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Posted on: January 21, 2022

Space Heater Safety

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Join Brian Clingenpeel of Roanoke County Fire & Rescue as he gives some helpful and potentially life-saving tips on keeping your home safe while using a space heater.

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Posted on: January 20, 2022

Vinton & Water Authority Open House - Tuesday, January 25

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Beginning in July, water and sewer service currently provided by the Town of Vinton will transition to the Western Virginia Water Authority. Learn more at an open house at Vinton War Memorial on Tuesday, January 25 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. This is a drop-...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Burton Center For Arts & Technology

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Burton Center for Arts & Technology is teaching students in Roanoke County necessary skills to be job-ready right out of high school. We spoke with principal, Christian Kish and Director of Career and Technical Education, Jason Suhr about how these st...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Roanoke Park Investments Update

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The City of Roanoke is making continued investments in its parks system. In this updated segment from Inside Roanoke, learn what steps are being taken to improve facilities such as playgrounds and tennis courts throughout the city.

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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 10, 2022

Dr. Cheryl Hartman - Roanoke's 2021 Citizen of the Year

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In December, the City of Roanoke honored Carilion Clinic's Dr. Cheryl Hartman as Citizen of the Year, for tremendous lifelong efforts to better the community. In her career, Hartman has focused on preventing teen dropout, pregnancy and obesity. A...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Roanoke County Economic Development Year in Review - 2021

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Although 2021 was a challenging year for businesses, Roanoke County Economic Development was able to celebrate grand openings, expansions, and several big announcements. Join Director of Economic Development Jill Loope as she recaps some of the highlights...

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Posted on: January 5, 2022

RND Coffee Vinton

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RND Coffee recently expanded to the Town of Vinton. We spoke with brothers Steffon and Quincy Randolph to learn more about their expertise in food and coffee hospitality and what makes RND Coffee in Vinton a unique experience.

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

Neely's Accounting Services

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Neely's Accounting Services just recently opened its third location in the area on Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke County. We sat down with Chuck Neely, CEO, to learn more about services they offer and why they chose to expand to Brambleton Avenue.

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Posted on: November 19, 2021

Roanoke Parks & Rec 100 Miler Now Enrolling

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Each January, hundreds of people in the Roanoke Valley commit to tracking their activity levels for 100 days with the goal of reaching a total of 100 miles. Walk, run, or hike your way to 100 miles, or substitute one mile for a 30-minute, human-powered ac...

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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 20, 2021

BizRoanoke - Sweets by Shaneice

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There's a sweet new place for custom cakes and cupcakes! Sweets by Shaneice started out as a hobby and has blossomed into a business in downtown Roanoke.

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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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Posted on: December 8, 2021

Local Vinton Business Decorates the White House for Christmas

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A local Vinton floral shop made headlines this holiday season by getting selected to decorate the White House for Christmas. Learn more about how Creative Occasions can provide full service design and arrangement for your next event.

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Rustic Creations Brings Local Décor to the Town of Vinton

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Shopping local is more important this Holiday Season than ever before! Rustic Creations recently relocated to downtown Vinton, providing a great place to shop for handmade decorations, Amish furniture and other home décor. In this segment from ...

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Posted on: December 3, 2021

New Plant Business in Roanoke Focuses on Education

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You can purchase plants anywhere, but will they thrive in your environment? In this episode of BizRoanoke we get an inside look at Gatewood Rose, a new business that will not only help you find the perfect plant for your home - but provide the education y...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Roanoke County Public Safety Academy - Now Enrolling for 2022

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Learn how Roanoke County's public safety departments work behind the scenes to carry out their important mission. The 2022 Public Safety Academy is now accepting applications! This exciting workshop series is both educational and exciting, featuring hands...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

No Need to Speed - Brandon Avenue Improvements

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Brandon Avenue near Towers Shopping Center was identified by the City of Roanoke as an area of concern for pedestrian safety, including fatalities in recent years. Thanks to a recent re-pavement and marking effort, this area is now more friendly to bikes ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2021

J & J Fashions

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"We are in the know from head to toe." That's the slogan at J & J Fashions located in The Forum Shopping Center on Starkey Road in Roanoke County. Owner Sheila Copenhaver tells us about all the fashionable women&am...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Bring Your Bag, Keep Your Change - New City of Roanoke Bag Tax

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Beginning on January 1, 2022, a five-cent ($0.05) tax will be instituted on the sale of disposable plastic bags provided to customers in grocery stores, convenience stores, and drugstores in the City of Roanoke. It's a tax you don't have...

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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Romping with the Rescues from RCACP

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The Roanoke Center for Animal Care and Protection has partnered with Angels of Assisi to introduce a new series of programs showcasing rescue animals available for adoption.

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Posted on: November 16, 2021

New Bike Lanes Near Towers Shopping Center

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Recent pavement markings added by the City of Roanoke on Brandon Avenue and Colonial Avenue will make it easier and safer for both drivers and bicyclists to share the road. In this video from Ride Solutions and the City of Roanoke's Transportatio...

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Posted on: November 10, 2021

Watch Roanoke County's 2021 State of the County Address

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Presented by the Roanoke Regional Chamber, Roanoke County held the annual State of the County Address on November 10, 2021. Board of Supervisors Chair P. Jason Peters updated the business community on the county's accomplishments and plans for the future....

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Posted on: October 28, 2021

Dangers of Delta 8 Look-alike Packaging

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Some forms of Delta 8 Edibles (THC) can now be legally purchased in Virginia. Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall and Nancy Hans from the Roanoke County Prevention Council talk about the dangers these products pose to individuals and children due to t...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Infant Sleep Safety - A Medical Examiners Perspective

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Last year 20% of infant deaths in Virginia resulted from unsafe sleep practices. In this announcement from the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Department of Social Services, find out from a state medical examiner why sleep safety is so importan...

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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Roanoke Adventure Dogs - Go on a Field Trip with a RCACP Pup

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Go on a field trip with a shelter dog from the Roanoke Center for Animal Care and Protection! It's a great way to reduce the stress of these animals, or try out a new friend for potential adoption.

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Posted on: October 19, 2021

Roanoke Go Fest 2021 Recap

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This year Roanoke GO Outside Festival moved to downtown Roanoke filling the streets from Elmwood Park through Market Square with outdoor recreation activities and events like BMX Bikes, Air Dogs, Lumberjacks and more! Here are a few highlights just in cas...
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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 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 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 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 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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