

    Learn about school safety policies and procedures in Roanoke County Public Schools, in this important message from superintendent Ken Nicely. Read on...
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    Lead Safety - VDH Hot Topics in Health

    Was your home built before 1978? If so, there may be risk of lead exposure for young children. There is no safe level of lead in the body. Learn tips for lead safety from the Virginia Department of Health. #LeadSafe #VDH #SafeAtHome Read on...
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    Txtur New Showroom (BizRoanoke)

    TXTUR celebrated the grand opening of their new showroom in a repurposed historic fire station in downtown Roanoke. See how the business combined their mission for sustainable furniture to bring life to a new space. Read on...
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    Roanoke County CTE Community Meetings

    Roanoke County Public Schools has been reaching out to businesses and community members to plan the future of its Career and Technical Education programs, as the County works towards a new education facility in the coming years. Read on...
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    Roundabout Pedestrian Safety

    It's National Pedestrian Safety Month! In this video we look at a roundabout intersection from the perspective of both a pedestrian and a driver. Read on...
  55. Radford

    Development by District - Windsor Hills

    Roanoke County's Windsor Hills District stretches from the suburban Cave Spring and Oak Grove areas, to the rural Bent Mountain region. In this segment with supervisor David Radford, learn about new business projects. Read on...
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    Southwest Virginia Sleep Center (BizRoanoke)

    The Henritze Dental Group celebrated the grand opening of the new Southwest Virginia Sleep Center, providing alternatives to traditional sleep apnea treatment for qualifying patients. Read on...
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    RoCo Employee Appreciation - Custodial Workers

    Their hard work behind the scenes often goes unnoticed, but Roanoke County's custodial staff does a fantastic job of making our workspaces and public areas looking their best. Read on...
  58. ramadainsta

    Reimagining the Ramada

    What's next for the former Ramada Inn after demolition? We talk to the City of Roanoke's stormwater division about the benefits of removing the structure, and how you can vote on the future of this new space as a public recreation asset... Read on...
  59. smores

    First Time Camper at Explore Park

    Roanoke County's Explore Park provides a unique primitive camping experience right on the Roanoke River, with direct access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. First time camper Kaelyn gets gets some advice from staff on checking in, setting up camp... Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Pawsh Dog Grooming

    See if Angie can make the cut as a substitute dog-groomer for Chasity's pup, and learn from the pros at Pawsh Salon in downtown Vinton. Read on...
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    Outdoor Culture at GoFest 2022

    Expanding access to the outdoors is one of the key themes of GoFest 2022. This year Humble Hustle Co. will provide activities targeting a diverse audience, including campfire programs with nationally recognized speakers. Read on...
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    Yard Bull Meats (BizRoanoke)

    There's a new artisan butcher shop in the Crystal Spring neighborhood of Roanoke. Find out how the best cuts of meat are available from skilled vendors using locally sourced livestock. Read on...
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    Noke News - September 2022

    Join the City of Roanoke's community engagement specialists for a look at what's happening in the Star City this month. In this episode, find out about the State of the City Address, welcoming week and what's in store... Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Field of Dreams

    In this episode of All Things Vinton, see if Chasity's pint-sized puppy can tackle the agility course at Field of Dreams in downtown Vinton. It's a refreshing alternative to conventional dog training and doggy daycare. Read on...
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    Virginia's Blue Ridge Go Cross 2022 Recap

    Over 800 cyclists took to Roanoke's Fallon Park on September 17-18 for the Virginia's Blue Ridge Go Cross event. This year's race was the biggest ever for the series, brining an international mix of professional and amateur bike racers... Read on...
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    Downtown Roanoke Arts Collective

    Learn about the Downtown Roanoke Arts Collective and Art by Night. Read on...
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    RoCo Employee Appreciation - I.T. Professionals

    Tuesday, September 20 is national Information Technology Professionals Day. In this Roanoke County employee recognition video, we hear from some of the hard-working staff that keep a complex technological infrastructure running behind the scenes. Read on...
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    A. Duie Pyle Ribbon Cutting (BizRoanoke)

    A. Duie Pyle has just opened a new supply chain in logistic center in Roanoke, Virginia. Find out why this family owned business values people-oriented service in their mission to provide LTL trucking services throughout the Northeast US. Read on...
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    Gladheart Wine and Brews (BizRoanoke)

    Make your next celebration a success! Gladheart Wine and Brews is a new destination for wine, beer, snacks and tastings on Brambleton Avenue in southwest Roanoke. Founded by local entrepreneurs, this business strives to encourage fellowship through... Read on...
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    Roanoke Valley by Drone - Low Cloud Cover Day

    RVTV took to the skies on a beautiful September morning to capture spectacular low cloud cover scenery from Poages Mill in Roanoke County, down Brambleton Avenue and finally into downtown Roanoke. Read on...
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    RoCo Employee Appreciation - Building Maintenance

