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Posted on: May 19, 2020

The Circuit Court Clerk's Office will be closed Monday, May 25.

The Circuit Court Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Roanoke County Weekender/Delayed Reporting Program Update

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(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA—May 21, 2020) The Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office is asking all persons in its Weekender/Delayed Reporting program to call (540) 283-3162 and speak to a deputy. Any person that is scheduled to report to the Roanoke ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Roanoke County Releases Phase 1 Guide for Restaurants

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Roanoke County is providing this guide related to outdoor dining for dining establishments operating under the Phase 1 Forward Virginia plan. Please be aware this information only applies to the temporary use of outdoor dining. Please use the contacts wit...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Roanoke County Announces Phased Re-Opening of Certain Recreation Services on May 23

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (May 19, 2020) – Under Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s most recent executive order (61-2020), Phase 1 lifting of Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions began last Friday. Understanding the importance of recreational ...

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Download PDF News Release... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 18, 2020

General District Court Announces Modified Services

The General District Courts have announced modified services through June 7, 2020. Beginning May 18, 2020 consistent with the previous Order of the Supreme Court of Virginia, these courts will begin conducting in person non-emergency hearings complying wi...

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Download General District Court Order... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Phase 1 of Reopening Announced Effective May 15

Phase 1 Reopening Announced

With Executive Order Sixty-One, the Governor of Virginia announced Phase 1 of reopening businesses across the Commonwealth and provided guidelines for all business sectors to follow.  

Phase 1 is currently scheduled to take effect at 12:00 am Frid...

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See guidelines on the Forward Virginia web page. Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Phase One Guidelines to Slowly Ease Public Health Restrictions

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va) On May Saturday, May 9, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-One and presented a detailed framework for the first phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to safely and gradually ease public health...

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See Forward Virginia web page for details. Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Board of Supervisors Press Conference Urging A Regional Approach to Reopening Economy

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -- May 1, 2020) The Board of Supervisors held a press conference on the morning of May 1 urging Virginia Governor Ralph Northan to consider a regional approach to reopening the economy. In his remarks during the press conference, Chai...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Treasurer’s Office Offers Drive-thru Options for Tax Payments

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -- April 27, 2010)  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roanoke County Administration Center is closed to the public. The Roanoke County Treasurer’s Office recommends our citizens contact us via phone, or use our Inte...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

Governor Northam Extends Business Closures for Two Weeks to May 8

Governor Ralph Northam today announced that he will extend Executive Order Fifty-Three for two weeks, through Friday, May 8, 2020.

Executive Order Fifty-Three originally signed on March 24, bans crowds of more than 10 people; closes recreation, entertainme...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Board of Equalization Hearing for April 30 Canceled

Real Estate Assessment / Board of Equalization Hearing for April 30 CanceledThe April 30, 2020 Board of Equalization hearing has been canceled. Applicants for this hearing date will be automatically rescheduled for the next hearing date scheduled for July...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remai...

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Read the Governor's News Release... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Carilion Clinic Asking for Donations of PPE Supplies

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Carilion Clinic is asking community organizations, corporations and individuals to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) and other surplus medical supplies to help protect our staff and patients.

Carilion will consider donations of the following unuse...

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See Carlilion Clinic for more information... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Economic Development Launches COVID-19 Resources Portal for Businesses

Small Business Resources

Roanoke County’s Economic Development Department has launched a new web portal devoted to the needs of small businesses in the region.

The COVID-19 Resources for Businesses page contains information vital to keeping our community’s smal...

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Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Treasurer's Office Accepting Payments at South County Library Drive-Thru

While the Roanoke County Treasurer’s Office is closed to the public, in-person, non-credit card payments, are accepted at the South County Library drive-thru window at 6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke, VA 24018, Monday through Friday, between the hou...

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Additional information... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Roanoke County Buildings Closed to the Public in Response to Coronavirus Concerns

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(Roanoke County, VA—March 20, 2020) Beginning Monday, March 23, all Roanoke County buildings will be closed to the public. All business will be done by phone, email or online. If necessary, in-person services will be by appointment only.

The Depa...

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Download PDF News Release... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Northam Orders Statewide Closure of Certain Non-Essential Businesses, K-12 Schools

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all ga...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Roanoke Valley Resource Authority Announces Service Changes

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and in order to protect our employees, customers and the general public, the following measures have been put in place:

1. Household Hazardous Waste Events have been cancele...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Regional Center for Animal Care and Protection Announces Change to Procedures Due to COVID-19

Here at the shelter, like the rest of the Roanoke Valley, we have been following the COVID-19 updates and how those updates affect our operations at the shelter.  Our most important goal is to reunite lost animals with their families, process ado...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Board of Supervisors Approves Resolution Confirming Local Emergency

At a Special Meeting on March 17, 2020, the Board of Supervisors approved a resolution Confirming the Declaration of Local Emergency Due to the Outbreak of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

Download the Board of Supervisors’ Resolution...

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Download the Board of Supervisors' Resolution. Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 17, 2020

RVRA Stops Accepting Trash from Residents, Municipal Pick-up Continues

Effective March 23, 2020: No Residential Waste Being Accepted by the RVRA. Regular Municipal Trash Pick-Up Continues.

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic and in order protect our employees, customers and the general public the Tinker Creek T...

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Roanoke Valley Resource Authority Notice Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Governments Declare Local Emergencies in Response to Public Health Concerns Related to Coronavirus

Effective March 12, 2020, Governor Ralph S. Northam declared under the Executive Order that a State of Emergency exists in the Commonwealth of Virginia due to the potential spread of COVID-19, a communicable disease and public health threat.

In response to...

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Download PDF Joint News Release... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Roanoke County to Close Public Libraries and Recreation Centers in Response to Coronavirus Concerns

(Roanoke County, VA—March 14, 2020) Beginning Monday, March 16 all Roanoke County Public Libraries and Parks & Recreation facilities will be closed. Like Roanoke County Public Schools, they will remain closed through at least Sunday, March 2...

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Download PDF News Release... Coronavirus Updates
Posted on: March 10, 2020

Coronavirus Updates from Virginia Department of Health (VDH)

Visit the Virginia Department of Health for the latest news about coronavirus in our state. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) website is hosting up-to-date information about the status of coronavirus in the state of Virginia.

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Visit the Virginia Department of Health website. Coronavirus Updates

News Flash

Posted on: May 25, 2020

RVRA to Remove Excess Wastewater from Smith Gap Landfill

The heavy rains that engulfed the region last week have generated excess wastewater at the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority’s (RVRA) Smith Gap Landfill. Storage tanks constructed and operated to manage the landfill’s wastewater are in...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Blue Ridge Parkway Closed - Access Explore Park from Rutrough Road

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is closed from US 220 to Route 24 due to mudslides from recent rain. Explore Park is currently inaccessible from the parkway. Please use the service entrance located at 3900 Rutrough Road to access the park. The duration of this clo...

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Posted on: May 21, 2020

Roanoke County Weekender/Delayed Reporting Program Update

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(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA—May 21, 2020) The Roanoke County Sheriff’s Office is asking all persons in its Weekender/Delayed Reporting program to call (540) 283-3162 and speak to a deputy. Any person that is scheduled to report to the Roanoke ...

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Download PDF News Release... County News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Roanoke County Releases Phase 1 Guide for Restaurants

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Roanoke County is providing this guide related to outdoor dining for dining establishments operating under the Phase 1 Forward Virginia plan. Please be aware this information only applies to the temporary use of outdoor dining. Please use the contacts wit...

Read on...

County News
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Roanoke County Announces Phased Re-Opening of Certain Recreation Services on May 23

Parks, Recreation and Tourism

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (May 19, 2020) – Under Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s most recent executive order (61-2020), Phase 1 lifting of Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions began last Friday. Understanding the importance of recreational ...

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Download PDF News Release... County News
Posted on: May 18, 2020

General District Court Announces Modified Services

The General District Courts have announced modified services through June 7, 2020. Beginning May 18, 2020 consistent with the previous Order of the Supreme Court of Virginia, these courts will begin conducting in person non-emergency hearings complying wi...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Roanoke County Transportation Projects Moving Ahead

(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA—May 14, 2020)  While many activities in the Roanoke Valley may have slowed or stopped due to COVID-19, transportation projects located in Roanoke County are moving full steam ahead.

Below is an update on the current p...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Roanoke County Facilities and Events Make Roanoker Magazine’s Best Of 2020 List

Roanoker Magazine's Best of 2020

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va, - May 14, 2020)  A big THANK YOU to our community for voting some of Roanoke County facilities, events, and venues among The Roanoker Magazine’s Best of Roanoke for 2020!

Each year Roanoker Magazine asks readers to v...

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Roanoker Magazine's Best of 2020. County News
Posted on: May 12, 2020

Phase 1 of Reopening Announced Effective May 15

Phase 1 Reopening Announced

With Executive Order Sixty-One, the Governor of Virginia announced Phase 1 of reopening businesses across the Commonwealth and provided guidelines for all business sectors to follow.  

Phase 1 is currently scheduled to take effect at 12:00 am Frid...

Read on...

See guidelines on the Forward Virginia web page. County News
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Phase One Guidelines to Slowly Ease Public Health Restrictions

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va) On May Saturday, May 9, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam signed Executive Order Sixty-One and presented a detailed framework for the first phase of the “Forward Virginia” plan to safely and gradually ease public health...

Read on...

See Forward Virginia web page for details. County News
Posted on: May 4, 2020

Board of Supervisors Press Conference Urging A Regional Approach to Reopening Economy

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -- May 1, 2020) The Board of Supervisors held a press conference on the morning of May 1 urging Virginia Governor Ralph Northan to consider a regional approach to reopening the economy. In his remarks during the press conference, Chai...

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County News
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Treasurer’s Office Offers Drive-thru Options for Tax Payments

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. -- April 27, 2010)  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Roanoke County Administration Center is closed to the public. The Roanoke County Treasurer’s Office recommends our citizens contact us via phone, or use our Inte...

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Download PDF announcement... County News
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Share Your Good News with #RoCoCares!

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Help us share the good things happening in our community by using the #RoCoShares hashtag!

With the coronavirus pandemic consuming the news and social media with negative stories, it’s harder to see the good things happening every day in...

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Learn more about #RoCoCares County News
Posted on: April 7, 2020

Residents Asked to Limit Bulk / Brush Items for Curbside Pick-up

With people spending more time at home right now, residential trash tonnage has increased nearly 19% over the same time period last year, stressing our ability to stay on schedule despite our employees working longer hours. 

While no additional li...

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County News
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Board of Equalization Hearing for April 30 Canceled

Real Estate Assessment / Board of Equalization Hearing for April 30 CanceledThe April 30, 2020 Board of Equalization hearing has been canceled. Applicants for this hearing date will be automatically rescheduled for the next hearing date scheduled for July...

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County News
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Governor Northam Issues Statewide Stay at Home Order

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today issued a statewide Stay at Home order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The executive order takes effect immediately and will remai...

Read on...

Read the Governor's News Release... County News
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Carilion Clinic Asking for Donations of PPE Supplies

Carilion Clinic

Carilion Clinic is asking community organizations, corporations and individuals to donate personal protective equipment (PPE) and other surplus medical supplies to help protect our staff and patients.

Carilion will consider donations of the following unuse...

Read on...

See Carlilion Clinic for more information... County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Economic Development Launches COVID-19 Resources Portal for Businesses

Small Business Resources

Roanoke County’s Economic Development Department has launched a new web portal devoted to the needs of small businesses in the region.

The COVID-19 Resources for Businesses page contains information vital to keeping our community’s smal...

Read on...

County News
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Treasurer's Office Accepting Payments at South County Library Drive-Thru

While the Roanoke County Treasurer’s Office is closed to the public, in-person, non-credit card payments, are accepted at the South County Library drive-thru window at 6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke, VA 24018, Monday through Friday, between the hou...

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Additional information... County News
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Roanoke County Buildings Closed to the Public in Response to Coronavirus Concerns

County Offices Closed

(Roanoke County, VA—March 20, 2020) Beginning Monday, March 23, all Roanoke County buildings will be closed to the public. All business will be done by phone, email or online. If necessary, in-person services will be by appointment only.

