Roanoke, VAWBTM

8-year-old dies of gunshot wound

ROANOKE, Va. – Family members have identified the 8-year-old Roanoke boy who died after being shot Monday as Camden Brown. He was shot Monday evening in the 1600 block of Queen Ann Drive and taken to a Roanoke hospital where he later died. Family members say Camden was at a...
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Christiansburg, VANRVNews

Kirk, James W.

James W. Kirk ‘Jim’, born on July 4, 1932, to the late Jennette Osborne Kirk and Glen Elvin Kirk, passed on to his Heavenly Home on August 2, 2021, with his loving niece, Judy Price by his side. Born in Smyth County he attended Sugar Grove High School and graduated...
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Blacksburg, VANRVNews

Elliott, Paul Joseph

Paul Joseph Elliott “Joe”, born on October 27th, 1956 of Blacksburg, Virginia passed away Wednesday July 28th, 2021, in his home surrounded by his family and cats. He was born in Blacksburg, Virginia to Linda Elouise Linkous and Paul Edgar Elliott. Joe was a beloved son, brother, father, grandfather, and...
Roanoke County, VAWSET

Mobile home a total loss after fire in Roanoke County

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — A mobile home was engulfed in flames in Roanoke County Tuesday evening. Roanoke County Fire and Rescue said crews arrived at the scene around 4:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of Twine Hollow Road. It took crews 45 minutes to bring the fire under control,...

Roanoke City child dies after he is shot

Roanoke Police say a boy under the age of ten has died after going to the hospital yesterday for a serious gunshot wound. Police say it happened during an incident in the 1600-block of Queen Anne Drive Southeast. The name and specific age of the boy have been released. Investigators believe this is an isolated incident and no arrests have been made at this time.
Wirtz, VAFranklin News Post

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Montgomery County, VANRVNews

Shepherd, Shirley D.

Shirley D. Sheppard, age 84, of Radford died, Saturday, July 31, 2021 at her home. She was born in Montgomery County, Va. on April 13, 1937. She is preceded in death by her son, Frankie Price, sister, Reda Hixon, brothers, James Graves and Curtis Graves. Shirley was a very loving...

UPDATE: Boy under age 10 dies after being shot in southeast Roanoke

UPDATE 12 p.m. (8/3/21): The Executive Director of Roanoke’s Redevelopment and Housing Authority released a statement Tuesday following the death of a young boy who was shot at Jamestown Place in southeast Roanoke on Monday. The City of Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority’s Board of Commissioners, team members and I...

With moratorium lifted, no apparent Roanoke-area explosion in evictions yet

There is no apparent explosion of renter evictions in the region, this after a national moratorium expired over the weekend. Local attorneys helping income-eligible renters to seek COVID-related rent relief say they are keeping busy; the Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley reports already processing more than 60 rent relief applications from income-eligible residents financially impacted by the pandemic, with the back rent goes directly to the landlords. More than 60 other applications are now being processed. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story:
Roanoke, VAWSET

Child shot in Roanoke in hospital with serious injury

ROANOKE, Va. (WSET) — A child was shot in Roanoke Monday evening. Roanoke police said a call came in around 5:40 p.m. that a child under the age of 10 was shot in the 1600 block of Queen Anne Drive. The child was taken to an area hospital with a...
Roanoke Times

Ricky Wright, noted guard for 1970s Patrick Henry basketball, dies at 61

When longtime Roanoke basketball insiders refer to a player as among the best produced in the valley, it is a very strong endorsement. Ricky Wright earned that distinction. Wright died July 26 at age 61 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. A 1978 Patrick Henry High School graduate who starred as...