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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Williamson Rd Street Closure

ROANOKE, VA – On Wednesday, August 17, the northbound and southbound lanes for Williamson Rd at Thurston Ave will be closed. This closure is required to allow Western Virginia Water Authority to complete underground utility repairs on Williamson...

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Roanoke Street Closing Updates
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Upcoming Street Closures

ROANOKE, VA - Upcoming special events with parking or street restrictions:

RUC Student Move In on Wednesday, 8/17/22, from 7 am to 7 pm on Bullitt between 1st and Jefferson

First Fridays on Franklin on 8/19/22, from 2 pm to 10 pm on Franklin between William...

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Roanoke Street Closing Updates
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Gun Violence Prevention Commission Monthly Meeting

The Gun Violence Prevention Commission meeting will be held, Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 5:30pm. This month the Commission will meet at the Main Library in the Auditorium. 

Residents wishing to comment on the work of the Gun Violence Prevention C...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: August 11, 2022

Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting 8/16/22

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board (PRAB) will be meeting on Tuesday, August 16 at 5:30 PM in the EOC Conference Room in the basement of the Municipal Building on the south side. This meeting is open to the public. Please call 540-853-2236 if you are...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: August 9, 2022

Community Fair Housing Survey

Your input and participation are essential in helping us understand and address fair housing needs in our community.  Please take a few minutes to complete the Community Fair Housing Survey by scanning the QR code in the image above or by clickin...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: July 26, 2022

Pool Party Celebration Planned for August 14, Before Washington Park Pool Renovation

Washington Park Pool will close for the season on Sunday, August 14, 2022, and a renovation project will begin shortly after. The current pool will be removed to make way for a new facility. While this will be a large project, the Parks and Recreation Dep...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

City to initiate an Evans Spring development plan

City to initiate an Evans Spring development plan The City of Roanoke is taking the first step toward a new initiative in planning for development of the Evans Spring area properties along I-581 near Valley View Mall. On Monday (June 6), City Council will...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Notice of Meeting of Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission

The Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission shall hold a meeting on Wednesday May 25, 2022, at 1:00 p.m.  This meeting will take place in the Roanoke Ballroom of the Conference Center of Roanoke.  

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Roanoke News
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing Begins May 14

540

Mandatory 10-digit dialing begins May 14 for those living in the 540 area code.

Learn more here: Virginia SCC - New Releases

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Additional Info... Roanoke News
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Youth Athletics Review Board Meeting on 5/12/22

The Youth Athletics Review Board (YARB) will be meeting on Thursday, May 12 at 5:30 PM at the Parks and Recreation Conference Room in room 304. This meeting is open to the public, but there is limited seating available. If you'd like to attend, p...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: May 5, 2022

Roanoke City Sheriff's Office Fundraising Events for Special Olympics Virginia

On May 14, 2022, from 12 PM – 3 PM the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office will be holding a dual event at Red Robin on Valley View Blvd as a part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR). The mission of the Law Enforcement Torch Run is to ra...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board to Meet on May 5

Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board to Meet on May 5

The Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board will meet in-person at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5, 2022. The Board will meet in the City Council Conference Room on the 4th floor near Council Chambers, at t...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: May 2, 2022

Gun Violence Prevention Commission Grant Awards

May 2, 2022

 Gun Violence Prevention Commission Grant Awards

 The Star City Strong Recovery and Resiliency Advisory Panel made possible $2 million of the City of Roanoke’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to support and adva...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 19, 2022

City of Roanoke Ordinance to Realign Summit Hills and Lee Hi Voter Precincts

City of Roanoke Ordinance to Realign Summit Hills and Lee Hi Voter Precincts, and Establish New Polling Places in Peters Creek and Summit Hills Precincts

The Council of the City of Roanoke adopted changes on April 18, 2022 and such changes will go into eff...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

City Council Appoints Anita James Price to Fill Unexpired Term

On Monday, April 18, Roanoke City Council announced the appointment of former Council member Anita James Price, to fill the unexpired City Council term of Robert Jeffrey Jr., effective as of April 18, 2022. Anita James Price will serve a 9-month term of o...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

City Manager Proposes Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

Budget 2023

City Manager Proposes Fiscal Year 2023 Budget

On April 18, City Manager Bob Cowell presented the Roanoke City Council with a proposed Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) General Fund Operating Budget of $324,789,000, representing an increase of 5.6% over the current y...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board to Meet on April 7

The Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board will meet in-person at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2022. The Board will meet in the City Council Conference Room on the 4th floor near Council Chambers, at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, 215 Church Ave...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: April 4, 2022

Roanoke Capital Access Fund for City of Roanoke Small Local Businesses Now Available

Roanoke Economic Development

The City of Roanoke’s Economic Development Authority “EDA” is pleased to announce a partnership with Freedom First offering Roanoke City licensed businesses the opportunity to apply for a business loan through the Roanoke Cap...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: March 31, 2022

Delta Dental Party in Elmwood Returning for 2022

The best beach party in the valley is back! We are excited to announce Delta Dental of Virginia as the new title sponsor for Party in Elmwood, which will return for 2022 bringing 19 weeks of outdoor, live music to Elmwood Park. The season takes place ever...

