Children’s Miracle Network set for 21st Radiothon

Children's Miracle Network set for 21st Radiothon
One week until the annual Dick and Dave’s Miracle Day Radiothon. WFIR’s Ian Price has more about how a new sponsor is giving parents another ...

Festival in the Park will go After Dark with more concerts

Festival in the Park will go After Dark with more concerts
Roanoke Festival in the Park, Inc. and Berglund Center are pleased to announce the 54th Annual Festival in the Park happening May 23rd – 26th! ...

Roanoke County broadband survey deadline extended

Roanoke County broadband survey deadline extended
Roanoke County has extended the deadline for its broadband survey. As WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports the county wants to hear from residents so it ...

More threats cause Roanoke City Schools to close again

More threats cause Roanoke City Schools to close again
Statement From Superintendent of Roanoke City Public Schools Verletta White: The Roanoke Police Department investigated a credible threat, and we have been notified that they ...

Man arrested after online threats closed Roanoke City Schools

Man arrested after online threats closed Roanoke City Schools
A Roanoke man, whose online threats posted this week to a Snapchat group used by students at Patrick Henry High School caused public schools in ...

Confrontation this morning leads to non-fatal shooting

Confrontation this morning leads to non-fatal shooting
(from Roanoke PD) On February 22, 2024 at approximately 10:00 a.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the 2400 ...

WFIR tours Good Sam’s new Center for Caring

WFIR tours Good Sam's new Center for Caring
Roanoke-based Good Samaritan Hospice says its new Center for Caring on Cove Road northwest that expects to provide in-patient services by late summer includes "serene ...

Roanoke City Schools closed today as authorities investigate threats

Roanoke City Schools closed today as authorities investigate threats
Statement from Roanoke City Public Schools: We are aware of threats toward multiple schools that have been circulating on social media since last evening. Police ...

Altercation leads to shooting incident last night

Altercation leads to shooting incident last night
(from Roanoke PD) n February 20, 2024 at approximately 8:10 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of reports of ...

Wasena bridge demolition/rebuild gets underway in May

Wasena bridge demolition/rebuild gets underway in May
By May the 85-year-old Wasena Bridge demolition will get underway. At a ceremonial groundbreaking this morning Roanoke City Councilman Peter Volison says supporting Wasena neighborhood ...

Haley says she will stay in race; VT political analyst explains why

Haley says she will stay in race; VT political analyst explains why
Nikki Haley is vowing to stay in the Republican contest for President past this Saturday's primary in her own state - and at least through ...

The Look of Love and Swoon tours in exhibition’s final weeks at the Taubman...

The Look of Love and Swoon tours in exhibition's final weeks at the Taubman
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

Roanoke City Council votes to approve Evans Spring Master Plan

Roanoke City Council votes to approve  Evans Spring Master Plan
Members of Roanoke City Council have voted to approve adoption of the Evans Spring Master Plan despite opposition from some residents. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has ...

‘Tri-demic’ is still a concern despite Winter soon ending

'Tri-demic' is still a concern despite Winter soon ending
Spring is less than a month away, but the flu season is far from over, WFIR's Alex Torres has more on the so-called tri-demic: ...

One person dead and ten others displaced following Roanoke fire

One person dead and ten others displaced following Roanoke fire
Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to a structure fire yesterday in the 500 block of Campbell Ave SW. First arriving crews found smoke coming from the second ...

Mark the date: St. Patrick’s Day parade and festival returns March 16

Mark the date: St. Patrick's Day parade and festival returns March 16
After Valentine’s Day, the countdown to St. Patrick’s Day festivities begins for many. Downtown Roanoke Inc. is already releasing details, as WFIR’s Ian Price reports ...

Roanoke College gets down to business with new majors

Roanoke College gets down to business with new majors
The latest majors at Roanoke College to focus on business and finance at the school most well-known for its liberal arts programs arrive this Fall ...

TAP offering free homebuying classes for first-time buyers

TAP offering free homebuying classes for first-time buyers
Total Action for Progress, also known as TAP, is offering a free housing seminar for first-time homebuyers, WFIR's Alex Torres has more on that: [Click ...

Commonwealth Clash: Cavaliers face Hokies tonight once again

Commonwealth Clash: Cavaliers face Hokies tonight once again
After dropping the first of two games in this season's "Commonwealth Clash," the Virginia Tech men's basketball team will seek revenge tonight. More from WFIR's ...

CCS exec. also hoping for more affordable housing in Roanoke City

CCS exec. also hoping for more affordable housing in Roanoke City
The latest allocation from the Virginia Housing Trust Fund Homeless Reduction Grant for 12 million dollars includes funds for a Roanoke-based non-profit that works with ...