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Roanoke County

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  • Police departments across Roanoke, Montgomery County participate in Torch Run

    Police departments across Roanoke, Montgomery County participate in Torch Run
    We spotted police officers running through the streets Tuesday, but they weren't chasing crime. It's part of the annual Torch Run for Virginia's Special Olympics.      Police officers from Roanoke County and Western Virginia Regional Jail ran a mile...
  • Roanoke student sues school district after having to retell rape story several times

    Roanoke student sues school district after having to retell rape story several times
    Sunscape Apartments is where James Hugus' life forever changed. One night in the fall of 2010, he went out with some friends to drink with an older man known around south Roanoke County as a guy who could get kids alcohol. But Ray Page got James drunk...
  • Owners of Roanoke County Internet cafes won't face charges, two years after authorities shut down their business

    Owners of Roanoke County Internet cafes won't face charges, two years after authorities shut down their business
    Two years after officers raided two Internet cafes in Roanoke County, a prosecutor has told the owners they won't be charged.   Locations on Peters Creek Road, and Williamson Road were shut down in April, 2010. Authorities investigated whether the...
  • Movie made in Southwest Virginia debuts at the Grandin Theater

    Movie made in Southwest Virginia debuts at the Grandin Theater
    A new movie made in Southwest Virginia debuted Thursday evening at the Grandin Theater.  Some of scenes were shot in Craig, Giles and Roanoke Counties as well as Bassett.  The movie is called "Blue Ridge".  The director says it's about a woman who falls...
  • High performing schools receive waivers on annual accreditation

    High performing schools receive waivers on annual accreditation
    Ten schools with high marks here in western Virginia are getting a break on annual accreditation. State education officials are offering three-year waivers to more than 100 schools across the state. They qualified by achieving pass rates of 95 percent or...
  • UPDATE: Roanoke County police car involved in wreck on Interstate 581

    UPDATE: Roanoke County police car involved in wreck on Interstate 581
    UPDATE: 9:15 a.m. Virginia State Police tell us the driver of the Dodge sedan struck a barrier in the left lane of southbound Interstate 581 at 4:10 a.m. Saturday. The vehicle bounced back into I-581 and did not have any lights on when the crash...
  • UPDATE: Driver taken to hospital after being thrown from vehicle in accident on I-81 in Roanoke County

    UPDATE: Driver taken to hospital after being thrown from vehicle in accident on I-81 in Roanoke County
    A woman was thrown from a vehicle in an accident on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County on Tuesday morning. According to Virginia State Police, a Chevrolet Blazer was traveling in the left lane when it rear-ended a Toyota Camry around 9:20 a.m. The driver...
  • National equality group urges Roanoke County Board of Supervisors to end prayer

    National equality group urges Roanoke County Board of Supervisors to end prayer
    Stop praying in the name of Jesus or prepare for a lawsuit. That's the warning more and more local governments in our region are getting. This time a national equality group is targeting the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors. The Roanoke County...
  • World famous stallions show off in Roanoke County

    World famous stallions show off in Roanoke County
    The Roanoke County Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, along with Brook Hill Farm present the first ever showcase in the Roanoke region of Herrmanns' Royal Lipizzan Stallions. Witness first hand the power and grace of these majestic horses whose...
  • Inmate from Roanoke sentenced for bloody threat letters

    Inmate from Roanoke sentenced for bloody threat letters
    A Virginia inmate who sent blood-smeared, threatening letters to courthouses will spend another 10 years and five months behind bars. Prosecutors say the letters sent by 24-year-old Richard Crowder to courthouses in Roanoke and Roanoke County...
  • Tree crews busy since Friday's storm

    Tree crews busy since Friday's storm
    One Roanoke County backyard is usually a quiet retreat, until Friday's storms shattered that with a boom. "I just heard a big thump and it didn't sound to me like it was really anything heavy, but then next morning I looked out," laughs homeowner Don....