Long-time Floyd County football coach Winfred Beale is a finalist in a national competition for most valuable coach. Beale was one of 50 coaches U.S. Cellular chose for the first round, and he and is now one of 15 finalists. The two coaches receiving the most on-line votes will be honored live on ESPN during the Under Armour All-America Game. Click here for a link to The U.S. Cellular Most Valuable Coach website.
While most attention goes to the presidential election next month, also at stake is which party controls the Senate and House of Representatives. Experts say a congressional district in our region could become important if Democrats come close to achieving a House majority. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones.
A controversial former sheriff urged a Roanoke audience to do their part in limiting federal overreach,and for law enforcement officers, that would sometimes mean not enforcing some laws on the books. Richard Mack has many supporters — and more than his share of critics. He spoke with WFIR’s Evan Jones.
The Donald Trump campaign says it will kick off a $2 million television buy today in “selected Virginia markets”. But overall spending by both parties in our state is way below what it was four years ago, suggesting the campaigns see Virginia as far less crucial this time around. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
U.S. travelers to Cuba are now able to bring back all the rum and cigars they want for personal use, but you still can’t buy or sell Cuban cigars in our country. Owners of Milan Tobacconists in Roanoke say that could take a while, even if the embargo is lifted. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Radford University’s new president says the college’s future rests on innovation and adjusting to changing student needs. Brian Hemphill assumed his new duties three months ago, but he was formally installed yesterday. He told those attending the ceremony Radford must set its own course and not attempt to follow any set by other institutions. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
A new statewide poll shows Virginia voters continue to view both major-party presidential candidates in highly-unfavorable numbers — and that’s before what happened over the last weekend. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
Click here for full Roanoke College Poll results and methodology.
The Virginia Department of Education is developing the first-ever statewide regulations to govern when and how public schools use restraint and seclusion on students. Until now, it has been up to each school system to form its own set of regulations on when and how a student should be restrained or isolated from others. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.