Latest Roanoke metropolitan area Stories

2009-03-23 12:00:00

TROUTVILLE, Va., March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Roanoke Cement Company released 350 rainbow trout into a manmade quarry pond on their site late last Friday, in recognition of a new relationship with Trout Unlimited, a national organization dedicated to conserve, protect and restore North America's trout and salmon fisheries and their watersheds.

2008-12-15 08:30:00

EVANSTON, Ill., Dec. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturers' News, Inc.

2008-12-04 14:50:00

TROUTVILLE, Va., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) sites have achieved 11 years without a lost time accident: Castle Hayne, Richmond and Winston-Salem terminals.

2008-10-14 03:00:21

By Amanda Codispoti amanda.codispoti@roanoke.com 981-3334 The children shuffled slowly onto the stage, the bells tied around their wrists and ankles jingling. Few of them dared to look out at the crowd seated in the grass around the stage at Elmwood Park.

2008-10-14 03:00:17

By Rob Johnson rob.johnson@roanoke.com 981-3234 Dicey economic conditions threaten to put a dent in special offerings at some churches, including collections for overseas ministries and the domestic poor, some pastors say.

2008-10-11 03:00:22

By JoAnne Poindexter joanne.poindexter@roanoke.com 981-3232 Laney Mofield has no qualms about asking customers to drop loose change into the collection canisters at McDonald's restaurants.

2008-10-11 03:00:19

By David Harrison david.harrison@roanoke.com 777-3523 Roanoke public schools are boasting a slight increase in enrollment this year, halting a decade-long slide. But other public school systems in the Roanoke region, which had been growing, are posting moderate decreases in enrollment.

2008-10-11 03:00:18

Last year, 77.4 percent of high school seniors across Virginia graduated on time and with a standard or an advanced diploma. At Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke, just 47.7 percent of its seniors did so. The rates released this week by the state Department of Education are not surprising.

2008-10-06 09:00:39

FreightCar America, Inc. (NASDAQ: RAIL) announced today that it has entered into a new senior secured revolving credit facility for $60 million through its subsidiary JAIX Leasing Company. The facility will be used for general corporate purposes, including the financing of railcars to be leased.

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