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Salem Museum wants you to try history-themed scavenger hunt

Salem Museum wants you to try history-themed scavenger hunt
You may not normally equate history museums and scavenger hunts, but the Salem Museum wants you to hear about a new initiative. More from WFIR ...
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Cruz says Youngkin is the Republican who can beat McAuliffe

Cruz says Youngkin is the Republican who can beat McAuliffe
More than 300 people crowded into CommUnity Church in Salem this afternoon as Republican candidate for Governor Glenn Youngkin made a campaign stop. Youngkin said ...
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NRV to get Amtrak service; Roanoke to get 2nd daily train

NRV to get Amtrak service; Roanoke to get 2nd daily train
A second daily Amtrak train connecting Roanoke to Washington and the Northeast Corridor is coming next year -- and the passenger rail service is expected ...
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Cline presses AG Garland about DOJ gun proposals

Cline presses AG Garland about DOJ gun proposals
A GOP Congressman from our says he has concerns about a Justice Department budget request that he feels could impact gun rights. WFIR’s Clark Palmer ...
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GOP convention likely to be far more wide open than usual

GOP convention likely to be far more wide open than usual
More than 50,000 Republican convention delegates will make the party's choices for statewide races on Saturday, and there are indications that the nominating races are ...
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VDH pivots to more targeted vaccine clinics

VDH pivots to more targeted vaccine clinics
The Virginia Department of Health has said recently that smaller, more targeted vaccine clinics will soon be predominant and this morning they demonstrated that "pivot" ...
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VDH updates coronavirus data from the Roanoke Valley

VDH updates coronavirus data from the Roanoke Valley
State health officials report 31 new coronavirus cases and 2 new hospitalizations for the Roanoke Valley in the latest 24-hour reporting period. There is also ...
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Northam to make “important rail announcement” today for NRV

Northam to make "important rail announcement" today for NRV
Governor Northam's office says he will make an "important rail announcement" in Christiansburg today at 2:00 pm.  There are no further details in advance, but ...
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Local VDH enlists Americorps for vaccine outreach program

Local VDH enlists Americorps for vaccine outreach program
With the majority of older Americans most vulnerable to the coronavirus now vaccinated, attention turns to younger people that haven't gotten a shot yet - ...
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POLL: VA voters are ideologically moderate overall, but support Democratic ...

POLL: VA voters are ideologically moderate overall, but support Democratic policy
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Virginia voters rank themselves moderate, leaning slightly conservative, but support Democrats’ proposals on health care, immigration, environmental policy and economic fairness, ...
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Lawsuit filed over ‘gay’ attack in Virginia GOP race

Lawsuit filed over 'gay' attack in Virginia GOP race
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Republican candidate for Virginia lieutenant governor is going to court to find out who is responsible for an anonymous attack ...
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FloydFest 2021 is now sold out with reduced attendance cap

FloydFest 2021 is now sold out with reduced attendance cap
The FloydFest music and outdoors festival is back in late July this year after skipping 2020 due to the pandemic. Co-founder Kris Hodges says safety ...
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Former Congressman on Republicans perpetuating “stop the steal”...

Former Congressman on Republicans perpetuating "stop the steal" lie
A former local U.S. Congressman says the rehashed “stop the steal” rhetoric is part of an effort to get more Trump Republicans in office. WFIR’s ...
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The Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute

The Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute
LewisGale is now going to be a part of a network aimed at treating cancer more effectively by expanding its oncology services to provide care that ...
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Boeing makes major commitment to Tech’s Innovation Campus

Boeing makes major commitment to Tech's Innovation Campus
Boeing has committed 50 million dollars over the next few years to Virginia Tech's for Innovation campus in Northern Virginia. That money is earmarked for ...
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Is there a timeline for mask removal in Virginia?

Is there a timeline for mask removal in Virginia?
Texas did it last month and now Florida has followed suit - removing any state mandate that residents must wear a mask or face covering ...
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Modified lockdown lifted at Mason Cove Elementary

Modified lockdown lifted at Mason Cove Elementary
UPDATE: Officials at the school tell WFIR News that the lockdown has been lifted. We'll have further details as they become available. Posted 9:29 AM ...
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Minor League baseball is back in the region

Minor League baseball is back in the region
Minor League pro baseball is back after a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic. The Salem Red Sox open at Delmarva tonight ... meanwhile ...
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VDH updates coronavirus numbers from the Roanoke Valley

VDH updates coronavirus numbers from the Roanoke Valley
State health officials report 22 new coronavirus cases and 4 new hospitalizations for the Roanoke Valley in the latest 24-hour reporting period. There is also ...
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Oklahoma Governor endorses Glenn Youngkin ahead of convention

Oklahoma Governor endorses Glenn Youngkin ahead of convention
FALLS CHURCH, VA – Conservative Republican business leader and candidate for Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin today announced the endorsement of Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt, a ...
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