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    Blacksburg officials this week are celebrating the completion of the new station, an approximately $16.5 million project built almost in conjunction with a five-story parking garage that is connected to the police building.

    The town plans to implement a minimum wage of $15 an hour for its employees, one of several measures the locality is looking to soon adopt as part of an effort to address the impact of economic challenges that arose during the pandemic.

    The populist-politics organization formed in 2009, seemingly galvanized by the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama. But the group recently lost the domain name to their own website, RoanokeTeaParty.com. It’s up for sale and that’s giving me ideas.

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    The Roanoke Times and multiple advertisers are sponsoring day camp slots for two children a week for three consecutive weeks in July. The Discover Day Camp at Camp Roanoke in Roanoke County is a weeklong day camp for rising second to fifth graders including archery, climbing tower, team building initiatives, environmental education, canoeing (ages 9+), hiking, field games, and a wide range of other activities.

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