Roanoke pioneer station WFIR celebrates 100 years of broadcasting

Roanoke pioneer station WFIR celebrates 100 years of broadcasting
This is a big day for WFIR -- and for Roanoke radio history. It was 100 years ago today that we started broadcasting, just the ...

New event offers out of the box ways to care for your mental health

New event offers out of the box ways to care for your mental health
Better Days to Come Virginia is hosting a Mental Health Awareness Event. As WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports organizers created an event to spotlight some ...

Celebrating Summer with Outdoor Events

Celebrating Summer with Outdoor Events
Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, and Tourism is celebrating the start of summer with events that get people outside. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno has more. Summer ...

Opera Roanoke unveils upcoming season … and new music from Harvest Blaque...

Opera Roanoke unveils upcoming season ... and new music from Harvest Blaque
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

Restoration Housing completes 7th home renovation

Restoration Housing completes 7th home renovation
We've previously reported on the groundbreaking of a restoration project for a Belmont-neighborhood home. Now, the renovations on the historic house have been completed. WFIR's ...

Keep Each Other Safe: Roanoke City’s newest traffic campaign

Keep Each Other Safe: Roanoke City's newest traffic campaign
Roanoke City's latest traffic campaign is focused on protecting those travelling by foot, scooter, or bicycle. WFIR's Alex Torres has more: ...

RoCo is rolling says Economic Development Director

RoCo is rolling says Economic Development Director
The Director of Economic development for Roanoke County - Megan Baker - says the past 12 months have been good for the locality and conditions ...

‘Four on the 4th’ to support summer programs for kids

'Four on the 4th' to support summer programs for kids
A footrace supporting a nonprofit hosting all-day summer camps for students is taking place on America's birthday. WFIR's Alex Torres has details: ...

Volunteers to beautify community on Day of Action

Volunteers to beautify community on Day of Action
United Way is hosting its annual Day of Action later this week. WFIR's Alex Torres has more: [Click here to register] ...

Shop area farmers’ markets for fresh nutritional food

roanoke farmers' market
Farmers' Markets in the region are seeing a resurgence in customers. As WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports shopping at a farmers' market is not only ...

Big drug bust in SE Roanoke

Big drug bust in SE Roanoke
(from VA State Police) The Star City Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, along with members of the City of Roanoke Violence Suppression Unit executed ...

Rx Partnership helps Virginia’s most vulnerable get needed medicines

Rx Partnership helps Virginia's most vulnerable get needed medicines
Richmond nonprofit Rx Partnership is celebrating its 20th anniversary by furthering its mission of education. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno has more on the RX Displays ...

Governor says 31 bills bolster Right Help Right Now initiative

Governor says 31 bills bolster Right Help Right Now initiative
The death of a man experiencing a mental health crisis led to the crafting of one of the 31 bills Governor Youngkin recently signed into ...

UPDATE: Security escort of Roanoke City employee disputed

UPDATE: Security escort of Roanoke City employee disputed
Roanoke City officials have responded to our request for comment concerning an employee being escorted out by security yesterday while being fired. The email said ...

Virginia ranked 10th best state for working dads

Virginia ranked 10th best state for working dads
Ahead of Father's Day this coming Sunday, WalletHub released a new report that finds Virginia among the best states for working dads. WFIR's Alex Torres ...

Two men facing charges in Roanoke narcotics operation

Two men facing charges in Roanoke narcotics operation
A narcotics operation was carried out in Roanoke. State Police say a vehicle was stopped in the 3500 block of Valley View Ave after a ...

Carilion in Phase 2 of drone delivery testing

Carilion in Phase 2 of drone delivery testing
Carilion Clinic and a company called Drone Up have entered the second phase of a partnership that could help streamline the delivery of medical supplies ...

Virginia Children’s Theatre presents Legally Blonde Jr.

Virginia Children's Theatre presents Legally Blonde Jr.
Starting tomorrow, nonprofit Virginia Children's Theatre is putting on a 'Junior' version of a classic Broadway musical. WFIR's Alex Torres has details: [Click here for ...

Salem author discusses impact of NBA legend and silhouette

Salem author discusses impact of NBA legend and silhouette
Hall of Fame Lakers guard and NBA logo inspiration - Jerry West - has passed away at age 86. A local author who is known ...

Feeding SWVA gears up for Summer Food Services program

Feeding SWVA gears up for Summer Food Services program
Inflation is a likely one culprit - leaving more children in this region "food insecure," a condition that is often worse during the summer months ...