News for Community

Thursday, November 15, 2018
In a joint ceremony held today at Woods Rogers’s Roanoke office, the Board of Directors of The Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley accepted the firm’s 2018 contribution, marking a total of $100,000 the firm has given to the organization since 2004.    “I can think of no better way to close out our 125th year of business than to support this important group and the work it does in providing ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Sue Moore Ranson, founder and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospice in Roanoke, Virginia, will retire the end of this year.  Good Sam, as it is fondly referred to, was the first Medicare-certified hospice to serve the Roanoke Valley (licensed in March 1992) and remains the only non-profit, community based hospice in the area.   “I vividly remember March 9, 1992,” says Ranson.  “The day our hospice ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, November 08, 2018
Aaron Housh has been named CEO of the only non-profit, community-based hospice serving the Roanoke & New River Valley areas of Virginia.  As the organization’s founder, Sue Moore Ranson, prepares to retire at the end of 2018, Housh becomes only the third CEO in the organization’s history.  Housh was born and raised in a small town in central Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s of Art in Political ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, November 07, 2018
Valley View Mall is proud to announce Santa Claus is returning to Santa’s Workshop, located inside the Barnes & Noble entrance, at Southwest Virginia's premier shopping destination this holiday season. The big red guy will arrive on Saturday, November 10th for photo opportunities children of all ages. Santa will also be joined by the Leonard Bear-stein Orchestra, a signature holiday activation ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, October 22, 2018
Winning NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” at just 12-years old by the most votes for a final performance in the history of the show, singer/ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer impresses audiences across the country with her sweetheart disposition and undeniable, show-stopping talent beyond her years. Accompanied by her musical friends including a divaesque rabbit: Petunia, a shy and soulful mouse: Oscar ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Monday, October 01, 2018
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer is pleased to announce the sale of the former Roanoke Printing Company building located at 409 & 411 First Street SW in Roanoke, Virginia.   Cherney Development Company purchased the 16,528 square foot building from Roanoke Printing Company, Inc. for $675,000 as an investment.   Boyd Johnson of Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer handled the sale negotiations on ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, September 14, 2018
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer is pleased to announce the sale of the Heironimus building located at 401 S. Jefferson Street in the core of Downtown Roanoke, Virginia.   The Monument Companies purchased the property from Blue Eagle Partnership, LLC at an undisclosed price. The Heironimus building is one of the last and largest remaining redevelopment opportunities in Roanoke’s Downtown ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer has been selected as the exclusive commercial leasing representative for the Heironimus building located at 401 S. Jefferson Street in Roanoke, Virginia. John K. Nielsen, exclusive representative comments, “We are extremely excited to continue to work on this redevelopment project as we commence pre-leasing activities. The Monument Company is creating unique ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, July 23, 2018
Southwest Virginia Ballet, now celebrating its 28th season, has made the annual production of The Nutcracker a holiday tradition for families and visitors to the Roanoke Valley. Featuring a cast of 150 performers that represent over 15 dance schools from the Roanoke Valley and beyond, the ballet continues to delight audiences of all ages year after year. Cast members drawn from the community ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Amy Woods DNP, RN, has been named the new Chief Nursing Officer at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. Most recently, Woods served as Interim Chief Nursing Officer at LewisGale Hospital Alleghany and was previously the Associate Chief Nursing Officer at LewisGale Medical Center. “I’m thrilled to be back home,” Woods said, “and once again making a difference in patients’ lives in the New River Valley ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Thursday, May 03, 2018
Eight high-­‐potential startups have been selected to participate in the second RAMP-­‐in-­‐Residence business acceleration cohort. The eight companies were chosen for their ability to expand and create jobs within the STEM-­‐H field. The program launches May 15, 2018, in the renovated Gill Memorial Building in downtown Roanoke. The incoming cohort is comprised of the following:Beam Diagnostics, ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, April 27, 2018
Jefferson College of Health Sciences President, Nathaniel L. Bishop, D.Min, was honored with the Meritorious Service Award at the 2018 annual conference for The Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association (VHHA).The VHHA's s this award is, "The Meritorious Service Award honors people other than chief executive officers affiliated with member institutions who have a history of making significant ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Monday, February 26, 2018
Contact:  Robert McAden 540.293.3230 robert.mcaden@rbtc.tech The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is pleased to announce that the 19th annual TechNite awards ceremony will be held in Blacksburg, at the Inn at Virginia Tech, for the first time in the history of the event. Along with an exciting change of venue, we are also elated to announce that our Guest Speaker for this year’s event ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Contact:  Catherine Fox 540.342.6025 x114 cfox@visitvbr.com Capitalizing on Virginia’s Blue Ridge (VBR) regional success as a well-established sports destination, Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge (Visit VBR) officials officially announced the formation of VBR Sports. “We are upping our game,” touted Landon Howard, President of Visit VBR. “Developing a stronger, regional sports identity under the ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Economic, Press Release