Roanoke County Newswire

Roanoke County Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Roanoke County, VA.

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  1. DEQ letter to pipeline companies 'a significant first step' say project opponentsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... the proposed pipelines would encounter along their routes. For example, the Mountain Valley route through Roanoke County would traverse steep slopes on Poor Mountain and related trenching and right-of-way clearing would occur in soils determined to ...

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  2. Report: Virginia has a school suspension 'crisis'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 20 | Education Week

    ... 126,000 out-of-school suspensions were given to 70,000 students across the state during that time period. Roanoke County school officials recently told The Roanoke Times (http://bit.ly/1U5aAOL ) that the district is trying to reduce both the length ...

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  3. Delegates discuss many items at town hall meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... the rights of an estimated 206,000 ex-felons. He declined to go into specifics in the meeting at the Roanoke County Administration Building, saying it'd be inappropriate to discuss legal strategy prior to the suit being filed. Republican leaders ...

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  4. Roanoke Valley celebrates lives of fallen officers at memorial eventRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 19 | Martinsville Bulletin

    Roanoke County Police Department Honor Guard Officers Chris Gunter and Jim Stanley stand at attention after the posting of the colors led by Sgt.

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  5. Study backed by Mountain Valley Pipeline opponents suggests negative economic impacts for regionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 18 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... public instead of the pipeline company. According to study estimates, the total loss of property value for Roanoke County parcels touched by the pipeline's right-of-way would range from about $779,400 to $2.4 million. Mountain Valley, FERC and a ...

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  6. Roanoke County approves sale of old Vinton library to Macado's ownerRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 11 | Powhatan Today

    Roanoke County supervisors approved plans Tuesday to sell the old Vinton library to the owner of the Macado's restaurant chain. The county will sell the 9,292-square-foot building to Macado's owner Richard Macher for $700,000 so he can open a new location of the eatery within walking distance of downtown Vinton.

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  7. Casey: Readers react to column about Kionte Spencer shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 9 | Martinsville Bulletin

    Last week's column about Kionte Spencer's fatal shooting by Roanoke County police, and demands for a federal investigation by the Roanoke NAACP, brought a lot of feedback from readers.

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  8. Judge denies MVP request for injunction against Bent Mountain property ownerRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 6 | Martinsville Bulletin

    A Roanoke County Circuit Court judge on Friday denied Mountain Valley Pipeline's request for an injunction against a Bent Mountain property owner who the pipeline company alleged had interfered with attempts to survey his land for a possible pipeline route.

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  9. Casey: Many questions, few answers in Kionte Spencer killingRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 4 | Martinsville Bulletin

    Roanoke County police say this dashcam image shows Hidden Valley student Kionte Desean Spencer.

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  10. Roanoke voters choose Lea for mayor, Price, Dykstra, Garland for city councilRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 3 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... Dykstra celebrates her city council election, at the Wasena Tap Room, with her mother Bitsy Davis, of Roanoke County, who worked 12 hours on Tuesday for her daughter's campaign. John Garland won a seat as an independent on the city council on ...

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  11. Democrat announces in 6th Congressional District raceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 3 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... work before retiring in 2014 - is filing to run for the seat currently held by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County. Goodlatte, a 12-term incumbent and chair of the powerful House Judiciary Committee, is seeking re-election and facing a primary ...

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  12. Roanoke Valley firefighters rescue fake protesters during annual rescue challengeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 3 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... Teams from various areas competed in the tactical challenges throughout the week. Team members from Roanoke, Roanoke County, Salem and Franklin County gather at the Mill Mountain Star for a briefing on the rescue scenario of people trapped on top of ...

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  13. Halifax County school board to review outsourcing of custodial, maintenance servicesRead the original story

    Monday May 2 | SoVaNow.com

    ... of Jennings, Finance Director Jay Camp and trustees Joe Gasperini and Orey Hill has toured four schools in Roanoke County to see how outsourcing of services has worked there. In talking with principals and directors, panel members had were told that ...

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  14. Phila.-area nonprofit helps transform stray into a police dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 1 | Philly.com

    ... from Throw Away Dogs, was also part of the class of three dogs graduating Saturday and is now serving the Roanoke County Police Department. His handler is Officer William Tars. Adding to the Virginia connection, Tars has agreed to establish a ...

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  15. Elderly psychiatric patients face a fuzzy futureRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 30 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... faces a fuzzy future. Catawba, a state-run psychiatric facility nestled in the mountains of northern Roanoke County, faced certain closure when Gov. Terry McAuliffe proposed his budget earlier this year. Mental health advocates repeatedly rallied in ...

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  16. Local fire departments fight cancer risks with clean gearRead the original story

    Saturday Apr 30 | Washington Times

    ... for a suit to dry completely. The same machines and policies have been adopted at Salem Fire & EMS and at Roanoke County Fire and Rescue. Salem Chief John Prillaman said the city bought an extractor and dryer for a combined $15,500 in 2014. Roanoke ...

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  17. Throw Away Dogs Project gives canines new life as police dogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... him after the dog found narcotics hidden in the bushes during a training exercise. Kayos was donated to Roanoke County police by the Throw Away Dogs Project. He graduates from K-9 school on Saturday. Officer Kristina Wilhelm wears arm protection as ...

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  18. Parkway foundation opposes pipelinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | Martinsville Bulletin

    ... Pipeline - would cross the parkway if approved. The Mountain Valley project would cross near Adney Gap in Roanoke County and the Atlantic Coast near the border of Augusta and Nelson counties. "If allowed, these huge 42-inch high-pressure lines will ...

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  19. Throw Away Dog' welcomed by RMPDRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 29 | Franklin News-Post

    ... and didn't have the skills to do the patrol work they needed her to do at that time." At some point, the Roanoke County Police Department was made aware that Rousey was available and passed the word on to the RMPD. "Sgt. Andy Pendleton went to ...

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  20. Owner arrested for animal cruelty in death of his German shepherdRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 28 | Examiner.com

    ... sted on Tuesday and charged with violation of 3.2-6570 (F) of the Code of Virginia. He was transported to the Roanoke County - Salem Jail.

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