News for Human Interest

Tuesday, September 04, 2018
Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, September 12 at 10 AM and will be available at, at the venue Box Office, and by phone at 1-877-HTB-TIXNow. From his rural Texas roots, cutting his chops on his father’s Country-Western record collection, to the small Baptist church where he was first compelled by congregational singing, and now in his current position as the definitive more
Categories: Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, August 20, 2018
Peppa Pig Live, now one of the most successful family theater tours in North American history with more than 500,000 tickets sold to date, will continue its record-breaking run when it plays Berglund Center on November 13. Just in time for the holiday season, “Peppa Pig’s Surprise” (, the newest live stage show based on Entertainment One’s (eOne) top-rated series airing more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Be A Santa To A Senior is a nonprofit initiative that annually serves over 1500 needy and/or lonely seniors during the holiday season by providing a visit and Christmas gifts. Since 2004 we have been providing gifts to seniors throughout the Roanoke and Lynchburg areas. Home Instead Senior Care representatives work with our local Area Agencies on Aging, retirement communities and social service more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Tickets go on-sale Friday, August 10 at 10:00am and can be purchased at Berglund Center box office, online at or by calling 1-877-HTB-TIXNow (1-877-482-8496).   American music icon Bob Dylan has written more than 600 songs and his multiple hits have certainly helped shape American folk music, along with traditional and Christian rock, country, R&B and blues. Dylan has more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
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 more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community, 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 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 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 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 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 more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
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 more
Categories: Human Interest, Chamber, Press Release