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2011-05-17 08:03:00

ROANOKE, Va., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Roanoke River, stretching nearly 410 miles from Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains to North Carolina's Albemarle Sound, was named among the "Top 10" Most Endangered Rivers in the United States by the nationwide advocacy group on the American Rivers Association today. The designation was prompted by a threat posed by the proposal to lift Virginia's 30-year ban on uranium mining with the first uranium mine and mill planned in the Roanoke...

2011-05-03 20:00:00

ROANOKE, Va., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium Inc., the global leader in asset performance management (APM) software and consulting solutions, hosted more than 450 people at the opening reception of Meridium Conference 2011 this evening at the company's newly renovated global headquarters building in downtown Roanoke, Virginia USA. The event featured live music, regional cuisine, and tours of the former warehouse and retail space. Additional Meridium Conference events and sessions...

2011-01-31 06:00:00

ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The following non-profit organizations have won grants totaling $25,000 through Cox Charities -- the philanthropic arm of Cox Communications: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110131/PH38687 ) Apple Ridge Farm Chip Health Investment Partnership (CHIP) Smart Beginnings of Roanoke Valley A formal grant presentation ceremony was held January 27 at the Cox Communications headquarters in Roanoke. "Cox values the work of the service...

2011-01-26 08:03:00

ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Business and the Roanoke Times will gather the region's key business and workforce development leaders on January 26 to talk about 2011 job growth forecasts for the Roanoke Valley region. This symposium is part of the Cox Business "Executive Discussion Series." The session will take place on Wednesday, January 26 and will be held at the Hotel Roanoke, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Admission to the Executive Discussion Series is...

2010-10-06 09:31:00

TROUTVILLE, Va., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roanoke Cement Company's (RCC) five cement terminals were honored last week for reaching a combined 50 years without a lost time accident. The recognized RCC terminals are in the following locations: Castle Hayne, NC; Winston-Salem, NC; Front Royal, VA; Norfolk, VA; and Richmond, VA. "Safety is one of our core values," says Sam Giles, RCC Safety Manager. "Our terminals' achieving a cumulative 50+ years with no lost time accidents...

2010-08-26 09:15:00

TROUTVILLE, Va., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roanoke Cement Company's Front Royal terminal was honored last month by parent company, Titan America, LLC for its outstanding safety record. The terminal, located three hours north of Roanoke in Front Royal, VA, has been injury-free for 10 years. The cement terminal receives cement product via railcar and then distributes it to Roanoke Cement Company customers located in the Shenandoah Valley, Northern Virginia and surrounding areas....

2010-07-13 05:00:00

ROANOKE, Va., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridium, the global leader in asset performance management (APM) software and consulting services, announced that it has purchased and will begin immediate renovations on a 100-year-old historic building in downtown Roanoke that will serve as its new expanded global headquarters. The 44,000-square-foot structure at 207 Bullitt Avenue will undergo environmentally friendly renovations throughout the summer. The move will benefit customers and...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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