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Posted on: June 8, 2018

PHHS National Art Honor Society Students Create Mural for City of Roanoke’s Public Art Collection

Roanoke, VA – On Friday, June 8, the City of Roanoke unveiled a new mural on the first floor of the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building. Titled “Be the Change,” the mural was designed and fabricated by the students of the Patri...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

People’s Choice Recipients Announced for Inlet Art Project

Roanoke, VA – Almost 3,500 citizens voted on Facebook and in person at the Grandin Road Earth Day Celebration to select the Inlet Art Project artists and their work to receive the People's Choice Awards:

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

Public Invited to Vote for Inlet Art to Receive People’s Choice Award

Roanoke, VA – As part the Inlet Art Project, five artists have painted stormdrain inlets around the city. During the week of April 21-27 the public will have a chance to vote for their favorite stormdrain inlet artwork through the City of Roanok...

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Posted on: January 29, 2018

Artists Chosen for Inlet Art Project

Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke's Stormwater Division and the Roanoke Arts Commission have chosen five artists to enhance six stormdrains as part of an environmental education program. The project seeks to transform six stormdrains around the ...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

Office of Voter Registration and Elections Temporarily Closed Monday, Tuesday

Roanoke, VA -- The Office of Voter Registration and Elections, located at 317 Kimball Ave. NE, will be temporarily closed on Monday and Tuesday, June 25 and 26, so that staff can attend required annual training with the Virginia Department of Elections.Th...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: June 22, 2018

Special Meeting to Be Held for Stockholder of the Greater Roanoke Transit Company

Roanoke, VA -- The Secretary of the Greater Roanoke Transit Company has called a Special Meeting of the Stockholder on Monday, July 2, at 2:30 p.m., or as soon thereafter following the completion of the City Council Session, in the Council Chamber, Room 4...

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Posted on: June 7, 2018

Important Changes Made to Roanoke’s Single-Stream Recycling Program

Roanoke, VA -- Due to recent changes in the recycling market, higher standards have been implemented nationally for recycling. As a result, the City of Roanoke’s recycling vendor, Recycling Disposal Solutions (RDS), is no longer accepting Plastics #3 thro...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: June 7, 2018

Roanoke Receives 4th Consecutive Pacesetter Honors from National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Roanoke, VA – The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR) announced today that it will recognize Roanoke’s Star City Reads initiative with Pacesetter Honors for its work in 2017. Roanoke also received Pacesetter Honors for its efforts in 2014, 2015, and 20...

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Posted on: June 4, 2018

City Invites RFPs for Land Bank Entity Formation

Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke is seeking existing or proposed non-profit entities to submit Requests For Proposals to become the city's Land Bank Entity.  Sealed proposals will be received on or before 2 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2018, in the...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

New Economic Analysis of the Arts and Cultural Industry in the City of Roanoke Released

Roanoke, VA – Wayne Strickland, Executive Director of the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission (RVARC) presented a report entitled, “Economic Analysis of the Arts and Cultural Industry” to Roanoke City Council today, ...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: May 23, 2018

Solid Waste Collection Schedule Altered for Memorial Day Week

Roanoke, VA – City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day holiday.   As a result, the following schedule will be in effect for collection of trash, bulk, brush and single-stream recycling for that week.

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: May 9, 2018

Meeting Scheduled for Melrose-Orange Target Area Stakeholders

Roanoke, VA – The next scheduled meeting of the stakeholders of Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA) will be on Monday, May 14, beginning at 6 p.m. at Goodwill Industries of the Valleys on Melrose Avenue. Residents, businesses, and property owners ...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: May 7, 2018

Garden City Recreation Center Reopens

Roanoke, VA -- Power has been restored to the Garden City Recreation Center.  As a result, the Center is open and back in operation, with Parks and Recreation programming and e-branch library service resuming today, Monday, May 7.

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Colonial Avenue Corridor Improvement Project Construction to Begin May 8

Roanoke, VA – Construction work for the Colonial Avenue Corridor Improvement Project, between Virginia Western Community College and Fishburn Park Elementary School, is scheduled to begin on May 8.  As a result, traffic changes will occ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Raleigh Court Branch Library Reopened

Roanoke, VA -- Power to the Raleigh Court area has been restored sooner than expected. As a result, the Raleigh Court Branch Library is open to the public for the remainder of its normal business hours today, Wednesday, April 25. The library branch will r...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: April 13, 2018

Special Meeting of Roanoke City Council Called

Roanoke, VA -- Mayor Sherman Lea has called a Special Meeting of Roanoke City Council to be held on Monday, April 16, 2018, at 1 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the Council Chamber, Room 450, 4th Floor, Noel C. Taylor Municipal ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

City to Hold Stakeholder Meeting for Melrose-Orange Target Area

Roanoke, VA – The next scheduled meeting of the stakeholders of Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA) will be held on Monday, April 9, at 6 p.m. at Goodwill Industries of the Valleys on Melrose Avenue.  Residents, businesses, and property o...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Gainsboro Branch Library Closed Temporarily

Roanoke, VA – Due to a power outage in the Gainsboro neighborhood this afternoon, the Gainsboro Branch Library will be closed for the remainder of the day. The library branch will open on Tuesday for normal business hours starting at 10 a.m.

