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Posted on: November 29, 2022

The Empathy Project - Public Art Unveiling

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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 #gunviole...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Rock of Ages Tattoo (BizRoanoke)

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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

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Noke News - November 2022

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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. #NokeNews ...

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Posted on: November 25, 2022

RoamRoCo - Holiday Shopping for the Fitness & Outdoors Enthusiast

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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. #ShopLocal #SmallBus...

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Posted on: November 24, 2022

RoamRoCo - Holiday Shopping for the Foodie

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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&am...

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Posted on: November 24, 2022

A Conversation with Beth Macy

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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. 

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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Roam RoCo - Holiday Shopping for the Person Who Loves Pampering

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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&...

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

RoamRoCo - Holiday Shopping for the Person Who Has Everything

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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 

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

RoamRoCo - Holiday Shopping for the Beer & Wine Enthusiast

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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 #SmallBusinessS...

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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Roanoke Equity & Empowerment Public Meeting December 1

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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. ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

RoCo Employee Appreciation - World GIS Day

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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.&...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Downtown Roanoke Ambassadors (BizRoanoke)

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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 and d...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

RoCo Development by District - Vinton

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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 in Vint...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Her Perfect Day Boutique (Roanoke County Business PartnerS)

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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 and other serv...

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Posted on: November 14, 2022

Roanoke Recycle Bin Tagging

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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. #Re...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

CIAA Athletes Visit Eureka Park Recreation Center

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Play Roanoke hosted some special guests on Thursday, November 10 at Eureka Park Recreation Center. CIAA Athletes in town to compete in a championship tournament stopped in to play some games and make friends with the children in the after school program. ...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Veterans Day Message from City of Roanoke Schools

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Watch a Veterans Day message from the City of Roanoke Public Schools, including a performance of our National Anthem by local high school students.

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Fall Driving Safety Quiz - RoCo Police

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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

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

New Buffered Bike Lanes on Shenandoah Ave

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

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

Illuminights Ornament Installation

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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. #Holid...

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Posted on: November 9, 2022

George's Flowers Petal it Forward (BizRoanoke)

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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 #Flow...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

All Things Vinton - Powers Landscaping

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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

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

RoCo Employee Appreciation - Animal Shelter Week

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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

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

RoCo Employee Appreciation - First Responders

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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.

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Tickets Now on Sale for Illuminights at Explore Park

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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.

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Posted on: November 3, 2022

Car Seat Safety - VDH Hot Topics in Health

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Get your car seat safety questions answered from the experts at Virginia Department of Health, Roanoke and Alleghany Health Districts and Carilion Clinic.

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

RoamRoCo - Adventure Dogs

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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. #Adventure...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

RoCo Employee Appreciation - Election Workers

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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.

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Noke News - October 2022

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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 #pedestria...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

All Things Vinton - Professional Stylists

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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. #barbe...

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Go Fest 2022 Highlights

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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

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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Children's Nest Learning Center

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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. ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Roam RoCo - McAfee Knob

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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.&...

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Posted on: October 25, 2022

Roanoke Valley Libraries - OCLC Wise

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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. Learn about how you...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Fallowater Square Ribbon Cutting

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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. #YesRo...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Lee Theater Lofts Ribbon Cutting

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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. #ribboncu...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Bike and Pedestrian Interactions

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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. #pedestriansafety&...

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

Murder Mystery Night Recap - Roanoke County Library

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

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Posted on: October 20, 2022

RunAbout Sports Ribbon Cutting

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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.

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Posted on: October 19, 2022

Traffic Garden Programs

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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. #trafficgar...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Vinton Virginia Tourism PSA

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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...

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Posted on: October 18, 2022

RoCo Employee Appreciation - National Planning Month

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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 C...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Local Animal Shelters Address Urgent Adoption Need

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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 public awareness...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

Traffic Garden Ribbon Cutting

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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 will hel...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

RoamRoCo - Treetop Quest

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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 d...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Blue Ridge Nightmares 2022

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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. #HauntedHou...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

All Things Vinton - Public Works

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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...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Roanoke County School Safety Video

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Learn about school safety policies and procedures in Roanoke County Public Schools, in this important message from superintendent Ken Nicely.

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Lead Safety - VDH Hot Topics in Health

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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 #SafeAt...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Txtur New Showroom (BizRoanoke)

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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. #sustainable #handcrafted #ribboncuttin...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Cave Spring Fire Station Tour

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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, public information...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Roanoke County CTE Community Meetings

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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. #CareerTraining&a...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Roundabout Pedestrian Safety

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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.

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Development by District - Windsor Hills

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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.

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

Southwest Virginia Sleep Center (BizRoanoke)

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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.

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Posted on: October 3, 2022

RoCo Employee Appreciation - Custodial Workers

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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.

