Roanoke Valley home sales, prices set record pace into 2020

Roanoke Valley home sales, prices set record pace into 2020
Roanoke Valley home sales – and prices – show no immediate sign of letting up from a record-setting year. The number of homes sold in ...
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Hall of Fame sportswriter gets fond send-off from UVA coach

Hall of Fame sportswriter gets fond send-off from UVA coach
After 40-plus years at the Roanoke Times sportswriter Doug Doughty will retire at the end of this month. The UVA alum covered his last Virginia ...
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Inventory levels, signup issues a headache for COVID vaccination process

Inventory levels, signup issues a headache for COVID vaccination process
There's overwhelming interest in getting the COVID vaccine in the local health districts - but the current inventory and signup issues for those not Internet-conversant ...
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VT uses the proverbial dimmer switch to gradually restore campus life

VT uses the proverbial dimmer switch to gradually restore campus life
Virginia Tech plans to gradually restore more in-person instruction during the spring semester that just got under way. It is one of many ways the ...
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Body found in Roanoke River near Niagara Dam

Body found in Roanoke River near Niagara Dam
NEWS RELEASE: The Roanoke County Police Department is investigating after a body was discovered in the water near Niagara Dam (southeast of Vinton) this morning ...
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Scientific journal article traces back to SWVA Wildlife Center of Roanoke

Scientific journal article traces back to SWVA Wildlife Center of Roanoke
The case of a bobcat kitten that died at the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke after being discovered with more than 1,200 ticks has ...
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Roanoke Valley sees triple digit increase in new COVID cases

Roanoke Valley sees triple digit increase in new COVID cases
According to the latest numbers released this morning by the Virginia Department of Health there are 108 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases and three ...
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Rocky Mount fires two officers who entered US Capitol on day of riots

Rocky Mount fires two officers who entered US Capitol on day of riots
The Rocky Mount Police Department made it official today, terminating two officers who entered the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The town says Jacob Fracker ...
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Popular Smith Mountain Lake restaurant is moving

Popular Smith Mountain Lake restaurant is moving
A popular Smith Mountain Lake restaurant is changing locations. The Landing is moving across the lake from its long-time spot at Bernard's Landing to Mariner's ...
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Southern Classic Car Wash condemned after landslide

Southern Classic Car Wash condemned after landslide
A landslide off of Route 460 in Roanoke has resulted in the Southern Classic Car Wash that's near the intersection of Orange Avenue and Hollins ...
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Catawba Valley Drive crash claimed one life

Catawba Valley Drive crash claimed one life
Update 9:30 pm  from Roanoke County Police: On Tuesday January 26th 2021, a 2005 Dodge Caravan driven by Charlsie "Jamie" Peters was traveling northbound on Catawba ...
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Roanoke County now accepting park improvement grant applications

Roanoke County now accepting park improvement grant applications
Roanoke County is looking for grant applicants to take part in this year’s Capital Improvement Incentive Fund, which helps to finance park improvement projects. WFIR’s ...
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MVP hits potential roadblock with permitting

MVP hits potential roadblock with permitting
Backers say the Mountain Valley Pipeline would bring much-needed cleaner-burning natural gas to the region - ideal for manufacturing plants they claim - but opponents ...
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Restaurant Week heads to the ‘burbs next month

Restaurant Week heads to the 'burbs next month
Catherine Fox with Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge says that annual event is coming to other localities next month and will actually last TWO weeks. WFIR-AMNE-WEB ...
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Roanoke Police searching for missing 16-year-old

Roanoke Police searching for missing 16-year-old
Roanoke City Police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing minor. Authorities say 16-year-old Hunter “Alex” Trail, was reported missing yesterday after ...
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Its Restaurant Week To-Go through Sunday in Downtown Roanoke

Its Restaurant Week To-Go through Sunday in Downtown Roanoke
Jamie Clark with Downtown Roanoke Incorporated was live on WFIR this morning. Hear the complete conversation about "Restaurant Week To-Go" below: 1-25 Restaurant Week Live ...
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Docs for Morgan annual fundraiser will be held virtually

Docs for Morgan annual fundraiser will be held virtually
The annual Docs for Morgan basketball game fundraiser will be moving from the hardcourt to virtual hoops for this year’s event. The money raised goes ...
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UVA wins close one; Tech routed in weekend basketball games

UVA wins close one; Tech routed in weekend basketball games
Not a good day for the 16th ranked Virginia Tech Hokies men's basketball team on Saturday - meanwhile 13th ranked Virginia squeaked by Georgia Tech: ...
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Botetourt County teacher couple discuss pandemic difficulties

Botetourt County teacher couple discuss pandemic difficulties
A married couple who we spoke to after receiving their first COVID-19 vaccine dose are describing how the pandemic has changed their respective classrooms. WFIR’s ...
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So what’s it like getting your COVID vaccine? Our first-hand account

So what's it like getting your COVID vaccine? Our first-hand account
The first mass vaccination clinics in the Roanoke Valley administered 6,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines over the weekend. Many more will follow, so what was ...
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