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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    Year of the Artist Profile - Jane Gabrielle

    This week's #YearOfTheArtist profile is Jane Gabrielle Find out what inspired her to create a self-portrait for Art in Roanoke, now on display at the City of Roanoke municipal building. #WeAreArt #artinroanoke Read on...
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    Noke News - January 2023

    In this episode of Noke News we learn about Roanoke Stormwater Division's Flood Resilience Survey, get a preview of the Henrietta Lacks statue, see how downtown ambassadors are making an impact, and find out about how the transportation crew prepares... Read on...
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    Juniors Lofts Ribbon Cutting (BizRoanoke)

    Get a look inside downtown Roanoke's newest loft apartments, located on Franklin Road across from the federal building. The design captures some of the unique character of the historic structure which once served hot lunches for a nearby school. Read on...
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    Roanoke County Septic Pump Out Overview

    Roanoke County has partnered with the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission to provide a no-cost septic tank pump-out program for Roanoke County residents. Watch this video to learn more about the program... Read on...
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    HBCU College and Resource Fair February 4

    Do you know a teen or young adult who is thinking about their next steps? Roanoke Public Libraries is hosting Get Educated: HBCU College and Resource Fair on Saturday, February 4th from 11 AM - 2 PM at Melrose Branch Library. Read on...
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    Year of the Artist Profile - Gerald Hubert

    Watch a new Year of the Artist profile on local artist Gerald Hubert now on RVTV.org Read on...
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    Roam RoCo - Brambleton Center

    The Brambleton Center has been serving the recreation needs of Roanoke County residents for over 25 years. In this episode of #RoamRoCo, Kaelyn gets to try out some classes including fitness, cycling, cooking and therapeutic recreation. Read on...
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    40 under 40 Profile - Cody Sexton

    Cody Sexton is Assistant Town Manager with the Town of Vinton. He was selected to the Roanoker Magazine's 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. This public servant profile provides a look at what makes Cody such an outstanding young professional. Read on...
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    40 Under 40 Profile - Charlsie Parker

    Charlsie Parker is Main Library Branch manager for Roanoke Public Libraries. She was selected to the Roanoker Magazine's 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. This public servant profile provides a look at what makes Charlsie such an outstanding young professional. Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Lancerlot Sports Complex

    On this episode of All Things Vinton, Angie drives an ice-resurfacer at the Lancerlot Sports Complex while Chasity tries out her skills at ice hokey. Then the ladies try out the fitness center and indoor pool. #InVinton #IceRink #Fitness Read on...
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    40 Under 40 Profile - Chad Beheler

    Cpt. Chad Beheler leads the administrative division for the Roanoke County Sheriff's Office. He was selected to the Roanoker Magazine's 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. This public servant profile provides a look at what makes Cpt. Beheler an outstanding... Read on...
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    40 Under 40 Profile - Alex Jones

    Alex Jones is a Principal Planner with Roanoke County. He was selected to the Roanoker Magazine's 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. This public servant profile provides a look at what makes Alex such an outstanding young professional. Read on...
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    Year of the Artist Profile - Julia Raring

    Watch a Year of the Artist profile on local artist Julia Raring. Read on...
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    40 Under 40 Profile - Jacquelyn Persiani

    Sgt. Jacquelyn Persiani is a Deputy Sheriff with Roanoke County's Sheriff's Office. She was selected to the Roanoker Magazine's 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. This public servant profile provides a look at what makes Sgt. Persiani such... Read on...
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    Kroger Towers Remodel Ribbon Cutting

    The Kroger grocery store at Towers Shopping Center in the City of Roanoke has just undergone a remodel. Watch scenes from the ribbon cutting and find out how the company is dedicated to feeding the human spirit. #ribboncutting #remodel #givingback Read on...
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    40 Under 40 Profile - Jessica Beemer

    Jessica Beemer is Assistant Director of Finance and Management Services for Roanoke County. She was selected to the Roanoker Magazine's 40 Under 40 Class of 2023. This public servant profile provides a look at what makes Jessica such an outstanding... Read on...
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    Roanoke County Police Chiefs Retire

    This week the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors recognized the retirements of Chief Howard Hall and Assistant Chief Chuck Mason. Watch highlights from the meeting... Read on...
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    Noke Van Co. Ribbon Cutting (BizRoanoke)

    Life should be an adventure! Noke Van Company is a new family-owned business in Roanoke, Virginia designs innovative and creative van conversions for the outdoor enthusiast. Get a behind the scenes look at how they got started and see how... Read on...
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    Winter Driving Tool Kit - Roanoke County Police

    Get some tips from the Roanoke County Police Department about preparing to drive in wintery conditions. #WinterDriving #SnowPrep #PoliceTips Read on...
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    Galen School of Nursing Preview

