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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Elevate Roanoke County 2026

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Elevate Roanoke County is the Economic Development Department's strategic plan and they want to hear your input. There are 2 upcoming community meetings that allow citizens to see the plan and provide feedback. 

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

New Vaccination Clinic Opens at Valley View Mall

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The Virginia Department of Health has just opened a vaccination site at Valley View Mall, offering shots and boosters six days a week from 10 AM to 8 PM. Get a behind the scenes look and find out how officials from the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Di...

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Posted on: October 13, 2021

Catawba Greenway - An Economic Development Perspective

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The Catawba Greenway that just opened located at Virginia Tech's Catawba Sustainability Center is also a partnership with Virginia Tech to drive economic development in the Catawba Valley. We speak with Adam Taylor and Guru Ghosh of Virginia Tech...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Welcome to Roanoke Art Exhibit

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In honor of Welcoming Week, the City of Roanoke launched a new art exhibit on the 4th floor of the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building. In this segment from Inside Roanoke, we talk with Arts and Culture Coordinator Douglas Jackson about how this project cam...

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Roanoke County Schools Focus on Teen Mental Health

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Did you know 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have or will have a serious mental illness? Roanoke County Public Schools recently offered a clinic to help parents learn about the signs and symptoms or mental health issues, adolescent responses to stress, and ris...

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Roanoke Parks Investments

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Michael Clark joins us to speak about park infrastructure improvements that are needed in various locations in Roanoke's Parks. In this segment of Inside Roanoke, he explains how the Parks and Recreation Department plans to spend $2.3 million to ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Carilion Children's Tanglewood Center

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The Carilion Children's Tanglewood center is now open. We spoke with Dr. Donald Kees MD to learn more about the advantages of this new location and some of the special features inside.

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Posted on: October 6, 2021

Roanoke to Expand Language Access for Residents

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The City of Roanoke is implementing a new program to expand access to interpreters for residents receiving city services. In this segment from Inside Roanoke, we get a preview of new site specific kiosks and apps which will include over 280 different lang...

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

Downtown Roanoke Events

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Many of your favorite fall and winter events are returning this year after having to be canceled or held in a different capacity in 2020. Find out which ones return in this segment from Inside Roanoke. 

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Posted on: October 4, 2021

Catawba Greenway Opens New Appalachian Trail Connection

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Roanoke County celebrated the opening of a new hiking trail on Thursday, September 30, 2021. This 2.9 mile natural surface looped trail system begins at the Catawba Sustainability Center, providing for passive recreation opportunities and an alternative l...

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Posted on: September 28, 2021

2021 Roanoke County Registered Apprenticeship Recongition

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On Thursday, September 16, 2021 several students were accepted into this year's registered apprenticeship program. Learn more about how this program benefits both students and local businesses by securing early job skills training.

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Posted on: September 27, 2021

Blue Ridge Nightmares - Safety Video

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A new Halloween attraction is coming to Roanoke, including Hollywood level artistry and special effects. RVTV helped create a safety and rules video for the event, supporting Center in the Square.

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Regional Fire Chiefs Share Urgent COVID Message

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COVID cases in our region are extremely high. This message from local Fire-EMS professionals reminds you to get vaccinated, avoid emergency room visits for non-life threatening situations, and to wear a mask and social distance to keep your friends and fa...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Bank On Roanoke Valley Offers Financial Wellness Series Starting October 26

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Bank On Roanoke Valley is proud to announce our next round of our Bank On Financial Wellness Series beginning in October 2021!
In this series, Bank On Roanoke Valley rewards participant hard work and commitment through perks that are tailored to each parti...
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Posted on: September 21, 2021

Cyclocross Returns to Fallon Park - GoCross 2021

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What is Cyclocross bike racing, and why is it thriving in Roanoke, Virginia? Get an inside look at the race with this year's organizers and participants. Plus awesome racing and drone footage of the event. Thanks to Roanoke Outside and Visit Virg...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Ferguson Fitness Thrives at New River's Edge Location

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Ferguson Fitness focuses on movement and a personal approach to meeting your fitness goals. In this segment of BizRoanoke, we see how they're making an impact in their new location at the Varisty Storage building near River's Edge Sports...

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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Roanoke County 200 Plan - Community Meeting Dates

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Don't miss your opportunity to weigh in on Roanoke County's 200 Plan! Meetings are going on now through November in each magisterial district. Learn more at https://www.roanokecountyva.gov/200Plan

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Hollins Park Trail Ribbon Cutting

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Roanoke County celebrated the opening of a newly paved trail at Hollins Park on Wednesday, September 15. Driven by citizen feedback from community stakeholders, this project is an example of the County's commitment to improving and maintaining ou...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

Virginia's Blue Ridge #Trailsetter: Salem Red Sox

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Be a #Trailsetter in Virginia's Blue Ridge with the Salem Red Sox. Host Antoine Terrell introduces us to the general manager of the Salem Red Sox as well as some important crew members on what it takes to put on an exci...

