Roanoke police eat homemade Italian from Sal’s thanks to Food for Frontline
ROANOKE, Va. – The Food for Frontline initiative dropped off more than 90 meals at the Roanoke City Police Department on Thursday. Donations from 10 News viewers paid for lunch from Sal’s Italian Restaurant in Bonsack. Both the police and restaurant said the community has been so supportive the past several months. Chris Ramey with Roanoke police. Friday is the last official stop on the Food for Frontline tour.
Bonsack Walmart employees receive dozens of lunches thanks to Food for Frontline donations
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. – Local restaurants have delivered nearly 1,000 meals to essential workers thanks to your donations. Food for Frontline stopped by the Bonsack Walmart on Monday with a favorite Mexican dish. Wiping carts at the door and filling online orders are just a few of the routines Walmart employees find themselves in since the pandemic began. Quickl,y we all realized just how essential grocery store employees are. Monday, Rodeo Chico in Daleville dropped off 120 arroz con pollo lunches to the hard workers at Walmart.
Roanoke County approves rezoning for LewisGale ER despite neighbor objections
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. - Roanoke County leaders approved a rezoning request for a new freestanding LewisGale emergency room in the Bonsack area. County leaders wanted the hospital and the neighbors to find some common ground, which they think happened, but not everyone was pleased. But board Chairman Phil North made it clear development is coming to the area either way. But the development is coming, and the supervisors said they felt this was a good use of the land. County leaders say the regional artery needs help from the state, and regional leaders need to step up and band together to ask for it.
New Roanoke County LewisGale ER clears planning commission despite neighbor objections
The Roanoke County Planning Commission recommended approval for a rezoning to build a new LewisGale free standing emergency room in the Bonsack area despite objections from neighbors who've fought development in the past and welcome the facility, just somewhere else. That led to neighbors feeling deja vu in many of the comments they made to the planning commission, just like when they fought the Chick-fil-A that was approved five years ago, also at the entrance to their neighborhood. But even with that in mind, many of the neighbors walked out feeling steam rolled by the countty. The area unsuccessfully fought the Chick-fil-A opening five years ago and the restaurant was mentioned in nearly every comment. The planning commission highlighted the fact that the corridor is designated as transitional, and it has been in the plan for nearly two decades to put the land to better use.