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

City to Observe National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke will celebrate National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week on April 8-14 to honor the men and women who serve as public safety communications officers. The City will recognize its dispatchers with various form...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Chronic Homelessness in Roanoke Region Reduced, Marks Fifth Consecutive Year of Decrease

Roanoke, VA – The 2018 Point in Time (PIT) count was conducted on Jan. 24 with all individuals experiencing homelessness in the region counted and voluntarily surveyed. This year’s total count was 317, a slight increase of 18.7 percent...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: March 7, 2018

Freedom First to Sponsor Upcoming Career and Lifestyle Fair

Roanoke, VA - The City of Roanoke, County of Roanoke, County of Botetourt, and City of Salem offices of Economic Development, in collaboration with sponsors Freedom First Credit Union, Roanoke Valley SHRM, WDBJ7 and Workforce Unlimited, will hold the 2018...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: March 5, 2018

City Manager Launches New Blog to Engage Citizens

Roanoke, VA – City  Manager Bob Cowell invites citizens to connect with him through a new blog.  Every week, he will communicate his ideas related to the city's initiatives,  opportunities, and challenges, and share insights on ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

Localities, Solar United Neighbors Launch Greater Roanoke Solar Co-op

Roanoke, VA – Localities in the Roanoke area, along with Solar United Neighbors, have formed the Greater Roanoke Solar Co-Op to save money and make going solar easier, while building a network of solar supporters. The Co-Op is co-sponsored by th...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: February 23, 2018

City Seeking Public Input for Future of Parks and Recreation

Roanoke, VA – Roanoke’s Parks and Recreation Department is creating a new Master Plan. As part of the process, the department will hold four public meetings to invite feedback from citizens on what they feel would benefit the city in r...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

City Council Revises Date of Record for Solid Waste Fee Billing

Roanoke, VA – At its meeting today, Roanoke City Council revised the date of record for the Solid Waste Fee billings from July 1, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018.  The initial billing was done based on the property owner of record as of July 1, 2017, the be...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

Roanoke Wins National Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award

Roanoke, VA – The City of Roanoke’s Public Works Department has received the Salt Institute’s 2017 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award. The department is among the 85 transportation facilities across the United States and Canada being recognized for e...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

Roanoke County, City to Partner in New Planning Study

Roanoke, VA – Roanoke County is beginning work on two new planning studies focused on commercial corridors in the Hollins and Oak Grove areas. Much like the 419 Town Center project, the purpose of the new planning studies is to reimagine what th...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Interagency Advisory Council on Homelessness to Coordinate Point-in-Time Count

Roanoke, VA – The Blue Ridge Interagency Advisory Council on Homelessness (BRICH), comprised of representatives from jurisdictions and agencies across the Roanoke Valley, will coordinate the annual point-in-time (PIT) count on Jan. 24-25. The po...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Workshop to Focus on Helping Business Owners Sell to the Government

ROANOKE, VA – The Virginia Department of Small Business & Supplier Diversity (SBSD), the City of Roanoke Department of Economic Development, Roanoke County Economic Development and Virginia Procurement Technical Assistance Program (PTAP) have teamed u...

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Roanoke General City News
Posted on: January 12, 2018

Property Owners to Receive Bills for Solid Waste Collection Fee Soon

Roanoke, VA – The City Treasurer’s Office will mail bills today for the first installment of the Solid Waste Collection Fee to property owners that receive solid waste collection services from the city.  A mailer with information about the fee an...

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Posted on: June 11, 2018

USDA SUMMER FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM

Roanoke, VA- Roanoke Parks and Recreation is participating in the USDA Summer Food Service Program.  Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or d...

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Posted on: April 23, 2018

Plaque Dedication for Former Parks and Recreation Director to Take Place at Elmwood Park

ROANOKE, VA—Roanoke Parks and Recreation will recognize its former director, Steve Buschor, in a plaque dedication ceremony at Elmwood Park on Wednesday, April 25, at 11:30 a.m. Buschor passed away in 2016 after a brief battle with cancer. The d...

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Roanoke Parks and Recreation Awarded 2018 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award

Roanoke, VA- On Thursday, April 5, the Roanoke Parks and Recreation Department received a Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award Honorable Mention for the implementation of the Virginia Outdoors Plan. The Awards, administered through the Virg...

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission to Host Community Input Meeting for 2018 Greenway Plan

ROANOKE, VA - The Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission is hosting an open house on Thursday, April 19, 4:00-7:00 pm, at the Berglund Center, 710 Williamson Road. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for citizens to review and comment on t...

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Nominate Roanoke to Receive a $20K Grant during Earth Month

Roanoke, VA — For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company—including Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN—to help fund local park improvement projects across the country th...

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Roanoke Parks and Recreation News
Posted on: March 19, 2018

Parks and Recreation, Roanoke Skatepark Initiative Seek Public Input

Roanoke, VA – As part of the city’s Parks and Recreation Master Plan process, the Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Roanoke Skatepark Initiative (RSI) to conduct a feasibility study for a skate/BMX facility. As part of...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

ROANOKE, VA – Several streets will be closed downtown due to various events occurring this weekend, on Saturday, June 23.  

 

"Star City Motor Madness" (Saturday, 6/23/18) -  7:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Roanoke Street Closing Updates
Posted on: June 20, 2018

Orange Avenue at 13th Street NE Lane Closure Update

Roanoke, VA - Beginning at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, June 20, the westbound right lane of Orange Ave at 13th Street will be closed daily until 3:00 PM. This road closure is to facilitate a work zone for AEP contractor to replace electric utility poles at this...

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Roanoke Street Closing Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2018

Franklin Bridge Off-Ramp to Close for 60 Days Starting May 2

The northbound 220 off-ramp to Franklin Road will be closed for upgrades on May 2 and will remain closed for 60 days.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Solid Waste Collection Schedule Altered for Holiday Week

Roanoke, VA – City offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19, for Presidents' Day.  As a result, residential/commercial collection of trash, brush, bulk, and “A” week single-stream recycling during that week will be ...

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