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  • About 200 Roanoke postal jobs moving to North Carolina

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — About 200 postal jobs are being shifted from Roanoke to Greensboro, North Carolina. The Roanoke Times reports (http://bit.ly/1GxUY1Q ) that employees of the U.S. Postal Service processing center in the city…

  • Board upholds hazardous waste fines against 2 Va. companies

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A federal board has upheld more than $612,000 in fines against two companies for hazardous waste violations at a Roanoke facility. The EPA proposed the penalties against Chem-Solv, Inc. and Austin…

  • Taiwan awards $10m contract to Exelis, U&U Engineering

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Exelis and U&U Engineering have won a contract worth more than $10 million to provide night vision equipment for the Taiwanese military. Exelis says night vision tubes manufactured at its facility…

  • Norfolk Southern to close Roanoke building, move 500 jobs

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Northern Southern plans to move about 500 jobs from Roanoke to Atlanta or Norfolk later this year. The railroad company announced Tuesday that the affected workers can opt to relocate with…

  • Va. man faces weapons charges stemming from fatal shootings

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Roanoke man faces weapons charges in connection with the fatal shootings of two people. Media outlets report that a Roanoke grand jury indicted 36-year-old William Christopher Cabbler on Monday on…

  • Roanoke police ask public for info about fatal hit-and-runs

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke police are asking the public for help in solving two fatal hit-and-run cases. Sgt. Jeffrey Newman says in a news release that police believe someone knows something or might have…

  • Woman pleads guilty in Smith Mountain Lake fraud

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A former Roanoke woman has pleaded guilty in a Smith Mountain Lake mortgage fraud scheme. Susanne Helbig, who now lives in Georgia, was charged in a 15-count indictment in May. She…

  • Carilion Clinic names new chief medical officer

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Carilion Clinic has named Dr. Patrice M. Weiss as chief medical officer following a national search. Weiss currently heads Carilion’s Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She also is a professor at…

  • Roanoke drops crime question from applications

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Applicants for city jobs in Roanoke will no longer be required to divulge their criminal history. City officials say Roanoke is joining 10 other Virginia localities in dropping the question from…

  • Police ID suspect shot at Va. retirement community

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke County police have identified a suspect shot by an officer at a retirement community. Police say in a news release that 59-year-old Dennis Michael Wright of Roanoke is charged with…

  • Postal Service plan would shift operations out of Roanoke

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A mail processing facility that employs about 400 people in Roanoke would shift its operations to Greensboro, North Carolina, under a plan announced by the U.S. Postal Service. The Roanoke Times…

  • Roanoke dentist faces sentencing for obstruction

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A Roanoke County dentist is set to find out whether he will go to prison for trying to obstruct an investigation of patient refunds. Robert Stanley Kidder will be sentenced Thursday…

  • Fire at Roanoke complex accidental, 47 displaced

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Roanoke authorities say a fire at an apartment complex and assisted living facility has been ruled accidental. Roanoke Fire-EMS Chief David Hoback tells media outlets that four people suffered minor injuries…