Roanoke planners are in process of updating a long-term vision for the city’s downtown, and part of that process involves hearing from people who live, work or do business there. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.
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As part of its Healing Arts Program the “Burden Boat” displayed in the lobby at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital was carried down to the Roanoke River Greenway today – where hundreds of written messages expressing sorrow, anxiety, fear and other emotions were burned in it – as a symbolic release of those troubles. This was the fourth time messages written and left in the “Burden Boat” were burned in the Keeley Healing Arts Garden near the hospital – part of a ceremony that included prayers and poetry. Marie Webb is with Carilion’s Healing Arts Program:
Roanoke City police has released the names of those wounded and killed in yesterday’s incident at Freight Car America in Roanoke: Daniel Wesley Brown, age 56, of Montvale [deceased]. Keith Dwayne Law, age 31, of Rocky Mount. Gary David Koran, age 32 of Roanoke. Travis Jose Valderrama, age 31, of Catawba.