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Located immediately west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, during colonial times the site of Roanoke was an important hub of trails and roads. First called Big Lick, it was established in 1852 and chartered in 1874. It was named for a large outcropping of salt which drew the wildlife to the site near the Roanoke River. In the 1850s, Big Lick became a stop on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad (V&T) which linked Lynchburg with Bristol on the Virginia-Tennessee border.

Population: 94911
Local Newspapers: The Roanoke Times
Local Sports Teams: Salem Red Sox (Single A Baseball) Virginia Tech Hokies
Local Colleges: Virgina Tech

Zip Codes associated with roanoke, virginia: 24012 24013 24014 24015 24016 24017 24018 24019
Towns/Cities near roanoke, virginia : Vinton Cloverdale Salem Cave Spring Hollins Laymantown Troutville Daleville

Roanoke News
Attendees speak out against Roanoke solid waste fee at public hearing

Roanoke City's proposed solid waste fee proved entirely unpopular among speakers at Roanoke City Council's Thursday night public hearing on the fee and a proposed $282 million budget.

Roanoke man found guilty of unlawful wounding in West End shooting

Jermaine Ahmad Peavy, 22, listens to Judge William Broadhurst in Roanoke Circuit Court Thursday morning.

Police: Missing Roanoke woman did not leave of her own accord

Roanoke police said Thursday they believe that a woman reported missing last month did not leave of her own accord.

Salem holds first tax auction since 1982

For the first time in 35 years, an assortment of Salem properties was offered up for bid Wednesday in a tax delinquency auction.

Rees-Blakeman: Kudos for a 'one of a kind' Parkinson's program

Rees-Blakeman is a professional educator with over 20 years of teaching experience and has developed programs and curriculum for people of all ages.

Walker Foundry halts, for now, deal between Roanoke, railway on river greenway link

The former Belt Line railway beside Walker Machine & Foundry in Roanoke's Norwich community.

Man found in Roanoke apartment died of blunt force trauma, medical examiner says

A Roanoke man whose body was found inside his Brandon Avenue apartment after a fire in early April died of blunt force trauma to the head and neck, according to the medical examiner's office.

Roanoke airport traffic surges, and airlines add flights

Airport officials say the surge has strengthened the case for more flights and larger aircraft, a longstanding goal of keen interest to the business community.

Medical debt collectors employ aggressive tactics, report finds

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Psychologists: Video of Cleveland killing continues dark social media trend

The ghastly video of a killing that police say was uploaded to Facebook last Sunday by the suspect is a natural extension of several dark trends of the social media era, psychologists and other experts said Monday. "What we have found in our work is that certain individuals full of rage seeking global attention do one of two things: They maximize casualty rate, as you see in the spree killings; or they do something cruel and innovative," like in this video, said J. Reid Meloy, a forensic psychologist and clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego.

Valley Financial Corp. Virginia (VYFC) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

Headlines about Valley Financial Corp. Virginia have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Alpha One Sentiment. Alpha One, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time.

Bank of the James Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results and Declaration of Dividend

Bank of the James Financial Group, Inc. , the parent company of Bank of the James, a full-service commercial and retail bank serving the greater Lynchburg area , and the Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Roanoke, Virginia markets, today announced unaudited results for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $760,000 or $0.17 per diluted share compared with $887,000 or $0.20 per diluted share for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

As temperatures rise, so does anticipation of robberies in Roanoke

Apurva Shukla thought it was just a neighborhood kid outside the door of his store on Liberty Road late one night in December, so he unlocked the door.

Citing lack of evidence, judge throws out murder charge in fatal Roanoke shooting

A second-degree murder charge against a Roanoke man was dismissed by a judge Thursday after a witness refused to testify.

Art gallery coming to Boones Mill

Artist David Rakes is in the process of opening the Inkular Gallery next month on U.S. 220. He said he'd initially looked for a space to lease in Roanoke.

St Clair: Not too late for Carilion to change apartment plan

Danita St. Clair St. Clair has been a resident of the Grandin Court community since 2008.

Graphic video of Cleveland killing continues a dark social media trend, psychologists say

This Sunday, April 16, 2017 frame from video posted on Facebook shows Robert Godwin Sr. in Cleveland moments before being fatally shot. The ghastly video of a killing that police say was uploaded to Facebook Sunday by the suspect himself is a natural extension of several dark trends of the social media era, psychologists and other experts said today.

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