Roanoke plastic bag tax confuses + gunshot man at Roanoke business

Happy Monday, people of Roanoke! Let all of you catch up to start today on an informed note.


First of all, the weather forecast for the day:

Mostly sunny and colder. High: 37 Low: 20.


Here are the top 3 stories from today in Roanoke:

  1. A week after the city of Roanoke implemented a plastic bag tax, the change is causing a lot of confusion in the city and beyond. The new tax only applies to convenience stores, pharmacies and grocery stores within city limits. However, this has caused misunderstanding among shoppers and retailers as to whether it affects stores in Roanoke City or in the greater Roanoke County. (WSLS 10)
  2. Roanoke police officers made an arrest after a the man was found shot dead in critical condition inside a local business. 52 years Jeffrey E. White from Roanoke and another client would have fought before White left the company. White was then confronted with the victim outside the store, where the shooting took place. (WDBJ7)
  3. Virginia Governor-elect Glenn Youngkin (right) and Attorney General-elect Jason Miyares (right) have announced their intention to challenge President Joe Biden’s proposed vaccine mandate. This development comes as the Supreme Court hears arguments on the advisability of authorizing the administration to enforce a vaccine or testing requirement that applies to large employers, as well as a separate vaccine mandate for healthcare workers. (WDBJ7)

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Today in Roanoke:

  • Planning Commission – Roanoke City Council (1:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Many Owners of the Town of Roanoke were shocked to see a significant increase in their property tax bill This year. (WSLS 10)
  • Want some winter fun with the family? Head toward Elm on ice, where you can rent skates, skate and play putt-putt – all for $ 10. (Facebook)
  • the 81st Roanoke Base Police Academy and the 60th Roanoke County Criminal Justice Academy recently diploma. A video recording of the event is available online. (Facebook)

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Nicole fallon-peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a graduate journalist and writer in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University. She has been a freelance journalist, editor, editor and editorial director for various B2B media. She is currently the co-owner and operator of the content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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