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Panthers gearing up for first preseason game

Panthers gearing up for first preseason game
The Carolina Panthers play here on WPLY. Head coach Matt Ruhle yesterday on how training camp is going in the early stages. Their first game ...
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Republican Attorney General Nominee Jason Miyares full interivew

Republican Attorney General Nominee Jason Miyares full interivew
The Roanoke Valley's Morning News spoke with Delegate Jason Miyares this morning – also the Republican candidate for Attorney General in November. Jason Miyares joined ...
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Candidate: “skill games” ban favors casinos

Candidate: "skill games" ban favors casinos
The highly-contested decision to allow casinos and online lottery games in Virginia while outlawing skill games - often found in convenience stores and bars - ...
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Officials: Inmate killed in cell by another inmate

Officials: Inmate killed in cell by another inmate
Correctional officials in Virginia say an inmate has been killed in his cell in an apparent attack by another inmate. The Virginia Department of Corrections ...
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GO Fest Moves to Downtown Roanoke

GO Fest Moves to Downtown Roanoke
Roanoke's GO Fest is moving to the city's downtown this year, with the activities, entertainment and events taking place from Elmwood Park to the City ...
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Fire destroys Roanoke County home; cause unknown

Fire destroys Roanoke County home; cause unknown
UPDATED NEWS RELEASE: The Roanoke County Fire Marshal's Office is still investigating the fire from yesterday in the 5800 block of Twine Hollow Road and ...
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Trump Store attracts notice and controversy for Boones Mill

Trump Store attracts notice and  controversy for Boones Mill
The Trump Store in Boones Mill has created plenty of notice -- and controversy -- for the town and its residents. Its owner says he ...
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Next Greenway Coordinator has lengthy background in outdoor recreation

Next Greenway Coordinator has lengthy background in outdoor recreation
The next leader of the Roanoke Valley Greenway Commission has a lengthy background in outdoor recreation that includes trails, hiking, biking and mountain biking. Frank ...
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Unvaccinated impacting rest of population says local VDH health director

Unvaccinated impacting rest of population says local VDH health director
More questions today about the vaccine-hesitant during a weekly teleconference for the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts. Including, why get the vaccine if reports ...
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With moratorium lifted, no apparent Roanoke-area explosion in evictions yet

With moratorium lifted, no apparent Roanoke-area explosion in evictions yet
There is no apparent explosion of renter evictions in the region, this after a national moratorium expired over the weekend. Local attorneys helping income-eligible renters ...
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LewisGale rolls out first-in-state robotic ‘scope

LewisGale rolls out first-in-state robotic 'scope
LewisGale Medical Center in Salem says it is the first hospital in Virginia to commercially use a new robotic "broncho-scope" that allows for a clearer ...
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Central Virginia Business Coalition working frequently in Roanoke-area

Central Virginia Business Coalition working frequently in Roanoke-area
The Central Virginia Business Coalition is no longer just in central Virginia. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: 08-03 CVBC WRAP ...
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Roanoke City child dies after he is shot

Roanoke City child dies after he is shot
Roanoke Police say a boy under the age of ten has died after going to the hospital yesterday for a serious gunshot wound. Police say ...
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National Night Out returns this evening across Roanoke neighborhoods

National Night Out returns this evening across Roanoke neighborhoods
Roanoke City is joining many other communities across the country in resuming "National Night Out" this evening after a one-year COVID-related absence.  It began almost ...
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VT says 90% of students have submitted vaccination proof

VT says 90% of students have submitted vaccination proof
Virginia Tech reports that 90% of its students have submitted proof of receiving COVID-19 vaccines. The university is requiring all students to be vaccinated except ...
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Too much hype about breakthrough cases in the vaccinated?

Too much hype about breakthrough cases in the vaccinated?
Are some media outlets over-hyping the fact that a small number of fully-vaccinated people have had "breakthrough infections" due to the Delta Variant form of ...
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Trucker killed when rig leaves I-81, overturns

Trucker killed when rig leaves I-81, overturns
NEWS RELEASE: At 2:42 p.m. on Saturday (July 31), Virginia State Police responded to a crash on northbound I-81 almost a half mile south of ...
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SPCA offers new adoption process that skips the shelter

SPCA offers new adoption process that skips the shelter
The Roanoke Valley SPCA is offering a new way for pets to find new homes without spending time at the shelter. It is called "rehoming", ...
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Fallon Park Elementary is finally dedicated

Fallon Park Elementary is finally dedicated
The new Fallon Park Elementary School in Southeast Roanoke started opening in segments almost 2 years ago but this morning just before classes start in ...
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New airport director returns to ROA after 23 years

New airport director returns to ROA after 23 years
The airport manager at Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia will become the new executive director of much-smaller Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport. Mike Stewart is a ...
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