Bedford train stop study gets state funding

Bedford train stop study gets state funding
Supporters of an Amtrak stop in Bedford got a boost when the state announced a $300,000 planning study on adding a train platform in the ...
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Protest over Roanoke Gas proposed rate hike

Protest over Roanoke Gas proposed rate hike
A protest today against a rate increase request from Roanoke Gas Company of almost 11 percent. At the Roanoke City main library those opposing the ...
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Travel safe with pets this summer

Travel safe with pets this summer
If you're planning on taking your furry friend with you on vacation, you might want to consider some of these safety tips from Triple A ...
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WPLY’s Crunchtime wins VAB award

WPLY's Crunchtime wins VAB award
Carl York's "Crunchtime" weekly high school football show heard here on WPLY has been honored by the Virginia Association of Broadcasters with a "Best Human ...
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Virginia AG files suit against Roanoke robocallers

Virginia AG files suit against Roanoke robocallers
Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring announced today he has filed suit against two Roanoke-based telemarketing companies and a local resident. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: ...
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Carilion physician found murdered in Belize

Carilion physician found murdered in Belize
(from Carilion Clinic) today we learned the tragic news that Dr. Gary Swank, interventional cardiologist, medical director of Carilion Clinic’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab and an ...
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Former All-State building cuts ribbon as Metis Plaza

Former All-State building cuts ribbon as Metis Plaza
The former All-State Building in southwest Roanoke County on Electric Road held its formal Grand Reopening this morning. Metis Plaza is owned by Metis Holdings, ...
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CIAA youth football clinic coming to Salem

CIAA youth football clinic coming to Salem
The deadline is approaching for local youth football players who want to rub shoulders with college coaches and players during the annual CIAA clinic on ...
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Virginia lawmaker among those at classified UFO briefing

Virginia lawmaker among those at classified UFO briefing
Virginia US Senator Mark Warner was one of a handful of lawmakers that received a classified briefing last week about Unidentified Flying Objects - or ...
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CIAA back with its youth football clinic

CIAA back with its youth football clinic
The deadline is approaching for local youth football players who want to rub shoulders with college coaches and players during the annual CIAA clinic on ...
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Goodwill’s GoodCare program to hold recruiting sessions for job train...

Goodwill's GoodCare program to hold recruiting sessions for job training
Goodwill Industries of the Valley is hosting weekly information sessions for their GoodCare program to help place individuals in healthcare jobs after their training program ...
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GOP picks challenger over incumbent in House seat fight

GOP picks challenger over incumbent in House seat fight
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Republican Party of Virginia’s top committee is backing a hardline conservative over a longtime incumbent in a pitched nomination battle ...
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Sentencing looms in Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy

Sentencing looms in Charlottesville attack; man seeks mercy
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The self-avowed white supremacist who plowed his car into counterdemonstrators opposing a white nationalist rally in Virginia two years ago, killing ...
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Party bus did not have legal permit when woman fell to death

Party bus did not have legal permit when woman fell to death
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia officials say a party bus was operating without proper permits when a woman fell out of it last year and ...
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Virginia lawmaker thinks his gun control idea has a chance

Virginia lawmaker thinks his gun control idea has a chance
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republican Del. David Yancey says he thinks his gun control idea tackles the problem from a new angle and ...
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Virginia Beach: No time frame for shooting investigation

Virginia Beach: No time frame for shooting investigation
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia Beach say they have no time frame for when the investigation into last month’s mass shooting will ...
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A diverse potluck this weekend

A diverse potluck this weekend
You can explore different cultural foods and learn about different countries this weekend at the 2019 Cook Your Culture Potluck. WFIR's Madison Everett with details: ...
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NBA draft results for UVA, Tech standouts

NBA draft results for UVA, Tech standouts
It was hard to follow the bouncing ball sometimes as NBA draft positions were traded from team to team but in the end DeAndre Hunter- ...
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Unique fundraiser for Prevention Council involves vintage wedding dresses

Unique fundraiser for Prevention Council involves vintage wedding dresses
A unique way to raise money for the Prevention Council of Roanoke County's efforts to combat substance abuse: on Sunday wedding dresses - many that ...
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STUDY: Virginia a top 10 place to live

STUDY: Virginia a top 10 place to live
A study shows that if you’re listening to this locally you are also in one of the top ten best states to live in. WFIR’s ...
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