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  • Preservation Foundation Recognizes Historic Value of Municipal Building

    Preservation Foundation Recognizes Historic Value of Municipal Building

    The Roanoke Valley Preservation Foundation recognized the renovation of the north lobby and entrance steps of the Noel C. Taylor Municipal Building with a Preservation Award and is now installing...

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  • Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – The following streets will be closed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (May 26th to May 28th) due to various events in downtown Roanoke.

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  • City Invites Public to Vote for the People’s Choice Award for AIR Exhibit

    City Invites Public to Vote for the People’s Choice Award for AIR Exhibit

    The nine new sculptures for the city’s Art in Roanoke Exhibit are now completely installed and will be on display for 18 months in Elmwood Park. During Festival in the Park, the public will have a...

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  • City Announces Changes to Solid Waste Collection for Memorial Day Week

    City Announces Changes to Solid Waste Collection for Memorial Day Week

    City offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. As a result, the collection of trash, bulk, brush and "A" week recycling will be delayed one day throughout the week.

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  • Mayor Calls Special Meeting for Neighborhood Solidarity Walk

    Mayor Calls Special Meeting for Neighborhood Solidarity Walk

    Mayor Sherman Lea has called a Special Meeting of the Roanoke City Council for Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m., to conduct a “Neighborhood Solidarity Walk” to promote neighborhood safety.

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  • Permit Center Closure - Monday Morning 5/22/17

    Permit Center Closure - Monday Morning 5/22/17

    The Permit Center will be closed from 8:00 to 10:30 AM on Monday May 22, 2017.

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  • Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – The following streets will be closed on Friday, May 19th, Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st due to various events in downtown Roanoke.

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  • VDOT to Hold Information Meeting on Second Phase of 10th Street Improvements

    VDOT to Hold Information Meeting on Second Phase of 10th Street Improvements

    The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting on Wednesday, May 17, at Villages at Lincoln Community Center, located at 1801 Dunbar St. NW, 5-7 p.m. to share...

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  • Update on Paving of City Streets

    Update on Paving of City Streets

    ROANOKE, VA –Boxley Materials will be milling and paving the following streets in the upcoming week starting on Wednesday May 17th through May 26th.

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  • Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – The following streets will be closed on Friday May 12th, and Saturday May 13th due to various events in downtown Roanoke.

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  • Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    Downtown – Weekend Street Closure Update

    ROANOKE, VA – The following streets will be closed on Friday May 5th due to various events in downtown Roanoke.

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  • Mayor’s Summit to Address Starting a Business in the City of Roanoke

    Mayor’s Summit to Address Starting a Business in the City of Roanoke

    On May 24, Mayor Sherman Lea will lead the Mayor’s Summit from 9 a.m. until noon, at Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Support Center Training Room, located at 2502 Melrose Ave. The event will...

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  • 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

    3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

    Registration is open for the 3rd Annual 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.....

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  • City to Host Downtown Plan Open House Meeting

    City to Host Downtown Plan Open House Meeting

    On Tuesday, May 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., the City of Roanoke will host an Open House meeting at the City Market Building to display the major themes and key ideas being developed within the...

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  • Update on Paving of City Streets

    Update on Paving of City Streets

    ROANOKE, VA – Following is the Boxley Materials milling and paving schedule for the upcoming week starting on Friday, April 28th to Friday, May 5th

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  • Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Names Roanoke a Finalist for 2017 All-America City Awards

    Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Names Roanoke a Finalist for 2017 All-America City Awards

    On Thursday, April 27, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading announced that Roanoke is a finalist for the 2017 All-America City Award. Twenty-seven communities across the nation are vying to...

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  • Update on Paving of City Streets

    Update on Paving of City Streets

    ROANOKE, VA – Following is the Boxley Materials milling and paving schedule for the upcoming week starting on Friday, April 28th to Friday, May 5th

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  • Solid Waste Collection Delayed in Some Areas of City

    Solid Waste Collection Delayed in Some Areas of City

    There will be trash collection delays today in some parts of Roanoke.

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  • 10th STREET CLOSURE  BETWEEN WILLIAMSON ROAD AND ROUNDHILL AVENUE

    10th STREET CLOSURE BETWEEN WILLIAMSON ROAD AND ROUNDHILL AVENUE

    ROANOKE, VA – Utility work on the next phase of construction on 10th Street in Roanoke has begun and continue for several weeks this spring.

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  • 10th STREET CLOSURE  BETWEEN WILLIAMSON ROAD AND ROUND HILL AVENUE

    10th STREET CLOSURE BETWEEN WILLIAMSON ROAD AND ROUND HILL AVENUE

    ROANOKE, VA – Utility work on the next phase of construction on 10th Street in Roanoke has begun and continue for several weeks this spring.

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