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Reimagining the Ramada

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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 ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

First Time Camper at Explore Park

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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, and ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

All Things Vinton - Pawsh Dog Grooming

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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.

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Posted on: September 26, 2022

Outdoor Culture at GoFest 2022

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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.

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Posted on: September 23, 2022

Yard Bull Meats (BizRoanoke)

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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.

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Noke News - September 2022

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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 after the ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

All Things Vinton - Field of Dreams

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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. 

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Virginia's Blue Ridge Go Cross 2022 Recap

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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...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

Downtown Roanoke Arts Collective

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Downtown Roanoke Arts Collective is a partnership funded by the City of Roanoke's Arts Commission to create a community of art in Downtown Roanoke. Each gallery that participates has a colorful flag that flies only when the gallery is open. The c...

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Posted on: September 20, 2022

RoCo Employee Appreciation - I.T. Professionals

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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.

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Posted on: September 14, 2022

A. Duie Pyle Ribbon Cutting (BizRoanoke)

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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.

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Gladheart Wine and Brews (BizRoanoke)

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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 every ...

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

Roanoke Valley by Drone - Low Cloud Cover Day

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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.

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Posted on: September 12, 2022

RoCo Employee Appreciation - Building Maintenance

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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.

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Posted on: September 9, 2022

Success Through Cycling in Virginia's Blue Ridge

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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 a Roanoke...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Roanoke County Police - Women in Law Enforcement

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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.

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

RoCo Development by District - Catawba

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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.

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Play It Again Sports - Roanoke

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Play It Again Sports - Roanoke is a sporting goods store located on Electric Road in Roanoke County. They offer new and quality used sporting goods for a large variety of different sports and activities. The Roanoke store just recently celebrated 30 years...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Roanoke County Solid Waste - Personalized Service

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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. Watch this short video to ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

McAfee Knob Shuttle Ribbon Cutting

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On September 1st, 2022, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to mark the inaugural shuttle ride to the McAfee Knob trailhead. This project, funded by a grant from The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation will give hikers an alternative opti...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Star City Alerts - Why Subscribe?

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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.

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

McAfee Knob Trailhead Shuttle - Introduction

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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.

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

B&D Comics New Location

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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....

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Roanoke County Bulk and Brush Collection

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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 will prov...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

All Things Vinton - Are You In?

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Angie and Chasity are off this week rounding up more businesses for their recurring series. Are you in?

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Roanoke County Solid Waste - Curbside Collection

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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.

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Year of the Artist Profile - Heather Marshall

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In this Year of the Artist Profile, we learn what inspired local artist Heather Marshall to create her work featuring iconic local imagery.

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Posted on: August 26, 2022

The Williamson Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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The Greater Williamson Road Area Business Association recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a co-working space called "The Williamson." We speak with Valerie Brown who serves as director of the GWRABA to hear about why the location and ame...

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

State of the City Address 2022

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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.

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Posted on: August 25, 2022

Noke News - August 2022

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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.

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

Back in the Highland Games - RVTV Parody Players

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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.

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Posted on: August 23, 2022

All Things Vinton - Magnets USA

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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.

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Year of the Artist Profile - Barbara Zubler

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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.

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

RoCo Employee Appreciation - National Finance Day

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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.

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Washington Park Pool Rennovation

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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 next. Then submit your f...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Roanoke County Solid Waste In Action

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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...

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Posted on: August 18, 2022

Star City Family - Deliberate Development

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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 for ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Roanoke City Schools Summer Athletic Camps

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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 lacrosse...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Addison Back to School Block Party

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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 meet with community...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Community Healing Circle

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

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

RoCo Development By District - Hollins

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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...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

All Things Vinton - Defy Gravity

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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.

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

ROTEC 555 Summer Program

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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 - Roanoke Technical Education Center. Take an inside look at how this opportunity gives students a head start o...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Year of the Artist Profile - James Divers

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

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

RoCo Employee Appreciation - National Finance Day

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

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

National Night Out 2022 Event Recap

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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, while stressing t...

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Posted on: August 11, 2022

Celebrating Diversity in the Outdoors - Humble Hustle

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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 Compa...

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Posted on: August 10, 2022

Melrose Ave Streetscape Improvements Ribbon Cutting

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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 of efforts to beautify this impo...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

All Things Vinton - Cyndi's Fashions

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

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Street Sweeping & Water Quality

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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.

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Year of the Artist - Michelle Neto Peppers

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

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

First Responder Recognition

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On July 2nd, 2022, the Town of Vinton suffered the loss of the iconic D.R. Music building due to a fire. An event was held recently to honor and thank all of the first responders that helped to put out the fire and ensure safety on the scene.

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Camp R.I.T. - Roanoke County Fire & Rescue

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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.