    September 12-16 is Building Maintenance Appreciation Week. Get to know the Roanoke County staff who work behind the scenes to keep our public buildings running. Read on...
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    Success Through Cycling in Virginia's Blue Ridge

    Virginia's Blue Ridge is on the map as a world class destination for cycling. Legendary three-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong affirmed this success during the 2022 VBR Annual Meeting, where announcements were made including... Read on...
  73. Cara

    Roanoke County Police - Women in Law Enforcement

    Are you ready to #ForgeYourPath? The Roanoke County Police Department is a great place to start your career. In this officer profile we talk with Sgt. Cara Jacobs about what its like to serve as a woman in law enforcement. Read on...
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    RoCo Development by District - Catawba

    Roanoke County's rural Catawba district is buzzing with activity. In this segment with supervisor Martha Hooker, learn about how recent projects from agribusiness to industrial sites are making a huge impact. Read on...
  75. Play It Again Sports Storefront

    Play It Again Sports - Roanoke

    Play It Again Sports celebrates 30 years of business in Roanoke County. Read on...
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    Roanoke County Solid Waste - Personalized Service

    Roanoke County understands that some residents with mobility issues or other medical issues may be unable to get their trash bins to the curb for weekly collection. That’s why we offer the Personalized Service Program. Read on...
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    McAfee Knob Shuttle Ribbon Cutting

    Hear from representatives of Roanoke County and the National Park Service about a new shuttle bus to transport hikers to the McAfee Knob Trailhead. Read on...
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    Star City Alerts - Why Subscribe?

    The City of Roanoke has a new notification system to keep you informed about emergencies such as weather and traffic situations. Find out why you should subscribe. Read on...
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    McAfee Knob Trailhead Shuttle - Introduction

    Visit the most photographed section of the Appalachian Trail without having to worry about parking. Shuttle service is now available from the I-81 exit 140 Park and Ride on Fridays through Sundays. Read on...
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    B&D Comics New Location

    B&D Comic Shop has been a staple in the Roanoke Valley since 1982. The business just relocated to a new permanent home on Brambleton Avenue to make way for the new Wasena Bridge. Find out how a passion for comics has kept them going for over 40 years. Read on...
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    Roanoke County Bulk and Brush Collection

    For large items that don’t fit in your trash bin, or yard debris, Roanoke County offers its residents bulk and brush collection every other week. We know that guidelines and schedules can be difficult to understand, so this short video... Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Are You In?

    Angie and Chasity are off this week rounding up more businesses for their recurring series. Are you in? Read on...
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    Roanoke County Solid Waste - Curbside Collection

    This short video will provide you with tips about how to use Roanoke County's curbside service, while maximizing safety and efficiency for the staff that make it possible. Read on...
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    Year of the Artist Profile - Heather Marshall

    In this Year of the Artist Profile, we learn what inspired local artist Heather Marshall to create her work featuring iconic local imagery. Read on...
  85. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at The Williamson

    The Williamson Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Learn about a new affordable co-working space on Williamson Road that aims to help startup business owners as they grow. Read on...
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    State of the City Address 2022

    Roanoke Mayor Sherman P. Lea presented the annual State of the City Address at 8:00 AM on Thursday, August 25, 2022. Hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce with support from Appalachian Power and other sponsors. Read on...
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    Noke News - August 2022

    There's a lot going on in the City of Roanoke this month! In this episode find out about the trash for t-shirts program along our greenways, how to sign up for Star City Alert notifications and more. Read on...
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    Back in the Highland Games - RVTV Parody Players

    The Green Hill Highland Games are an annual tradition, hosted by Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. The RVTV Parody Players are ready to be part of the action in a new hit video. Apologies to Steve Winwood. Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Magnets USA

    In this episode, Angie and Chasity see if they can find employment at Magnets USA. Based in Vinton, it's one of the nation's leading providers of magnets, printed materials and gifts for the real estate industry. Read on...
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    Year of the Artist Profile - Barbara Zubler

    Check out another Year of the Artist self-portrait profile, and find out how local artist Barbara Zubler was inspired by the Roanoke River Greenway to create her work. Read on...
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    RoCo Employee Appreciation - National Finance Day

    August 20 is National Radio Day! Roanoke County's emergency services staff relies on radio communication to help carry out their important work. Find out how these employees keep radio systems going to save lives. Read on...
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    Washington Park Pool Rennovation

    PLAY Roanoke's Washington Park Pool saw its final visitors last weekend, as the City of Roanoke, Virginia - Government makes way for a new facility. Learn more about why the old facility was closed, and what may be coming nex... Read on...
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    Roanoke County Solid Waste In Action

    The Solid Waste division of Roanoke County's General Services department provides curbside collection and bulk & brush collection for all residents, as well as personalized service for qualified individuals. Here's a look at our team in action... Read on...
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    Star City Family - Deliberate Development

