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Posted on: October 31, 2020

Agencies Respond to Train Derailment

Oct 30 Train Derailment

(Roanoke County, VA—October 31, 2020) Cleanup is underway after a Norfolk Southern Corp. bridge collapsed in Roanoke County near Barley Drive on Friday evening around 11:15 pm. The bridge collapsed while a train carrying coal was crossing the Ro...

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Posted on: September 30, 2020

Roanoke County to Offer Additional Ways to Vote

(Roanoke County, VA—September 30, 2020)  To ensure citizens are able to take part in the November 3 election, the Roanoke County Department of Elections is offering additional avenues for voting: 

  • SATELLITE ELECTION OFFICE IN SO...
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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Illuminights Advance Tickets On Sale Now

Illuminights Visitors

Roanoke County, Virginia (October 19, 2020) – Explore your holiday spirit through a dazzling world of over 500,000 lights. Roanoke County and Center in the Square have expanded the signature event to include 41 nights from November 20 through Ja...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

VDH Issues Voting Guidance

VDH Voting Guidance NF

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has issued voting guidance in an effort to preserve public health and safety.

The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to consider alternative options for voting in the November 2020 elections....

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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: October 21, 2020

Public Comment Notice (10/21/20): Starkey Rd/Buck Mtn. Rd Proposed Roundabout

Starkey Rd. Roundabout Project Overlay, Aerial View

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking public comments about a project that is under development to convert the “T” intersection at Starkey Road (Route 904) and Buck Mountain Road (Route 679) to a single-lane roundabout with crosswalk...

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Posted on: October 20, 2020

Roanoke County Circuit Court will be closed Tuesday, November 3rd for Election Day.

Roanoke County Circuit Court will be closed Tuesday, November 3rd for Election Day.

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Early Voting Information from Roanoke County's Elections Office

Elections Office Spotlight

Roanoke County’s Department of Elections has moved! The new location is 

Roanoke County Department of Elections900 Chestnut Street, Vinton 24179Tel. (540) 772-7500

Please visit https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation for the ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2020

New Elections Office Location

Elections Office Spotlight

Roanoke County’s Department of Elections has moved! The new location is 

Roanoke County Department of Elections900 Chestnut Street, Vinton 24179Tel. (540) 772-7500

Please visit https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation for the ...

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County News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Roanoke County Department of Social Services to Offer Financial Relief to Citizens

(Roanoke County, VA—July 10, 2020) Beginning July 13, the Roanoke County Department of Social Services will offer short term financial assistance made possible through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Residents...

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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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Posted on: October 31, 2020

Agencies Respond to Train Derailment

Oct 30 Train Derailment

(Roanoke County, VA—October 31, 2020) Cleanup is underway after a Norfolk Southern Corp. bridge collapsed in Roanoke County near Barley Drive on Friday evening around 11:15 pm. The bridge collapsed while a train carrying coal was crossing the Roanoke Rive...

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Posted on: October 30, 2020

Police Offer Reminder About Parking Near McAfee Knob

McAfeesKnobParking

Interest in McAfee Knob in recent years has grown significantly, attracting a high-volume of visitors on any given pleasant weekend. There are limited parking areas available in the area which has increasingly become a problem, resulting in cars being tic...

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Posted on: October 28, 2020

Police Conducting Murder Investigation

On October 26, 2020 at approximately 10:22 p.m., Roanoke County Police responded to the 7000 block of Thirlane Rd for a male with life-threatening wounds. The caller advised they had just returned to the residence and found the male. Officers arrived and ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2020

Public Comment Notice (10/21/20): Starkey Rd/Buck Mtn. Rd Proposed Roundabout

Starkey Rd. Roundabout Project Overlay, Aerial View

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is seeking public comments about a project that is under development to convert the “T” intersection at Starkey Road (Route 904) and Buck Mountain Road (Route 679) to a single-lane roundabout with crosswalk...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

Road Re-Opening (10/8/20): Part of Blue Ridge Parkway Reopens after Repairs in Roanoke Area

Blueridge Parkway Closure Update Map

National Park Service officials announced that the Blue Ridge Parkway has reopened from Milepost 115.5 (Explore Park entrance) to Milepost 121.4 (U.S. 220). Park visitors and drivers in this section should anticipate a shifted lane alignment, warning sign...

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Posted on: October 8, 2020

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

Traffic Alert Blue Ridge Parkway Logo

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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Posted on: June 15, 2020

Traffic Alert Update (9/28/20): Route 221 Bridge Replacement over Martins Creek

Rt 221 Bridge Replacement at Martins Creek Map

Work is set to begin on the existing bridge on Route 221 over Martins Creek for replacement of a box culvert at the intersection with Martins Creek Rd (Route 696). A temporary road section will be built and installed to the north and next to the existing ...

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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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