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An independent city of southwest Virginia west-southwest of Richmond on the Roanoke River. Once known as Big Lick after a nearby salt lick, it was renamed with the coming of the railroad in 1881.


(ˈroʊ əˌnoʊk)

1. a city in SW Virginia. 97,700.
2. a river flowing SE from W Virginia to Albemarle Sound in North Carolina. 380 mi. (610 km) long.
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Noun1.Roanoke - a city in southwestern VirginiaRoanoke - a city in southwestern Virginia  
Old Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia - a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War
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We landed, in fine, more dead than alive, after four days of intense distress, upon the beach opposite Roanoke Island.
This beautifully designed hotel is set against the majestic backdrop of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and poised to be the jewel in the Roanoke Valley.
Roanoke Cement Company has committed to provide funding for a grassroots program to raise awareness on preserving valuable watershed resources.
How many gears passed between the establishment of the first colony at Roanoke and the colong at Jamestown?
Roanoke has had 18 floods in 125 years--one every seven years--causing more than $200 million in damage.
We thought Roanoke might prove a perfect capsule because it's neither the best nor the worst place for gays," he explains.
Boasting a relatively modest cost of living, Roanoke offers an affordable convention as a bonus.
When Bennewitz decided to open a microbrewery and Bavarian restaurant in Manteo, Roanoke Island's largest town, the craft beer craze had barely begun, and he expected the difficulty of cultivating a market.
The expansion of UnitedHealthcare is great news for Roanoke and Virginia.
Some regionally oriented positions will remain in Roanoke but will move to other work locations in the area.
The County of Roanoke, Virginia, is requesting sealed bids for the procurement of a qualified Bidder to establish a contract for Phenix First Due 1500 Helmets for Roanoke County Fire & Rescue.
Roanoke is also the city where prosecutors charged a group of gay men caught cruising in a local park under the state's rarely enforced sodomy law.