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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 16, 2022

M-Power Fitness Ribbon Cutting

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This 24 hour gym located on Brambleton Avenue in Roanoke County specializes in motivating clients to make positive change in their lives. M-Power Fitness offers a variety of equipment as well as turf space for functional training.

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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 14, 2022

Registered Apprentice Profiles: G&H

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The registered apprenticeship program is a collaborative effort between local businesses and school systems, designed to create training and employment opportunities in the trades. This profile follows two students who worked with G&H Contracting this...

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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 3, 2022

USA Cycling Championship Coming to Roanoke

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Future Olympians could be coming to our area later this month! This week Virginia's Blue Ridge along with Botetourt County and the City of Roanoke announced bike race routes for the USA Cycling Amateur Road National Championships which will be held June 2...

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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 24, 2022

Treetop Quest Chick Pea Course Expansion

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Treetop Quest at Explore Park is expanding! Starting this weekend, a new course opens for ages 4-6. Get a preview of this exciting new attraction for the youngest climbers.

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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 20, 2022

T-Rex Trail - Building the Dinos

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Get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to build the T-Rex Trail at Explore Park. After months of planning and two weeks of installation, this exciting park feature is almost ready to welcome visitors.

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Bike Safety Tips from Roanoke Police Department

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Friday, May 20 is National Bike to Work Day! Roanoke's Police Department wants to make sure you get where you're going safely. Watch this feature for a few bike safety tips.

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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 19, 2022

National Bike to Work Week

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May 16-22 is National Bike to Work Week! Join these staff members from Ride Solutions and the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission, and make the choice to ride. Watch this segment for beginner tips from frequent bike commuters.

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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 6, 2022

T-Rex Trail Coming to Explore Park this Summer

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Travel back-in-time this summer at Explore Park’s T-Rex Trail! The half-mile wooded path will feature 18 animatronic dinosaurs from four time periods, Triassic, Jurassic, Early Cretaceous and Late Cretaceous. Roanoke County and Center in the Squ...

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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

Northside High Encourages Students to Arrive Alive

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As part of prom weekend at Northside High School, students promoted safe driving by creating an Arrive Alive video and holding a pep rally.

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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 21, 2022

Roanoke Public Libraries Debut Video Series at Star City Reads

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Roanoke Public Libraries presented several new videos as part of their Star City Reads initiative, at an event at the Grandin Theatre on Wednesday, April 20. Watch the full event recorded by RVTV.

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Kite Festival Highlights

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Roanoke County Park, Recreation and Tourism hosted the annual Blue Ridge Kite Festival at Green Hill Park on Saturday, April 16. Check out these highlights from the event.

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Blue Ridge Marathon 2022 Drone Highlights

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Get a birds eye view of this year's Blue Ridge Marathon, in this highlight reel from RVTV.

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

LAT Family Dentistry Opens in Roanoke

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A new dental practice is open in Roanoke, right next to Blue Cow Ice Cream. LAT Dentistry focuses on healthy oral care with an emphasis on patient comfort.

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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 13, 2022

Senator Warner Visits to Discuss Transportation Funding

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Virginia Senator Mark Warner visited the Roanoke River Greenway to talk about new federal funding opportunities for infrastructure such as roads and bridges.

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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 24, 2022

Treetop Quest Returns to Explore Park this Spring

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Treetop Quest at Explore Park is a family adventure for ages four and up, with progressively challenging aerial obstacles guaranteed to provide a thrill like you’ve never experienced! In this interview with outdoor program supervisor Ben Crowley...

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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 15, 2022

VDH Hosts COVID-19 Remembrance Event

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The Roanoke City and Allegany Health Districts hosted a COVID-19 Remembrance event today honoring the work of first responders, medical professionals and volunteers who have given so much to our community, and remembering the over 900 lives lost in our ar...

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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 9, 2022

RCACP Kitten Stories - Don't Kit-Nap

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It's kitten season! If you find unattended baby kittens in your yard, don't take them without checking for signs of distress. In the first of our kitten series, RCACP shares tips a few tips about what to do if you find them.

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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: March 4, 2022

City of Roanoke Economic Outlook 2021-2022

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Over the past year, the City of Roanoke has seen some major commercial investments. In this presentation from economic development director Marc Nelson we take a look at some of the city's businesses, and get a preview of some upcoming plans.

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Glenvar Class Teaches Paralympic Sports

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Students at Roanoke County's Glenvar High School are learning what it's like to participate in adaptive sports, such as those in the 2022 Paralympic Games. This unique program is a collaboration developed by the English, PE and IT depart...

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Posted on: March 2, 2022

RVTV & City Schools Celebrate Read Across America Day

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March 2 is National Read Across America Day! RVTV has partnered with City of Roanoke Public Schools to record 23 book readings by local community members, public servants and elected officials. 

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

Burton Engineering Students Win National Award

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Three engineering teams from Roanoke County's Burton Center for the Arts and Technology were recognized as REACH Challenge Semi-Finalists for their 2021 projects, aimed at improving the lives of students with disabilities at Mountain View Element...

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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 17, 2022

PlayRoanoke Opens New Recording Studio

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Play Roanoke is excited to be offering a spot for anyone in need of space & equipment for recording free of charge. The Studio, located in Fishburn Mansion, offers professional recording equipment available for one-hour time slots.  Create in...

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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 27, 2022

Vinton Water Service Transition Q&A

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Water service currently provided by the Town of Vinton will transition to the Western Virginia Water Authority on July 1, 2022. In this Q&A video, staff from the town and authority answer the most frequently asked questions about the transition

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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 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 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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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: 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 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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