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Henrico teacher receives a free “Thank-You” vacation She wins trip in Virginia Lottery’s “Thank a Teacher” campaign

Thousands of Virginia educators received a thank-you note in the Virginia Lottery’s “Thank a Teacher” campaign. Sarah Stultz of Ruby Carver Elementary School in Henrico received that and a lot more! She won a four-day, three-night Virginia-themed vacation courtesy of the Lottery and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.   Her name was drawn from nearly 5,000…

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Birthday Scholarship Program

MORE INFO COMING ON OCTOBER 9th   GROWING​ ​UP​ ​IN​ ​THE​ ​VALLEY​ ​CANCELS​ ​5th​ ​BIRTHDAY​ ​PARTY​ ​IN​ ​ORDER TO​ ​FUND​ ​AND​ ​INTRODUCE​ ​NEW​ ​SCHOLARSHIP​ ​PROGRAM Growing Up In the Valley magazine, the region’s largest free publication, is proud to announce a new scholarship program to help kids in the region achieve their dreams. Growing Up…

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Star City Mini Library presented by Hometown Bank

      Find a Star City Little Library at: Hometown Bank – 3521 Franklin Rd SW -Roanoke, VA 24014 Hometown Bank – 4225 Colonial Ave – Roanoke, VA 24018 Roanoke Ballet Theatre – 1318 Grandin Rd SW – Roanoke, VA 24015 Launching Pad – 1300 Intervale Dr – Salem, VA 24153 Lewis Gale Medical…

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Visiting Mountain Lake Lodge

There’s no TV. There’s no cellphone signal. There’s no lake. But that’s no problem at the Mountain Lake Lodge.   I’m not going to lie to you fair readers, when I read on the Mountain Lake Lodge website that the rooms within their main building did not have TVs, I was a little worried. How…

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Kate’s Take

I had a pretty good 2016. Here’s how I know. There were so many times throughout the year when I would have given anything to be able to pick up the phone and call my Nana. But I couldn’t. This is such a bittersweet thing. I miss her so, but am also grateful to have…

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3 Questions with Ava Rosa: Chris Hurst Interview

I’m here at the official launch party for the Chris Hurst for State Delegate Campaign, here in Blacksburg, right across the street from Virginia Tech. Almost exactly one year ago, I had the opportunity to meet Chris Hurst and tour the WDBJ studio for my second Three Questions with Ava Rosa episode. What a difference…

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No Roof Left Behind

Nathan’s parents do everything they can to battle the brain and spinal cancer he had been diagnosed with over seven years ago. While Dawn and Bobby Norman deal with the travel expenses and demands on their time, taking care of Nathan and their three other children, they are still always giving selflessly to the community.…

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