CHARLESTON, WV – The American Electric Power Foundation is donating $288,000 to agencies providing COVID-19 relief efforts across Appalachian Power’s three-state service area. The gift is part of an overall $1.5 million coronavirus relief donation from the AEP Foundation.
After a Nation-wide search that resulted in panel interviews with five outstanding finalists, the City of Roanoke has appointed Samuel Roman, Jr. to be the next Chief of Roanoke Police Department. Roman currently serves as the Police Chief in Lexington, after having served for 25 years in Roanoke rising to the rank of Deputy Chief. Continue reading Roman tapped as new RCPD Police Chief→
Veteran city employee announces candidacy amid promising endorsements
by S. Rotan Hale
Some candidates spend much time learning the system while others, as insiders, already know who’s who and the inner-workings of what’s going on regarding City Government.
Stephanie Moon is no stranger to Roanoke City government. As an insider she spent 40 years employed by the city–12 of which as city clerk, a position directly connected to Roanoke City Council. Continue reading Moon runs for City Council→
Roanoke Valley students and their parents were invited to participate in the Third Annual Community Family Resource Open House at the Salem Civic Center on March 9. The event lasted approximately two hours and attracted roughly 250 pupils and their guardians. Representatives from more than 25 businesses and organizations were on hand to answer questions on a variety of topics.
Effective March 12, 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 this Executive Order, Botetourt County, the City of Roanoke, the City of Salem, Roanoke County, and the Town of Vinton governments took the precautionary measure of declaring local emergencies. The action enables the local governments to request State and Federal resources should they become needed. Per the Virginia Department of Health, at this time, there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in our region. Continue reading Governments declare Local Emergencies in response to Coronavirus related Public Health concerns→