    Parenting can be a difficult journey. The Star City Family video series aims to provide deeper insight into parenting issues, and reassure parents they're not alone. In the first video of the series, we take a look at appropriate development... Read on...
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    Roanoke City Schools Summer Athletic Camps

    The inaugural RCPS Athletics Summer Enrichment Camps provided rising 5th through 8th graders with the chance to learn new skills and have fun! Students were able to take part in multiple camps, ranging from baseball and football to volleyball and... Read on...
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    Addison Back to School Block Party

    Lucy Addison Middle School held their annual Addison Back-to-School Block Party on Thursday, August 11, 2022, to help their students prepare for a great school year. The community event included food, music, fun, and the opportunity to mee... Read on...
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    Community Healing Circle

    Find out how community discussion and meditation is making an impact in Roanoke's Melrose community. Read on...
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    RoCo Development By District - Hollins

    Did you know that the Hollins district has Roanoke County's highest concentration of commercial business? In this month's Development By District segment with Supervisor Phil North, learn about how recent economic development projects are making an impact Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Defy Gravity

    In this episode of All Things Vinton, Chasity and Angie take on the ninja obstacle course at Defy Gravity, a unique training center in Vinton specializing in fitness, gymnastics, tumbling and more. Read on...
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    ROTEC 555 Summer Program

    Every year, Roanoke City Public Schools 5th graders have the chance to explore five careers in five days during the 555 summer program at ROTEC. Take an inside look at how this opportunity gives students a head start on life! Read on...
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    Year of the Artist Profile - James Divers

    Find out what inspired this local artist to participate in the Roanoke Arts Commission's self-portrait grant project. Read on...
  102. Jessica

    RoCo Employee Appreciation - National Finance Day

    National Finance Day is August 14, 2022. Find out why Roanoke County's team of financial professionals are the glue that hold things together. Read on...
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    National Night Out 2022 Event Recap

    First responders from the City of Roanoke and Roanoke County celebrated National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2 with events at locations throughout our community. It was a great opportunity to positively interact with youth and families... Read on...
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    Celebrating Diversity in the Outdoors - Humble Hustle

    Getting youth outdoors can inspire healthy lifestyles, social skills, and educational opportunities, but statistically fewer youth of color are involved. In this Roanoke Outside campfire chat, we talk to Xavier Duckett, who founded the Humble Hustle... Read on...
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    Melrose Ave Streetscape Improvements Ribbon Cutting

    On Friday, July 5, 2022 the City of Roanoke and Melrose Community celebrated the ribbon cutting of new streetscape improvements, including the unveiling of a new bus stop. This celebration marked the culmination of 7 years... Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Cyndi's Fashions

    Angie and Chasity get a clothing makeover at downtown Vinton shop Cyndi's Fashions. Read on...
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    Street Sweeping & Water Quality

    Did you know that Roanoke's street sweepers pick up over 2,000 tons of debris every year? Find out why this public service is so important for the health of the Roanoke River watershed. Read on...
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    Year of the Artist - Michelle Neto Peppers

    Find out what inspired this local artist to participate in the Roanoke Arts Commission's self-portrait grant project. Read on...
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    First Responder Recognition

    First responders were honored after the loss of an iconic building in the Town of Vinton. Read on...
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    Camp R.I.T. - Roanoke County Fire & Rescue

    Each summer, Roanoke County's Fire and Rescue department hosts a unique summer camp for middle schoolers ages 10-14. Camp R.I.T. stands for Respect, Integrity & Teamwork, and challenges youth to learn new skills and gain confidence. Read on...
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    Solstice Farm Brewery - Roanoke County Business Partners

    There's a new brewery in the Catawba area of Roanoke County! Solstice Farm brewery brings locally grown hops and unique small-batch blends to the thriving beer landscape in our region. Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Twin Creeks Brewing

    In this week's episode of All Things Vinton, Angie and Chasity attempt to brew beer at Twin Creeks. Get a humorous behind-the-scenes look at the brewery. Read on...
  113. Nawab25isnta

    Nawab Restaurant Celebrates 25 Years

    Nawab Indian Cuisine in downtown Roanoke celebrated 25 years this week. Find out why customers keep coming back in a new BizRoanoke feature. Read on...
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    Year of the Artist Profile - Bryce Cobbs

    It's the Year of the Artist in the City of Roanoke! This week we're profiling local artist Bryce Cobbs. Read on...
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    Street Sweeper Safety - Roanoke Stormwater Division

    Roanoke's stormwater division operates street sweepers 364 days a year, covering every street in the city at least once a month! Find out how the team operates, and why it's important to give them space and use caution when encountering sweepers... Read on...
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    Floatilla 2022

