Vinton Police nab suspect

Vinton suspectVinton police have arrested 20 year old Bradey Draper as a suspect in a series of incidents involving theft from vehicles and property damage near Clearview Drive … Draper is being held without bond …charges include 3 counts of felony grand larceny and destruction of private property

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Hollins professor headed to Middle East

Ed Lynch  HollinsA Hollins University professor travels to the Middle East later this month. WFIR’s Bob Clark with the details……

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North Cross will teach China students

North Cross SchoolNorth Cross School in Roanoke County is partnering with a high school in Shanghai China to offer 50 students there an American-style education beginning this fall … WFIR’s Gene Marrano has that story:

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Anti-pipeline groups to rally in Roanoke tomorrow

Flatline the PipelineA coalition of groups opposed to the Mountain Valley Pipeline and similar projects are holding a parade in downtown Roanoke tomorrow … hoping to rally support for their cause … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Virginia Tech Carilion Medical School welcomes new students

WFIR Health NewsThe sixth freshmen class at the Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine is in place – 42 college graduates chosen from a pool of almost 3600. Founding Dean and president Cynda Johnson said more than two-thirds of those applicants already met the basic requirements for entry to the medical school. 42 is the cap on the number of medical school students that can be accepted every year. This is also the most research-oriented group of incoming freshmen according to Johnson – who says the admissions committee did yeoman work selecting the final group. Johnson spoke to WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Rescue Mission looking for school supplies

Rescue-MissionThe Rescue Mission has an urgent need for back to school supplies. WFIR’s Bob Clark has that story…..

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FireFli Media to move downtown

WFIR---local-businessA company that specializes in digital media services is getting ready for a move to downtown Roanoke – and for future growth … WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:

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Hunting Hills Country Club aims for tennis world record

WFIR-LOGO-1Hunting Hills Country Club in Southwest Roanoke County will soon be “serving” for a new world record … WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more on a unique tennis tournament:

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Triple A says elderly suffer when they give up driving

AAA-LogoGiving up the keys by the elderly can lead to increased health risks. The story from WFIR”s Bob Clark:

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New Diversity program at VTC School of Medicine

VTCCreating a more diverse pool of physicians is the goal for the Virginia Tech-Carilion School of Medicine – and a new “pipeline” program can help make that a reality … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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