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Posted on: September 16, 2014

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back Sept 27

The next Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be September 27th. Officials will be at the following valley locations from 10 am to 2 pm.

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Posted on: September 12, 2014

Roanoke County Fire Chief Announces Retirement

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September 12, 2014 (ROANOKE COUNTY)—Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Chief Richard E. Burch, Jr. announced Friday that he intends to retire in April 2015 after over 18 years of service. Burch submitted his retirement intentions... Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

Roanoke County Administration Acknowledges Chief Richard Burch on Retirement Announcement

(Roanoke County, VA) September 12, 2014 – Following the announcement by Roanoke County Fire and Rescue Chief Richard Burch on his intent to retire, Interim County Administrator Dan O’Donnell said today, “Chief Burch should... Read on...

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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
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 15, 2014

Roanoke County Fire Chief Announces Retirement

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Roanoke County Fire & Rescue Chief Richard E. Burch, Jr. announced Friday that he intends to retire in April 2015 after over 18 years of service. Burch submitted his retirement intentions to County Administration.

Burch... Read on...

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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 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...

Register Online Here
Posted on: September 15, 2014

Youth Pottery Classes Begin on Sunday

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Let your child experience the excitement of working in clay as Professional Potter, Rebecca McKeever, brings out their creative side. The student will learn to design pieces out of slabs of clay along with learning coiling... Read on...

Register Online Here
Posted on: September 12, 2014

Spanish for Beginners - Classes Start Next Week

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Did you know that Spanish is the second most common language in the United States? If you took spanish in school and want to brush up on your skills or you just want to learn a second language, this class is for you. This... Read on...

Register Online Here
Posted on: September 11, 2014

Barre Exercise Classes Now Enrolling at Two Locations!

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Be a part of an exciting low impact workout that firms, lengthens, and shapes muscles to their optimal form using the basic tools and motions of ballet. From warm ups, to weight toning and deep stretching, to targeted mat... Read on...

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Posted on: September 10, 2014

Oil Painting Classes - Wednesday Afternoons Starting Spetember 24

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Learn everything you need to know to get started on your oil painting masterpiece! Our six week program covers preparation, palette layout, color, shading, brush techniques and more. It's a great course for beginners,... Read on...

Register Online Here
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 5, 2014

Free Guided Hikes at Explore Park - Next Three Satrurdays

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Enjoy a nature walk guided by professional foresters where you will learn about tree identification, soil formation, human uses of various wood products, modern forestry practices and much more. Advance registration is... Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

Yogilates Class at Brambleton Center Starts September 17

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Join us for a ten week course mixing elements of yoga and pilates to reduce stress while helping you gain coordination, balance and relaxation! Meets Wednesday mornings at Brambleton Center.

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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...

Learn More About Therapeutic Recreation Services
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: August 26, 2014

FREE Interpretive Hikes at Explore Park in September

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Join us at 3pm on select Saturday afternoons for a guided nature walk at Explore Park with a professional forester. The programs are free, but advance registration is required. Choose from September 6, September 13 or... 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

Road Notices

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Posted on: September 12, 2014

Traffic Alert: Construction Projects to Impact Traffic on I-581 near Valley View Blvd. and Elm Ave.

SALEM – Weather permitting, lane closures are scheduled for north and southbound I-581 in the area of Valley View Boulevard and Elm Avenue in Roanoke.

I-581/Valley View Boulevard Interchange

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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...