Salem, VA

Vehicle crashes in NW house; two men found shot

(from Roanoke PD) On September 17, 2021 at approximately 8:35 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a motor vehicle crash in the 3400 block of Norway Avenue NW. Responding officers located a vehicle crashed into a residence and an adult male in the vehicle. The adult male appeared to have been shot, and Roanoke Fire-EMS transported him to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be serious injuries. A short time after officers arrived on Norway Avenue, they were notified that another adult male with a gunshot wound had arrived via personal transport to Lewis Gale Hospital. It is believed that both of the men were injured in the same incident.
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CEO Of Blue Ridge Rock Festival, Jon Slye, Says He May Bow Out After Giant Event In Blairs Outside Danville, Virginia

The Blue Ridge Rock Festival was the biggest event in the history of Pittsylvania County, with at least 30,000 people attending it every day. The first day of it brought a lot of complaints among some in the area and even those attended, but most major issues seemed to get resolved and after the event the Pittyslvania County government issued a statement praising it. Last night the CEO of Blue Ridge Rock Festival issued a statement that he may now retire, believing to have failed to make a good enough event for people. Here is his statement:
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Roanoke Times

Patrick Henry outlasts William Fleming in offensive battle with 5 lead changes

After missing their 2020 matchup due to the pandemic and the shortened spring season, Patrick Henry and William Fleming renewed their rivalry on the football field with a memorable encounter Saturday afternoon. PH backup quarterback Carmelo Taylor’s 12-yard touchdown run with 4:11 left in the game was the fifth and...
Roanoke Times

Business Intel: Zorba Restaurant closes as owner retires

Zorba Restaurant, known for its Greek and international cuisine, has closed with the retirement of owner Adel Eltawansy, better known as “the king.”. Eltawansy, who is originally from Egypt, launched Zorba in the Roanoke City Market Building in 1985. He moved the business to Salem in 2010 when the historic downtown structure closed for renovations. Zorba continued to operate there until Aug. 31, its last day in business.
Martinsville Bulletin

3 Bedroom Home in Rocky Mount - $229,900

Awesome brick ranch located only minutes to area amenities. Three bedrooms and one full bath and one half bath. Kitchen renovation approximately 8 years ago. Central AC and gas furnace replaced 4 years ago. Replacement windows (double insulated tilt-in). Fireplace on entry and lower levels. Septic pumped 2 years ago. Roof replaced 10 years ago. Hardwood flooring everywhere except the wet areas (kitchen and bathrooms).

Take a look at these homes on the market in Roanoke

Whether you’re looking for a new home on acreage or a fixer-upper close to amenities, you can probably find a listing here to suit you: Great home overlooking hole 5 on the Westlake golf course. Large back deck provides sunset views over the mountains. Home comes with joining lot

Henry Street Festival brings music, fun and fellowship to the Star City

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Music of all sorts filled the air in downtown Roanoke on Saturday for the Henry Street Music Festival. Elmwood Park played host to the event which celebrated African American heritages and featured all sorts of crafts, cuisines and merchandise. There was also a theatrical tribute to...

Two people in hospital following NW Roanoke shooting

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A man was found with what appeared to be serious injuries from a gunshot wound in a vehicle that was crashed into a home in the 3400 block of Norway Ave NW in Roanoke Friday night. While responding to that call, police were notified of another...
Roanoke Times

3 Bedroom Home in Goodview - $289,000

Lovely all-brick Ranch in the heart of Chamblissburg overlooking Rt. 24. Many new replacement windows plus updated bathrooms and kitchen with granite countertops and brand new appliances! Refinished original hardwood floors and fresh paint throughout. Driveway has new asphalt coating. Unfinished partial walk-up basement offers plenty of storage and future options. Enjoy the detached 2-car garage, with electricity, just yards away. Xfinity is now in the area.
Franklin News Post

2 Bedroom Home in Roanoke - $157,000

Brick Ranch with recent updates including encapsulated crawl space with sump pump, bathroom flooring & new installed windows. Water Heater replaced in 2019. Built-In book shelves. Extra room that could be used as an additional bedroom. Fenced Yard with patio & storage shed. Paved driveway for off street parking. Has been used in past few years as a rental property. Ceiling fans in bedrooms. Property being sold ''As Is'', please reach out to LA for property details.
Roanoke Times

‘Boomerangs’ fly back to Roanoke, New River valleys for medical careers

Sarah Henrickson Parker describes herself as a bit restless by nature, so she always anticipated leaving her hometown of Salem to explore the world beyond it. After earning a diploma from Salem High School, she headed off to college in Ohio, got a master’s degree in the Washington, D.C., area, worked at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, pursued her Ph.D. in Scotland and then returned to the nation’s capital to work in the health system there for a few years.

Power restored to Roanoke after outage

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - UPDATE: Power has been restored, according to AEP’s outage map. ORIGINAL STORY: According to Appalachian Power, 2,300 customers are without power Friday night in the Roanoke area. The power went out around 9 p.m. and is estimated to be restored by 5 a.m. Saturday. Crews are...
Roanoke Times

2 Bedroom Home in Buchanan - $149,950

Move-in ready, one level living ranch on more than 2.2 acres just outside the Town of Buchanan. Great for car enthusiasts with oversized detached garage and plenty of storage space with 2 sheds. Garage and detached shed have power and plumbing for air compressor. Flooring in kitchen and family room less than 1 year old. Family room was previously used as 3rd bedroom. Air conditioning system passes as-is. Inspections are welcome but are for purchasers information only. Crawl space was re-insulated and newly sealed in the past year. Taxes and Sq. Ft. estimated per Botetourt County GIS. Seller is very motivated, BRING ALL OFFERS!
Franklin News Post

4 Bedroom Home in Bassett - $295,500

Beautifully situated stately home on almost 3 acres conveniently located 20 mins to Rocky Mount or Martinsville. This spacious home comes with SO much room to accommodate any family gatherings or parties you can plan. With 4 beds including the oversized Master, 3 baths, updated open kitchen, formal dining, living room and family room with a massive fireplace, this home has it all and that doesn't even include the over 1800 ft of unfinished room for storage or flex space w/an additional fireplace to enjoy! Outside you will find an oversized 3 car garage and multiple outbuildings for all those recreation toys and garden tools. This park like setting is prime real estate to enjoy wildlife, have chickens or whatever your heart desires. This home has all the boxes checked for you, you'll see!