Cardboard watercraft to race Saturday at SML

SML50There’s a different kind of a boat race scheduled this weekend at Smith Mountain Lake; all the competing watercraft will be made of cardboard. WFIR’s Bob Clark has more on this story.

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Reward offered after somebody steals safe with $600,000 of cash, checks and jewelry inside

wfir-defaultA large safe with items valued at $600,000 was stolen from an office at Shelor Motor Mile in Christiansburg, and the company hopes a reward leads to the person or persons who pulled it off. Details from WFIR’s Bob Clark.

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Roanoke Mountain march set to mark National Park Service centennial

National Park ServiceThis year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, and to celebrate the occasion, a march is scheduled Sunday around Roanoke Mountain. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story.

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“Roanoke Outside” introduces new website

Roanoke-Outside-LogoThe Roanoke Outside Foundation and the Roanoke Regional Partnership have introduced a new RoanokeOutside.com website. The site features a fully-responsive modern design that will work on any device and includes new video and photos of the region’s outdoor assets. More from WFIR’s Bob Clark.

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Roanoke Valley SPCA seeks holiday pet foster homes

rvspca logoThe Roanoke Valley’s SPCA Home for the Holidays foster program is underway for another year. Details from WFIR’s Bob Clark.

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Click here for the Roanoke Valley SPCA web site.

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Warm weather? No problem for Snowshoe, where ski season opened today

Snowshoe Resort photo

Snowshoe Resort photo

The weather may be unusually warm here for this time of year, but that did not keep Snowshoe Mountain Resort in West Virginia from opening its winter ski and snowboard season this morning. More from WFIR’s Bob Clark.

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Republican Roe seeks to unseat long-time Roanoke Co. Clerk of Court McGraw

Tom Roe

Tom Roe

A long time area Attorney is challenging the incumbent Clerk of Court in Roanoke County in this Novembers election. Tom Roe says if elected he will work at the job full time to replace Steve McGraw. WFIR’s Bob Clark spoke with Roe:

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We will speak with Steve McGraw in a later story.

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Pita Pit to be the second chain restaurant in downtown Roanoke

Pita Pit logoA new chain restaurant opens soon in downtown Roanoke, and it will be the second chain do so. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the details.

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Scottish Highland Games return this weekend

WFIR-LOGO-1Roanoke County’s Green Hill Park is the site for the Scottish Highland Games this Saturday from 9am to 6pm. The event will feature competition for both men and women with no fee to enter. The games will benefit Warrior 360. WFIR’s Bob Clark has more.

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Rare, foul-smelling plant at Virginia Tech this week

VT Corpse PlantIf you plan on visiting Virginia Tech’s campus this week, be prepared to hold your nose if you venture into a certain area as an unusual plant makes its unmistakable bloom. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story.

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