Summit View Business Park breaks ground

Summit View Business Park breaks ground
In Franklin County, crews are already at work grading sites at the 551-acre Summit View Business Park just off US 220 between Boones Mill and ...
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Suspect sought for stealing cash, cigarettes from Rocky Mount store

Suspect sought for stealing cash, cigarettes from Rocky Mount store
The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the man who held up a Dollar General store at gunpoint last night just south of Rocky ...
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“Girls and Guitars” benefits Carilion’s Breast Care Cente...

"Girls and Guitars" benefits Carilion's Breast Care Center
October is National "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" and the Harvester Performance Center in Rocky Mount will note the occasion with song. More on the "Girls ...
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ISIS defeat in Raqqa could signal new conflict

ISIS defeat in Raqqa could signal new conflict
The Islamic State group's defeat in its self-declared capital of Raqqa might be the end of the extremist organization, but it could give way to ...
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Police hope surveillance pics help find credit card theft suspect

Police hope surveillance pics help find credit card theft suspect
Roanoke County Police hope surveillance photos will help them identify a man suspected of stealing a credit card, then using it a short time later ...
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Police: Officers shoot 3 in stolen car after confrontation

Police: Officers shoot 3 in stolen car after confrontation
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) - Police in Virginia have shot and killed one person and wounded two others inside a pickup truck after authorities said ...
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Roanoke professor publishes book 20 years in the making

Roanoke professor publishes book 20 years in the making
After about 20 years of research, Roanoke College History Professor Ivonne Wallace Fuentes published her book this week on the life of Magda Portal -- ...
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Djuna Osborne vies to unseat Chris Head in 17th District

Djuna Osborne vies to unseat Chris Head in 17th District
Republican incumbent Chris Head had no opposition when he ran again for his 17th district seat in the House of Delegates two years ago - ...
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Goodlatte: more and stronger border walls needed, but not everywhere

Goodlatte: more and stronger border walls needed, but not everywhere
Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he has learned a lot more about border wall possibilities during a visit this week to the U.S.-Mexico border. Goodlatte chairs ...
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UPDATE: US 220 to be blocked south of Clearbrook Walmart at 7:00 pm

UPDATE: US 220 to be blocked south of Clearbrook Walmart at 7:00 pm
UPDATE: Police now say the closure will begin at 7:00 pm, and the evening commute will not be impacted. Roanoke County Police say US 220 ...
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Virginia Confederate statue vandalized on successive nights

Virginia Confederate statue vandalized on successive nights
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Confederate statue in Virginia has been vandalized for the second night in a row. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the word ...
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Quinnipiac Poll: Northam has 14% edge over Gillespie

Quinnipiac Poll: Northam has 14% edge over Gillespie
A dramatically different result from the just-released Quinnipiac University poll on the Governor's race; their survey of 1,100 likely Virginia voters gives Democrat Ralph Northam ...
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Police: Friday Vinton funeral procession likely to create town-wide traffic...

Police: Friday Vinton funeral procession likely to create town-wide traffic delays
A long-time fixture in the Vinton community has passed away. Tommy Wood was the owner of Woods Service Center and Towing. His family is planning ...
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New “Downshift” offers bikes, beers and community downtown

New "Downshift" offers bikes, beers and community downtown
Stop in for a quick repair, check out a new ride, have a craft brew or a cup of coffee. More on the new "Downshift" ...
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POLL:Gillespie voters not all behind President Trump

POLL:Gillespie voters not all behind President Trump
President Trump’s low approval ratings are reportedly lifting Democratic candidates in the Virginia governor’s race. WFIR’s Ian Price has more on the “Trump Effect” 10-18 ...
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Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities

Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the word "racist" was found ...
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Three polls differ on who leads by how much; no surprise to Denton

Three polls differ on who leads by how much; no surprise to Denton
Three different statewide polls were released yesterday, and while they combine to show the race tightening for Virginia governor they differ by who will win ...
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BoCo XPO will show students options for their future

BoCo XPO will show students options for their future
Botetourt County Public Schools want to give teenagers a better idea of what's available to the career-wise in their own back yard. WFIR's Gene Marrano ...
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Monmouth Poll: Gillespie leads Northam by one point

Monmouth Poll: Gillespie leads Northam by one point
Results from the latest Monmouth University Poll find that Republican Ed Gillespie is leading the race for governor by one point against Democrat Ralph Northam ...
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Former Carilion CEO Edward Murphy passes away

Former Carilion CEO Edward Murphy passes away
(A statement from Nancy Howell Agee, President and CEO of Carilion Clinic, and Cynda A. Johnson, President and Founding Dean, Virginia Tech Carilion School of ...
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