Roanoke

Rally Over Kroger Jobs Draws Hundreds

Jun 12, 2018
Joe Staniunas

A dispute over 74 jobs at a Kroger supermarket in Tidewater prompted a protest in Roanoke by hundreds of union workers Tuesday afternoon.

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Educators call it a slow-moving catastrophe.  Eighty percent of children are not reading at-grade-level by the end of third grade, according to the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading.

But a community-wide effort in Roanoke to address the problem is showing results and getting national recognition.

Singer/songwriter and author Dar Williams will be speaking Monday evening December 11 in Roanoke on her new book “What I Found In A Thousand Towns:  A Traveling Musician’s Guide To Rebuilding America’s Communities.” 

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Big-box stores and shopping centers can get your attention with flashy Black Friday ads and sales. But local, independent retailers hope to appeal to your sense of community with Small Business Saturday.

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Appalachian Power will bring 200 more employees into its downtown Roanoke headquarters. But the project is more than just a remodel.

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