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Roanoke, Virginia is located in Roanoke County. Zip codes in Roanoke, VA include 24033, 24014, and 24018. The median home price in Roanoke is $160,000 which is roughly $108/per square foot. More Roanoke information.

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45 min ago | New Scientist

Urban wastelands worth millions for what they give us

WASTE space in cities isn't a waste of space. The abandoned land in a single city can be worth millions of dollars in terms of the "ecosystem services" it provides, such as clean drinking water and removing carbon dioxide from the air.

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10 hrs ago | Jewish World Review

Background TV Noise May Harm Toddlers' Early Language Development

The din of television noise that serves as the background for many American households may harm early language development for children, researchers say. In observing interactions between parents and toddlers, a team of social scientists from Hollins University in Roanoke, Va., found that background television noise affected how adults spoke to their children.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Roanoke Woman Dragged from Vehicle During Reported Purse Theft

Roanoke, VA- Roanoke Police say a woman is recovering after being dragged by a car during a reported purse theft this weekend. Police say the 83-year-old woman was in the parking lot of a business in the 1400 block of Towne Square Boulevard NW when her purse was stolen from her shopping cart.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Bluegrass Blog

Gary Reid is Carter Stanley

Gary Reid has long had a reputation as a serious student of The Stanley Brothers. Having written the liner notes for several CD editions of Stanley music, both Carter and Ralph's and Ralph's alone, his name is closely associated with theirs.

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New Scientist

Urban wastelands worth millions for what they give us

Waste space in cities isn't a waste of space. Most people see vacant and abandoned land as an eyesore, or being ripe for development, but it has a substantial ecological value in its own right.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Thelma B. Sanford

She is survived by her husband, Richard Lewis Sanford, to whom she was married for 66 years; a son, Stephen Sanford and his wife, Norma, of Orange; a daughter, Cynthia Webster and her husband, O. Thomas, of Roanoke; six grandchildren, Anita Naff, Nathan Webster, Richard Sanford, William Sanford, Stephen Sanford and David Sanford; and five great-grandchildren, Ryan Sanford, Emily Sanford, Anna Sanford, Colton Naff and Carter Naff. She graduated from the public schools of Madison County and returned there to begin her teaching career, which spanned of 28 years.

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Bainbridge Island Review

Suspected serial burglar booked into Kitsap County Jail

Bainbridge Island Police booked the man believed to be behind 24 break-ins on Bainbridge into Kitsap County Jail early Thursday morning. Jason Michael Lucas, 34, traveled from Roanoke, Virginia with two Bainbridge police escorts and arrived at the jail at 1:27 a.m. Thursday.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

The Orlando Sentinel

Trial continues in white supremacist death-threat case

When Central Florida law enforcers received threatening emails in May 2012, demanding the release of recently arrested members of a white supremacist group, their origin was difficult to trace electronically. But within minutes of each threat, William White was posting similar ones to his Facebook page, as well as diatribes about the violent overthrow of the federal government, according to witness testimony Wednesday.

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Kiplinger Online

New Reverse Mortgage Rules Protect Younger Spouses

Wayne Caudill took a reverse mortgage on the house he owns with his wife, Lynn, in 2012, after a job loss threatened the ability of the couple to keep their Roanoke, Va., home. Wayne, who was 62 then, met the minimum age to qualify, but Lynn, 55, was too young to be named a co-borrower; if he died or left the home permanently, she'd have to pay off the loan, most likely by selling the house.

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Hampton Roads Daily Press

Pamunkey Indian regalia named to Virginia Association of Museum's top 10 historical artifacts

KING WILLIAM The Pamunkey Indian tribal artifact nominated by the Virginia Association of Museum for this year's Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts program was honored Tuesday by a group of conservators as one of Virginia's top 10 historical artifacts. The program, now in it's third year, features artifacts from across the Commonwealth and Washington, D.C., and is used to "engage the media and create public awareness about the ongoing and expensive care that collections require," according to a summary on the program's website.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Examiner.com

Misfortune again for two toddlers in separate incidents

The pain of losing one's child is hard at any age. But when the child is a toddler and depends entirely on an adult for guidance, care and protection, sometimes what's needed most falls through the cracks.

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KWWL-TV Waterloo

Director leaving Eastern Iowa Airport in Cedar Rapids

The director of the Cedar Rapids airport is leaving to take a job at a larger airport in Virginia.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

WCAV

Toddler Found Dead in Car in Roanoke

Police were called to a home on Kenwood Boulevard SE shortly before 4:30 Sunday afternoon to investigate a report of an unresponsive child found in a car seat in a van in the driveway.

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WSET-TV Lynchburg

Roanoke Police Say Two-Year-Old Girl Died After Accidentally Left in Van

Roanoke police are investigating after a two-year-old girl died after being found unresponsive in the back seat of a van.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Cybergrass

Tim White & The VW Boys and Friends at Fold Tonight

Tim White is the banjo picker, guitar picker, and baritone singer for the VW Boys.

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ASHP

Pharmacists Team Up for Transitional Care

After two years of effort, pharmacists who are participating in three multimillion-dollar projects funded by the Innovation Center at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are confident that they are improving their patients' lives.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Kiplinger Online

New Reverse Mortgage Rules Protect Younger Spouses

Wayne Caudill took a reverse mortgage on the house he owns with his wife, Lynn, in 2012, after a job loss threatened the ability of the couple to keep their Roanoke, Va., home.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

SFGate

Va. diocese discourages donations to ALS group

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Theflyonthewall.com

American National Bankshares, MainStreet BankShares announce merger

American National Bankshares, MainStreet BankShares announce merger American National Bankshares and MainStreet BankShares announced the signing of an agreement which calls for MainStreet to merge with American National in a transaction valued at approximately $24.2M.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Wanted Man Arrested in Franklin Co.

Roanoke County Police say Joshua Bolt has been arrested. They say he was taken into custody without incident Friday morning in Franklin County.

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