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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 6, 2022

Melrose Ave. Street Closure Update

Beginning on January 24, 2022, Melrose Ave NW will be closed between 22nd St and 24th St. This closure is required to allow EC Pace Contractor access to the roadway to perform necessary construction activity associated with the Melrose Avenue Street Scape...

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Roanoke Street Closing Updates
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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Roanoke News
Posted on: February 25, 2021

City of Roanoke Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board to Conduct a Public Hearing March 4, 2021

The Roanoke Equity and Empowerment Advisory Board will virtually conduct a public hearing on Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:30pm to receive comments from the community regarding the work of the Board.  The Board has been appointed by the City Counc...

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