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  • Roanoke Parks and Recreation Receives Statewide Conservation Award

    Roanoke Parks and Recreation Receives Statewide Conservation Award

    The Virginia Recreation and Park Society presented Parks and Recreation with the “Best New Environmental Sustainability” award, in the 50,001-100,000 population category, for its collaborative...

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  • City’s Recycling Campaign Wins Gold PRSA Summit Award

    City’s Recycling Campaign Wins Gold PRSA Summit Award

    Reaching 76,000 people through social media and resulting in more than 11,000 likes, comments, and shares in just two months, the City of Roanoke's recycling marketing campaign achieved top marks...

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  • Roanoke Selected for NLC City Innovation Ecosystem Program for Innovation Corridor Expansion

    Roanoke Selected for NLC City Innovation Ecosystem Program for Innovation Corridor Expansion

    The City of Roanoke has been selected by the National League of Cities 'City Innovation Ecosystem Program' as one of 47 cities to participate in local partnerships to expand America’s innovation...

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  • Roanoke City Council Selects Tarpley as 2018 Citizen of the Year

    Roanoke City Council Selects Tarpley as 2018 Citizen of the Year

    On Nov. 9, at the Annual Neighborhoods ‘”Harvesting the Fruits” Potluck Dinner and Neighborhood Partnership Awards Celebration, Roanoke City Council announced the selection of James Hunter Tarpley...

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  • City Announces Neighborhood Partnership Awards Winners, Citizen of the Year

    City Announces Neighborhood Partnership Awards Winners, Citizen of the Year

    On Nov. 9, the city hosted the Annual Neighborhoods ‘”Harvesting the Fruits” Potluck Dinner and Neighborhood Partnership Awards Celebration at the Jefferson Center. City Council members and Arts...

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  • HUD Annual Plan Public Meeting to Be Held

    HUD Annual Plan Public Meeting to Be Held

    The HUD Annual Plan Public Meeting will be held on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6:30 p.m., in the Emergency Operations Center, Rm. 159, at the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building.

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  • City's Leaf Collection Program Begins Next Week

    City's Leaf Collection Program Begins Next Week

    The city’s Leaf Collection Program will be conducted in November and December on the following weeks: Week of Nov. 12, Week of Nov. 26, Week of Dec. 3, and Week of Dec. 10. No leaf collection...

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  • Solid Waste Collection to Be Conducted on Normal Schedule During Veterans Day Week

    Solid Waste Collection to Be Conducted on Normal Schedule During Veterans Day Week

    For Veterans Day Week, Nov. 12-15, the city will conduct its normal collection schedule for all trash, bulk, brush, and recycling routes.

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  • Melrose-Orange Target Area Stakeholders Meeting Scheduled for Monday

    Melrose-Orange Target Area Stakeholders Meeting Scheduled for Monday

    The next meeting of the stakeholders of the Melrose-Orange Target Area is scheduled for Monday, Nov. 12, at 6 p.m., at the Goodwill campus on Melrose Avenue NW.

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  • Williamson Road Main Water Break – Emergency Closure

    Williamson Road Main Water Break – Emergency Closure

    ROANOKE, VA – There is a water main break at the intersection of Williamson Road and Wells Avenue.

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  • Updated: Repairs to Star Postponed

    Updated: Repairs to Star Postponed

    Maintenance on the Star has been temporarily postponed until Wednesday morning due to high winds.

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  • Williamson Road Main Water Break – Emergency Closure

    Williamson Road Main Water Break – Emergency Closure

    ROANOKE, VA – There is a water main break at the intersection of Williamson Road and Wells Avenue.

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  • Wise Ave Road Closure

    Wise Ave Road Closure

    Roanoke, VA - Wise Ave near the low water bridge and Vinton town line is now open.

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  • Market Street Road Closure Update

    Market Street Road Closure Update

    Roanoke, VA - On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Market Street between Salem Ave and Campbell Ave will be closed.

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  • Williamson Road Main Water Break – Emergency Closure

    Williamson Road Main Water Break – Emergency Closure

    ROANOKE, VA – There is a water main break at the intersection of Williamson Road and Wells Avenue.

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  • Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – The following streets will be closed downtown for the annual Virginia's Veterans Parade on Saturday, November 10.

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  • Roanoke Retains Top Digital City Status

    Roanoke Retains Top Digital City Status

    The Center for Digital Government has announced the winners of the 2018 Digital Cities Survey. Once again, the City of Roanoke ranked in the Top 10 Digital Cities for the 75,000 to 124,999...

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  • City to Make Repairs to Star on Monday

    City to Make Repairs to Star on Monday

    On Monday, Nov. 5, the city will be performing maintenance work on the Mill Mountain Star. The public is advised that areas around the Star will be blocked off for safety reasons and may limit...

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  • Wise Ave Road Closure

    Wise Ave Road Closure

    Roanoke, VA - Beginning on Monday, October 29, 2018, Wise Ave near the low water bridge will be closed. Due to equipment issues, work at this location is now expected to be completed on November...

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  • City Holds Job Fair Today

    City Holds Job Fair Today

    The City of Roanoke and the Roanoke City Sheriff's Office invite the public to attend a Job Fair today, Friday, Nov. 2, in the North Lobby of the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building from 4 to 7 p.m....

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