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Roanoke’s century-old industrial site could play a role in expanding modern biotech and health sciences in the city

The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine are about a mile from the old American Viscose factory site, and both are looking to grow soon. Not only could the renovated factory be a site for expansion, it could offer more rental housing and fun space to attract students and young researchers.

Posted inPolitics

First state checks go out to Hurley residents for flood relief, but process may be slowed by application requirements

More than $2 million in state aid has been disbursed to residents of Hurley whose homes were damaged or destroyed in a flash flood more than a year ago, the governor’s office announced Wednesday. But a shortage of available contractors and a need for documentation may be hampering efforts to distribute more money. The money, […]