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Posted on: July 28, 2021

Storywalk at Belmont Park Brings Books to Life

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Last week PlayRoanoke and Roanoke Public Libraries installed a permanent Storywalk display at Belmont Park, offering a new interactive experience for families. Special thanks to financial support from RunAbout Sports.

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Posted on: July 23, 2021

Adventure Saturday Returns to Explore Park on August 7

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Mark your calendars for a day of family activities and fun at Roanoke County's Explore Park on Saturday, August 7. Enjoy crafts, a climbing tower and live music from 10am to 3pm, and a special night zipline at Treetop Quest starting at 7pm.

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Posted on: July 22, 2021

Mast General Store Celebrates First Anniversary

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Opening during the pandemic was a challenge, but the team at Mast General Store's new Roanoke location came together to develop a landmark downtown business. In this segment from BizRoanoke we take a look at how they're thriving one year...

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Acquires New Respirators

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Brian Clingenpeel and Lt. Chance Campbell explain a new piece of equipment to Roanoke County Fire and Rescue called a Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR). Lt. Campbell explains the differences in this respirator system and the Self-Contained Breathing...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

Roanoke Valley Greenways Bridge the Gap Between Roanoke & Salem

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The City of Roanoke celebrated a new greenway connection with the City of Salem on Tuesday, July 20. "Bridging the Gap" between these two localities has long been a goal of the regional greenways system.

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Posted on: July 16, 2021

Roanoke County Police Welcome New Crime Prevention Coordinator

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This month Roanoke County officer Greg Benton will take over in a community outreach role, as Officer Therman Butts rotates back into regular service with the department. Learn more about this important role on this segment from Roanoke County Today.

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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Roanoke County's First Fire Chief - Still Serving After 35 Years

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Roanoke County Fire-EMS is celebrating 35 years of service this month. Tommy Fuqua served as the County's first fire chief starting in 1986, and has now returned in a volunteer capacity.

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Roanoke County Kinship Fostering

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When children cannot remain safely with their parents, placement with relatives is preferred over placement in foster care with nonrelatives. Caseworkers try to identify and locate a relative or relatives who can safely care for the children while parents...

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Posted on: July 8, 2021

Roanoke Grocery Market Opens, Featuring Unique International Foods

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A new business in Roanoke caters to an international audience with groceries you can't find anywhere else!

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Crossroads Restaurant Offers Soul Food & Sweet Treats

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Crossroads Restaurant, which recently celebrated a ribbon cutting in Roanoke's Norwich neighborhood, offers soul food and sweet treats.

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Total You Health

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Total You Health recently held a ribbon cutting for its new location on Starkey Road in Roanoke County. Owner, Linda Bailey explains what Photobiomodulation is and how far her business has come from day one.

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Posted on: June 29, 2021

Roanoke County Foster Family Training

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Fostering can be a very rewarding experience, but it does come with some challenges. Check out this video to hear about what you can expect in the Roanoke County foster care program and what resources you'll have available through the department's trainin...

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Posted on: June 28, 2021

Richfield Skilled Nursing Facility

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On Thursday June 24th, Richfield held its ribbon cutting ceremony for its Skilled Nursing Health Center. Richfield's household model of care ensures that its residents have the health care they need while also being able to live and do things ind...

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Posted on: June 25, 2021

Williamson Road Area Business Association

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The Williamson Road Area Business Association has a new location. Now at 5411 Williamson Road, WRABA is centrally located for the area business community to learn and grow.

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Posted on: June 24, 2021

Roanoke County Fire-EMS 35 Years - Battalion Chief Bill Duff

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Roanoke County's Fire-EMS department is celebrating 35 years of service! Battalion Chief Bill Duff has been there since the beginning, and reflects on his time with Roanoke County.

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Posted on: June 23, 2021

Roanoke Pedestrian Safety Campaign Kickoff Event - June 22, 2021

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The City of Roanoke's Transportation Division kicked off a new pedestrian safety campaign this week with a tour of a few Southeast Roanoke streets, highlighting planned improvements and stressing pedestrian safety, as well as the importance of ob...

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Liz Belcher Reflects on 25 Years of Greenway Development

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Regional greenways coordinator Liz Belcher is retiring after 25 years improving the area's walking paths. Learn more about her legacy and impact in this segment from Roanoke County Today.

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

William Fleming E Sports

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The City of Roanoke's William Fleming High School is taking gaming to a whole new level! The e-sports team now builds computers competitively in a quest for a state championship.

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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Pavement Stencil Company - Economic Gardening Partiicipant

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Pavement Stencil Company is a unique Roanoke County, Virginia business with a nationwide reach, as well as a participant in Virginia's Economic Gardening program. Find out how they're providing top quality products and service.

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Posted on: June 7, 2021

Ironman 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge - Drone Footage from River's Edge Park

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Get a bird's eye view of this week's IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia's Blue Ridge race from River's Edge Sports Complex! Our drone captured images of biking, running and the finish line.

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Posted on: June 12, 2021

Explore Park New Mountain Bike Amenities

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Roanoke County's Explore Park celebrated the opening of two new mountain bike amenities on Saturday, June 12. Learn more about the Voyager Trail and Blue Ridge Bike Center.

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