Democrats pick candidate in 5th congressional district

Virginia Democrats in the congressional district that includes Charlottesville and Danville have picked a former journalist to face incumbent GOP Rep. Tom Garrett in the ...
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Committee formed to decide Charlottesville grant spending

Committee formed to decide Charlottesville grant spending
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A panel of Charlottesville community members has been chosen to make recommendations about how to spend money raised in the aftermath ...
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A Chorus Line comes to Mill Mountain Theatre

A Chorus Line comes to Mill Mountain Theatre
The opening number "I Hope I Get It" says it all - "A Chorus Line" comes to the Trinkle Main Stage at Mill Mountain Theatre ...
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The worst thing you can do if you see a fawn lying alone

The worst thing you can do if you see a fawn lying alone
State game officials say this is the time of year white-tailed deer fawns show up seemingly abandoned in fields and yards -- but in almost ...
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Man who stopped Nashville shooter says “I’m no hero”

Man who stopped Nashville shooter says "I'm no hero"
(from ABC News) After being praised as a hero by the mayor of Nashville, James Shaw Jr. said he was just trying to save his ...
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MVP wants Feds to throw the book at Red, daughter in tree stands

MVP wants Feds to throw the book at Red, daughter in tree stands
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Developers of a controversial pipeline project are asking a federal judge to find members of a western Virginia family in contempt ...
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Barbara Bush remembered fondly at funeral

Barbara Bush remembered fondly at funeral
(ABC News) Barbara Bush was remembered at her funeral as a loving wife, mother and friend with a devilish sense of humor and who represented ...
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Rescuers summoned to Appalachian Trail for fall victim

Rescuers summoned to Appalachian Trail for fall victim
Botetourt County rescue crews were summoned to the Appalachian Trail late Friday afternoon to treat and remove an injured hiker. The Troutville Volunteer Fire Department's ...
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Roanoke woman among protesters targeting NRA lobbyist’s home

Roanoke woman among protesters targeting NRA lobbyist’s home
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Protesters are targeting the northern Virginia home of the National Rifle Association’s top lobbyist and say the protests will continue. In one ...
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Virginia unemployment drops to lowest level in 10 years

Virginia unemployment drops to lowest level in 10 years
Virginia’s unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level since March of 2008. Governor Northam’s office says the statewide jobless rate fell to 3.4% last ...
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Curtis Turner honored with highway marker in Floyd

Curtis Turner honored with highway marker in Floyd
A local NASCAR legend receives another honor tomorrow in Floyd. More from WFIR's Gene Marrano on as plaque honoring the late Curtis "Pops" Turner: 4-20 ...
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Former Salem Sox shine for Boston last night

Former Salem Sox shine for Boston last night
Time to catch up with a couple of former Salem Red Sox players now getting it done with the big club: WPLY-MIN ...
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Earth Day celebration returns to Grandin Village tomorrow

Earth Day celebration returns to Grandin Village tomorrow
After a few years in different locations, Roanoke’s Earth Day celebration returns to Grandin Village tomorrow. Details from WFIR’s Ian Price: 04-20 Earth Day WEB-WRAP ...
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Six Salem City Council candidates battle for two seats on May 1

Six Salem City Council candidates battle for two seats on May 1
WFIR has focused plenty of attention on the upcoming Roanoke City Council race, with in-studio live interviews scheduled with all 7 candidates, for the 3 ...
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Virginia to receive nearly $10M to fight opioid crisis

Virginia to receive nearly $10M to fight opioid crisis
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia will receive nearly $10 million in federal grant money to help combat the opioid crisis. The U.S. Department of Health ...
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GOP candidates debate foreign policy, immigration, memes and Taco Bell

GOP candidates debate foreign policy, immigration, memes and Taco Bell
Virginia Republicans hoping to upset Hillary Clinton's former running mate Tim Kaine in a U.S. Senate race are clashing over who is more loyal to ...
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US 220 project to begin in Botetourt; delays likely at times for three year...

US 220 project to begin in Botetourt; delays likely at times for three years
A long-awaited project to improve safety on US 220 north of Roanoke is just about to begin. It's ten miles of the two-lane stretch between ...
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Marathon runner likes sense of community in Roanoke

Marathon runner likes sense of community in Roanoke
There are lots of reasons that many people will run "America's Toughest Road Marathon" in Roanoke tomorrow morning - like the challenge of finishing. A ...
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Feds urge Supreme Court to hear Va. uranium mining case

Feds urge Supreme Court to hear Va. uranium mining case
CHATHAM, Va. (AP) _ The federal government is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to take up a lawsuit over Virginia's ban on uranium mining. Attorneys ...
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Five hikers call for help as darkness sets in; all safely rescued

Five hikers call for help as darkness sets in; all safely rescued
Roanoke County Fire and Rescue crews brought five lost hikers to safety Wednesday night from the Dragon’s Tooth Trail. Officials say rescue personnel got the ...
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