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Waukeshaw Development takes on former William Byrd project in Vinton

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–At long last a developer has been found for the former William Byrd High School in Vinton. The announcement was made at the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors meeting on March 22. The board adopted the sale of contract and development agreement and authorized the County Administrator to execute the contract between Roanoke County,... »

Explore Park Master plan meeting held at Vinton War Memorial

By Debbie Adams
VINTON–Roanoke County held the first of two final community meetings on the Explore Park Master Plan at the Vinton War Memorial on January 28. The purpose of the Open House style meeting, and another scheduled for February 2 at South County Library, was to allow the public one more opportunity to contribute to draft... »

Kiwanis Club speaker to present on benefits of pipeline

By Patrick Smith
ROANOKE – The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke is hosting special guest speaker John D’Orazio, president and CEO of Roanoke Gas Company and RGC Resources, on Wednesday, April 8, at 1 p.m. in the Patrick Henry Ballroom. D’Orazio will be making a presentation about the economic benefits of the Mountain Valley Pipeline from reports and... »

Roanoke County names new County Administrator

By Submitted
VINTON–The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors has hired Thomas C. Gates, the Deputy City Manager and Chief of Staff for the City of Alexandria, Virginia, as its new County Administrator. He will assume his position at the end of December. Supervisors Joe McNamara, Charlotte Moore, and Jason Peters announced the selection of the new... »

Missing Roanoke County skater located

By Meg Hibbert
ROANOKE COUNTY – A missing skater has been located after the Roanoke County Police Department asked for help from the public in finding him. The family of Jordan Keith Childress, who was last heard from on May 28, believed he was in danger, police said. Childress was known for frequenting the Salem Skate Park.... »

I-81, Rt. 419 lanes will close this weekend for bridge repairs

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SALEM – Lanes will be closed on I-81  at the Exit 141 interchange (Rt. 419), and also at the I-81 bridge over Wildwood Road this weekend, near Exit 137 in Salem and Roanoke County. Weather permitting, the lane closure Exit 141 will start on Friday, April 4, at 8 p.m. on northbound and southbound... »

Regional jail inmate die of natural causes, autopsy says

By Meg Hibbert
ROANOKE COUNTY – A Western Virginia Regional Jail inmate convicted of sexual battery on a child under the age of 13 died of natural causes, an autopsy found, after he he collapsed in his cell Sunday, March 2. A coroner’s report was released this morning, March 3. Jail officials said inmate Robin Edward Slater,... »

Bus drivers’ sick-in prompts county schools to ask parents’ help

By Meg Hibbert
ROANOKE COUNTY – A number of Roanoke County school bus drivers called in sick for this afternoon, causing Roanoke County Schools to ask parents to pick up children from county schools. This includes Glenvar Elementary, Glenvar Middle, Glenvar High School, Fort Lewis Elementary, Masons Cove, W.E. Cundiff Elementary, Herman L. Horn Elementary, Bonsack Elementary,... »

Planners split 3-2 to recommend approval of indoor recycling firm

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – After hearing from 10 neighbors who objected to having a recycling industry in the Kesler Mill Road neighborhood, members of the Salem Planning Commission split 3-2 to recommend that Salem City Council approve the request. The vote came Monday night, Feb. 17, following an almost-two-hour public hearing after the advertised meeting on... »

Roof caves in from snow, kids overjoyed by white stuff

By Meg Hibbert
SALEM – The depth and weight of the snow was just too much for some buildings and people, after the Valentine’s Week snow dropped between a foot and 20 inches of the white stuff school kids have been begging for, on Salem and the surrounding area. Crotts Garage in Salem was officially declared condemned... »