Now that Virginia is in Phase 2 of reopening, many businesses in Virginia’s Blue Ridge are adjusting services and operating procedures in accordance with the updated guidelines. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has more:
For more information on Phase Two, click here. To view Virginia’s Blue Ridge Stay Safe Pledge, click here.
The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors recently voted to approve the Rocky Forge Wind Farm and make improvements to wind turbines. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has the story:
The City of Roanoke’s Capital Improvement Program is continuing to work on their plans for a new transit transfer station and they’re looking for the community’s input. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has more:
To view conceptual renderings of the facility, click here. Community members are invited to provide feedback on the illustrations by sending an email to email@example.com with the subject line: ROANOKE TRANSIT TRANSFER STATION.
The majority of protests held in Roanoke over the weekend were kept peaceful, but some instances required police to get involved. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has more:
Friendship Retirement Community is holding a virtual run/walk fundraising event and it starts next week. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has the story:
You can register for the”Outpace COVID-19″ event here.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia is making preparations after being closed since early April due to the coronavirus. WFIR’s Rachel Meell has the story:
The tourism industry in Virginia’s Blue Ridge has taken a major blow because of the coronavirus, but efforts are still being made to prepare the region for when people can travel again. WFIR intern reporter Rachel Meell has more:
A Liberty University student will represent the school tomorrow on College Jeopardy and she’s hoping it will bring some joy during the COVID-19 pandemic. WFIR intern reporter Rachel Meell has the story:
Many local restaurants have had to close because of the coronavirus, but there are some that are still in operation offering takeout. How can you know which ones are open? WFIR intern reporter Rachel Meell has more:
For the takeout maps and other resources from Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, click here.
Many have been using teleconferencing through Zoom to stay in touch with friends and family or conduct business meetings. But the Better Business Bureau has sent out an advisory for those who are using Zoom. WFIR intern reporter Rachel Meell has the story: