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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Roanoke County Office of Elections Closed to Public Through January 24.

The Roanoke County Office of Elections will be closed Thursday, January 14 through Sunday, January 24. Out of an abundance of caution to limit the spread of COVID-19, the office will undergo a deep cleaning to ensure the health and safety of its employees...

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County News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Roanoke County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

MLK Day 2021

Roanoke County's offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

  • Trash Collection on schedule all week.
  • Roanoke County Public Libraries will be closed.
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism offices will be closed.
  • Brambleton...
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County News
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Roanoke County Seeking Applicants for Towing Advisory Board

(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA - January 13, 2021)  The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors is exploring the creation of a towing advisory board pursuant to Virginia Code § 46.2-1217. The purpose of a future towing advisory board would be to advise the Boar...

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County News
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Public Hearing Scheduled on Draft “Reimagine Oak Grove” Plan

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(Roanoke County, VA—January 12, 2021) The Roanoke County Planning Commission will discuss and invite comments from the public on the draft Oak Grove Center Plan on February 2. The Oak Grove Center Plan envisions an attractive and vibrant village...

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

RCAHD Provides Update on Local COVID-19 Vaccine Availability

RCAHD Vaccine Rollout

(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA - January 11, 2021)   The following information about local availability of the COVID-19 vaccine was provided by the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health District (VDH):

We know the demand is great and we at the Roanoke City and A...

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County News
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Roanoke County Circuit Court will be closed January 18, 2021.

Roanoke County Circuit Court will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

County News
Posted on: January 7, 2021

Cardinal Glass Completes Expansion in Roanoke County

(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA - January 7, 2021)  Cardinal Glass Industries today celebrates completion of its recent facility expansion project, which will accommodate a new, state-of-the-art robotic seaming and cutting system. Cardinal, located in the Vi...

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Posted on: December 30, 2020

Concealed Handgun Online Certificates

Effective January 1, 2021: Due to the action by the Virginia General Assembly, the Roanoke County Circuit Court will no longer be able to accept online class training certificates for concealed handgun applications. 

Please see House Bill 264 and ...

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County News
Posted on: December 10, 2020

Governor Northam Announces New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread

Virginia Seal Spotlight

On December 10, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced new measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Executive Order Seventy-Two directs Virginians to stay at home between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., implements a universal mask requirem...

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County News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Roanoke County Citizens Eligible for Flood Insurance Discount

(Roanoke County, VA—October 20, 2020)  Roanoke County Administrator Dan O’Donnell has announced that Roanoke County has maintained a “Class 8” designation in the Community Rating System (CRS). This means th...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Roanoke County Offices Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

MLK Day 2021

Roanoke County's offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day.

  • Trash Collection on schedule all week.
  • Roanoke County Public Libraries will be closed.
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism offices will be closed.
  • B...
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County Spotlights
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Roanoke County Seeks Fire & Rescue Chief

Fire Chief Recruitment Spotlight

Roanoke County is currently seeking applicants for the position of Fire & Rescue Chief. Interested applicants can find more information, along with links to apply for the position online, within our Fire & Rescue Chief Recruitment web page. Since ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

RoCo Mobile App Now Available!

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Roanoke County’s new RoCo Mobile app for iPhone and Android devices puts County services and information at your fingertips! The app features one-touch access to easily view County News, Emergency Alerts, Calendars, Public Notices, and more! Just tap to g...

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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: January 11, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

COVID VACCINE Spotlight

(ROANOKE COUNTY, VA - January 11, 2021)   Roanoke County has a new webpage to showcase the latest efforts to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine in our region.

>> Visit Roanoke County's COVID-19 Vaccine page.

On this page you'll...

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Visit the COVID-19 Vaccine page. County Spotlights
Posted on: November 4, 2020

2020 Community Strategic Plan Annual Report

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Roanoke County's Community Strategic Plan 2020 Annual Report is now available for download. 

Roanoke County’s 2016 Community Strategic Plan was designed as a five-year plan to guide the pursuit of seven key Strategic Initiatives within the budget ...

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See the Community Strategic Plan web page. County Spotlights
Posted on: January 7, 2020

Submit Neighborhood Concerns

NeighborhoodConcerns Spotlight

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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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: 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 22, 2019

RoCo Ready Emergency Information

Spotlight RoCo Ready Emergency Information

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

Spotlight About Our Banner

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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News Flash

Posted on: December 10, 2020

Governor Northam Announces New Mitigation Measures to Slow COVID-19 Spread

Virginia Seal Spotlight

On December 10, 2020, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced new measures to slow the spread of COVID-19. Executive Order Seventy-Two directs Virginians to stay at home between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., implements a universal mask requirem...

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COVID-19 Updates
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Latest COVID-19 Updates from VDH

COVID-19 in Va

The Virginia Department of Health’s website now contains a range of COVID-19 data updated daily. Data includes current cases, cases by health district, fatalities, demographics, and more information you need to keep you and your family safe. Vis...

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VDH COVID-19 website. COVID-19 Updates

News Flash

Posted on: July 29, 2020

Modified Services

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NOTICE - Department Director’s Important Message

On behalf of Roanoke County’s Department of Development Services, I hope that you are finding creative solutions to the new work patterns that are challenging all of us at this time. In response to ...

