Sidewalk Art … Cabaret coming to MMT and a rising Country music star

Sidewalk Art ... Cabaret coming to MMT and a rising Country music star
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

AARP Virginia hosts events during Brain Health Awareness Month

AARP Virginia hosts events during Brain Health Awareness Month
June is National Alzheimer's and Brain Health Awareness Month and to mark the observance, AARP Virginia will hold several events in the Roanoke area, as ...

Women’s Resource Summit seeks to educate, inspire and build community

Women's Resource Summit seeks to educate, inspire and build community
Attention moms The 2024 Women’s Resource Summit -- Motherhood in Bloom -- is June 8th. As WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports the conference is part ...

The Advancement Foundation offers new program to help businesses grow

The Advancement Foundation offers new program to help businesses grow
The Advancement Foundation's Gaunlet competition just wrapped up it's 10th anniverary competition. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno tells us part of the celebration is a new ...

Virginia ranked as 3rd best state for military retirees

Virginia ranked as 3rd best state for military retirees
On this Memorial Day we thank veterans and their families for making the ultimate sacrifice. May is also Military Appreciation month, and a recent study ...

VBR looks to build on DC-NOVA travel momentum

VBR looks to build on DC-NOVA travel momentum
During National Travel and Tourism Week Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge officials traveled to Washington DC last week to build on the success of its 2023 ...

Restoring Greatness Capital Campaign seeks to transform Melrose Plaza

Restoring Greatness Capital Campaign seeks to transform Melrose Plaza
The Restoring Greatness Capital Campaign is in its public phase. As WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports the monies raised go to Melrose Plaza's reinvention. Goodwill ...

Three day student workshop wraps up with concert, new song tonight

Three day student workshop wraps up with concert, new song tonight
Jefferson Center is hosting a special guest, who is spending three afternoons this week helping Music Lab students and others during an interactive songwriting workshop ...

Meet Lady, the two-toed sloth

Meet Lady, the two-toed sloth
Mill Mountain Zoo is welcoming a new family member just in time for the holiday weekend. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno introduces us to Lady. Mill ...

VTC Assistant Professor warns to cover up ahead of Memorial Day

VTC Assistant Professor warns to cover up ahead of Memorial Day
Whether heading to the beach or spending time in your own backyard, one deadly aspect of summer will follow you, WFIR's Alex Torres has more: ...

VA Attorney General Sues Live Nation, and Ticketmaster

VA Attorney General Sues Live Nation, and Ticketmaster
RICHMOND, Va. – Attorney General Jason Miyares today joined the Department of Justice and a bipartisan 30-state coalition in filing a lawsuit against Live Nation ...

Concert to benefit Roanoke families impacted by war in Gaza

Concert to benefit Roanoke families impacted by war in Gaza
An organizer of an upcoming Pro-Palestinian benefit concert says the Roanoke community has rallied to help two families impacted by violence in Gaza. WFIR’s Clark ...

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 ...