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Solstice Farm Brewery - Roanoke County Business Partners

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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.

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

All Things Vinton - Twin Creeks Brewing

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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.

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Nawab Restaurant Celebrates 25 Years

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Nawab Indian Cuisine in downtown Roanoke celebrated 25 years this week. Find out why customers keep coming back in a new BizRoanoke feature.

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Year of the Artist Profile - Bryce Cobbs

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It's the Year of the Artist in the City of Roanoke! This week we're profiling local artist Bryce Cobbs.

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Posted on: July 29, 2022

Street Sweeper Safety - Roanoke Stormwater Division

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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 ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Floatilla 2022

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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.

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Trail Builders in Virginia's Blue Ridge

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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, who has personally contributed over 5,000 h...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

New Roundabout at 419 & 311

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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.

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

All Things Vinton - Creative Occasions

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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 business...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Year of the Artist Profile - J.C. Stallings

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This week's Year of the Artist profile is about local artist and teacher J.C. Stallings.

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Explore Park Treetop Quest - Season Pass Holder's Story

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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.

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

New Emergency Room in Roanoke County

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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.

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Posted on: July 21, 2022

PlayRoanoke New Playground Aerial Footage

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

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Treetop Quest - New Chick Pea Course Walkthrough

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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!

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Year of the Artist - Profile Videos

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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. Follow this link to see the playlist.

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Roanoke Hosts USA Cycling Amateur National Championships

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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. This feature focuses on the criterium rac...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

M-Power Fitness

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M-Power Fitness is a 24/7 gym located on Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke County. Co-owners Clifton Clark and Eric Sparrow share their stories of why it's so important to motivate their clients to make positive change in their lives. 

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

No Library Fees - Roanoke Valley Libraries

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

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Development By District: Cave Spring

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In this Development By District, we sit down with Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Paul Mahoney to talk about some of the projects going on in the Cave Spring Magisterial District.

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Race Support in Virginia's Blue Ridge

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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 the City of Roanoke, Roanoke County and ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

RCACP Adoption Process

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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.

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Posted on: June 15, 2022

American Biosystems Profile (BizRoanoke)

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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 to su...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Cox Bent Mountain Expansion Phase 1

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Cox Communications recently celebrated phase 1 of reaching unserved homes with broadband access in the Bent Mountain Area. Hear about the future plans and the importance of this expanded service to the rural Bent Mountain community. 

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Wasena Neighborhood Profile

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This profile of Roanoke's Wasena Neighborhood demonstrates the importance of recreation and multi-modal transportation corridors in building community.

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Roanoke County Names Teacher of the Year for 2022

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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.

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Town of Vinton - Water Authority Transfer

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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 to ensure a smooth transit...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Gauntlet 2022

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The 2022 Gauntlet Business Plan Competition is in the books! We caught up with Annette Patterson of The Advancement Foundation as well as this year's winners to hear about how valuable the program is for entrepreneurs. 

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Regional Registered Apprenticeship Signing Day 2022

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For the second year in a row, Salem Red Sox hosted the Regional Registered Apprenticeship Signing Day event. Apprentices from Roanoke City Public Schools, Roanoke County Public Schools, and Salem City Schools celebrated signing with the companies they&...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Storyteller Project: Ahoo Salem

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The Storyteller Project is a series of interviews highlighting the people, places, and cultures of the Roanoke Valley. Ahoo Salem, Executive Director of Blue Ridge Literacy, sits down with Abby Verdillo Hamilton of the United Way to talk about how she got...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Registered Apprentice Profiles: Phoenix

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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!

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Washington Park Basketball Court Dedication

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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.

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Posted on: May 23, 2022

Local Colors Festival Recap

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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.

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Posted on: May 19, 2022

Liberty Trust Hotel Open in Downtown Roanoke

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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.

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

New Bioconversion Facility Breaks Ground

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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....

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Pets For Mental Health - RCACP Mindful Monday

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Time with animals lowers cortisol, the stress hormone, and boosts oxytocin, the 'happiness' hormone. Simply interacting with animals can reduce stress, anxiety and depression.  Pets can be especially helpful as we grow older. Th...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Wastewater Epidemiology in Virginia's Blue Ridge

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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.

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Posted on: May 10, 2022

Roanoke Solid Waste Division - Civic Service Episode 3

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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.

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

RCACP Animal Fostering Program

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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. Find out you c...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Roanoke County Economic Development VEDA Award

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We sit down with Jill Loope, Roanoke County Director of Economic Development, to hear about how the Reimagine 419 plan earned the department a statewide honor. She talks about why the plan was successful and what it's already bringing to this mai...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Town of Vinton Arbor Day 2022

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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. Stories, songs and crafts stressed the imp...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Roanoke County Arbor Day 2022

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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 d...

