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Posted on: April 23, 2014

Roanoke County Launches Suite of New Mobile GIS Apps

(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA) April 23, 2014 – Roanoke County has launched a new generation of public geographic information system (GIS) applications that allow greater and easier access to the County’s mapping, tax parcel, zoning,... Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2014

Prescription Drug Take-Back This Saturday, April 26

ROANOKE, VA – Local law enforcement agencies, Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Western Virginia Water Authority are partnering to collect expired, unused... Read on...

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Posted on: April 18, 2014

Roanoke County Celebrates Arbor Day With a Tree Planting

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ROANOKE COUNTY, VA (April 18, 2014) – Students at Fort Lewis Elementary School observed Arbor Day on Friday, April 18 with student presentations, music, poetry, a visit from Smokey Bear, and a ceremonial tree planting. This... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Police Ask for Help Identifying Credit Card Fraud Suspects

Fraud Suspect

ROANOKE COUNTY, VA (April 15, 2014) – Roanoke County Police is asking citizens for information anyone may have involving incidents of suspected credit card fraud in the area.

Police report that two subjects have been... Read on...

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

Town of Vinton Breaks Ground for New Roanoke County Vinton Branch Library

Vinton Library Groundbreaking

VINTON, VA (April 3, 2014) – The Town of Vinton and Roanoke County celebrated with a ground breaking today in downtown Vinton for the construction of the new Vinton Branch Library and downtown revitalization projects. ... Read on...

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Posted on: June 13, 2013

Sign-up Your Cell Phone for RoCo Alert Notifications

In the event of a local emergency or natural disaster, Roanoke County’s public safety officials will use RoCo Alert to send recorded notifications to home telephones in Roanoke County.

Cellular telephone numbers, email... Read on...

Learn more about RoCo Alert and sign up today!

Fire and Rescue

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Posted on: April 18, 2014

Early Morning Fire Displaces Two Families

When crews first arrived, they reported fire showing from the front of the two-story building. Firefighters from the Cave Spring, Back Creek, Clearbrook and City #7 stations had the flames under control in about 30 minutes.... Read on...

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Library

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

Town of Vinton Breaks Ground for New Roanoke County Vinton Branch Library

Vinton Library Groundbreaking

VINTON, VA (April 3, 2014) – The Town of Vinton and Roanoke County celebrated with a ground breaking today in downtown Vinton for the construction of the new Vinton Branch Library and downtown revitalization projects. ... Read on...

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Parks Recreation & Tourism

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Posted on: April 22, 2014

Open House at Camp Roanoke on Saturday

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Interested in summer camp for your kids? Join us this Saturday from 10am to 3pm for a FREE open house at Camp Roanoke. Meet the staff, try camp activities, and find out if camp is right for your child. A light lunch of... Read on...

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Posted on: April 21, 2014

Green Ridge Indoor Pool Added Hours This Week

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The indoor pool at Green Ridge Recreation Center will be open extra hours this week while Roanoke County Public Schools are on spring break! All pool features will be open noon to close every day this week.Pick up a day pass... Read on...

View Pool Schedule Online
Posted on: April 18, 2014

Roanoke County Celebrates Arbor Day With a Tree Planting

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ROANOKE COUNTY, VA (April 18, 2014) – Students at Fort Lewis Elementary School observed Arbor Day on Friday, April 18 with student presentations, music, poetry, a visit from Smokey Bear, and a ceremonial tree planting. This... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Early Bird Summer Camp Savings End April 28

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There are only a few days left to take advantage of savings of up to $25 off each week of summer camp through early bird registration. Roanoke County offers over 200 weeks of programming to - including outdoor adventure,... Read on...

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Posted on: April 10, 2014

Nature Explorers Camp Offers Unique Spring Break Option

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Ages 10-13 are invited to adventure into the woods during spring break! Be a part of three full-day environmental education programs with transportation from Tanglewood Mall to Camp Roanoke and Explore Park. On April 23,... Read on...

