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Posted on: December 6, 2019

Public Invited to Unveiling of New Neighborhood Sign

The City’s Office of Neighborhood Services and the Greater Grandview Neighborhood Association (GGNWA) invite the public to attend the unveiling of the Greater Grandview Neighborhood Sign at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11. The sign will be unveiled at the c...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 21, 2019

City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for Thanksgiving Week

City offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29.  As a result, the following schedule is in effect for the collection of trash, single-stream recycling, bulk, and brush during Thanksgiving Week:

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

Regional Townhall, Job Fair for 2020 Census to Be Held This Week

Town Hall Job Fair

If you live in Roanoke and want to learn about the 2020 Census, or are interested in getting a job with the U.S. Census Bureau, you are invited to attend a Roanoke Regional Townhall and Job Fair on Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Dumas Center for Artistic and C...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 19, 2019

City Recognizes Childress as 2019 Citizen of the Year

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Roanoke City Council has named Marion D. Childress, Jr. as the 2019 Citizen of the Year for the City of Roanoke. In recognition of this honor, Mayor Sherman P. Lea presented him with a Key to the City and a resolution commending his service to the communi...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

3 p.m. Update on Manhunt for Michael Alexander Brown

The shelter in place for the Grandin Road area near Patrick Henry High School has been lifted, but Roanoke Police urge residents to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity. Remember to lock your vehicles and homes. Stay tuned to social media ou...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Update on Manhunt for Michael Alexander Brown

At a press conference held at 1:15 p.m. today, Nov. 14, at Virginia Heights Elementary School, Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones updated the news media and the public about the search for Michael Alexander Brown. Below are the highlights:

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Solid Waste Collection in Grandin Court Neighborhood Will Be Serviced

Residents of the Grandin Court neighborhood whose trash containers were not serviced on Thursday, Nov. 14, due to the public safety situation will be serviced once the situation allows.  Please leave your containers out for collection.  ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Roanoke Police Searching for Michael Alexander Brown

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Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones, along with other law enforcement partners, held a press conference this morning about the manhunt for Michael Alexander Brown. He is believed to be in the area near Patrick Henry High School and is considered armed and dang...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 13, 2019

Bricks from Fire Station 7 to Be Made Available to Public

On Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., bricks from Roanoke Fire-EMS Station 7 will be made available to the public in limited quantities. One brick per adult will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The giveaway will take place at R...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 13, 2019

City Modifies Process for Receiving Funding Requests from Non-Profit Organizations

The City has modified its process to receive requests for funding from non-profit organizations. Over the past several years, the Management and Budget Division, together with the Human Services Advisory Board (HSAB) and the Roanoke Arts Commission (RAC) ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 7, 2019

Westchester Garden Club to Dedicate Blue Star Memorial Marker on Veterans Day

Roanoke, VA - At 11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, the Westchester Garden Club, in cooperation with Roanoke Parks and Recreation, will dedicate a Blue Star Memorial marker at the top of Mill Mountain.

A Blue Star marker is a visual tribute to all t...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

Leaf Collection Begins Soon

The city’s Leaf Collection Program will be conducted in November and December on the following weeks:

  • November 18-21
  • December 2-5
  • December 9-12
  • December 16-19

Leaf collection will not occur during the week of Thanksgiving.

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 1, 2019

City, Veterans Council Partner to Plant Trees

The City of Roanoke is partnering with Roanoke Valley Veterans Council to plant trees again this year in honor of Veterans Day.  Thanks to a generous donation from Carilion Clinic, our parks will receive five red oak trees to be planted on Friday...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: October 30, 2019

City Statement on Halloween

Some communities in Virginia choose the date, time, and other restrictions associated with Halloween Trick or Treating; the City of Roanoke does not.  Given the forecast for severe thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon and evening, we encourage tho...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Local Public Safety Agencies Conduct Search for Missing Man

A press conference was held on Thursday, Oct. 24, at 3:15 p.m. to discuss the search for 81-year-old Charles Edward George. George was last seen at 10 p.m. on Oct. 23, at his residence in the 2000 block of Dansbury Drive NW. He was reported missing at 4 a...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: October 15, 2019

Local Women’s Club to Donate Park Benches and Piano to Roanoke Parks and Recreation

Roanoke, VA- The General Federation Women’s Club of Roanoke (GFWC) and City of Roanoke Parks and Recreation will co-host a dedication ceremony of two park benches and a piano on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Mountain View Recreation...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: October 4, 2019

Roanoke Seeks Community Input for Police Chief Recruitment Through Survey

The City of Roanoke is seeking community input during the Roanoke City Police Chief Recruitment Process.  If you live or have a business in the City of Roanoke, please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey that can be found here....

