Posts Tagged Roanoke

Roanoke unveils drawings of future Henrietta Lacks statue

Artist Bryce Cobbs stands next to his life-size drawing of Henrietta Lacks. (Credit: Joe Staniunas)

The story of Henrietta Lacks became a best-selling book and a film. Now, the African American woman, whose cancer cells have been used in medical research for 70 years, will soon have a statue in her hometown. The design was unveiled Monday in downtown Roanoke.

Joe Staniunas reports.


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Roanoke Preschool to Receive State Funding


Governor Terry McAuliffe during a visit to Greenvale in Roanoke Thursday. Credit: Mallory Noe-Payne / WVTF

Governor Terry McAuliffe was in Roanoke today to visit a preschool. The school is receiving money through a new grant program that’s part of a state-wide focus on early childhood education. Nick Gilmore reports.

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Justice for Kionte Spencer Group Meets with U.S. Attorney John Fishwick

IMG_0991Members of the advocacy group Justice for Kionte Spencer met with U.S. Attorney John Fishwick in Roanoke Monday morning to discuss their demands regarding the death of the 18-year-old student back in February. Payton Knobeloch has more on this story.

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