Mill Mountain Zoo co-director on the move

Mill Mountain Zoo co-director on the move
(Mill Mountain Zoo news release)  Mill Mountain Zoo Co-Director Bill Baker has accepted a new position as Executive Director at the Gulf Breeze Zoo located ...
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Heather Heyer’s mom “content” with Fields’ life sen...

Heather Heyer's mom "content" with Fields' life sentence
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) —The mother of a woman killed by a man who drove his car into counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally says she ...
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Suspect sought for Bedford Co. shoplifting

Suspect sought for Bedford Co. shoplifting
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office hopes a store surveillance photo will help them find a man suspected of shoplifting several items last month from a ...
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State grant will help place more Roanoke at-risk kids in preschool programs

State grant will help place more Roanoke at-risk kids in preschool programs
A $250,0000 grant from the Commonwealth will be used by United Way of Roanoke Valley to place more at-risk children in preschool programs. WFIR's Gene ...
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UPDATE: Jury recommends life in prison for Charlottesville car attack

UPDATE: Jury recommends life in prison for Charlottesville car attack
UPDATE: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A jury has recommended life in prison plus 419 years for a man convicted of murder for driving his car into ...
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Christopher Newport students push for university to provide free tampons

Christopher Newport students push for university to provide free tampons
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) _ Students at a university in Virginia are pushing the school's leaders to provide free tampons and other menstrual products. The ...
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Northam proposes additional teacher pay raise

Northam proposes additional teacher pay raise
Governor Northam’s next proposed budget will include an additional 2% raise for public school teachers, this on top of a 3% hike already budgeted. If  ...
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Time off for #4 ranked Cavs

Time off for #4 ranked Cavs
Its exam time at the University of Virginia- and that means the Cavaliers men's basketball team is on hiatus until December 19th at South Carolina ...
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State helps mama bears raise cubs who are not their own

State helps mama bears raise cubs who are not their own
Some mama bears in the region will raise cubs next spring that are not their own -- without complaining. The Department of Game and Inland ...
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New holiday event to debut at Explore Park

New holiday event to debut at Explore Park
A new Christmas shopping experience begins later this week.  It's called Holiday Village, and is located at Explore Park. WFIR's Bob Clark has the details: ...
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Herring will run for Governor in 2021

Herring will run for Governor in 2021
Its official - Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says he's going to run for governor. That from the Associated Press, after the Democrat told the ...
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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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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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