Sen. Kaine previews Biden’s achievements ahead of State of the Union

Sen. Kaine previews Biden's achievements ahead of State of the Union
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine talks what he hopes to hear at the State of the Union Address. WFIR's Emma Thomas has more: 02-07 KaineSofU WRAP2-WEB ...
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Famous Anthony’s Oak Grove Plaza location will NOT close after all

Famous Anthony's Oak Grove Plaza location will NOT close after all
(from Famous Anthony's Facebook) MIRACLES HAPPEN!! We will be keeping the South West (Oak Grove Plaza) location open!!! A million thank you's to all of ...
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GOP lawmaker offers his State of the Union preview

GOP lawmaker offers his State of the Union preview
President Biden faces a new reality tonight as he delivers his second State of the Union address - a divided Congress where Republicans are now ...
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Local business magazine publishes AI generated article

Local business magazine publishes AI generated article
The Valley Business Front magazine is taking a step into the future with this month's edition. WFIR's Emma Thomas has more: 02-06 AIArticle WRAP2-WEB Click ...
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Hisses and Kisses Fundraiser returns to Science Museum

Hisses and Kisses Fundraiser returns to Science Museum
The Science Museum of Western Virginia is bringing back their Hisses and Kisses Fundraiser -- this year with a more positive spin. WFIR's Emma Thomas ...
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Congressman Ben Cline on debt ceiling, State of the Union and the balloon

Congressman Ben Cline on debt ceiling, State of the Union and the balloon
President Biden’s first State of the Union address is tomorrow night at 8 – you can hear it live then on WFIR. Congress is also ...
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The Gauntlet returns tomorrow for a 9th year

The Gauntlet returns tomorrow for a 9th year
The Gauntlet Business Program and Competition gets underway tomorrow. Up for grabs in the competition is $300,000 in cash and prizes. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno ...
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Families Fighting Flu warns about pediatric deaths

Families Fighting Flu warns about pediatric deaths
The CDC states that flu vaccine intake numbers are down when compared to other years. A Virginia resident who knows all too well the impact ...
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Shooting on Peters Creek Road last night

Shooting on Peters Creek Road last night
(from Roanoke PD) On February 4, 2023 at approximately 8:35 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of a person ...
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Hokies win Commonwealth Clash rematch; snap UVA win streak

Hokies win Commonwealth Clash rematch; snap UVA win streak
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Sean Pedulla scored 22 points and Virginia Tech beat No. 6 Virginia 74-68 on Saturday, snapping the Cavaliers’ seven-game winning streak ...
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Three teens shot in northwest Roanoke incident last night

Three teens shot in northwest Roanoke incident last night
(from Roanoke PD) On February 3 at approximately 8:35 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of reports of a ...
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The untold story of an African American community in Rocky Mount

The untold story of an African American community in Rocky Mount
A new exhibit at the Franklin County Library in Rocky Mount tells the untold story of the African American community's impact on the Town's growth ...
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February is Youth Mental Health Awareness Month

February is Youth Mental Health Awareness Month
The mental wellness of young people has been in the spotlight perhaps as never before over the past few years and it is again in ...
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AG Miyares: ‘Good cops want to stop bad cops’

AG Miyares: 'Good cops want to stop bad cops'
Despite a case of police misconduct under investigation by his Civil Rights office, AG Jason Miyares reminds citizens not to paint all officers with the ...
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State of Botetourt County is good says supervisor

State of Botetourt County is good says supervisor
Botetourt County Supervisor Dr. Richard Bailey delivered the State of the County Address this morning at the Greenfield Center, when he said more broadband installation ...
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New exhibit at the Taubman highlights underrepresented artists

New exhibit at the Taubman highlights underrepresented artists
The Taubman will be host to "...some of the most ambitious print making works to have ever been accomplished," says one curator. WFIR's Emma Thomas ...
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Kaine: budget debate ok, holding debt ceiling hostage isn’t

Kaine: budget debate ok, holding debt ceiling hostage isn't
It comes up on a regular basis and always leads to politicking - raising the debt ceiling to cover America's bills due to previous spending ...
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Valley Metro bumps employee pay with new union contract

Valley Metro bumps employee pay with new union contract
Roanoke city bus drivers adopted a new union contract this week, ending half a year of stalled negotiations and the first picket held by Valley ...
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Writer by Bus is back – call for artists

Writer by Bus is back - call for artists
You may not equate riding the public transit system in Roanoke's urban core with short stories, poetry, essays and the like - but that's been ...
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Culture Calendar: new exhibition at Taubman; VCT 4 Teens tackles racism

Culture Calendar: new exhibition at Taubman; VCT 4 Teens tackles racism
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - sponsored by the Roanoke Arts Commission - roanokearts.org. With a look at some of ...
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