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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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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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Posted on: May 19, 2020

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: March 26, 2020

Economic Development Launches COVID-19 Resources Portal for Businesses

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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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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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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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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 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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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: 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.

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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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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: 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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