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Peaks of Otter, Sharp Top parking areas reopen Saturday

Peaks of Otter, Sharp Top parking areas reopen Saturday
The Blue Ridge Parkway is reopening the parking areas tomorrow at the Peaks of Otter and the near Sharp Top access. But  facilities like campgrounds, ...
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Wanted: 1,300 Virginia COVID-fighting contact tracers

Wanted: 1,300 Virginia COVID-fighting contact tracers
The Virginia Department of Health says one of the most important ways to fight a greater spread of COVID-19 is through contact tracing, and they're ...
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Consumer Sentiment survey reflects reality – and optimism

Consumer Sentiment survey reflects reality - and optimism
The numbers are grim – almost 39 million new unemployment claims since March for example – and while the latest Consumer Sentiment survey reflects the ...
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Carter Bank & Trust donates over $72,000 to VA and NC food banks

Carter Bank & Trust donates over $72,000 to VA and NC food banks
From Carter Bank& Trust: In alignment with its tradition of care, Carter Bank & Trust is donating $70,000 to food banks in communities throughout Virginia ...
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Former sheriff deputy, three others charged in woman’s shooting death

Former sheriff deputy, three others charged in woman's shooting death
STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE: MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Four local men and women are behind bars facing multiple charges related to the May 13, 2020 homicide ...
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VT summer courses begin Tuesday and enrollment is up

VT summer courses begin Tuesday and enrollment is up
After a semester of distance learning, higher education is logging on for summer classes. The summer session begins Tuesday at Virginia Tech and will be ...
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Smith Mountain Lake to rise 3 feet above full pond

Smith Mountain Lake to rise 3 feet above full pond
NEWS RELEASE: ROANOKE, Va., May 21, 2020 – Appalachian Power, operator of the Smith Mountain Project hydroelectric facility in southwest Virginia, is advising property owners ...
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Social service agencies say this is not the time to evict people

Social service agencies say this is not the time to evict people
With local district courts reopening this week that also meant dozens of eviction hearings were on the docket. More than a dozen executives also send ...
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Roanoke restaurant experiences a week of non-COVID-19 setbacks

Roanoke restaurant experiences a week of non-COVID-19 setbacks
While a majority of restaurants are struggling during the pandemic, one Roanoke eatery has hit a string of bad luck that brings a new meaning ...
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Forest Service to reopen Appalachian Trail access points

Forest Service to reopen Appalachian Trail access points
Another sign of life returning at least a little closer to normal: the U.S. Forest Service is re-opening trailheads and access points to the Appalachian ...
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Single new COVID-19 case recorded in Roanoke Valley in two days

Single new COVID-19 case recorded in Roanoke Valley in two days
The Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 numbers reported over the past two days shows a single new coronavirus in the Roanoke Valley. That one case ...
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Honors for Hokies hoops coach; Byron will fly Liberty colors on track Sunda...

Honors for Hokies hoops coach; Byron will fly Liberty colors on track Sunday
Virginia Tech Hokies assistant basketball coach Christian Webster has been named to ESPN’s 40 under 40 list, along with some of the top head coaches ...
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New school to offer education both in classrooms and at home

New school to offer education both in classrooms and at home
A new school will open this September in Roanoke, one offering an unusual combination of in-class and home schooling, and there is already a waiting ...
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Northam: Medicaid expansion may have lessened the impact of COVID-19 in Va.

Northam: Medicaid expansion may have lessened the impact of COVID-19 in Va.
A day after being called “a crazy governor” at the White House by President Trump, Governor Ralph Northam appeared to take a mild swipe at ...
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Roanoke homes urged to evacuate due to fear of dam failure

Roanoke homes urged to evacuate due to fear of dam failure
From the City of Roanoke: Due to heavy rains, the Spring Valley Dam located in the City of Roanoke near Lake Dr. is in danger ...
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Four on the 4th goes virtual

Four on the 4th goes virtual
COVID-19 physical distancing precautions this spring led to cancellation of many footraces in the Roanoke Valley. Others turned virtual, and now you can add Four ...
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Flood Warnings issued for Roanoke River, Roanoke region

Flood Warnings issued for Roanoke River, Roanoke region
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Warning for the Roanoke River through the Roanoke Valley. Forecasters expect the river the reach its high ...
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Botetourt County Deputy fired upon in domestic disturbance call

Botetourt County Deputy fired upon in domestic disturbance call
The Botetourt County Sheriff's Office says a man who fired several shots at a deputy overnight later took his own life. Deputies were called to ...
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Smith Mountain Lake Visitor Center opens ahead of holiday weekend

Smith Mountain Lake Visitor Center opens ahead of holiday weekend
NEWS RELEASE: SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE, Virginia – The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce (SMLRCC) announced the reopening of the Smith Mountain Lake Visitor ...
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New pandemic relief bill passed by House called “liberal wish list...

New pandemic relief bill passed by House called "liberal wish list"
The latest pandemic relief bill that’s heading to the Senate is being called a “grab bag of liberal priorities that Democrats are trying to sneak ...
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