The Depa...

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Download PDF News Release... County News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Governor Northam Orders Statewide Closure of Certain Non-Essential Businesses, K-12 Schools

Governor Ralph Northam has issued a statewide order to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. Executive Order Fifty-Three orders the closure of certain non-essential businesses, bans all ga...

Read on...

View the News Release from the Governor's Offic County News
Posted on: March 14, 2020

Roanoke County to Close Public Libraries and Recreation Centers in Response to Coronavirus Concerns

Roanoke County Closing Notice

(Roanoke County, VA—March 14, 2020)  In order to better safeguard our community and slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, Roanoke County will be closing several public facilities and making modifications to schedules, effective b...

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Download PDF News Release... County News
Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report Published

2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report

In conjunction with the 2019 State of the County Address, Roanoke County has published the 2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report that highlights progress towards the seven strategic initiatives developed through the County's 2016 Community Strategic...

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Learn more about the Community Strategic Plan... County News

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Phase 1 of Reopening Announced Effective May 15

Phase 1 Reopening Announced

With Executive Order Sixty-One, the Governor of Virginia announced Phase 1 of reopening businesses across the Commonwealth and provided guidelines for all business sectors to follow.  

Phase 1 is currently scheduled to take effect at 12:00 am Frid...

Read on...

See guidelines on the Forward Virginia web page. County Spotlights
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Roanoke County Facilities and Events Make Roanoker Magazine’s Best Of 2020 List

Roanoker Magazine's Best of 2020

(ROANOKE COUNTY, Va, - May 14, 2020)  A big THANK YOU to our community for voting some of Roanoke County facilities, events, and venues among The Roanoker Magazine’s Best of Roanoke for 2020!

Each year Roanoker Magazine asks readers to v...

Read on...

Roanoker Magazine's Best of 2020. County Spotlights
Posted on: January 8, 2020

Watch Board of Supervisors Meetings Online

Watch Board Meetings Online

Board of Supervisors meetings and agendas can be viewed online on our Meetings and Videos page

If a Board of Supervisors meeting is in progress, select the "LIVE MEETING" link at the top of the page to stream the meeting on your comput...

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Watch Board of Supervisors Meetings. County Spotlights
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Modified County Services Due to Coronavirus

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(Roanoke County, VA—March 20, 2020) Beginning Monday, March 23, all Roanoke County buildings will be closed to the public. All business will be done by phone, email or online. If necessary, in-person services will be by appointment only.

The Depa...

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Visit our Modified Services web page. County Spotlights
Posted on: April 14, 2020

Share Your Good News with #RoCoCares!

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Help us share the good things happening in our community by using the #RoCoShares hashtag!

With the coronavirus pandemic consuming the news and social media with negative stories, it’s harder to see the good things happening every day in...

Read on...

Learn more about #RoCoCares County Spotlights
Posted on: August 29, 2019

Census 2020: Roanoke County Complete Count Committee

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The goal of the 2020 Census is to count everyone once, only once, and in the right place. Ultimately, the success of the census depends on everyone’s participation. The Census Bureau relies on collaborations with organizations and individuals to...

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See our Census 2020 page for more details... County Spotlights
Posted on: March 19, 2020

Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Roanoke County is committed to conducting government business with integrity and accountability to our citizens and employees. Roanoke County’s Fraud, Waste, and Abuse hotline is designed for citizens and employees to report concerns of fraud, w...

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Report Fraud, Waste and Abuse County Spotlights
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Submit Neighborhood Concerns

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Roanoke County's Zoning Code Enforcement officers work with citizens and property owners to investigate and resolve violations of the County code and zoning ordinance. These rules and regulations are in effect to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of ...

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Submit Zoning Concerns... County Spotlights
Posted on: November 20, 2019

2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report

2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report

In conjunction with the 2019 State of the County Address, Roanoke County has published the 2019 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report that highlights progress towards the seven strategic initiatives developed through the County's 2016 Community Strategic...

