Vice Mayor defends role on Gun Violence Prevention Commission

Vice Mayor defends role on Gun Violence Prevention Commission
Is it appropriate to serve on a commission and be on Roanoke City Council? Roanoke’s Vice Mayor is defending his appointment to the Gun Violence ...

Festival in the Park back for 55th edition this weekend

Festival in the Park back for 55th edition this weekend
The weekend right before Memorial Day wouldn't be the same without Festival in the Park. The family friendly celebration of arts and crafts, live music, ...

The Tempest, Music Lab students welcome special guest – and Hairball?

The Tempest, Music Lab students welcome special guest - and Hairball?
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

One person wounded during Roanoke shooting

One person wounded during Roanoke shooting
Roanoke City Police say one person was injured during a shooting around 1 this morning on Riverdale Road SE. The condition and identity of the ...

Record-breaking Memorial Day traffic expected, says AAA

Record-breaking Memorial Day traffic expected, says AAA
Get ready for a surge in traffic this weekend. In Virginia, nearly 1.2 million drivers are expected to make their way to their Memorial Day ...

Bowers slams City Council: ‘You’re the problem’

Updated: As Roanoke’s City manager prepares to leave office, a former Mayor is asking why city leaders weren’t prepared to address the situation. More from ...

‘Gleaning For The World’ hosting 2 drives for TX storm victims

'Gleaning For The World' hosting 2 drives for TX storm victims
You can help those in Texas with two food and supply drives for flood and tornado victims. WFIR's Alex Torres has more: ...

Hope remains for Skill Games legislation this year

Hope remains for Skill Games legislation this year
Our political analyst says it seems the only reason the General Assembly is in recess, instead of being adjourned, is to find some signable legislation ...

Local business consultant releases new book on leadership

Local business consultant releases new book on leadership
Resolving challenges quicker in the workplace, forging better relationships and creating a better team. A locally-based business coach has now put two decades of experience ...

Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell announces resignation

Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell announces resignation
Statement from Roanoke City: The City of Roanoke announced the departure of its City Manager, Bob Cowell, who has served the City for nearly seven ...

Multi-sensory classes offered at newly opened YogaSix

Multi-sensory classes offered at newly opened YogaSix
A new place to stretch out and wind down opened recently in the Cave Spring area, WFIR's Alex Torres has more: ...

Endangered sites includes neon sign, caretakers cottage

Endangered sites includes neon sign, caretakers cottage
The annual list of Endangered Sites in the valley has been released, another reminder of the past and a call to action to promote the ...

Former Roanoke mayor releases new book

Former Roanoke mayor releases new book
Former Roanoke Mayor Nelson Harris has a new book out focusing on the Roanoke Valley's history in the 1950's. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno has more ...

The importance of aid to Ukraine

The importance of aid to Ukraine
The United States is providing an additional 2-billion dollars in aid to Ukraine. As WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports Virginia Democrat U.S. Senator Mark Warner ...

‘New Freedom Farm’ reopens with showcase Saturday

'New Freedom Farm' reopens with showcase Saturday
A free event is taking place tomorrow to celebrate the reopening of an equine organization in Buchanan supporting veterans and first responders through animal therapy ...

Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office hosts ‘Safe Community Expo’

Roanoke City Sheriff's Office hosts 'Safe Community Expo'
The Roanoke City Sheriff's Office is hosting an event at the Berglund Center this Saturday to support one of their programs that helps keep individuals ...

Market Building reveals new logo, announces interior redesign

Market Building reveals new logo, announces interior redesign
An anchor institution in downtown Roanoke for more than 100 years is rebranding to be better suited as a central hub. WFIR’s Ian Price has ...

Four Truths Recovery co-founder pushes back on location

Four Truths Recovery co-founder pushes back on location
Live in-studio this morning the executive director and co-founder of the new Four Truths Recovery residential home in northwest Roanoke - Christine Wright - pushed ...

Lawmakers discuss how new state budget effects the Roanoke Valley

Lawmakers discuss how new state budget effects the Roanoke Valley
Hear what the Governor and several of our local lawmakers are saying about the recently passed state budget. WFIR's Ian Price has more ...

Adverse effects portal launches as underage ER visits for cannabis decline

Adverse effects portal launches as underage ER visits for cannabis decline
A portal announced this week for tracking incidents of “adverse effects” involving children and teens being exposed to cannabis products comes at a time when ...