Green Ridge holds open house for new equipment

green-ridge-open-houseRoanoke County’s Green Ridge Recreation Center is revitalizing its wellness area and invites the public to an open house this weekend. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details.

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VTC launches new LGBT tourism marketing efforts

va-is-for-loversThe Virginia Tourism Corporation has launched its new LGBT tourism marketing efforts, which are part of the recommendations offered by Governor Terry McAuliffe’s LGBT Tourism Task Force. The details from WFIR’s Starr Anderson.

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Fashionista Roanoke hosts Roanoke Fashion Week 2016

fashionista-roanokeFashionista Roanoke kicks off Fashion Week 2016 on Thursday, continuing the non-profit’s goal to provide charity through fashion. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.

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Help Salem shape the future of Thompson Memorial Drive

SalemMuch like it did with downtown, the City of Salem is holding a public visioning process to discuss the future of Thompson Memorial Drive. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.

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Good Sam seeks family support volunteers

good-samGood Samaritan Hospice is holding free volunteer training for those interested in working directly with patients, providing support to their caregivers and their families in homes and facilities. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details.

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Contact Rayelle Williamson at, (540) 776-0198 or rwilliamson@goodsamhospice.org

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Botetourt Family YMCA hosts fall festival

YMCAPlans were announced earlier this month for a new 43,000-square-foot YMCA in Botetourt County, and an event this weekend will give residents a chance to learn more about programming and other benefits that the facility will bring to Botetourt. The story from WFIR’s Starr Anderson.

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Goodwill looking to attract more customers

goodwill-industries-of-the-valleysGoodwill Industries of the Valleys is making some changes after its retail sales this year have struggled to meet targets. WFIR’s Starr Anderson the story.

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LewisGale Medical Center needs your vote

wfir-defaultLewisGale Medical Center in Salem has entered the Medline Pink Glove Dance video competition and needs your help for the chance to win a $15,000 donation for the Komen Foundation. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details on how you can cast your vote.

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To view and vote for LewisGale Medical Center’s video click here.

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Peace Week Roanoke is underway

wfir-defaultIn honor of the International Day of Peace on Wednesday, several community members and local organizations are teaming up for Peace Week Roanoke. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details on what’s happening this week.

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Roanoke County prepares to hold Citizens Police Academy

Roanoke-County-LogoThe Roanoke County Police Department will begin its next Citizens Police Academy on Tuesday. The goal is to educate the public on why and how the department carries out its mission. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details.

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