Virginia slave dwellings being added to Google Street View

Virginia slave dwellings being added to Google Street View
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — In an effort to preserve and increase digital access to slave dwellings in Virginia, Charlottesville-based Virginia Humanities has created virtual tours ...
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Virginia lawmakers spar on reported Trump visit to Jamestown

Virginia lawmakers spar on reported Trump visit to Jamestown
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers are sparring after a report that President Donald Trump will attend the 400th anniversary celebration of the first meeting ...
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GOP Congressman wants strict regulations on cyrpto-currency

GOP Congressman wants strict regulations on cyrpto-currency
A freshman Republican Congressman from Virginia says a Facebook based cyrpto currency could create global banking issues. WFIR's Clark Palmer has more. 7-19 Riggleman Cyrptocurrency ...
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Two separate gunshot incidents overnight in NW Roanoke

Two separate gunshot incidents overnight in NW Roanoke
(from Roanoke City PD) Gunfire just after midnight near 13th Street and Hanover Avenue Northwest. A Roanoke police officer on patrol heard the shots but ...
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“Pawpalooza Parade” to raise money for Angels of Assisi

"Pawpalooza Parade" to raise money for Angels of Assisi
A special grand marshal will be leading the first-ever "Pawpalooza Parade" this weekend. It's also a fundraiser for an Angels of Assisi construction project. WFIR's ...
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The heat is not just oppressive – it is potentially dangerous

The heat is not just oppressive - it is potentially dangerous
Temperatures are supposed to reach the upper 90's this weekend --  and heat index values may top 100. The extreme heat presents potential dangers to ...
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Grandin Theatre has “gone green”

Grandin Theatre has "gone green"
The Grandin Theatre has "gone green" - buying all of its electricity from renewable energy sources. Its actually a program offered by Appalachian Power, which ...
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Pipeline protester charged in Montgomery County

Pipeline protester charged in Montgomery County
NEWS RELEASE: MONTGOMERY CO, Va. – A Massachusetts man has been arrested on two charges related to his refusal to remove himself from the pipeline ...
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Bronco looks to compete for ACC title

Bronco looks to compete for ACC title
It was ACC media day for UVA head football coach Bronco Mendenhall yesterday. Coming off a winning season, competing for a conference title is at ...
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Salem woman trapped, injured when pickup rear-ends truck on 81

Salem woman trapped, injured when pickup rear-ends truck on 81
NEWS RELEASE: This morning, July 19, 2019, State Police responded to a crash on Interstate 81, northbound at the 147.1 mile marker.  The crash involved ...
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Science Museum plans “Apollo Day” tomorrow

Science Museum plans "Apollo Day" tomorrow
Just 8 years after President Kennedy's challenge to put men on the moon and bring them back safely it happened - 50 years ago tomorrow ...
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State to add new Office of Outdoor Recreation

State to add new Office of Outdoor Recreation
Governor Northam traveled to Carvins Cove this afternoon where he announced creation of the Office of Outdoor Recreation. It will lead state efforts to develop ...
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UPDATE: Police release names of fatal shooting victims

UPDATE: Police release names of fatal shooting victims
ROANOKE POLICE UPDATE: Roanoke Police have identified the adult female who was pronounced deceased on scene as Kyyona Casey, 21 of Roanoke. The adult male ...
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Appomattox church sign: “America: Love or Leave It.”

Appomattox church sign: "America: Love or Leave It."
APPOMATTOX, Va. (AP) — A church sign in Virginia is drawing attention over a message that says: “America: Love or Leave It.” ABC 13 reported ...
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More floating debris removed from SML so far this year than all of 2018

More floating debris removed from SML so far this year than all of 2018
NEWS RELEASE: ROANOKE, Va., July 18, 2019 – At the end of June 2019, Appalachian Power had already removed debris from Smith Mountain and Leesville ...
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Former Virginia AG comments on President’s condemned tweets

Former Virginia AG comments on President's condemned tweets
White House Immigration Czar Ken Cuccinelli, who was Virginia’s former Attorney General, faced questions this week about President Trump’s tweet telling four young congresswomen of ...
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Former Virginia Tech softball coach has new job

Former Virginia Tech softball coach has new job
Former long time Virginia Tech softball coach Scot Thomas was let go in 2018 - and he now has a new head coaching position at ...
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Food Truck Fest is tomorrow night

Food Truck Fest is tomorrow night
The third annual Food Truck Fest returns to Vinton tomorrow - a Feeding America Southwest Virginia fundraiser to help ensure there is food on the ...
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VT study looks at causes of oilfield earthquakes

VT study looks at causes of oilfield earthquakes
A Virginia Tech study finds that earthquakes in heavy oil production areas are getting deeper underground -- and it appears directly connected to injection of ...
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Inmate walks away from work detail; freedom lasts just over 2 hours

Inmate walks away from work detail; freedom lasts just over 2 hours
A Roanoke County inmate who walked away from an outside work detail late this morning on Hollins Road was apprehended without incident about two hours ...
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