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Posted on: September 14, 2021

Platform Camping at Explore Park

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Blue Mountain Adventures offers a unique camping experience at Roanoke County's Explore Park. In this GEAR UP segment from Roanoke outside, we take a look at several elevated campsites which offer spectacular river views and an exciting tree top ...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Roanoke Welcoming Week Kickoff Event

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On Friday, September 10 the City of Roanoke kicked off Welcoming Week with the dedication of a new community-based exhibit by the Roanoke Arts Commission, right outside of the council chambers on the 4th floor of the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building.

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

City of Roanoke to Update Zoning Ordinance in October

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As part of the comprehensive City Plan 2040, the Roanoke City Council will consider three zoning ordinance changes prior to presentation to the Planning Commission on October 11 and City Council on October 18. The public is invited to provide feedback on ...

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Posted on: September 7, 2021

Bank of Botetourt Opens New Vinton Location

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A new banking option has arrived in downtown Vinton. In this segment of Roanoke County Business Partners, we check out the ribbon cutting of a new Bank of Botetourt location and get a behind the scenes look.

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Posted on: September 3, 2021

Roanoke Sheriff's Office Now Hiring Deputies

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Do you want to be more? The City of Roanoke Sheriff's Office is hiring deputies with a starting salary of $40k per year plus starting bonuses for VA certified correctional officers. Get a behind the scenes look in this recruitment video produced ...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Agenacare Uses Gauntlet Award to Develop Business

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In this segment from Roanoke County Business Partners, learn how local home health care business Agenacare is thriving in Roanoke County. The business received an extra boost as a 2021 Gauntlet Award Winner.

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Vinton Public Works Featured on Civic Service

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

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

How to Stand Up Paddleboard

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Welcome to SUP for beginners! In this GearUp segment from Roanoke Outside, we travel to Carvins Cove and get a tutorial on how to paddleboard from the pros at Roanoke Parks and Recreation.

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Posted on: August 31, 2021

Roanoke County's 200 Plan Now Underway

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Help shape the future of Roanoke County by attending public input sessions this fall. This video examines different areas of the long range planning effort.

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

New Cafe Offers Coffee with a Mediterranean Flare

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Cello Coffee House and Cafe is now open in downtown Roanoke, next to Nawab. Featuring international dishes from the Mediterranean to the Middle East, they're open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Belmont-Fallon Neighborhoods Targeted for HUD Improvements

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The Belmont-Fallon neighborhood of Roanoke has been selected as a target area for HUD improvements and targeted funding over the next few years! In this segment from Inside Roanoke, learn why the area was chosen and how residents can get involved in the p...

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Posted on: August 24, 2021

Storytimes Are Back at Roanoke Public Libraries

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Storytimes are back this fall at Roanoke Public Libraries! In this segment of Inside Roanoke, find out where you can enjoy these activities with your preschooler. Also in this segment, learn about new feed and read programs times for the fall and a diaper...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

Inspired to Enhance Salon Celebrates Ribbon Cutting

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A local salon opened this July at a new location inside Valley View Mall. Learn more about how this business grew and expanded in this segment from BizRoanoke.

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

Mountain Bike Trail Development in Virginia's Blue Ridge

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

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Posted on: August 19, 2021

State of the City Address 2021: Roanoke, VA

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Roanoke Mayor Sherman P. Lea presented the annual State of the City Address at 8:00 AM on Thursday, August 19, 2021. Hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce with support from Appalachian Power and other sponsors.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

Roanoke K9 Hero Survives Dangerous Encounter

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On July 24, Roanoke Police K9 Loki and his partner Sgt. Thompson were involved in a dangerous incident in the line of duty. The dog survived thanks to his training specialized equipment from K9Storm. These officers are grateful to the tremendous community...

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Posted on: August 12, 2021

Blueways - Roanoke Outside Campfire Chat

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Our region’s rivers were long overlooked as a recreational resource, but new cooperative efforts are changing that mindset. The Roanoke River Blueway was recently ranked one of the top urban waterways in the nation by USA Today. In this campfire...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

Appalachian Trail - Roanoke Outside Campfire Chat

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Our region is one of the most popular sections of the Appalachian Trail thanks to stunning vistas, easy access and proximity to a large metro area. In this campfire chat, we talk with Andrew Downs from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy about the ongoing e...

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Greenways - Roanoke Outside Campfire Chat

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Regional Greenways Coordinator Liz Belcher just retired after over 25 years building trails. In this campfire chat presented by Roanoke Outside, we look back at her legacy, learn how greenways are built, their community impact, and preview what’...

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