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Posted on: April 28, 2022

Cardinal Bicycle Opens New Grandin Location

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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.

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

2022 Little Feet Meet - Highlights

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The regional Special Olympics Little Feet Meet was held at Roanoke College this morning. This community event brings together athletes and volunteers area-wide. Take a look at some of the sights and sounds of today's event and s...

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Posted on: April 27, 2022

America's Slowest 5K

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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.

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Partner Perspectives: Wine Gourmet/Medmont Mercantile

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Brian Powell of Wine Gourmet/Medmont Mercantile talks about the importance of his location in Roanoke County and how he was able to expand without having to move. He also talks about the importance of community involvement and the exciting transformation ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

RCACP Vet Services

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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.

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Roanoke Public Schools Safety Summit

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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.

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Green Ridge Personal Trainer Focuses on Senior Fitness

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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.

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

Keep Moving with Green Ridge Group Fitness

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Green Ridge Recreation Center 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 l...

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

A Foster Family Story - Roanoke County Social Services

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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

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Posted on: April 6, 2022

RCACP Rescue Partners

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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 of this open intake facility...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

State of the Town Recap

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In March, Vinton held its State of the Town Address in person for the first time since 2019. We sat down with Town Manager Pete Peters to expand on some of the economic development announcements that happened over the last year in Vinton.

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

LIFT Center Ribbon Cutting

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The LIFT Center held its ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, March 24th at Fallon Park Elementary School. Through a partnership between Carilion Clinic, Delta Dental of Virginia, Freedom First Credit Union, and RCPS, the LIFT (Local Impact for Tomorrow) ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

RCACP Pet Pantry Accepting Donations

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The Roanoke Center for Animal Care and Protection is committed to keeping pets with their owners, even in times of need. The Pet Pantry provides assistance for pet owners who have fallen on hard times. Public donations of food, treats and money help keep ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Join the Team at RCPS

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Join the team at Roanoke City Public Schools! Take a moment to hear from some of RCPS's  teachers and why they enjoy working for the school district.

Apply today at rcps.info/apply

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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Career Quest 2022

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Recently, area middle schoolers took part in Career Quest powered by Virginia Career Works - Blue Ridge Region. Career Quest isn't your typical job/caeer fair. At this event, businesses are required to bring an  activity for students to ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2022

Alt Offices Provides Affordable Business Space in Roanoke County

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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 for the...

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Posted on: March 10, 2022

RVTV Now Streaming on Roku

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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.

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Roanoke County's 460 Study Aims to Improve Traffic

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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...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Lowes Distribution Center - Economic Development Perspective

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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, find out what makes Roanoke Coun...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Lead Safe Roanoke - How to Be Lead Safe

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Did you know that lead poisoning is the nation's #1 preventable environmental health problem facing children today? The City of Roanoke's Lead Safe team works to eliminate lead hazards through a grant funded initiative. Watch this video ...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Roanoke County Seeks 911 Communications Officers

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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.

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Posted on: February 24, 2022

How to Bear Proof Your Trash Can

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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 in a few simple...

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Posted on: February 21, 2022

WiFi Hotspots on Loan at Roanoke County Public Library

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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.

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Roanoke City Public Schools - ROTEC Plans for Expansion

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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 en...

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Posted on: February 15, 2022

Joint Regeneration Group Opens in Roanoke

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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.

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Posted on: February 9, 2022

Virginia Western Offers Corporate & Career Training

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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 abou...

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Posted on: February 3, 2022

Why Race in Roanoke?

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Our region is is home to world-class races including as the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon, the Virginia's Blue Ridge Ironman 70.3 and the Deschutes GoCross cycling event. Find out from recent participants why the racing culture and spectacula...

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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Roanoke County Launches Updated Mobile App

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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.

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Virginia's Blue Ridge Welcomes Cycling Team

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On Saturday, January 22 leaders of Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge and the Virginia Tourism Corporation announced that Team Twenty 24, a diverse team of female professional and junior cyclists will relocate their base of operations to our region. Thi...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

CORTRAN - Roanoke County's Transportation Service for Elderly & Disabled

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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.

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

Roanoke's E-911 Community Involvement Team

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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. These dedicat...

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Posted on: December 31, 2021

Market Galley Thriving in New Downtown Roanoke Location

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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. In this episode of BizRoanoke, we learn about how the ben...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Recycle Right - RDS Facility Tour

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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, and learn what you can do be...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Roanoke County Police Traffic Division - Civic Service Episode 2

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Running radar... screeching tires... and making traffic stops... It’s all just another day on the job with the Roanoke County Police Department’s Traffic Division. On this episode of Civic Service, find out just what it takes to keep o...

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Posted on: December 13, 2021

Belmont-Fallon Neighborhood Video

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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 a strong sense o...

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