Starting today: three weeks of stepped-up Electric Road traffic enforcement

Roanoke County Police say they will begin three weeks of "targeted enforcement" today on Electric Road near Tanglewood Mall in hopes of reducing the number ...

He reached the finals: Salem man remembers his own Olympics experience

A local chiropractor knows first-hand what the Olympic competitors are going through -- and he has special reason to pay particular attention to swimmer Michael ...

As August approaches, a warning that it is the worst month for traffic deat...

August is drawing near, the month that is typically the deadliest one for highway fatalities in Virginia.  DMV statistics show more than 12% of the ...

Richmond: this year’s math SOL pass rates are dramatically lower

State education officials are getting the word out early -- there will be a big drop in math SOL pass rates when they release the ...

Elmwood Park makeover set to begin in October

Elmwood Park's long-planned makeover is set to begin later this year. The $5 million project is scheduled to start in October and should take about ...

VDOT: Bent Mountain Road construction on track for completion within a year

The $20.1 million project to straighten and add lanes to a portion of Bent Mountain Road is on track and should be done by this ...

First summer in six years: Blue Ridge Parkway open end-to-end

A lot of people will drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway in coming months, and for the first time in six years, they can drive ...

13-month-old dead, Roanoke County man behind bars

A 13-month-old child is dead and a 27-year-old Roanoke County man is behind bars charged in connection with the little girl’s death.  Police were called ...

Why Roanoke County went out of state for its next Chief of Police

Roanoke County officials say extensive command experience and recognized expertise in what's called "data-driven policing" are two big reasons they chose Howard Hall as the ...

Meals on Wheels is growing, needs more volunteers

The local Meals On Wheels program is expanding and needs more volunteers.  The Roanoke area program needs 45 volunteers every day to deliver meals to ...

Red Cross: recent blood donations lowest in 15 years

The Red Cross reports area blood donations are the lowest in 15 years for reasons that include the June windstorm, the mid-week July 4th holiday ...

New Cave Spring Middle School ready to open when classes resume

Classes resume in Roanoke County schools August 21st -- four weeks from today -- and it seems certain Cave Spring Middle School students will be ...

One year after start-up, bus ridership to Lynchburg Amtrak exceeds projecti...

One year after beginning service, the Smart Way Bus connecting Roanoke with Amtrak rail service in Lynchburg continues to exceed initial projections. 35 to 40 ...

Cause of costly weekend fire may take weeks to determine

It may take days or weeks to discover the reason for the $1.5 million dollar fire that destroyed General Truck Body Saturday in Roanoke. Fire-EMS ...

Magazine: Roanoke one of 10 best places to retire for under $100 a day

Roanoke can lay claim to a new distinction, named one of the ten best places for people 50 and older to live on $100 a ...

Why you should think twice before killing a snake

There are times when it is okay to kill snakes around your home, but many instances where it is not. That's because snakes are a ...

Doctors warn: whooping cough cases on the rise Virginia

Whooping cough cases in Virginia are on the rise.  The state Department of Health reports 37 more cases across the commonwealth through the end of ...

9th District Democrat focuses on health care

The Democrat running for Congress in the 9th District has spent this week focusing on health care. Anthony Flaccavento disagrees with Rep. Morgan Griffith, who ...

Supporters of prayer at government meetings plan Saturday rally

Supporters of prayer at public government meetings rally in Roanoke tomorrow in hopes of fighting recent successful efforts to curtail them. This comes as Roanoke ...

WW II vets to be honored Saturday at D-Day Memorial

World War II Veterans will be honored at the D-Day Memorial tomorrow in Bedford. The 1940's Family Day Festival will feature an opportunity to talk ...