Liberty president joins call to change Lynchburg city name

Liberty president joins call to change Lynchburg city name
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Junior says he supports calls to change the name of Lynchburg. The city was named after its founder, John Lynch, ...
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Rolling for Reform through downtown Roanoke streets on Sunday

Rolling for Reform through downtown Roanoke streets on Sunday
President Trump has called Black Lives Matter a "treasonous" organization in recent days but the co-organizer of what she calls a "Peaceful Protest" on Sunday ...
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Blue Ridge Parkway section to remain indefinitely closed

Blue Ridge Parkway section to remain indefinitely closed
Repair work is under way on a section of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Roanoke Valley, but major damage is keeping another section shut ...
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Will Nats open on July 23rd as planned?

Will Nats open on July 23rd as planned?
The World Champion Washington Nationals are scheduled to open the abbreviated 2020 season at home against the NY Yankees on July 23rd - but one ...
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“End Racism Now” to be painted on downtown Roanoke Street

"End Racism Now" to be painted on downtown Roanoke Street
Roanoke City has given approval to a street mural that will be painted Sunday on the 200 block of Campbell Avenue; officials say the words ...
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Area stores deal with nationwide coin shortage

Area stores deal with nationwide coin shortage
Chalk it up as another side effect of the COVID pandemic: a nationwide coin shortage. Some area stores have posted signs asking customers to use ...
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VDOT wants public feedback on McAfee’s Knob pedestrian bridge design

VDOT wants public feedback on McAfee's Knob pedestrian bridge design
Those have hiked the popular McAfee's Trail from Route 311 in Roanoke County know its somewhat of mad dash to cross from the parking lot ...
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Coronavirus’ impact to Virginia budget not as bad as feared

Coronavirus' impact to Virginia budget not as bad as feared
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic’s impact on Virginia’s state budget hasn’t been as bad as previously feared. Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday that ...
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Roanoke College alumni call on school to make campus more inclusive

Roanoke College alumni call on school to make campus more inclusive
A group of Roanoke College alumni are asking the school to make changes in order to make campus more inclusive and promote anti racist behavior ...
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Child playing with lighter blamed for fire that displaces 10

Child playing with lighter blamed for fire that displaces 10
Roanoke City fire officials say a child playing with a lighter started a house fire today, one that displaced 10 people living on the 800 ...
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Northam signs slew of new gun control measures

Northam signs slew of new gun control measures
On the one-year anniversary of a special session he convened last summer to address gun violence - one gaveled down by Republican lawmakers who then ...
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Overnight Sensations back this Saturday night – virtually

Overnight Sensations back this Saturday night - virtually
Since 2006 the Playwright's Lab at Hollins University and Mill Mountain Theatre have teamed up every summer for "Overnight Sensations" - six short plays written ...
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The Village Grill shuts down due to COVID-19

The Village Grill shuts down due to COVID-19
In a Facebook post The Village Grill in Grandin Village reports today that they have shut down temporarily after an employee tested positive for COVID-19 ...
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MD Governor says Washington NFL team needs new name

MD Governor says Washington NFL team needs new name
In an interview yesterday on NBC’s “Today” Show, Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said the name of Washington D.C’s professional football team “probably should be ...
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Renewed parkway access to Explore Park is welcomed

Renewed parkway access to Explore Park is welcomed
Explore Park is once again reachable from the Blue Ridge Parkway, and while its operators are among those happiest with the move, they say many ...
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Overall coronavirus case count in Roanoke County exceeds 300

Overall coronavirus case count in Roanoke County exceeds 300
According to the latest numbers released this morning by the Virginia Department of Health there are 25 new probable or confirmed coronavirus cases being attributed ...
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A first for The Innovation Mill in Vinton – grant funding for startup

A first for The Innovation Mill in Vinton - grant funding for startup
Its a first for The Innovation Mill in Vinton - one of the dozen or so startups they are nurturing has received a grant to ...
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Virginia clears its years-long rape test kit backlog

Virginia clears its years-long rape test kit backlog
Virginia no longer has a backlog of untested rape test kits used to collect and test DNA samples from sexual assault victims, and advocates for ...
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Roanoke City summer reading program goes virtual

Roanoke City summer reading program goes virtual
The Virtual Summer Reading Program, through Roanoke City Public Schools, got started this afternoon when new Superintendent Verletta White read to students outside of Round ...
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Coming soon: Statewide ban on hand-held cellphones while driving

Coming soon: Statewide ban on hand-held cellphones while driving
Governor Northam held a ceremonial bill signing today that will prohibit hand-held cellphone use when the measure takes effect about six months from now. AAA ...
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