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Learn more about the Community Strategic Plan... County Spotlights
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Reimagine Community Plans

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The Reimagine Planning Studies explore opportunities to develop higher density, mixed-use activity areas in existing commercial corridors. They examine commercial and residential development, multi-modal transportation, infrastructure improvements and des...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Sign-up Your Cell Phone for RoCo Alert Notifications

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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 addresses and even VoIP telephone num...

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Sign up for RoCo Alert... County Spotlights
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Community Strategic Plan

Spotlight Community Strategic Plan

In 2016, Roanoke County residents were invited to participate in Roanoke County's first-ever community strategic planning process. The Community Strategic Plan engaged both community leaders and citizens to create a desired future for our community. A Com...

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Mountain Valley Pipeline

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Our Mountain Valley Pipeline website offers the latest information on the project in Roanoke County, including past progress notes, an interactive Mountain Valley Pipeline Viewer, and more.

Learn more about the Mountain Valley Pipeline Project.

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Posted on: May 22, 2019

RoCo Ready Emergency Information

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Our RoCo Ready page features important safety and contact information in case of emergency situations. See our Roco Ready page for short safety videos, links to Emergency Agencies, and contact information for local utilities. In the event of an emergency,...

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Visit the RoCo Ready page.... County Spotlights
Posted on: June 7, 2019

About Our Banner Image

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Our iconic website banner image featuring hikers at McAfee Knob was taken by photographer Brent McGuirt. This image is owned and copyright Brent McGuirt / Splendor of Light Photography and licensed for use on Roanoke County's website. For more information...

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Posted on: May 24, 2020

Are you following us?

Follow us @rocopublib on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Subscribe to our Youtube channel for programs, tutorials, and more. #getsocial

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Library
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Let's Stay in Touch!

Stay in Touch

Do you miss your favorite librarian? Want to stay in touch? Just want to chat with someone? Email Darlene at dsmithwick@roanokecountyva.gov or call us at 540-777-8781 to set up a time to talk.



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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Did You Know

Did you know you can take advantage of our library services without leaving the safety of your own home? 

Here are some ideas:

  • Visit our YouTube channel for informative and fun videos created by our staff
  • Read and ebook or listen to an audiobook thr...
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Library
Posted on: May 13, 2020

Questions? Give us a call!

In order to safeguard our community and slow the spread of Coronavirus  (COVID-19), Roanoke County Public Library will be closed. An end date has not been established for these changes, but we plan to return to regular operation as soon as condit...

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Additional Info on the Library and COVID-19 Library
Posted on: May 18, 2020

Are you following us?

Follow us @rocopublib on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Subscribe to our Youtube channel for programs, tutorials, and more. #getsocial

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Wonder Man

Mike Hibben

Congrats to our Administrative Librarian, Mike Hibben! Mike leads many of the technology initiatives at the library and has been named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers of 2020. Read the article here. Photo by: Gene Smirnov

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

Need a library card? We've got you covered.

Get immediate access to the library’s online services.

  • Check out eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks
  • Access our virtual library’s online resources like Mango Languages, Consumer Reports, and Lynda.com.

If you’re a resident of th...

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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel!

We have virtual programs on our YouTube channel for all ages. Subscribe to check them out. Search for Roanoke County Public Library on YouTube to start streaming fun!

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Library Closed for Memorial Day

RCPL will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.

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Posted on: May 6, 2020

Wonder Man

Mike Hibben

 Congrats to our Administrative Librarian, Mike Hibben! Mike leads many of the technology initiatives at the library and has been named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers of 2020. Read the article here. Photo by: Gene Smirnov

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Read the article here. Library Announcements
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Did You Know

Did you know you can take advantage of our library services without leaving the safety of your own home? 

Here are some ideas:

  • Visit our YouTube channel for informative and fun videos created by our staff
  • Read and ebook or listen to an audiobook thr...
Read on...

Library Announcements
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Questions? Give us a call!

In order to safeguard our community and slow the spread of Coronavirus  (COVID-19), Roanoke County Public Library will be closed. An end date has not been established for these changes, but we plan to return to regular operation as soon as condit...

