Roanoke

Luke Church

A musical landmark in Roanoke is celebrating a milestone this week.  The 3rd Street Coffeehouse has been welcoming musicians to its stage for 30 years.  Luke Church visited and prepared this report.

Chris Pizzello / AP

If anyone ever doubted that Bob Dylan is a poet of the great American song tradition, the Nobel Prize Committee has confirmed it. The bard will be in concert at the Berglund Center in Roanoke Saturday night.  

Updated: Two Dead in Workplace Shooting in Roanoke

Oct 25, 2016

Two people are dead following a workplace shooting in Roanoke this morning.

Roanoke Police Chief Tim Jones says the shooter died in apparent suicide, and one employee of FreightCar America was killed.  Three others were injured.

Roanoke Preschool to Receive State Funding

Sep 8, 2016
Mallory Noe-Payne / WVTF

Governor Terry McAuliffe was in Roanoke today to visit a preschool. The school is receiving money through a new grant program that's part of a state-wide focus on early childhood education.

Greenvale School is a preschool with 90 students, ranging from 6 weeks to 5 years old. Even though the school is private, students here come from all backgrounds. 

The Grandin Theatre

Since it opened in the 1930s, Roanoke’s historic Grandin Theatre has offered both entertaining and educational moviegoing experiences. Now the theater is giving budding filmmakers a shot at a more active role.

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