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Posted on: September 29, 2014

Local Prescription Drug Take-Back Day a Success

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 partnered to collect expired, unused and... Read on...

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Posted on: September 25, 2014

Traffic Alert: Detour Scheduled for Meadowlark Road in Roanoke County for Culvert Replacements

September 25, 2014—The County of Roanoke has scheduled a traffic detour for Meadowlark Road in Roanoke County. The work will begin on OCTOBER 6, 2014, at 8:00 am and is anticipated to remain in place for seven to ten days... Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2014

Community Meeting: Route 221 Waterline Extension Project

View the Community Meeting Notice for additional information.

Community Meeting Notice
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: September 5, 2014

Fire & Rescue Reflects on 150 Years with the Release of a History Book

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Chief Richard E. Burch, Jr. and Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Department are pleased to announce the release of a two-year quest to document 150 years of the department’s history.
The coffee table style book covers the... Read on...

See News Release Page for PDF version

Parks Recreation & Tourism

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Posted on: September 30, 2014

Two FREE HIKES at Explore Park on Saturday

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Your family is invited to join us at Explore Park at 10:00am this Saturday to walk the Foresters Trail with a naturalist and learn about the natural wildlife in a youth-focused hike. Come back at 1:30pm for a broader view of... Read on...

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Posted on: September 26, 2014

Zombie Run Still Accepting Participants

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It's not to late to sign up for the Roanoke Zombie 5K taking place at Green Hill Park on Saturday, October 4. Choose to participate as a runner, and see if you can make it past a variety of obstacles to the finish line... Read on...

Learn More and Register Online
Posted on: September 25, 2014

Preschool Gymnastics Classes Begin October 3 at Green Ridge

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Preschool gymnastics classes at Green Ridge are filled with obstacle courses, tunnels, and exciting lesson plans, but your time spent with us is not all fun and games. Each preschool curriculum is carefully designed for what... Read on...

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

Tap Dance Class for Youth - Starts Tuesday, Sep. 30

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We're looking for interested kids ages 8 to 12 who want to learn something new! Join us on Tuesday evenings at Green Ridge Recreation Center for an exciting tap dance program. Find a new interest by taking our... Read on...

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Posted on: September 16, 2014

Lose Big Program Now Enrolling - Orientation October 6

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Lose Big is a 12-week program for all ages and fitness levels. This is not just a weight loss program, it is also a program to tone and build muscle. Whatever your goals are, we are here to help you attain them. You will... Read on...

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Posted on: September 9, 2014

Zumba Courses Offered at Brambleton and Green Ridge

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The popular Zumba fitness classes are now offered at a variety of times at two locations throughout the County! Join us nearly every day of the week at either Green Ridge Recreation Center or Brambleton Center for a... Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Art On Display at Brambleton Center by Individuals With Disabilities

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Now through September 30, visit the Brambleton Center to see artwork created by participants in art programs from Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) of the Roanoke Valley. At 6:00pm on Tuesday, September 2, the work will... Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

Fall Program Registration Now Open for EVERYONE!

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Fall 2014 program registration is now open to everyone regardless of residency. Roanoke County has a fantastic lineup of recreation programs for every age and every interest. Pick up a copy of Recreation Magazine at any... Read on...

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Posted on: July 31, 2014

Recreation Magazine Fall Issue Posted Online

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Explore hundreds of recreation programs from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism in the latest edition of Explore Recreation Magazine. Hard copies of the publication will be available within the next few weeks, and... Read on...

View Recreation Magazine Online

Planning and Zoning

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Posted on: September 30, 2014

VDOT Public Hearing for Interstate 81 Park and Ride Expansion at Exit 140

SALEM —The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a public hearing on the proposed expansion of the Park and Ride facility located off Interstate 81 at exit 140 (Salem) in Roanoke County.

The existing... Read on...

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Posted on: September 19, 2014

Community Meeting: Route 221 Waterline Extension Project

View the Community Meeting Notice for additional information.

Community Meeting Notice

Road Notices

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Posted on: September 25, 2014

Traffic Alert: Paving Scheduled for Route 720 in Roanoke County

SALEM – Weather permitting, beginning Monday, Sept. 29, lane closures will be in place on Route 720 (Colonial Avenue) in Roanoke County for paving.

The lane closures will be on Route 720 between Route 419 and the... Read on...

Posted on: September 25, 2014

Traffic Alert: Detour Scheduled for Meadowlark Road in Roanoke County for Culvert Replacements

September 25, 2014—The County of Roanoke has scheduled a traffic detour for Meadowlark Road in Roanoke County. The work will begin on OCTOBER 6, 2014, at 8:00 am and is anticipated to remain in place for seven to ten days... Read on...

Posted on: September 22, 2014

VDOT Schedules Public Hearing for East Main Street Improvements in Salem

SALEM —The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing for a proposed project to improve a section of East Main Street (Route 460) in Salem. The section of East Main Street starts at Route 311 (Thompson... Read on...

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...