APCO will employ solar energy by 2019

APCO will employ solar energy by 2019
Appalachian Power has announced its first utility-scale solar project. The 15-megawatt "Depot Solar Center" will be built in Campbell County. APCO will purchase solar power ...
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State board grants conditional OK on Atlantic Coast Pipeline

State board grants conditional OK on Atlantic Coast Pipeline
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A panel of Virginia regulators has granted a conditional permit for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline contingent on getting more information ...
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Wind chill advisory posted, caution urged when heading outside

Wind chill advisory posted, caution urged when heading outside
The first wind chill advisory of the season is posted for the overnight and early morning hours. At Roanoke Memorial Hospital's Emergency Room, Medical Director ...
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Roanoke PD looks for suspects in holdup last night

Roanoke PD looks for suspects in holdup last night
Three men walked into the Quick Way Mart in the 5000 block of Melrose Avenue NW last night [at 7:28 pm] and robbed the store ...
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Goodlatte: Trump is right in calling for end to chain migration

Goodlatte: Trump is right in calling for end to chain migration
Congressman Bob Goodlatte says he supports President Trump's call to end what is called chain migration. It's the procedure that permits relatives to follow other ...
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Amtrak passenger numbers are strong since Roanoke debut

Amtrak passenger numbers are strong since Roanoke debut
Ridership numbers at the Roanoke Amtrak station since daily passenger service returned on October 31 are strong. An Amtrak spokesperson says between October 31 and ...
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Blacksburg, Lynchburg ranked among 2017’s Best Sports Cities

Blacksburg, Lynchburg ranked among 2017's Best Sports Cities
A few localities in our region are ranked in a study of the Best Sports Cities in 2017. More from WFIR’s Ian Price: 12-12 Best ...
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Shawn Hunter case delayed again

Shawn Hunter case delayed again
The misdemeanor trial for Peacemakers founder Shawn Hunter in General District Court has been delayed again - this time to January 29th - and with ...
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Dollar Tree co-founder Macon Brock dead at 75

Dollar Tree co-founder Macon Brock dead at 75
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Macon Brock, a retailer who co-founded the Dollar Tree chain of discount stores that grew into a Fortune 500 company, ...
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Griffith: Taxpayers in all income brackets will benefit from tax reform

Griffith: Taxpayers in all income brackets will benefit from tax reform
9th District Congressman Morgan Griffith says critics of the proposed tax reform bill may be right in saying wealthy taxpayers will benefit from it -- ...
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Local church starts distributing new bikes in Houston today

Local church starts distributing new bikes in Houston today
Beginning this morning and for the next three days a local church group will be putting smiles on the faces of kids in Houston - ...
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E.W. Jackson joins Senate race to challenge Kaine

E.W. Jackson joins Senate race to challenge Kaine
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ A conservative minister announced he's joining the fight for the Republican nomination to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine in 2018 ...
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Salem Spartans win another football title

Salem Spartans win another football title
They had to wait 24 hours later than planned but the Salem High School Spartans came away with another state football title yesterday. More from ...
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Morgan Griffith live on WFIR: tax reform, sexual harassment, MVP pipeline

Morgan Griffith live on WFIR: tax reform, sexual harassment, MVP pipeline
9th District Congressman Morgan Griffith appeared lived this morning on WFIR, discussing a wide range of topics that included proposed tax reform, sexual harassment and ...
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Anti-GOP tax bill demonstrations hope to send message to Goodlatte

Anti-GOP tax bill demonstrations hope to send message to Goodlatte
Residents in the 6th Congressional district gathered on Saturday in 30-degree weather to demonstrate how either versions of the GOP tax proposal leave them "out ...
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Trial set for ex-cop accused of supporting Islamic State

Trial set for ex-cop accused of supporting Islamic State
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - The first law enforcement officer in the U.S. ever to be charged with a terrorism offense is again scheduled for trial ...
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Hotel Roanoke prepares for major facelift to public areas

Hotel Roanoke prepares for major facelift to public areas
The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center is planning a big interior facelift next year -- along with a grab-and-go market called "Steam" that is also ...
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Town of Vinton holds input session on old Holdren’s store

Town of Vinton holds input session on old Holdren's store
A historic property that dates back to one of Vinton's earliest settlers is the subject of a public input session tommorrow. More from WFIR's Gene ...
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GOP leaders in Alabama will vote for Moore

GOP leaders in Alabama will vote for Moore
(AP) Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday, despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that ...
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High winds fuel California fires

High winds fuel California fires
(ABC News) Firefighters across Southern California continued Saturday to battle six major wildfires with brutal Santa Ana winds expected to keep fanning the flames throughout ...
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