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Roanoke News
Posted on: October 3, 2019

City to Hold Annual Roanoke Neighborhoods Dinner, Awards Celebration

The 2019 Annual Roanoke Neighborhoods' Harvesting of the Fruits Potluck Dinner and Awards Celebration will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Jefferson Center's Fitzpatrick Hall (541 Luck Ave.) beginning at 6 p.m. Sponsored by the Office of Neighborhood Se...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: October 3, 2019

City Closes Melrose Branch Library on Thursday

The Melrose Branch Library will be closed on Thursday, Oct. 3, because of a malfunction of the branch’s air-conditioning unit. The public will be advised tomorrow morning regarding Friday’s operating hours for the branch. This closure should not affect pl...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: September 25, 2019

Nominations for Neighborhood Partnership Awards are Open

The Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates (RNA) and Roanoke City Council have opened nominations for the citywide Neighborhoods Partnership Awards. This program recognizes and honors the outstanding contributions, excellence, and accomplishments achieved by neig...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: September 23, 2019

City, Local Groups to Plant Trees Along Roanoke River Greenway

Roanoke, VA – On Saturday, Sept. 28, Urban Forestry staff in the City’s Parks and Recreation Department will partner with Trees Roanoke, the Roanoke Tree Stewards, and Novozymes to plant trees along the Roanoke River Greenway in southeast Roanoke.

Trees Ro...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: September 16, 2019

Valley Metro Announces VMGO

Valley Metro has announced its new Real-time Transit Passenger Information (RTPI) service VMGO. Valley Metro’s VMGO RTPI service will be launched in two distinct phases – Phase I will provide real-time transit information for the Smart Way, Smart Way Expr...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Roanoke to Kick Off Welcoming Week

The City of Roanoke and local partners are hosting a series of community events to participate in Welcoming America’s national Welcoming Week campaign between Sept. 13 and Sept. 22. The public is invited to join City officials and other community members ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: September 6, 2019

City to Hold September Meeting for Melrose-Orange Target Area Stakeholders

The next scheduled meeting of the Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA) stakeholders will be held on Monday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. at Goodwill Industries of the Valleys on Melrose Avenue.

At the meeting, Cheryl Cobb, Director of the Community Solutions Center, wi...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Solid Waste Collection Schedule Changes for Labor Day Week

City offices will be closed on Monday, Sept. 2, for the Labor Day holiday.   As a result, the following schedule will be in effect for collection of trash, bulk, brush, and “A” week single-stream recycling during that week.

Res...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Valley Metro Accepting Applications for Transit Passenger Advisory Committee

Valley Metro is currently accepting applications for the newly formed Transit Passenger Advisory Committee (TPAC). This committee will provide its members the opportunity to help direct the future of Valley Metro's transportation services. Do you ride the...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: August 15, 2019

Citizens for Clean & Green to Hold 9th Annual Green Academy

Citizens for Clean and Green has opened registration for the 9th Annual Green Academy Fall Session 2019. This popular series begins on Wednesday, Sept. 11, and runs through Wednesday, Oct. 9. Each week, the evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with a light meal, f...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Williamson Road Branch Library to Temporarily Close for Water Service Repairs

Williamson Road Branch Library will be temporarily closed on Thursday, Aug. 15, due to water service repairs in the Williamson Road area. The branch library will reopen on Friday, Aug. 16.

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Roanoke News
Posted on: August 12, 2019

City to Hold Stream-Monitoring Demonstration at Brown Robertson Park

August is Water Quality Month. To celebrate, the City's Stormwater Utility will be hosting a stream-monitoring session on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Brown Robertson Park. This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Stream sampling w...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Census 2020 Address Canvassing Begins

Census Bureau representatives working for Census 2020 have begun Address Canvassing nationwide, including in the City of Roanoke. In an effort to keep our citizens informed, the City is sharing the following information provided by the Census Bureau about...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: August 8, 2019

National Book Award Winners to Speak at Melrose Branch Library

National Book Award winners Ibram X. Kendi and Justin Phillip Reed will be coming to Roanoke on Thursday, Aug. 29, to speak at an event titled “Indecent Histories” at the new Melrose Branch Library. This event is part of “NBF...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: August 12, 2019

New School Zone Speed Limit to Take Effect in August

In response to the recent ordinance approved by Roanoke City Council, effective Aug. 15 the speed limit will decrease from 25 mph to 15 mph in certain neighborhood school zones in the City. New signage indicating this change in the speed limit is being in...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: August 6, 2019

Prepareathon to Offer Information for Disaster Readiness

Disasters don't plan, but you can! Citizens are invited to attend the City of Roanoke’s Prepareathon on Saturday, Aug. 31, and take an active role in protecting yourself, your family, and your community from disasters. The event will take place from 10 a....