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Additional Info on the Library and COVID-19 Library Announcements
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

In order to safeguard our community and slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Roanoke County Public Library will be closed effective Monday, March 16 through at least Sunday, March 29.

We encourage you to use the library’s virtual resour...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Are you following us?

Follow us @rocopublib on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Subscribe to our Youtube channel for programs, tutorials, and more. #getsocial

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Library Announcements
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Need a library card? We've got you covered.

Get immediate access to the library’s online services.

  • Check out eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobooks
  • Access our virtual library’s online resources like Mango Languages, Consumer Reports, and Lynda.com.

If you’re a resident of th...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Subscribe to our Blog!

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Hear from some of your favorite library staffers. From true crime, library updates and happenings, book recommendations, and more. Stay up to date with everything going on virtually at the library. Click here to subscribe and read our blog posts.

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Posted on: May 8, 2020

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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Reading aloud to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers helps them develop important early literacy skills. RCPL is committed to supporting every child on their journey to reading.

We’ve joined with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, an organization se...

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Library Spotlights
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Live Virtual Help

LIVE VIRTUAL HELP

Looking for reference help? Technology assistance? Questions on our premium databases? Schedule a one on one appointment with a librarian via Zoom.

To sign up for your appointment or if you have questions email us at reference@roanokecountyva.gov.

Zoom meet...

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Library Spotlights
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Let's Stay in Touch!

Stay in Touch

Do you miss your favorite librarian? Want to stay in touch? Just want to chat with someone? Email Darlene at dsmithwick@roanokecountyva.gov or call us at 540-777-8781 to set up a time to talk.



Library Spotlights
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Learn with Lynda.com

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Learn business, software, technology, and creative skills through video courses taught by industry experts. Choose from over 5,700 courses. All for free with your library card!

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Two Vehicle Crash on Garst Mill Rd

On 5-19-20, the Roanoke County Police Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on Garst Mill Road. Upon arrival a pickup truck had crashed into a telephone pole causing the pole to break in two and come to rest on to the bed of the truck. Power was los...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

Multiple Vehicle Crash on Catawba Valley Dr

UPDATE (05/20/2020) - On Tuesday May 19, 2020, a Jeep SUV driven by Heather Jones was traveling northbound on Catawba Valley Dr. in Roanoke County. A Mini Cooper driven by Jerry Broughman was traveling southbound on Catawba Valley Dr. The Jeep crossed the...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Traffic Alert:(5/22/20) Major Blue Ridge Parkway Closure from Milepost 112.4 to Milepost 135.9

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 National Park Service officials announced today that heavy rain over the past week has created multiple road hazards in the Roanoke, Virginia, area of the Blue Ridge Parkway that requires a road closure from Milepost 112.4 to Milepost 135.9, fro...

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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Traffic Alert: Plantation Rd. (Route 115) - Delays near intersection of Plantation Rd and Lila Dr.

Plantation road alternating lane closure map

Starting May 15th, VDOT will begin work on Plantation Road (Route 115) near the intersection with Lila Drive to install a new traffic signal. This project will require alternating lane closures on northbound and southbound portions of Plantation Road. Par...

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Additional Info... Road Notices
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Roanoke County Transportation Projects Moving Ahead

(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA—May 14, 2020)  While many activities in the Roanoke Valley may have slowed or stopped due to COVID-19, transportation projects located in Roanoke County are moving full steam ahead.

Below is an update on the current p...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 7, 2020

Residents Asked to Limit Bulk / Brush Items for Curbside Pick-up

With people spending more time at home right now, residential trash tonnage has increased nearly 19% over the same time period last year, stressing our ability to stay on schedule despite our employees working longer hours. 

While no additional li...

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Trash Collection

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Carilion Children's Announced for Tanglewood Mall

Carilion Childrens Video Cover

On September 26, Carilion Clinic announced the development of its new Carilion Children's facility at Tanglewood Mall.

View Carilion Children's Announcement... Video Highlights
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Roanoke County Police Safe Firearms Storage

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS Safe Firearms Storage

Roanoke County Police has produced this Public Service Announcement to help promote firearms safety in our community.

Firearms Safety Initiative Video Highlights