City of Roanoke News Releases

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  • Crews to Focus on Treating City Streets

    Crews to Focus on Treating City Streets

    With this weekend's winter storm system resulting in light snow, sleet, and freezing rain, crews are now focusing their efforts on treating city streets with chemicals.

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  • City Reminds Residents of Process for Snow Removal

    City Reminds Residents of Process for Snow Removal

    The National Weather Service has forecasted snow for the Roanoke area this weekend. With this in mind, the city reminds residents of its process for snow removal.

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  • City Council Meeting Recessed Until Wednesday, Jan. 16

    City Council Meeting Recessed Until Wednesday, Jan. 16

    The Jan. 7 Roanoke City Council Meeting recessed until Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m., in the Council’s Conference Room, Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building, for a Closed Meeting to continue...

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  • City Selects Pickett as Neighborhood Services Coordinator

    City Selects Pickett as Neighborhood Services Coordinator

    The City of Roanoke has selected Tonya Pickett as its new Neighborhood Services Coordinator effective Jan. 15, 2019.

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  • City of Roanoke Wins Gateways for Growth Award in National Competition

    City of Roanoke Wins Gateways for Growth Award in National Competition

    The City of Roanoke has been selected by New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America to receive a Gateways for Growth award.

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  • City seeks Community Input on New Public Art Project in Northwest

    City seeks Community Input on New Public Art Project in Northwest

    On Monday, Jan. 14, city officials invite residents, business owners, and other stakeholders in the city’s Melrose-Orange Target Area (MOTA) to provide feedback on a public art installation at the...

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  • City Advances on Financial Empowerment Centers

    City Advances on Financial Empowerment Centers

    On Jan. 8, the City of Roanoke and partner organizations will conduct a kick-off meeting to highlight the process that will be used to develop and implement Financial Empowerment Centers....

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  • Update on Paving City Streets

    Update on Paving City Streets

    ROANOKE, VA – Adams Construction Company will be milling and paving the following sections of Grandin Road, on Wednesday, January 2.

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  • City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for New Year’s Week

    City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for New Year’s Week

    City offices will be closed for the New Year’s Holiday on Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019. As a result, the schedule for Solid Waste Collection (brush, bulk, trash, and recycling)...

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  • Update on Paving City Streets

    Update on Paving City Streets

    ROANOKE, VA – Adams Construction Company will be milling and paving the following sections of Grandin Road, on Saturday, December 29.

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  • Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – On Monday, December 31, starting at 5:30 PM several streets will be closed due to the "Big Lick Downtown Countdown" event. These closures will conclude at 12:30 AM the following morning

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  • City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for Christmas Week

    City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for Christmas Week

    City offices will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25. As a result, the schedule for Solid Waste Collection has been altered for Christmas week.

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  • City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for Christmas Week

    City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for Christmas Week

    City offices will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25. As a result, the schedule for Solid Waste Collection (brush, bulk, trash, and recycling) during...

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  • City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for Christmas Week

    City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for Christmas Week

    City offices will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25. As a result, the schedule for Solid Waste Collection (brush, bulk, trash, and recycling) during...

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  • City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for New Year’s Week

    City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for New Year’s Week

    City offices will be closed for the New Year’s Holiday on Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday Jan. 1, 2019. As a result, the schedule for Solid Waste Collection (brush, bulk, trash, and recycling)...

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  • Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – The following streets will be closed downtown for "Dickens of a Christmas" on Friday, December 21.

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  • Berglund Center to Host Lea's High School Winter Classic Basketball Challenge

    Berglund Center to Host Lea's High School Winter Classic Basketball Challenge

    The 5th Annual Lea’s High School Winter Classic Basketball Challenge will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12, in the Berglund Center Coliseum, with games beginning at 1:45 p.m.

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  • City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for Christmas Week

    City Alters Solid Waste Collection Schedule for Christmas Week

    City offices will be closed for the Christmas Holiday on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25. As a result, the schedule for Solid Waste Collection (brush, bulk, trash, and recycling) during...

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  • Franklin Road Bridge Project Delayed

    Franklin Road Bridge Project Delayed

    The completion of the Franklin Road Bridge over Norfolk Southern Railway has been delayed until Mid-March 2019. The delay is due to significant rain from hurricane events in September and October,...

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  • Writer on the Bus Application Deadline Extended

    Writer on the Bus Application Deadline Extended

    Because of the recent closures due to weather and the approaching holidays the deadline for the Writer on the Bus application has been extended to Jan. 15, 2019.

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