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VDH publishes latest coronavirus data from Roanoke Valley

The latest numbers from the Virginia Department of Health, show no new coronavirus related deaths but 1 new hospitalization in the Roanoke Valley. There are 57 new cases among Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke and Botetourt Counties in the latest 24-hour reporting period.State health officials report 12 new cases in Roanoke City, 15 new cases and 1 new hospitalization Roanoke County,26 new cases in Salem, and 4 new cases in Botetourt County.

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NRV Health District Is Cautiously Optimistic In Latest Update

In a weekly update, the New River Health District spoke about everything from people’s concerns about the vaccine to the new strains of Covid that are present and even had some good news as to how even more Americans may get vaccinated. WFIR’s Rob Ruthenberg has more. 4-20 NRV wrap 2-WEB CLICK HERE for access to…Continue Reading

Roanoke names new Deputy City Manager

Roanoke City will have a new Deputy City Manager this summer. Clarence Grier was most recently Deputy County Manager in Guilford County, North Carolina — the Greensboro area. According to He left that position earlier this year; according to the Guilford County-based Rhino Times, Grier was relieved of his position after a new majority took…Continue Reading

A New Mobile Marketplace Rolls Out On Wednesday

Feeding Southwest Virginia has a new way to reach people in need. This Wednesday from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Feeding Southwest Virginia will be arriving with one of two new Mobile Market trucks at the New Castle Christian Church.  A grant from feeding America and a partnership with Kroger and Food City help to make…Continue Reading

Rocky Mount man dies when van leaves road, strikes tree

NEWS RELEASE: FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police Trooper J.R. Ward is investigating a single vehicle crash, which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Friday (Apr 16) at 4:19 p.m. on English Road, one half mile south of Sandstone Lane in Franklin County. A 1990 Ford Econoline was traveling north when the vehicle…Continue Reading

2nd walk-up COVID vaccination clinic set for Tuesday in Roanoke

You have another opportunity to get a COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment this week in Roanoke. The next walk-up clinic is set for Tuesday between 11:00 am and 3:30 pm at the Berglund Center. This will be the first of two Pfizer doses, and it is available anyone 16 and older, although anyone under 18…Continue Reading

VDH releases latest coronavirus data from Roanoke Valley

The latest numbers from the Virginia Department of Health, show no new coronavirus related deaths or hospitalizations in the Roanoke Valley. There are 27 new cases among Roanoke, Salem and Roanoke and Botetourt Counties in the latest 24-hour reporting period.State health officials report 9 new cases in Roanoke City, and Roanoke County, 5 new cases…Continue Reading

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