Tractor trailer overturns, spills contents into Tinker Creek
Roanoke Fire and EMS says a tractor trailer flipped over on Orange Avenue at 13th Street. The contents of that trailer spilled into Tinker Creek. Roanoke Fire and EMS says west-bound traffic is blocked. Drivers should expect delays or find a different route.
Local veterinarians raising money to help a good dog get a second chance
Louise is a Goldendoodle that was born with knee issues that needs expensive surgery to correct. She was given to Vinton Veterinary hospital because her owners could not take care of her, so veterinarians there stepped in to help. They are holding a bake sale this weekend.
Virginia’s Dept. of Treasury opens call bank to help find your money
1 in 4 Virginians have unclaimed property, like gift certificates, unpaid wages, or uncashed checks, waiting to be claimed. February 1 is National Unclaimed Property Day, the Virginia Department of Treasury is holding the Unclaimed Property Call Event Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Entrepreneurs get $90,000 to help build business in Uptown Martinsville
If you have a great business idea, now is your chance to get funding and become your own boss. Applications are open for the 8th annual Gauntlet Business Program and Competition. New this year, a matching grant program to help more entrepreneurs in Martinsville. Uptown partnership with match funding from the city of Martinsville was selected to receive $90,000 through the governor's community business launch grant.
Del. Chris Hurst pulled over after passenger allegedly takes campaign signs
Less than 24 hours before election day, Delegate Chris Hurst, the democratic incumbent candidate running for reelection to the Virginia House of Delegates’ 12th District, was pulled over by Radford City Sheriff’s deputies after a female passenger in his vehicle was allegedly seen taking campaign signs, according to Radford Sheriff Mark Armentrout. He told 10 News Hurst was driving with a suspended license and given a “driving while suspended notification” by a deputy.
Serving those who served their country: New program helps homeless veterans move into a home of their own
A new program is helping homeless veterans gain back their independence as they transition out of a shelter and into their own home. Thanks to a generous donation and partnership between ARCH and the McLeod Family Foundation, more than $21,000 will be designated over the course of this year to help homeless veterans at ARCH's trust house in Roanoke to help move into a permanent home.
Volvo reaches agreement with Union after strike
Volvo Trucks North America announced Friday that the company and the United Auto Workers union reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a new five-year contract that would cover approximately 2,900 employees at the New River Valley (NRV) truck assembly operations in Dublin, VA.
Montgomery County exhibit shows how makeup became a symbol of female power
CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. – Society’s answer to what makes a woman beautiful significantly changed between 1870 and 1970, and continues to today. The way women wear and have worn makeup overtime has a story to tell, not only about the individual but about the fight for gender equality. For example, red lipstick became a trend for the women’s suffrage movement — it was a symbol of female power. An exhibit at the Montgomery County Museum shows an amazing display of antique makeup and cosmetics along with pictures of cosmetic trends through time. “It brought a whole lot of stories about women empowerment really rather than the idea that you have to wear makeup to look good.
Creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem: A look at how SWVA is fostering entrepreneurship
It’s called “an entrepreneurial ecosystem.” Fostering entrepreneurship has become a core focus of economic development in cities and countries around the world. Tapping into the entrepreneurial ecosystem is a core lesson taught in the program. AdOften, local businesses support other local businesses, knowing they’re each stronger together. Amanda Forrester with the Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center said that’s a trend in Southwest Virginia, especially during the pandemic. The community plays a big role in creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Local 10-year-old turns birthday parade into charity fundraiser
SALEM – A local 10-year-old chose to give gifts instead of receiving them this year for his birthday. For his birthday he wanted to take up donations for the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center, and the community certainly showed up. A number of vehicles drove through his birthday parade and dropped off donations the center needed. 10-year-old Gabe asked for donations instead of presents for his birthday parade. AdThe wildlife warriors, a local group that supports the SWVA Wildlife Center also gave Gabe a gift of his own.
Family to celebrate life of AJ Reeves, husband in Virginia’s longest marriage
TRUEVINE, Va. – AJ Reeves, the man whose 80-year-marriage with his wife Lillie was recognized as the longest in Virginia, has passed away. AJ and Lillie Reeves of Truevine celebrated their 80th wedding anniversary on Jan. 25. Just weeks after reaching the milestone, AJ Reeves passed away at age 106. His family said they are celebrating the long life AJ lived surrounded by friends and family, as well as his beloved wife Lillie. Feel Good: Longest married coupleAJ and Lillie have a daughter and a son, Claudette Williams and Al Reeves.
Have a great business idea? Sign up for the Gauntlet business competition
10 News is working for you to help rebuild our local economy by sponsoring Virginia’s largest business competition, the Gauntlet. Started by the Advancement Foundation in Vinton, the Gauntlet helps entrepreneurs start or expand their businesses. The Gauntlet provides a 10-week program that helps entrepreneurs create a business plan. The Gauntlet incorporates participants from Roanoke County, Roanoke City, Botetourt County, the Alleghany Highlands and Rockbridge County. Applications are now open for the 7th Annual GAUNTLET Business Program and Competition online.
TRAFFIC ALERT: I-81 tractor trailer crash in Roanoke County causing delays
Roanoke County – 8:25 a.m. update:Drivers can expect delays on their morning commute after a tractor trailer crash on I-81 at mile marker 143 in Roanoke County. According to VDOT, the South left lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed. Traffic backups are approximately 0.5 mile. Drivers can expect delays on their morning commute after a vehicle crash on I-81 at mile marker 143 in Roanoke County. According to VDOT, the South left lane, right lane, and right shoulder are closed.
Do you recognize this woman? Police say she assaulted a Walmart employee on Christmas Eve
The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying the female pictured in reference to an assault on a Walmart employee on Christmas Eve. Henry County – The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help in identifying the woman in this surveillance photo. Police say she assaulted a Walmart employee on Christmas Eve after she was confronted about potentially shoplifting. In a Facebook post, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office said the woman also had a child with her. The Sheriff’s office is asking the public to contact Dep.
Love these Christmas lights? Nominate someone in need to win the same holiday light makeover!
Now, after all the positive attention the Bonsack Chick-Fil-A has gotten, Christmas Décor Roanoke, the local businesses that hung the lights wants to keep those smiles coming. Christmas Décor Roanoke is known for their over the top holiday displays. Offering a contest for a free home holiday makeover, Christmas Décor Roanoke is asking the public to nominate deserving people who may be struggling and could some extra love and light. Christmas Décor Roanoke will decorate the homes of the winners for free, and even take the lights down. They hope to do several of these free holiday makeovers and have yet to cap the number of winners.
Lowe’s partners with nonprofit to build bunk beds for children in need
Local volunteers and businesses are coming together this weekend to help kids in need, making sure every child has a bed to sleep in at night. The local chapter of the nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace is made up of volunteers dedicated to building, assembling and delivering top-notch bunk beds to children and families in need. Roanoke Valley Chapter President Dave Jones said the need is overwhelming in Southwest Virginia. The Roanoke Valley Chapter just opened in January. Four local Lowe’s stores are partnering up with the organization and volunteers tomorrow to build at least 40 bunk beds.