    Every summer PlayRoanoke and Roanoke Outside organize a group float down the Roanoke River. Get a birds-eye view of this exciting event, and find out why participants love the urban river vibes of Virginia's Blue Ridge. Read on...
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    Trail Builders in Virginia's Blue Ridge

    The thousands of miles of hiking and biking trails in our region would not be possible without volunteers. In this Roanoke Outside Campfire Chat, we talk with Pathfinders for Greenways volunteer Brian Battieger... Read on...
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    New Roundabout at 419 & 311

    The Virginia Department of Transportation just opened a new roundabout in Roanoke County! Get a birds eye view of this new traffic feature, and learn how to navigate it. Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Creative Occasions

    In our first episode of Chasity is challenged to make a flower arrangement at one of Vinton's premiere floral design shops. Filled with humor and Vinton pride, this new recurring series provides a unique perspective on a variety of local businesses. Read on...
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    Year of the Artist Profile - J.C. Stallings

    This week's Year of the Artist profile is about local artist and teacher J.C. Stallings. Read on...
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    Explore Park Treetop Quest - Season Pass Holder's Story

    Treetop Quest season pass holder Michael Gay drives an hour at least once a week to enjoy time in the trees. Not only is the experience fun for all ages, but it's also a great full-body workout. Read on...
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    New Emergency Room in Roanoke County

    HCA Virginia and the Lewis Gale Regional Health System celebrated the opening of the Blue Hills ER in Roanoke County. This exciting new addition to our community will expand healthcare options along the route 460 corridor. Read on...
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    PlayRoanoke New Playground Aerial Footage

    This summer the City of Roanoke added six new playgrounds! Watch this aerial footage, then go check them out for yourself. Read on...
  124. TreetopChickpea

    Treetop Quest - New Chick Pea Course Walkthrough

    Treetop Quest at Explore Park expanded this summer to include two new courses for ages 4-6, as well as modifications to existing courses. Get a preview of what it's like for our youngest participants to explore their wild side! Read on...
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    Year of the Artist - Profile Videos

    The Roanoke Arts Commission is celebrating the Year of the Artist with commissioned works. Each week RVTV will be releasing a new profile on a new fantastic local artist. Read on...
  126. CycleChampion

    Roanoke Hosts USA Cycling Amateur National Championships

    The City of Roanoke and Botetourt County hosted the USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships this week, showcasing the Virginia's Blue Ridge region and the amazing efforts of some future Olympians. Read on...
  127. Man lifting weights

    M-Power Fitness

    Learn how the owners of M-Power Fitness are motivating clients to make positive change in their lives. Read on...
  128. LibraryInsta

    No Library Fees - Roanoke Valley Libraries

    Beginning July 1, 2022 our area libraries will no longer be charging late fees. Learn more in this PSA. 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...
  131. BiosystemsInsta

    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...
  132. 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...
  133. wasena-isnta

    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...
  134. GoldenAppleInsta

    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...
  135. WaterValve-Insta

    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...
  136. Gauntlet Awards Ceremony

    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...
  137. Student apprentice being recognized.

    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...
  138. Storyteller 1 IG Cover

    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...
  139. Josh-Insta

    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...
  140. CourtDedication-Insta

    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...
  141. LocalColorsInsta

    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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    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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    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...
  146. SolidWaste-Insta

    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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    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...
  151. Cardinalinsta

    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...
  152. Special Olympics Logo

    2022 Little Feet Meet - Highlights

    Check out highlights from today's Special Olympics Little Feet Meet at Roanoke College! Read on...
  153. Slowk-insta

    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...
  154. Wine Bottles for sale.

    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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    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...
  156. SafetySummit-insta

    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...
  157. PT-insta

    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...
  158. GRinsta

    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...
  160. Rescue-insta

    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...
  161. Vinton Logo

    State of the Town Recap

    Hear about some of the Town of Vinton's economic development highlights over the last year. Read on...
  162. LIFT Logo

    LIFT Center Ribbon Cutting

    LIFT Center at Fallon Park Elementary provides health and wellness services to Fallon Park students and their families. Read on...
  163. DogFood

    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...
  164. Roanoke City Public Schools Logo

    Join the Team at RCPS

    Join the team at Roanoke City Public Schools! Read on...
  165. Student with VR Goggles

    Career Quest 2022

    Area Middle Schoolers Sample a Variety of Jobs at Career Quest 2022. Read on...
  166. alt-offices-insta

    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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    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...
  169. Lowes-Insta

    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...
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    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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    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...
  173. LibraryInsta

    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...
  174. Rotec-insta

    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...
  175. JointRegen-Insta

    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...
  177. RaceInsta

    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...
  178. RoCoMobile

    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...
  179. Cycleinsta

    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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    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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    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...
  182. MarketGallery-Insta

    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...
  184. TrafficDivisionInsta2

    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...
  185. Fallon-Insta

    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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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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