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Roanoke City Council hears concerns over budget, real estate taxes | #citycouncil

ROANOKE, Va. – More than a dozen people spoke at a public hearing before Roanoke City Council over the proposed Fiscal Year 2024-25 budget. A number of items were discussed when it came to talking about funding for next year. The two common topics were Roanoke City Public Schools and the Mill Mountain Zoo. 10 […]

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Roanoke City Council meets to discuss budget plans for upcoming fiscal year | #citycouncil

ROANOKE, Va. – Increasing pay for workers in the Star City is a big focus for Roanoke leaders in the upcoming fiscal year. As the fiscal year approaches, all eyes are on the budget, and where money will be allocated. Have breaking news delivered straight to your inbox For city manager Bob Cowell, the most […]

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Roanoke City Council votes to amend youth curfew ordinance | #citycouncil

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke City Council voted to amend the city’s youth curfew ordinance on Monday. The curfew ordinance wasn’t originally on the agenda, but Mayor Sherman Lea brought it up, saying he wanted to take care of it before school lets out for the summer. Luke Priddy, a member of the council, wanted to […]

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Roanoke City Council votes against Fishburn Park rezoning | #citycouncil

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke City Council members voted against rezoning Fishburn Park. Leaders shot down the ordinance 6 to 1 on Monday night. This comes after the Roanoke City Planning Commission voted to approve rezoning the park last week. It would have allowed an old cabin to be turned into a coffee shop. One of […]

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The three Independent candidates looking to earn your vote | #citycouncil

ROANOKE, Va. – There is less than a week until people in the City of Roanoke will be voting for three city council seats, choosing between nine candidates: three Democrats, three Republicans, and three Independents. Independent candidates include Jamaal Jackson, Preston Tyler, and David Bowers. Bowers is no stranger to public service – he previously […]

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Roanoke City Council candidates participate in a community forum ahead of Election Day | #citycouncil

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – Dozens of community members gathered for a Roanoke City Council candidate forum on Friday night. All 11 candidates running for the four open seats on city council attended the forum. WDBJ7′s senior reporter Joe Dashiell moderated Friday night’s event hosted by the NAACP and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. The candidates answered […]

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Get to know the three Republicans running for City Council | #citycouncil

ROANOKE, Va. – DTwo weeks from now, Roanoke residents will be voting for three open City Council seats. Nine candidates are running for the three seats: three Democrats, three Independents, and three Republicans. Republican candidates are Dalton Baugess, Nick Hagen, and Maynard Keller. All three of the candidates say they’re committed to reducing crime in […]

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Roanoke City Council approves permit for Southern Springs Distillery | #citycouncil

The Roanoke City Council approved a specific use permit on Aug. 9 to allow a distillery and tasting room to open at 101 Travis St., Roanoke The area was previously occupied by A Biker’s Garage. BlackEyed Distilling Company does business under the name Southern Springs Distillery, according to the application filed by Jeff Johnson of […]

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