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Booster shots approved federally — but not yet in VA

Booster shots approved federally -- but not yet in VA
The CDC has now endorsed COVID-19 booster shots for millions of older or otherwise vulnerable Americans. WFIR’s Ian Price has details on how this affects ...
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Potential Hepatitis A Exposure at Famous Anthony’s locations

Potential Hepatitis A Exposure at Famous Anthony's locations
The VDH reports that an employee who worked at three Famous Anthony’s restaurant locations in Roanoke has been diagnosed with hepatitis A. Anyone who visited ...
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Big grant allows Boys & Girls Clubs to expand programs

Big grant allows Boys & Girls Clubs to expand programs
A three-year grant from the Virginia Department of Education totaling more than 2 million dollars will allow Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia to ...
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Arrest made in Henry County hit and run

Arrest made in Henry County hit and run
HENRY COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police Troopers have arrested a Martinsville man in connection with the hit-and-run of a Henry County boy on Thursday ...
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GOP Nominee for AG Jason Miyares on police accountability

GOP Nominee for AG Jason Miyares on police accountability
Republican Nominee for Attorney General Jason Miyares had a press call with members of law enforcement to talk about a statement in a Mark Herring ...
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Green Pastures Recreation Area will reopen in nearby national forests

Green Pastures Recreation Area will reopen in nearby national forests
CLIFTON FORGE—Governor Ralph Northam today announced the reopening of Green Pastures Recreation Area in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests. The Commonwealth of Virginia ...
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VDH holding Vax clinics in Roanoke neighborhoods over next few weeks

VDH holding Vax clinics in Roanoke neighborhoods over next few weeks
As part of its outreach effort, the Virginia Department of Health will hold a number of COVID vaccinations clinics in neighborhood settings, beginning with one ...
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Warner pushes for infrastructure, debt ceiling yes votes

Warner pushes for infrastructure, debt ceiling yes votes
Democratic leaders said yesterday they had reached a deal with the Biden Administration on paying for a 3.5 trillion dollar "social safety net". One of ...
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8-year-old boy in hospital after being hit by car

8-year-old boy in hospital after being hit by car
The Virginia State Police is investigating a Hit and Run Crash involving a juvenile. The 8-year old male was exiting a Henry County School Bus ...
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Shooting in Southeast Roanoke this afternoon

Shooting in Southeast Roanoke this afternoon
(From Roanoke PD) On September 23 at approximately 1:15 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the 1200 block ...
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Roanoke College President to retire in 2022

Roanoke College President to retire in 2022
Sept. 23, 2021 – Michael C. Maxey, 11th president of Roanoke College, today announced that he will retire at the end of the 2021-22 academic ...
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Asking for help to “Defend the Frontlines” in the COVID era

Asking for help to "Defend the Frontlines" in the COVID era
Local health care providers and Fire-EMS agencies are asking for the public's help to "Defend the Frontlines" - in part by seeking the appropriate level ...
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Governor says all school divisions now open for in-person learning

Governor says all school divisions now open for in-person learning
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that as of this week, all of Virginia’s 132 school divisions are now open for full-time, in-person learning. The announcement comes as First ...
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At the Movies: “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”

Brent Stevens At the Movies
Now here's Brent Stevens from Hollins University "At the Movies" ... with what's new at the historic Grandin Theatre - The Eyes of Tammy Faye: ...
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Webinar that focuses on brain health for veterans

Webinar that focuses on brain health for veterans
Brain Health is the focus of a webinar this week to help Virginia's veterans. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will be hosting a brain health ...
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VT offers Cyber Bootcamp to help fill IT jobs

VT offers Cyber Bootcamp to help fill IT jobs
A non-credit, 26 week virtual "Cyber Boot Camp" being offered by Virginia Tech's Continuing and Professional Education initiative will work to help fill thousands of ...
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Construction on new home for Valley Metro to commence

Construction on new home for Valley Metro to commence
The City of Roanoke and Valley Metro have announced that MB Contractors has been given the notice  to start construction on the new Transit Facility, ...
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Book reading and interview tonight at The Spot on Kirk

Book reading and interview tonight at The Spot on Kirk
Tonight a special event that is free to the public at The Spot On Kirk will highlight the work of it's founder with an interview ...
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City Manager Bob Cowell on Star City Strong panel

City Manager Bob Cowell on Star City Strong panel
From "quick fix projects" to long-term transformational initiatives. That's how Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell described the final 9 projects recommended to City Council - ...
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Vax mandates for children? Not at this point

Vax mandates for children? Not at this point
With the approval of COVID-19 vaccines for 5 to 11 year olds by the FDA under emergency authorization on the horizon, should it be mandated ...
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