Register Here for All Three Days
Posted on: April 8, 2014

Sustainable Gardening Training Coming to Catawba on May 3

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The Catawba Sustainability Center presents the Sustainable Gardening Training Series with Mark Schonbeck. These workshops will provide support to gardeners and small farm producers throughout the growing season by addressing... Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2014

April is the Final Month to Get Early Bird Summer Camp Savings!

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Register for any Roanoke County summer camp by Monday, April 28 and save up to $25 off each week of camp. We've got over 200 weeks to choose from including overnight, athletics, crafts, theater, legos, aquatics, creative... Read on...

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Posted on: March 31, 2014

Become a Green Ridge Member in April, Get a FREE Personal Training Session

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Join Green Ridge Recreation Center as a first time member in April, and receive a FREE personal training session. Enjoy a half-hour of personalized instruction from a certified personal trainer for either an individual in... Read on...

Learn More About April Specials at Green Ridge
Posted on: March 17, 2014

Discounted Busch Gardens & Water Country Tickets Available

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Save money on your next visit to Busch Gardens, Williamsburg or Water Country, USA, by purchasing your ticket from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism. Single day admissions are now available for the 2014 season,... Read on...

Ticket Prices and Information
Posted on: March 10, 2014

New Recreation Television Posted Online

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Learn more about the exciting events and recreation classes offered by Roanoke County in our quarterly show, Recreation Television! In this Spring 2014 edition, learn about summer camps, swimming lessons, caricature drawing,... Read on...

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Posted on: March 3, 2014

Splash Valley Now Selling Season Passes for the First Time

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In honor of our FIFTH season, which starts on May 24, we're offering our first ever SEASON PASS to Splash Valley Water Park. Pick up your individual pass for just $95, or $75 if you are a Green Ridge member. Only 500 will... Read on...

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Posted on: February 3, 2014

2014 Summer Camps Now Open For Registration

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Roanoke County is your destination for exploration this summer with over 200 exciting weeks of summer fun for ages 3 to 17. All camps are now open for registration, with early bird savings off every program when you sign up... Read on...

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Posted on: December 13, 2013

Camp Roanoke 2014 Summer Lineup Now Available

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Camp Roanoke's summer programs are now posted online and available for registration. This co-ed, residential camp operated by Roanoke County features week long sessions for rising K through 11th graders. Meet the Camp... Read on...

Browse 2014 Summer Programs

Police

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Posted on: April 16, 2014

Suspected arrested in View Ave Burglary

On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 at 2136 hours, Roanoke County Police Officers responded to a burglary in progress in the 3600 block of View Avenue. Upon arrival, Officers located two occupants that were holding the male... Read on...

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Posted on: April 15, 2014

Police Ask for Help Identifying Credit Card Fraud Suspects

Fraud Suspect

ROANOKE COUNTY, VA (April 15, 2014) – Roanoke County Police is asking citizens for information anyone may have involving incidents of suspected credit card fraud in the area.

Police report that two subjects have been... Read on...

Download PDF News Release...
Posted on: April 2, 2014

Blue Ridge Transportation Safety Board Supports Distracted Driving Month

Today we join DRIVE SMART Virginia in supporting Distracted Driving Month and we call on all drivers in our region to avoid any distraction when they’re driving. Distracted driving occurs when driving becomes secondary in... Read on...

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Road Notices

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Posted on: April 15, 2014

Traffic Alert: Route 622 (Bradshaw Road) in Roanoke County to Close for Pipe Replacement

SALEM – Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, April 21, Route 622 (Bradshaw Road) in Roanoke County will be closed as crews replace pipes in the area.

Weather permitting, the road will reopen at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26.
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Posted on: March 28, 2014

Traffic Alert: Pavement Rehabilitation to Require Lane Closures and Detours on I-81 in Montgomery Co

SALEM – Beginning Sunday, March 30, contractors will begin an extensive pavement rehabilitation project on northbound Interstate 81 between mile markers 120 and 125.

The work will require a nighttime left lane closure... Read on...