Facing less money and longer waiting list, Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

Facing less money and longer waiting list, Meals on Wheels needs volunteers
Facing a reduction in funding, the local Meals on Wheels program is asking for volunteers. The-long running program already has an increased waiting list and ...
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UPDATE: Jury considers sentence for James Fields, Jr.

UPDATE: Jury considers sentence for James Fields, Jr.
UPDATE: A man convicted of first-degree murder for driving his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Virginia faces 20 years to life in ...
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VDOT: Plowing in Southwest Virginia to take days

VDOT: Plowing in Southwest Virginia to take days
The snow has stopped but a VDOT spokesperson says that doesn’t mean that the “event” is over for them. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: 12-10 ...
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Winter Weather Update: Recovery time from record snowfall

Winter Weather Update: Recovery time from record snowfall
Click here for the latest school, government and business closing information. The winter storm that dropped a record one-day snowfall in Roanoke has moved out, ...
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The recess debate; should schools consider it instructional time?

The recess debate; should schools consider it instructional time?
Legislation that became law on July 1st allows local school boards to allow unstructured recreation periods to be included in calculations of total instructional time ...
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Virginia House Democrats pick new leader

Virginia House Democrats pick new leader
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia House Democrats have picked Del. Eileen Filler-Corn to be their new leader, a move that could help pave the way ...
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Salem fire displaces apartment residents

Salem fire displaces apartment residents
News release: The Salem Fire & EMS Department responded to a structure fire at 202 Maple St. this morning at approximately 9:56 a.m. Four people ...
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Charges against Peacemakers founder are dismissed

Charges against Peacemakers founder are dismissed
Shawn Hunter says he was acquitted of stalking charges in Bedford County General District Court today - saying the judge threw the case out after ...
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New Liberty coach: No intent of repeating past personal mistakes

New Liberty coach: No intent of repeating past personal mistakes
Liberty University's new head football coach acknowledges making mistakes that have deeply hurt his family, and he has no intent of doing so again. Hugh ...
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State sues Mountain Valley Pipeline for “repeated environmental viola...

State sues Mountain Valley Pipeline for "repeated environmental violations"
The Commonwealth is suing the Mountain Valley Pipeline for what are called “repeated environmental violations” in counties that include Roanoke, Montgomery, Franklin, Giles and Craig ...
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Warner calls for action against Chinese telecom company

Warner calls for action against Chinese telecom company
Virginia U.S. Senator Mark Warner says an arrest in Canada is another sign that action should be taken against some Chinese tech companies here in ...
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Hugh Freeze is new Liberty football coach; Dawgs on road

Hugh Freeze is new Liberty football coach; Dawgs on road
Liberty University has confirmed that former Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze will be the next head football coach, replacing Turner Gill.  And after beating Birmingham ...
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Liberty to name Hugh Freeze as head football coach

Liberty to name Hugh Freeze as head football coach
Liberty University is expected to introduce Hugh Freeze as its next head football coach Friday afternoon. Freeze has prior Division I coach experience at the ...
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VDOT, Apco prepare for expected snowfall impacts

VDOT, Apco prepare for expected snowfall impacts
With winter weather expected to arrive by Sunday morning, Appalachian Power and VDOT are preparing for its likely impact. VDOT crews are pre-treating roads with ...
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State of the Town looking up in Vinton says Mayor

State of the Town looking up in Vinton says Mayor
Vinton Mayor Brad Grose was center stage at the annual Vinton Area Chamber of Commerce "State of the Town" meeting earlier this week - where ...
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Virginia teacher fights for job over transgender controversy

Virginia teacher fights for job over transgender controversy
WEST POINT, Va. (AP) _ A Virginia high school teacher is fighting a recommendation to be dismissed in the wake of a controversy involving a ...
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Winter Storm Watch issued for region; heavy snow possible

Winter Storm Watch issued for region; heavy snow possible
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for much of the region, mainly for areas along and south of US 460.  Forecasters ...
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UPDATE: Standoff ends, suspect identified

UPDATE: Standoff ends, suspect identified
UPDATE: A standoff is now over in southwest Roanoke County, and a suspect is in custody. It began with a call of shots fired this ...
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VTC officials, Governor celebrate 50 million dollar Fralin Trust gift

VTC officials, Governor celebrate 50 million dollar Fralin Trust gift
The largest private donation ever received by Virginia Tech will be used to foster growth on its joint campus in Roanoke. More from WFIR's Gene ...
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Vinton Christmas parade to be a bit different tonight

Vinton Christmas parade to be a bit different tonight
With Christmas Season in full swing, the town of Vinton is set to have their tree lighting and parade tonight. WFIR’s Ian Price has details: ...
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