    The Galen College of Nursing is expanding to a new campus in Roanoke County! Get an early look inside and find out what inspires HCA Lewis-Gale Hospital staff to mentor the next generation of nursing students. #whatsyourwhy #nursingcollege #yesroanoke Read on...
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    Books to Grow - Roanoke County Library

    Take your story time to the next level, with new Books to Grow boxes from Roanoke County Library. Find out how this program has expanded to include books and activities for your family to share. #librariesareforeveryone #bookstogrow #storytime Read on...
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    Year of the Artist Profile - Mark Davis

    Find out what inspired local artist Mark Davis to create a self-portrait for the City of Roanoke's Year of the Artist program. Read on...
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    RoCo Employee Appreciation - National Real Estate Appraiser Day

    Real estate taxes make up more than 50% of Roanoke County's operating revenue. On National Real Estate Appraisers Day we take a look at how the appraisal team ensures fair valuation for both residential and commercial property owners in the County. Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - WFJX Radio

    On this episode of All Things Vinton, Angie takes over a radio station while the boss is away. Chasity goes in search of the Dallas Cowboys, and they both talk about some of their favorite restaurants in Vinton. #allthingsvinton #invinton #radiostar Read on...
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    Town of Vinton Code RED

    Don’t miss another safety alert with the new CodeRED alert system from the Town of Vinton. Town and East Roanoke County residents can now register to receive public safety and weather updates directly to their mobile phones, home phones, and email... Read on...
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    Roanoke Flood Resilience Survey

    Learn about the City of Roanoke Stormwater Division's Flood Resilience Survey, and how you can be a part of it. Read on...
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    Roanoke County New Economic Development Team

    On this Roanoke County Business Partners we introduce you to Megan Baker, Roanoke County's new Director of Economic Development and Dani Poe, Assistant Director of Economic Development. They talk about their prior job experience... Read on...
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    Roam RoCo - Green Ridge 10 Minute Tour

    The new year means a new start for your fitness goals! In this episode of #RoamRoCo, Kaelyn gets a full tour of Green Ridge Recreation Center. #healthylifestyle #newyearnewyou #healthyfun Read on...
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    Brady's Distillery (BizRoanoke)

    Roanoke's first distillery in over 100 years is now open! Get an inside look at Brady's and learn what inspired the founders to start a new business in the City of Roanoke. #ribboncutting #newbusiness #virginaspirits Read on...
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    Roanoke Financial Empowerment Center

    Need help getting your finances in order? The Roanoke Financial Empowerment Center offers professional one-on-one financial counseling at no cost to Roanoke residents. They'll help you with everything from money management, budgeting and reducing debt... Read on...
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    Noke News - December 2022

    In this episode of Noke News we look at holiday celebrations throughout the city, welcome new city council members and say goodbye to old ones, get financial planning tips, and learn about new police bikes. Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Christmas Calendar Delivery

    On this special holiday edition of All Things Vinton, Chasity needs help delivering 2023 calendars. Angie joins the effort to spread publications and holiday cheer to all Vinton residents. #allthingsvingon #holidayspecial #invinton Read on...
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    Holiday Bike Lights Tour 2022

    Spirits were made bright on one of the darkest days of the year, as the 6th annual Holiday Bike Lights Tour took place in the Grandin area of the City of Roanoke. This 6th annual event was organized by RIDE Solutions... Read on...
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    Roanoke Police New Bikes

    This fall the City of Roanoke's police department used grant funding to purchase 15 new bicycles. The upgraded fleet will help offers better patrol our streets and greenways. #newbikes #bikecops #starcity Read on...
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    Lacks Plaza Statue Reveal

    On Monday, December 19, 2922, the City of Roanoke unveiled the design for a new sculpture of Henrietta Lacks, honoring the Roanoke native who unknowingly provided the world with the HeLa cell, fueling decades of life-saving science. Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Earthworks Pottery Studio

    On this edition of All Things Vinton, Angie is left in charge of Earthworks Pottery Studio, and Chasity does her best to help clean up the mess. Watch to learn more about local pottery and clay sculpting classes. Read on...
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    RoCo Employee Appreciation - Fleet Services

    Roanoke County's garage works hard to make sure that our fire trucks, police cars, garbage trucks and other service vehicles are ready to serve the public. In this employee appreciation video, find out why... Read on...
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    Sheetz Grand Opening (BizRoanoke)

    A new Sheetz location is now open on Orange Avenue in the City of Roanoke. See highlights from the ribbon cutting and hear from Ryan Sheetz, Vice President of Marketing and Brand for one of the nation's most popular convenience stores. Read on...
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    Roanoke County Septic Pump Out Service