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Roanoke News
Posted on: August 5, 2019

City Cancels August Meeting for Melrose-Orange Target Area Stakeholders

The Aug.12 meeting of the stakeholders of Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA) has been cancelled. However, a full agenda is scheduled for the Sept. 9 meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m. at Goodwill Industries of the Valleys on Melrose Avenue. Discussion wil...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: July 22, 2019

Department of Energy Recognizes City of Roanoke for Exceeding Better Buildings Challenge Goal

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently recognized the City of Roanoke for surpassing a 20 percent energy reduction goal as a partner in the Better Buildings Challenge. Through their efforts, the City has achieved an energy savings of 23 percent due ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: July 8, 2019

Roanoke Receives New Pacesetter Honors from Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) has recognized the City of Roanoke with Pacesetter Honors for the work done in 2018 through the Star City Reads initiative. Roanoke was recognized as a Pacesetter in all three of 2018’s catego...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: July 5, 2019

City Adds New Regional Works to Public Art Collection

The City of Roanoke, through the Roanoke Arts Commission, recently purchased two regional works of art selected from the 2019 Roanoke College Biennial Art Exhibition: Lotus by Sarah EK Muse and We Used What We Had by Haden King. Muse’s ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

City of Roanoke E-911 to Conduct Survey

The City of Roanoke’s E-911 Center, in an effort to determine the effectiveness of services provided to its citizens, will conduct a survey from July 1 to July 14. The survey will be accessible on the E-911 Center’s webpage (https://ro...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: June 28, 2019

Task Force to Host ‘Roanoke Remembers’ Event in July

At 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 14, the City’s Task Force to Reduce Gun Violence will host an event, “Roanoke Remembers: Healing the Wounds of Gun Violence in our Community,” at William Fleming High School in Dickinson Auditorium. Doors will open at 4 p.m. as a...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: June 21, 2019

Roanoke Parks and Recreation to Host ‘Fireworks on the Fourth’

Roanoke, VA- On Thursday, July 4, Roanoke Parks and Recreation will host the annual “Fireworks on the Fourth” celebration at River’s Edge South. Sponsored by WFXR, this free event begins at 7 p.m., and the fireworks ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Roanoke Named All-America City Hall of Fame Winner

The National Civic League has selected the City of Roanoke as the first ever All-America City Hall of Fame Winner. Roanoke has a long history with the All-America City Award, receiving this recognition for a record seven times. The Hall of Fame Award reco...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: June 10, 2019

Roanoke Parks and Recreation Participate in USDA Summer Food Program

Roanoke Parks and Recreation is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, an...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: June 7, 2019

Update on Escalators in Market Pedestrian Walkway Bridge

The escalators in the Market Pedestrian Walkway Bridge continue to be temporarily out of service. Repairs are underway, but are not expected to be completed until Monday. During this time, citizens may use the elevator in the Tower Parking Garage to enter...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Market Pedestrian Walkway Bridge Escalator Temporarily Out of Service

The escalator that provides access from the second floor to third floor in the Market Pedestrian Walkway Bridge is temporarily out of service. Repairs are underway, and are anticipated to be complete by Friday afternoon. During this time, citizens may use...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: June 2, 2019

How to Support Virginia Beach Families Affected by Recent Shooting

The City of Roanoke extends its heartfelt sympathy to the Virginia Beach community at large, and to the families and co-workers affected by the May 31 shooting at their Municipal Center. Information about how to help those affected by the shooting is avai...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Cooling Assistance Program to Begin in June

The city’s Department of Social Services announces that the Cooling Assistance Program will begin in June. Cooling assistance provides purchase or repair of cooling equipment and/or payment for electricity to operate cooling equipment.  Applicati...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: May 24, 2019

Art in Roanoke in Elmwood Park - Vote for the People’s Choice Award

Addressing the theme “Roanoke Rising,” eight new Art in Roanoke (AIR) sculptures will be on display in Elmwood Park for two years. During Festival in the Park on May 24-26, the public will have a chance to vote on their favorite piece and the winning arti...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: May 21, 2019

