Why are Roanoke City and Roanoke County back to school plans different?

Why are Roanoke City and Roanoke County back to school plans different?
During her weekly teleconference today Dr. Molly O'Dell with the Virginia Department of Health was asked about the difference in back-to school plans locally - ...
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Local private high schools go in different directions on Fall sports

Local private high schools go in different directions on Fall sports
Two different directions for now on fall sports at local private high schools - Roanoke Catholic School athletics director Matt Peck says they will shut ...
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Bowers promises to revive major economic development proposal

Bowers promises to revive major economic development proposal
Former Roanoke Mayor David Bowers -- now running again for the office -- says the city squandered a major economic opportunity when it turned away ...
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Roanoke Valley sees another increase in number of new coronavirus cases

Roanoke Valley sees another increase in number of new coronavirus cases
According to the latest numbers released this morning from the Virginia Department of Health there are 21 new probable or confirmed coronavirus cases attributed to ...
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Child care an issue for some as schools go all virtual or hybrid in return

Child care an issue for some as schools go all virtual or hybrid in return
As school districts and parents scramble to get ready for the new academic year, affordable child care becomes more of an issue - with hybrid ...
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Visitors numbers up at SML State Park — so is what they leave behind

Visitors numbers up at SML State Park -- so is what they leave behind
It has been a banner year at Virginia’s state park system – but state officials report more littering and damage than normal. That’s at least ...
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Liberty University names acting leader with Falwell on leave

Liberty University names acting leader with Falwell on leave
The board of Liberty University has chosen an interim leader, days after Jerry Falwell Jr. began a leave of absence. Liberty University's board announced Jerry Prevo's ...
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Two more area DMV offices get ready to reopen

Two more area DMV offices get ready to reopen
NEWS RELEASE: RICHMOND - The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) continues to safely reopen customer service centers for specific services by appointment only. Another ...
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Congressman with ties to Liberty agrees with school’s decision regard...

Congressman with ties to Liberty agrees with school's decision regarding Falwell
A North Carolina Congressman with ties to Liberty University says the behavior that led to Jerry Falwell Jr’s leave of absence was appalling. WFIR’s Clark ...
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Tomorrow is “Virginia 8-1-1 Day”

Tomorrow is "Virginia 8-1-1 Day"
Tomorrow is August 11th of course - or "Virginia 8-1-1" Day for the Roanoke-based service that people call before they start digging, just to make ...
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Virginia Tech has own lab to test students for COVID-19

Virginia Tech has own lab to test students for COVID-19
Virginia Tech is preparing to test every student living on campus for COVID-19 -- and unlike most places, it will have full control of the ...
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Flames open Fall camp, hoping to play football next month

Flames open Fall camp, hoping to play football next month
Something approaching normality for Liberty Flames football - as they opened Fall camp on the field Friday. Hugh Freeze enters his second year as head ...
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Va Lawmakers prepare for special session on budget, criminal justice

Va Lawmakers prepare for special session on budget, criminal justice
The General Assembly special session that begins next week was called after the COVID-19 pandemic sharply reduced state revenues. But it is clear that police-related ...
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Virginia’s overall coronavirus case count exceeds 100,000

Virginia's overall coronavirus case count exceeds 100,000
According to the latest numbers released this morning by the Virginia Department of Health there are 663 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases statewide bringing ...
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Feeding programs will feel more strain as students stay will home

Feeding programs will feel more strain as students stay will home
Whether or not the Roanoke City School Board follows superintendent Verleta White's recommendation tomorrow - to go all-virtual for most students, at least for the ...
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Renovations delayed at Virginia Beach building of shooting

Renovations delayed at Virginia Beach building of shooting
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Renovations have been delayed at the municipal building in Virginia Beach where a mass shooting happened last year. The Virginian-Pilot ...
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5.1 earthquake strikes 80 miles from Roanoke

5.1 earthquake strikes 80 miles from Roanoke
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattled parts of four states Sunday morning. It struck near Sparta, North Carolina  around 8:00 am. Sparta is near the Virginia ...
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Virginia panel: move Lee statue from U.S Capitol to museum

Virginia panel: move Lee statue from U.S Capitol to museum
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia panel has recommended moving the state’s statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee at the U.S. Capitol to the ...
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Virginia high school drops Confederate nickname ‘Rebels’

Virginia high school drops Confederate nickname 'Rebels'
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school will no longer use a Confederate-related nickname, officials announced. Douglas S. Freeman High School in Henrico County ...
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Liberty trustees issue statement on Falwell decision

Liberty trustees issue statement on Falwell decision
NEWS RELEASE: Statement by Jerry Prevo, Chairman, Liberty University Board of Trustees: In the 13 years that Jerry Falwell, Jr. has served as president of ...
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