Star City Motor Madness Cruise Night Friday June 27th!
by Star City Motor Madness
Star City Motor Madness once again come to Williamson Road, Friday, June27th from 6pm to 10pm. This is the largest single event on Williamson Road each year. Many Williamson Road retailers say this is their biggest day of the year.
In its 13th year, Star City Motor Madness is a massive "cruise-in" on Williamson Road that Friday.........
Roanoke County's Stormwater Committee Draft Recommendations
Over the past few months Roanoke County has held meetings to discuss how to affor and handle the impending stormwater regulations facing all MS4 permit holders. Roanoke City Council voted in November to implement a Stormwater Utility to pay for the infrastructure and maintenance of the same requirements. Roanoke Count has held these meetings to weigh their otions. They also hired the same consultants used by Roanoke City to work through this process.
During the week of February 5th a series of public open houses across the County sho the three proposals they have drafted and gather public comments. The Hollins District open house was held at Greenrodge Recreation Center between 6 and 8 pm on February 5th. Hollins District Superviosor Al Bedrosian was in attendance that eventing.
The open house consisted of ....
During the week of February 5, 2014 Roanoke County's Staff held a series of public Open House events across the County to show the process and proposals the Stormwater Committee has developed for the handling of Stormwater in Roanoke County. In a continued effort to educate the public on this important issue, we are posting a copy of the 11 boards used at those open house events.
Becoming educated and aware of this issue that will effect everyone in the County and leting your Board of Supervisors representative know your position on this issue is very important. Please reveiw these pages, gain an understanding of the issue and proposals.
Roanoke City Police Department News
Written by Scott Leamon Crime Prevention and Community Outreach Roanoke Police Department
Normally crooks and thieves would get coal in their stockings but this holiday season they will get an unwanted gift from the Roanoke Police Department in the form of five crime analysts.
The Roanoke Police Department has added three more full-time crime analyst positions, a major step forward for the department and a huge step back for any criminals looking to take advantage of your community.
“The crime analysts will not only improve efficiency in the way we research and investigate any trends in criminal activity,” explained Roanoke Chief of Police Chris Perkins, “they’ll also allow us to predict where and when the next criminal incident is most likely to happen.”
“If I have an idea of where a thief might strike, and the times when that thief likes to operate, then I can have officers in that area waiting to catch him,” said Roanoke Police Department Zone Lieutenant Stephen Keatts.
The five crime analysts have only been together for a short period of time so Chief Perkins said there will be a learning curve but he expects great things from the crime analysis team in the future.
“Recently we had officers arrest a robbery suspect right in the box where one of our crime analysts said he would be, in other words the suspect was in the area where he was predicted to be at the time he was predicted to be there,” Chief Perkins explained.
Greek Festival September 20, 21 & 22, 2013
September 20, 21 & 22, 2013 transports Williamson Road to Greece and all of the wonderful food, dancing and celebration that Greek Festival has shared for the past 7 years! Yes, the 8th annual Roanoke Greek Festival hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church promises to again be a great success!
People from all over Virginia come to celebrate the Greek culture. Williamson Road sees visitors from Roanoke and the surrounding area as well as Blacksburg, Lynchburg, Harrisonburg and other localities drawing in excess of 30,000 over the three day event.
The festival is a cultural event that shares the well known Greek cuisine including souvlaki, gyro, pastichio and baklava and other delicious pasties. Also featured are Greek drinks from coffee to bear and wine. Traditional dance performances by the young Greek dance group and music are performed.
Rounding out the event .....