‘Trojan Dog’ to Return from His Vet Visit

On Friday, May 24, the “Trojan Dog,” Roanoke’s four-legged friend, will take up temporary residence at the Raleigh Court Branch Library until the completion of the new Fire Station 7, after which he will once again stand guar...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: May 22, 2019

Solid Waste Collection Schedule Changes for Memorial Day Week

City offices will be closed on Monday, May 27, for the Memorial Day holiday.  As a result, collection of trash, bulk, brush, and “A” week single-stream recycling will be collected according to the following schedule:

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Roanoke News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Friendly Reminder to All Event Organizers and Residents

Special Events Policy Details

Public Assembly Permits are required for Special Events that utilize public spaces, such as streets, greenways, public parks, and plazas. Events contained to private property do not require a Public Assembly Permit. T...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: May 13, 2019

Roanoke Receives Gateways for Growth Challenge Grant

The City of Roanoke has received the Gateways for Growth Challenge grant, which will provide technical assistance in creating an immigrant integration plan to help make our community more welcoming and equitable for all people. City staff will share this ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: May 1, 2019

City to Place Eight New Sculptures in Elmwood Park

The City of Roanoke and the Roanoke Arts Commission (RAC) announce the third temporary art exhibit (Art in Roanoke) for the Artwalk in Elmwood Park.  In May, eight new sculptures will be installed. Addressing the theme “Roanoke Rising,” the works...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 30, 2019

Roanoke Public Libraries Seeks 1940s Photographs for Roanoke History Book

Roanoke Historian Nelson Harris is partnering with the Roanoke Public Library Foundation to write a sequel to Raymond Barnes’ book, "A History of the City of Roanoke." The new book will cover the history of the Roanoke area in the 1940...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 29, 2019

Public Invited to Final Community Meetings for ‘Reimagine Oak Grove’

The public is invited to view the first draft of the Oak Grove Center Plan’s vision, strategy and recommendations at two open house meetings this week. The meetings will be held at Oak Grove Elementary School, 5005 Grandin Road Extension on Thursday, May ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 25, 2019

City to Hold Renaming Ceremony for Roanoke City Courthouse

At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, the City of Roanoke will hold a special ceremony to rename the Roanoke City Courthouse in honor of Roanoke native and civil rights attorney Oliver W. Hill. The ceremony will take place on the steps in front of the courthouse...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 23, 2019

Citizens Invited to Attend Roanoke Paw Watch Community Outing

The Roanoke Police Department invites citizens to join them at the Roanoke Paw Watch community outing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, at the dog park located in Highland Park, 641 Walnut Ave. SW.  Roanoke Paw Watch is designed to encourage neig...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

Roanoke Parks and Recreation to Host Ribbon Cutting for Mountain Biking Trail in Morningside Park

Roanoke, VA- On Thursday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m., Roanoke Parks and Recreation, along with Star City Cycling and Roanoke Outside, will host a ribbon cutting for the new beginner mountain biking trail at Morningside Park.

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 22, 2019

City of Roanoke E911 Center Launches Automated Secure Alarm Protocol

The City of Roanoke E911 Center announces the recent successful installation and deployment of its Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) system.  ASAP is part of the new Motorola Solutions PremierOne Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system. The cit...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Roanoke Parks and Recreation to Host Ribbon Cutting for Big Ol’ Bikes Statues

Roanoke, VA- On Monday, April 22, Roanoke Parks and Recreation will host a ribbon cutting for the new bike statues, Big Ol’ Bikes, on top of Mill Mountain. The ceremony will be held at the Mill Mountain spur where the road turns to head up to Mi...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Homelessness in Roanoke Region Increases Minimally in 2019

The Blue Ridge Interagency Council on Homelessness conducted this year’s Point-in-Time (PIT) count for the Roanoke region (Alleghany County, Botetourt County, Craig County, Roanoke County, the City of Covington, the City of Roanoke and the City ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 10, 2019

Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Public Comment

The draft Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for public comment. The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC) will hold public meetings where information about the region’s natural hazards, including mapping...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 10, 2019

City to Observe National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

The City of Roanoke will celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 14-20, to honor the men and women who serve as public safety communications officers.  The city will recognize its dispatchers with various forms of appreciati...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 9, 2019

Notice of Community Meeting

Mayor Sherman P. Lea, Sr., will host a Community Meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., at Garden of Prayer #7, 1301 Cove Rd. NW, to update citizens with regard to the Cove Road repaving and 10th Street project updates. 

