State Senator announces Lt. Governor run

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Sen. Bryce Reeves

A State Senator has announced plans to run for Lt. Governor. More on this story from WFIR’s Bob Clark.

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Carilion conference focuses on child health

WFIR Health NewsFor the past decade Carilion Clinic has hosted an annual pediatrics conference. Today’s session at Hotel Roanoke turns the spotlight “outward” as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Dickens of a Christmas returns tomorrow

dickens-2016-coverDecember is here, believe it or not. Among other things that means “Dickens of a Christmas” is back in Roanoke as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Dawgs head coach talks about weekend games with Huntsville

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Sam Ftorek

Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs head coach Sam Ftorek talks about two home games this weekend vs. Huntsville and more – with WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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McAuliffe weighs in on Trump

Governor Terry McAuliffeWhile saying he “looked forward” to working with the Trump administration beginning on January 20th, Virginia’s governor has some concerns. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Bigs in Blue program is formalized

Big Brothers Big SistersBig Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia has formalized a program that has been in place for a while. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more on “Bigs in Blue”:

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Goodlatte looks forward to Trump administration

Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Republican lawmakers are eager to make changes in Washington now that there is an incoming GOP president. WFIR’s Gene Marrano spoke with 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte about that:

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Click below to hear more from Rep. Goodlatte on Roanoke’s Morning News earlier this week:

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TAP’s SwiftStart program links job training, child care

TAPA new TAP program supported by a four million dollar federal grant aims to link career training with affordable child care – often a roadblock to some seeking jobs. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Its “Giving Tuesday”

wfir-defaultIf shopping over the post-Thanksgiving period has put you in the mood to spend money – think about doing it one more time for a good cause today – on “Giving Tuesday.” Amanda Allen is with Feeding America Southwest Virginia in Salem.

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Goodlatte hopeful of thaw with Cuba

Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Rep. Bob Goodlatte

Raul Castro has led Cuba for ten years but the death of his brother – the iconic Fidel Castro – could be the beginning of the end of Communist rule. A local Congressman is hopeful as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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