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Development Services Spotlight

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Library

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Posted on: January 11, 2021

Closed for MLK Day

2021 MLK Day Slide

RCPL will be closed on Mon., Jan. 18 for MLK Day. Visit our website at rocolibrary.org to access our resources 24/7.

Library
Posted on: January 8, 2021

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
Posted on: January 8, 2021

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: December 22, 2020

Due Dates & Fines

Material due dates will resume starting January 2021.

Starting in January, we will return to our pre-pandemic procedures regarding due dates and fines. Nothing is due before December 31, 2020. 
??Please keep your receipt after checking out items and monitor the due dates on the slip, visit rvl.info, ...
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Visit rvl.info to review your account. Library
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Apply for a Library Card

Library Card

Need a library card to access our digital resources, databases, and eBooks? Apply for a card on our website or stop by your favorite RCPL location.

Get immediate access to the library’s online services.

  • Check out eBooks, eMagazines, and eAudiobook...
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Library
Posted on: July 16, 2020

The Roanoke Times

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View full images of the daily paper from 2018 to today and access full-text articles from 1990 to the current issue. Create alerts for specific search criteria, read and listen to articles, and save the items to your account. Available through Newsbank an...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

Language Learning

Learn a New Language

From Mandarin to Spanish to Latin. We have multiple platforms and resources for you to learn new languages. Browse the databases below and find the one that fits your needs.

Mango Languages is an online language-learning system that can help you learn Span...

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Posted on: January 14, 2021

Therapy Lights Available for Checkout

HappyLights

HappyLight can help with winter blues, light deprivation, jet lag, Circadian rhythm disruption, and more. 

Sunlight is essential for a healthy lifestyle. A therapy light brings daylight indoors by emitting a bright white, full spectrum light that ...

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Place One On Hold Here Library Spotlights
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Winter Reading Program

Winter Reading Program

Welcome to the Winter Reading Program 2021! All ages can participate by reading two books and completing six activities from January 11 - March 5 to finish this year's program and earn a prize.

This year we are partaking in Beanstack&...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Winter Girls Who Code Sessions

GWC

RCPL is launching its next Girls Who Code program series! Girls, grades 3-12, will learn from library staff via tutorials and materials provided by Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit reaching nearly 90,000 girls of all backgrounds across America.

Girls W...

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Posted on: January 2, 2021

MLK: In His Own Words

MLK

Ninety-two years after Martin Luther King Jr. was born, most Americans are familiar with many of his words. They inspire us toward living according to high ideals:

  • Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness; onl...

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Posted on: January 1, 2021

Database of the Month | Lynda.com

Database of the Month

Each month we will be featuring a new database from our Virtual Library. This month find out about Lynda.com. Available for free with your library card.

Lynda.com is an American online education company offering over 5,700 video courses taught by ...

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Virtual Library Library Spotlights
Posted on: December 16, 2020

WiFi Hotspots

WiFi Hotspots

Hotspots deliver strong and secure internet connection. RCPL makes it easy to get online with a hotspot, available at all locations. If you have a library card, you can check out a hotspot for free. Hotspots can be used to connect your tablet, laptop, or ...

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Find out more information. Library Spotlights
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Brainfuse

BrainFuse (2)

Brainfuse provides virtual learning and tutoring for all ages and grade levels. Find expert help, study skills, and collaborate studying with your friends. Tutors are available from 2-11pm each day. Brainfuse HelpNow is broken into three categories:

Expert...

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Check out the database here. Library Spotlights
Posted on: September 9, 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!

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Library Reservations

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We are glad to be welcoming you back to the library. We are making every effort to provide excellent customer service while incorporating the latest CDC guidelines. When you arrive to the library you’ll soon notice that the library looks differe...

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Make your reservation here. Library Spotlights
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports provides ratings and buying advice for thousands of products. Find the best buys, most reliable brands and important safety features. Access anywhere, 24/7 with your library card!

Check it out! Library Spotlights
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Learn with Lynda.com

Lynda Website

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: October 8, 2020

Blue Ridge Parkway Closure Update (10/8/20): Route 220 to Adney Gap

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The Blue Ridge Parkway is closed to all uses south of Milepost 121.4 (U.S. 220) to Milepost 135.9 (Adney Gap) due to a full road failure roughly one hundred and fifty feet (150') in length near milepost 128. This complex road failure will require a closur...

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Blue Ridge Parkway Closure Map Road Notices

News Flash

Posted on: January 6, 2021

Roanoke County Circuit Court will be closed January 18, 2021.

Roanoke County Circuit Court will be closed Monday, January 18, 2021 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Roanoke County Circuit Court
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Concealed Handgun Online Certificates

Effective January 1, 2021: Due to the action by the Virginia General Assembly, the Roanoke County Circuit Court will no longer be able to accept online class training certificates for concealed handgun applications. 

Please see House Bill 264 and ...

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Roanoke County Circuit Court

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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Roanoke County Business Partners

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Watch Roanoke County Business Partners Videos produced by Roanoke County’s Department of Economic Development and Roanoke Valley Television RVTV-3. 

See more information about the latest economic developments in Roanoke County, and view ...

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View Roanoke County Business Partners Videos. Video Highlights
Posted on: May 3, 2019

Recreation TV

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See the latest videos from Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism, produced by Roanoke Valley Television RVTV-3.

View more information about Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism programs for all ages and abilities, fitness programs at Green R...

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View more Recreation TV. Video Highlights