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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.
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(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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'Hind de hatchway, in ferry-boat, goin' ober de Roanoke. Born in a ferry-boat!
We landed, in fine, more dead than alive, after four days of intense distress, upon the beach opposite Roanoke Island.
For road warriors traveling Interstate 95 from the Northeast to Florida, the North Carolina City of Roanoke Rapids has become a welcome city for an overnight stay.
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Kinder Morgan announced a successful open season on its Roanoke Expansion projects on the Plantation Pipe Line System.
A Roanoke jury recently awarded $1.5 million to a Virginia man who suffered a series of injuries as a result of a radiologist's negligence.
Hennessy was named president and chief executive officer of MRSG subsidiary of Roanoke Group Inc.
Roanoke, VA, January 04, 2018 --( Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport recently partnered with Lost and Found software provider, Crowdfind, bringing the best-in-class platform to the airport market.
He was born April 20, 1975, to David Donald and Linda (Bierley) Day, who both survive in Roanoke, Virginia.