Project Faith lends a helping hand

Education-News1Students, faculty, staff, and parents from Faith Christian School were working around Roanoke today as party of their annual day of service. WFIR’s Kelsea Pieters has more about Project Faith:

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RAM House reopens after flood

RAM House 1RAM House 2The RAM house plays a vital role in helping Roanoke’s homeless population during the day. A recent flooding incident rearranged their operation temporarily, but as WFIR’s Kelsea Pieters reports, things will be back to normal soon:

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Signs of progress for Roanoke County business growth

WFIR---local-businessAn expanding manufacturing company that has moved to larger quarters in Roanoke County could be a harbinger of improving economic conditions … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Apptech cuts ribbon on new home for water treatment products

ApptechA local company that makes custom water and wastewater treatment systems cut the ribbon on its new 27-thousand square foot home in Western Roanoke County this morning … Apptech plans to triple their current workforce of 31 employees … the company had been located in two other smaller buildings elsewhere in the valley before moving to their new location. Chief Technology Officer Dan Early is a Virginia Tech graduate and the co-founder – he spoke to WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Earth Day moves to Wasena Park

WFIR-LOGO-1Roanoke’s annual Earth Day Festival is back on Saturday – in a new location … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Council of Community Services ex-director back in town

WFIR-LOGO-1As head of the Council of Community Services Pam Kestner was involved with a range of social issues here in the Roanoke Valley … now she’s involved at the statewide level … as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Vinton Museum silent auction raising money for expansion

Vinton-WFIRThe Vinton Dogwood Festival returns tomorrow for a long weekend of family activities and music … and a special open house at the Vinton Museum – which is raising money for a planned expansion … more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Ride Solutions introduces new bike safety campaign

Bike safety campaignRide Solutions introduced a new campaign today. “Change Your Perspective” is designed to promote safe bike riding The campaign will place five different posters throughout the valley encouraging bicyclists and motorists to share the road. For more information, visit ridesolutions.org… program director Jeremy Holmes says education is key…he spoke with WFIR:

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“Children’s Cabinet” visits Fallon Park

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Anne Holton (center) at Fallon Park

Governor Terry McAuliffe established a “children’s cabinet” by executive order last year … state agencies working together on the issue of child well-being … the cabinet was in Roanoke yesterday… more from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Fivers is a local “live” talk show tomorrow night

FiversIt’s the latest brainstorm from River Laker … a live talk show featuring Roanokers who have encounterred famous people … WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more on an event taking place tomorrow night:

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