    Proper septic maintenance prevents pollution in local streams and waterways, backups in your home or yard, and costly repairs for homeowners. Find out about a cost-free septic pump-out program in Roanoke County... Read on...
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    This is Roanoke County

    Watch this visual representation of the County of Roanoke, Virginia to find out what makes our community a great place to live, work and play. Produced by Roanoke Valley Television (RVTV) for the 2022 State of the County Address. Read on...
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    State of Roanoke County Address 2022

    Join us for the 2022 Roanoke County State of the County Address delivered by Chairman Paul Mahoney, from Green Ridge Recreation Center. Read on...
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    Roanoke County Business Partners - December 2022

    On this Roanoke County Business Partners, we take a look back at some of the announcements and investments in 2022 as we look forward to another year of growth in 2023. Read on...
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    Clean Valley Council Earth Summit 2022

    Recently the Clean Valley Council hosted their 23rd annual Earth Summit at Virginia Western Community College, designed to help high school and college students explore and understand current environmental topics. #cleanvalley #earthsummit #cleanandgreen Read on...
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    City of Roanoke Investiture Highlights - November 28, 2022

    Watch a highlight recap of the City of Roanoke's Investiture Ceremonies to install council members Joe Cobb, Luke Priddy, Vivian Sanchez-Jones and Peter Volosin on November 28, 2022. Read on...
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    All Things Vinton - Henritze Dental

    In this episode of All Things Vinton, Chasity gets the Henritze Dental Group's Dr. Kevin Greenway confused with next door realtor Tim Greenway, and Angie tries her hand as a dental assistant. #AllThingsVinton #DentalAssistant #SameNameDifferentJob 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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    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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    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...
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
  113. BDcomic

    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...
  115. AllThingsInsta

    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...
  116. RoCoSolidinsta

    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...
  117. Aretistagain

    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...
  118. 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...
  119. StateofCity-insta

    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...
  120. Nokenewsinsta

    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...
  121. HighlangInsta

    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...
  122. MagnetsInsta

    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...
  123. Zubler

    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...
  124. poolinsta

    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...
  125. Solidwasteinsta

    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...
  126. Family-insta

    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...
  127. Athletic-insta

    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...
  128. CommCircle-insta

    Community Healing Circle

    Find out how community discussion and meditation is making an impact in Roanoke's Melrose community. Read on...
  129. Hollinsinsta

    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...
  130. Defy-insta

    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...
  131. 555insta

    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...
  132. DiversArt

    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...
  133. 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...
  134. Nightout-insta

    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...
  135. humbleinsta

    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...
  136. Melrose-insta

    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...
  137. Cyndi

    All Things Vinton - Cyndi's Fashions

    Angie and Chasity get a clothing makeover at downtown Vinton shop Cyndi's Fashions. Read on...
  138. Streetsweep2insta

    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...
  139. Art IG Cover

    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...
  140. CampRIT Insta

    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...
  141. Solstice-insta

    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...
  142. Vinton-Twincreekinsta

    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...
  143. 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...
  144. Bryce-insta

    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...
  145. Streetswepp-insta

    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...
  146. Floatilla-insta

    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...
  147. Trailbuild-isnta

    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...
  148. 311insta

    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...
  149. Creativevinton

    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...
  150. stallingsinsta

    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...
  151. TTQman-insta

    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...
  152. BlueHillsInsta

    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...
  153. 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...
  154. WeAreArt

    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...
  155. 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...
  156. 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...
  157. RaceSupport-insta

    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...
  158. Adoptionprocess-insta

    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...
  159. 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...
  160. 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...
  161. 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...
  162. 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...
  163. 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...
  164. LibertyTrust-Insta

    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...
  165. biogas-insta

    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...
  166. Mindful-insta

    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...
  167. Wastewater-isnta

    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...
  168. 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...
  169. fosterkitten

    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...
  170. VintonArbor-insta

    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...
  171. Arbor-insta

    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...
  172. 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...
  173. Vet-insta

    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...
  174. 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...
  175. 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...
  176. FosterInsta

    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...
  177. 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...
  178. 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...
  179. Roku-Insta

    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...
  180. 460-insta

    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...
  181. Leadsafe-insta

    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...
  182. Bearproof-insta

    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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On-Air Program Calendar

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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  1. Mon, Feb 6

    Roanoke City Council Briefing Watch live at https://www.rvtv.org/live
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  2. Mon, Feb 6

    Roanoke City Council Meeting Watch live at https://www.rvtv.org/live
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  3. Tue, Feb 7

    Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Meeting Watch live at https://www.rvtv.org/live
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  4. Tue, Feb 21

    Roanoke City Council Meeting Watch live at https://www.rvtv.org/live
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  5. Tue, Feb 21

    Roanoke County Board of Supervisors Meeting Watch live at https://www.rvtv.org/live
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