News for Human Interest

Thursday, July 12, 2018
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Smyth Companies, a leader in the printing and packaging industry, has invested $6.5 million in new equipment at its printing operation in the Town of Bedford in Bedford County. The company, which acquired Bedford’s Piedmont Label Company in 1998, has purchased and installed a KBA Litho press and a new Comco roll-fed press. Smyth Companies will receive ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Today, Governor Ralph Northam announced that the Virginia Lottery completed its best year ever, with record sales of $2.14 billion and profits topping $600 million for the first time. The news was delivered at the Lottery Board’s quarterly meeting held in Richmond today. Virginia’s Constitution requires that all Virginia Lottery profits be deposited in the Lottery Proceeds Fund, from which the ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine and Congressman Bob Goodlatte announced $750,000 in federal funding to help the Roanoke Regional Airport Commissionbring new non-stop service from Roanoke Regional Airport to Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas, Denver, Colorado, and/or Detroit, Michigan. The Commission can use the funds for a revenue guarantee, a marketing program, and fee waivers. This effort ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Human Interest
Monday, July 09, 2018
Berglund Center is pleased to announce the return of indoor arena football and welcomes the Virginia Iron Horses to Roanoke in the spring of 2019. The National Gridiron League (NGL) will debut a new spring indoor football league in twelve U.S. cities in March, 2019. Roanoke’s team, the Virginia Iron Horses, will play its first home game in the spring of 2019.   The NGL was founded in 2017 as a ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, June 25, 2018
Vistar Eye Center is proud to welcome back ophthalmologist and Roanoke-native, Dr. Stuart Tims, following his 7-day trip to Central America with the Eradicating Cataracts Honduras Outreach Foundation (ECHO). Dr. Tims returned June 15th after he and his team helped perform 150 sight-restoring cataract surgeries and 3 corneal transplants for the people of Honduras. His team, called a brigade, was ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, May 07, 2018
Tickets go on sale Friday, May 11, 2018 at 10:00am and are available at Berglund Center Box Office, HomeTownBankTix.com or charge by phone at 1-877-HTB-TIXNow (1-877-482-8496).   After working in the industry for more than 40 years and selling over 26 million albums, Gill is one the most successful musicians and guitarists of his time. Gill recently released the record Down To My Last Bad Habit, ...read more
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Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Prominent regional Chambers of Commerce from across the Commonwealth are in favor of Virginia recovering federal funding available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to help as many as 400,000 uninsured Virginians get health coverage. Many Virginia Chambers of Commerce support this because it will return taxpayer dollars to the Commonwealth, have a positive benefit on public health, help ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber, Press Release