The holiday season brings family members together and the Alzheimer’s Association says to be on the lookout for early signs of dementia. Some of the signs to be aware of include forgetting dates and appointments, having a challenge handling legal and financial matters and asking for the same information over and over. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story.
An ice storm is forecast for the immediate area this Sunday, and the Virginia Department of Forestry reminds homeowners to inspect their property for tree limbs that ice could bring down. John Campbell with the Forestry Department recommends using an Certified Arborist to make sure the job is done right. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story.
A new law that takes effect in January first will save many Virginia residents money. The DMV reports the law allows the owners of seasonal vehicles and active duty military on deployment to deactivate their license plates for a portion of the year. The DMV reminds anyone that does this needs to reactivate the plates before using them. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story.
There will be many changes to the 2014 Blue Ridge Marathon. Because of flooding on the Roanoke River in previous years, the course in that area will follow less of the greenway. In other changes,, the half marathon has been made tougher and a new 10K run has been added. Registration is open for the marathon that will run next April 26th. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story.
Many people are doing their holiday shopping online. The Better Business Bureau of Western Virginia reminds consumers to be aware this is a very active time for scammers. The BBB says to make sure your computer has the latest updates, protect your personal information and confirm that your online purchase is secure. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story.
If you are looking to become more active and healthy, a Wellbeing Fair is open to anyone on Thursday from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at Green Ridge Recreation Center and it is free. More than 30 experts in the health care, nutrition and fitness fields will be at the fair. A blood drive also will be held beginning at 3:00 p.m. in cooperation with Virginia Blood Donors. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story.