Roanoke day camp aims to empower girls through music

Girls Rock RoanokeA one-week day camp in RoanokeĀ hopes to help girls develop self-confidence and learn how to express themselves. More from WFIR’s Starr Anderson.

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Local events promotion company brings Burger Fest 2014 to Roanoke

WFIR_Logo_SMThe owners of Big Lick Entertainment hope to bring the community together with a new event in downtown Roanoke. The details from WFIR’s Starr Anderson.

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Wizard of Oz comes to Roanoke

Mill Mountain TheaterTo honor the 75th anniversary of film The Wizard of Oz Mill Mountain Theater is producing its own version of the story. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more.

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Residents have the opportunity to get free legal advice

wfir-linkThe Roanoke Bar Association will give you the chance to ask local lawyers any legal questions free of charge. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.

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Volunteers work 24 hours straight to help local non-profits

AAFFor the fifth year local business professionals will volunteer their time at CreateAthonĀ and work-around the clock for non-profits in the area. WFIR’s Starr Anderson with the details.

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White House drug policy director comes to Roanoke

wfirsmallPresident Obama’s top drug policy advisor came to Roanoke today to release the administration’s 2014 National Drug Policy Reform Plan. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.

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Red Cross makes a push to teach swim safety

Red-Cross-LogoThe American Red Cross is making a big effort to cut the number of drowning deaths in half with its centennial campaign. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more on the story.

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Nighttime lane closure scheduled for I-581

VDOT-LogoAs part of the Interstate 581 and Elm Avenue interchange project in Roanoke nighttime lane closures will be in place through Thursday. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.

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TSA sees an increase in firearms at security checkpoints

Gun-Airport-9-21Recently TSA officers at airports in Lynchburg, Richmond and Norfolk have detected more guns in travelers’ carry-on items. That’s why the TSA is trying to inform people of the right way to travel with a gun. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the story.

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Salem Fair attendance set July 4 record

Salem FairAttendance at the Salem Fair reached a new high over the holiday weekend. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more:

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