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 13, 2019

City to Hold Meetings to Invite Citizen Input for Comprehensive Plan

The City of Roanoke will hold a series of Open House Community Meetings in March and April to invite citizen input on the city’s Comprehensive Plan 2020-2040, which is being developed over the next several months. The meetings are scheduled as f...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

New Franklin Road Bridge to Open in March

On Friday, March 22, at 11:30 a.m., the City of Roanoke will hold a ribbon-cutting/dedication ceremony for the opening of the new Franklin Road Bridge. The event will take place at the southern end of the bridge.

Public art will also be part of the new bri...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 12, 2019

City to Hold Dedication Ceremony for ‘Global Harmony’ Artwork

The City of Roanoke will dedicate a new sculpture at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, in Entranceway Park at the corner of Williamson Road and Wells Avenue. “Global Harmony” by Stephen Fairfield of St. David, Ariz., is the latest additi...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

City to Host Public Works Jobs Fair

The City of Roanoke will host a Public Works Jobs Fair on Wednesday, March 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Public Works Service Center, located at 1802 Courtland Rd. (behind Berglund Auto Group). The event will be free and open to the public. Job seekers will...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 11, 2019

AUSA to Host Regional Event Recognizing Vietnam Veterans Day

Residents of the Roanoke Valley are invited to attend an event to recognize National Vietnam Veterans Day at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29, at the Vinton War Memorial, located at 814 East Washington St. in Vinton.  Hosted by the Association of the U...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 6, 2019

City to Hold March Meeting for Melrose-Orange Target Area Stakeholders

The next scheduled meeting of the stakeholders of Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA) will be held on Monday, March 11, at 6 p.m. at Goodwill Industries of the Valleys on Melrose Avenue.  The primary focus of this meeting will be a discussion of ho...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Valley Metro to Resume Normal Bus Routes Today

Valley Metro has announced that buses will resume normal routes today, Feb. 20, starting with the 12:15 p.m. trip leaving Campbell Court Transfer Center.

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Roanoke River Greenway: Aerial Way to Norfolk Southern Materials Yard Ribbon Cutting

On Thursday, Feb. 28, at 2:30 p.m., Mayor Lea and City officials will join Roanoke Parks and Recreation to celebrate the official opening of a new section of the Roanoke River Greenway at 3304 Aerial Way Dr.

Completed in just 18 months, this new, half-mile...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

Stormwater Division to Host Informational Meeting on Citizen Science Water Monitoring Program

The Roanoke Stormwater Division, Clean Valley Council, and the Upper Roanoke River Roundtable have partnered to create a Citizen Science Water Monitoring Program. An informational meeting to learn more about this program will be held at the Raleigh Court ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 20, 2019

Valley Metro Operating on Snow Routes

Citizens are advised that Valley Metro is operating on snow routes today, Feb. 20, due to weather conditions.

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 19, 2019

City Temporarily Closes Wiley Drive Through Smith Park

Citizens are advised that Wiley Drive through Smith Park is temporarily closed and will remain closed due to the level of the Roanoke River from rainfall from the past weekend, and in expectation of added precipitation throughout the week ahead.

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 13, 2019

City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for Presidents’ Day Holiday Week

City offices will be closed on Monday, Feb.18, for the Presidents’ Day holiday.  As a result, the following schedule will be in effect for collection of trash, bulk, brush, and “A” week single-stream recycling during...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 11, 2019

City Council to Change Names of Branch Library, Park

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Roanoke City Council will vote to adopt resolutions changing the name of the Jackson Park Branch Library, located at 1101 Morningside St. SE, to the Belmont Branch Library, and the name of Jackson Park, located at 923 Montrose Ave. S....

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 8, 2019

Google to Offer Free Digital Training at Roanoke’s Main Library

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This month, Google announced that it is coming to Roanoke as part of its Grow with Google initiative to help create economic opportunity in communities across the United States. Google will kick-start this work locally by hosting a free, one-day event on ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 7, 2019

City to Hold Stakeholder Meeting for Melrose-Orange Target Area

The next scheduled meeting of the stakeholders of Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA) will be held on Monday, Feb. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Goodwill Industries of the Valleys campus on Melrose Avenue. Residents, businesses, and property owners are encouraged to...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 6, 2019

