Vinton couple can be thankful for winning $10,000 sweepstakes prize

A retired Vinton couple can give thanks today for their good fortune. Don and Sandra Smith are $10,000 sweepstakes winners, and they will use the money to improve their home. WFIR’s Evan Jones has their story.

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Don and Sandra Smith receive their winning check

Don and Sandra Smith receive their winning check

 

 

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VDOT says it’s ready for winter weather

VDOT-LogoVDOT says it is has been preparing to handle winter weather for months, and it is ready for whatever snow comes down. That includes ensuring adequate supplies of things like road salt and getting equipment ready for winter use. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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UVA students present united front as Board of Visitors meets today on sexual assault

UVA-LogoThe University of Virginia Board of Visitors meets today to discuss university policies and procedures regarding sexual assault. As they do, student leaders say it’s time for everyone on campus to say “enough”.  All this comes in response to a Rolling Stone article in which a female student describes a gang rape at a UVA frat house.  WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Flying this week? Expect longer ticketing, screening times at the airport

Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional AirportThis is a very busy week at all U.S. airports, and if you have air travel plans this week, expect slower going than normal. At Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport, there are more passengers passing through than usual, many of them not used to the ticketing and screening routines. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Midnight deadline for Thanksgiving morning “Drumstick Dash” runners

Drumstick DashThe deadline for runners to register on-line for this year’s “Drumstick Dash” in downtown Roanoke is midnight tonight. After that, runners may still register in person at the Roanoke Rescue Mission. The Thanksgiving morning event helps the mission feed its residents throughout the year. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Goodlatte may play increasing national role is immigration debate intensifies

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (Roanoke Co.-R) goodlatte.house.gov

Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Congressman Bob Goodlatte is likely to take on an increasing national role at the forefront of the immigration debate, now that President Obama plans to announce executive action tonight expected to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. Goodlatte chairs the House Judiciary Committee, which oversees immigration laws. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Roanoke County school superintendent to attend White House education summit today

Education-News1Roanoke County Schools Superintendent Lorraine Lange heads for the White House today as one of 100 school leaders selected for a national summit. The  “National Connected Superintendents Summit” will recognize the school heads for helping their systems move toward digital learning. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Bedford Co. residents now have 24/7 dropoff site for old meds

Drug Takeback ReceptacleThere’s a new way for Bedford County residents to get rid of unwanted, unused or expired medications any time of the day or week. It’s a red and white collection box in the front lobby of the sheriff’s office. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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First sign of restoration: new paint for former Boones Mill rail depot

Depot restoration Facebook photo

Depot restoration Facebook photo

For the first time in many decades, the former Boones Mill rail depot is getting a fresh paint job. For now, it’s just one end of the building, but it is an early sign of much greater efforts to fully restore the structure — and the Franklin County history it represents. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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From Bank of America to HomeTrust Bank: transition weekend for Roanoke branch customers

Hometrust Bank LogoCustomers at six Roanoke-area banks are in for big changes over the weekend as their Bank of America branches become HomeTrust Bank of Virginia. HomeTrust is based in Asheville, North Carolina, and its CEO says Roanoke customers should find their transition is a smooth one. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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