Virginia Department of Health

Active cases of COVID-19 in the Roanoke region are lower again this week, according to health officials.  Wednesday marks six months since the first COVID-19 case was reported in the Roanoke City-Alleghany Health District.

A multi-year project to address the opioid and addiction epidemic in the Roanoke region hit a milestone Wednesday.


Roanoke-area health officials say they finally have enough contact tracers on staff to meet the demand.

Soul Sessions plans a performance event to share experiences in dealing with the impact of COVID-19.


COVID-19 cases in the New River Valley have jumped in the past week, fueled partly by the return of college students to Radford University and Virginia Tech.

And Doctor Noelle Bissell, the director of the New River Health District, expects the numbers to go higher.