Stormwater Division Invites Vendors to Participate in ‘Preparathon’ Event

The Stormwater Division of the city’s Public Works Department will host Roanoke's first “Preparathon” event on Saturday, Aug. 31, at Center in the Square from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Division is looking for vendors to showcase ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 4, 2019

City Combines News Categories for MyRoanoke Email Notifications

Thank you for subscribing to the City of Roanoke’s email notification system, MyRoanoke. Our goal is to keep you updated and aware of what you need to know as a citizen.  Over the years we have done this by offering subscriptions to mul...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 1, 2019

City Connects Garden City Neighbors to Greenway Network

Roanoke, VA – On Thursday, Jan. 31, Congressman Ben Cline, Mayor Sherman P. Lea, and City officials gathered to celebrate opening the second Garden City Greenway segment to the public. After several years of construction, this project connects t...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 31, 2019

Clerk of Circuit Court Makes Changes to Improve Services

The Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office has made the following changes to improve its services to citizens, as well as enhance the operation of Circuit Courtrooms.

Presently, citizens who are selected for jury service receive a questionnaire from the Clerk...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 18, 2019

Blue Ridge Interagency Advisory Council on Homelessness to Conduct Annual Point-In-Time Count

On Jan. 23 and 24, the Blue Ridge Interagency Advisory Council on Homelessness (BRICH) will conduct the annual Point-In-Time (PIT) count. The Point-In-Time count is a statistically reliable, unduplicated count of sheltered and unsheltered homeless individ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

City Council Appoints Patricia White-Boyd to Fill Unexpired Term

Update: Roanoke City Council has appointed Patricia White-Boyd to fill the unexpired term of John A. Garland ending on June 30, 2020. 

Roanoke, VA -- Roanoke City Council will reconvene in open session at 2:00 p.m. today in City Council Chambers. ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 16, 2019

City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for MLK Holiday

City offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday. As a result, the following schedule will be in effect for collection of trash, bulk, brush and “A” week single-stream recycling during that week.

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 11, 2019

City Reminds Residents of Process for Snow Removal

The National Weather Service has forecasted snow for the Roanoke area this weekend. With this in mind, the city reminds residents of its process for snow removal.  If snow accumulates on streets, the city will aim to clear 95 percent of the snow ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 9, 2019

City of Roanoke Wins Gateways for Growth Award in National Competition

Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke has been selected by New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America to receive a Gateways for Growth award. Launched in 2015, the nationwide challenge is a competitive opportunity for local communities to deve...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: December 13, 2018

Municipal Building Closed Until Friday, Dec. 14

Roanoke, VA - The City of Roanoke’s Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building has received a serious bomb threat. As a result, the building was evacuated before 4:00 p.m. and will reopen for regular business hours tomorrow morning on Friday, Dec. 14.&am...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 12, 2018

City’s Recycling Campaign Earns Gold PRSA Summit Award

Roanoke, VA – In June, the City of Roanoke launched a multi-channel awareness campaign to inform and engage residents in a conversation about recent changes to the region’s recycling program. Reaching 76,000 people through social media and resulting in mo...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: November 12, 2018

Roanoke Selected for NLC City Innovation Ecosystem Program for Innovation Corridor Expansion

The City of Roanoke has been selected by the National League of Cities (NLC) "City Innovation Ecosystem Program" as one of 47 cities to participate in local partnerships to expand America’s innovation economy. Over the past year, NLC, with suppo...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: October 25, 2018

Roanoke Police Launch New Community-Based Paw Watch Program

Roanoke, VA - The Roanoke Police Department is rolling out a new neighborhood watch program called Paw Watch. Inspired by National Night Out's Dog Walker Watch program, Paw Watch is designed to increase a community member's situational awareness. The prog...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: October 18, 2018

City Selected to Develop Financial Counseling as Free Public Service for Low-Income Residents

Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke, in partnership with the national Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), announced today their selection to replicate the proven Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) model under its na...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: September 14, 2018

Roanoke Kicks Off Welcoming Week with Soccer Party

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On Friday, Sept. 14, the City of Roanoke and local partners are hosting the first of seven Welcoming Week events: a free soccer party. The party will take place between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. at Star City Soccer's indoor facility located at 3624 Aerial Way Dr...

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Posted on: September 4, 2018

Roanoke Prepares for Inaugural Welcoming Week Celebrations

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Roanoke, VA – For the first time, the City of Roanoke and local partners are hosting a series of free community events to participate in Welcoming America’s national Welcoming Week campaign between Sept. 14 and Sept. 23.

Hundreds of com...

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