Hulu series on opioid addiction set to film in Roanoke, Central Virginia
ROANOKE, Va. – “Dopesick,” a new Hulu series about America’s struggle with opioid addiction, is set to begin filming in locations around Virginia. Ralph Northam said the series is expected to film at locations in central Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley and the Roanoke regions this winter and spring. Those safety measures are in addition to the current Virginia pandemic workplace safety guidelines and those required by Touchstone Television. “Dopesick” will be eligible to receive a Virginia film tax credit or grant. The exact amount will be based on the number of Virginia workers hired, Virginia goods and services purchased, and deliverables, including Virginia tourism promotions.
'He made the word neighbor a verb': 'Angel of Grandin' remembered at funeral
James Tarpley, a beloved figure in Roanoke's Grandin Village neighborhood, died Tuesday at 86. Hundreds of loved ones came to Heights Community Church on Saturday afternoon to say their final goodbyes. Tarpley was remembered as a selfless man who became the eyes and ears of Grandin Village for more than three decades. "He took the word 'neighbor' and moved it from a noun to a verb," said Heights Community Church Pastor Nelson Harris. "His spirit will be in the hearts of all of those who he touched, and I know that was everybody in Grandin Village," Reynolds said.