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Additional Info... Roanoke News
Posted on: March 30, 2022

Salem Avenue Street Closure Update

Beginning on April 4, 2022, Salem Ave SW will be closed between Jefferson Street and 1st Street. This closure is required to perform necessary construction activities associated with the demolition of the old transit station and the construction of the ne...

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Roanoke Street Closing Updates
Posted on: March 4, 2022

Roanoke Residents Remain Satisfied with City Services While Identifying Specific Concerns

March 4, 2022

Roanoke Residents Remain Satisfied with City Services While Identifying Specific Concerns

Every two to three years the City of Roanoke conducts a statistically valid survey of its residents to determine their satisfaction with several City ser...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

City of Roanoke Partners with Freedom First to Bring CDBG-CV Grants to Local Microbusinesses

ln response to the economic hardships experienced by microbusinesses resulting from the COVlD-19 pandemic, the City, in partnership with Freedom First, is launching a small business relief grant program utilizing the Community Development Block Grant - Co...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts Announce the Opening of a Community Testing Center

The Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) announced that a Community Testing Center (CTC) at Valley View Mall is open as of January 20, 2022, to provide free Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing for COVID-19 to increase testing access in ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 19, 2022

Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue to Close for In-Person Service through Jan. 24

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and out of an abundance of caution, the Office of the Commissioner of the Revenue will close for walk-in service until Monday, January 24, 2022.

Residents will be able to contact staff members via telephone or via email wh...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 18, 2022

Notice of the Meeting of the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission

The Hotel Roanoke Conference Center Commission shall hold a meeting on Wednesday January 26, 2022, at 1 p.m. This meeting shall take place in the Roanoke Ballroom of the Conference Center of Roanoke.  

The meeting agenda and written materials can ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 17, 2022

City of Roanoke Offices to Open on a Delayed Schedule on Jan. 18

The City will open on a delayed schedule on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at 10 a.m. due to the inclement weather. 

As a reminder, all residential and commercial solid waste collection will be on an "A" week recycling, bulk and brush collectio...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Valley Metro Transit System Service Schedule Update for Jan. 17

Due to the inclement weather, Valley Metro Bus service will be delayed in opening on Monday, January 17, 2022. The first bus leaving Campbell Court Transfer Center will be at 12:15 p.m. The first Smart Way Bus heading to the New River Valley will leave Ca...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

City of Roanoke receives $2 million in funding from HUD for the Healthy Homes Production Grant

On January 12, 2022, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded nearly $104.7 million to 60 non-profit organizations, and state and local government agencies located in 29 states to protect children and families from home health ha...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

City of Roanoke reminds residents of the newly launched Virginia Mortgage Relief Program

Virginia has launched a statewide Mortgage Relief Program to help prevent and/or ease mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, and displacement for persons experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial hardship could inclu...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 14, 2022

City of Roanoke Offices to Close for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observance on Jan. 17

The City reminds residents that offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday. In addition, all City library branches will be closed on Jan. 17, 2022, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As a result...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

City Parks and Recreation Board Meetings to be Canceled for Jan.

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases and out of an abundance of caution, the following Parks and Recreation board meetings have been canceled this month:

  • Mill Mountain Advisory Board: January 12
  • Youth Athletics Review Board: January 13
  • Parks and Recreation Advi...
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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Roanoke Arts Commission invites local artists to participate in the “Year of the Artist”

The Roanoke Arts Commission invites artists who live, work, or are civically involved in the Roanoke community to attend a virtual kick-off of the Roanoke Artists Network on January 25 at 6:30 p.m. with the Roanoke Artists Network meeting at the same time...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Roanoke Public Libraries to Distribute Restocked COVID-19 Antigen At-Home Test Kits

Recently, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced its partnership with 18 libraries and library systems across the Commonwealth to distribute COVID-19 rapid antigen at-home test kits at no cost. Roanoke Public Libraries is among the participatin...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Gun Violence Prevention Commission to Meet on Jan. 11

The Gun Violence Prevention Commission will meet in-person at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, in the EOC, Room 159, at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, 215 Church Ave. SW.

Citizens wishing to comment on the work of the Gun Violence Prevention Co...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board to Meet on Jan. 6

The Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board will meet in-person at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, in the EOC, Room 159, at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, 215 Church Ave. SW.

Citizens wishing to comment on the work of the Equity and Empowerment ...

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Roanoke News
Posted on: January 3, 2022

City of Roanoke Operating Status for Jan. 3

On Monday, January 3, 2022, City of Roanoke Offices will be open and operating with regularly scheduled services. The City Library branches will open today at noon and will close at 5 p.m. The Belmont Branch Library will not open at noon due to a power ou...

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