Downtown Community Theater

Downtown Community Theater
There's a new community theater in town. "Exit Pursued by a bear theatre" plans to offer 4 plays in its inaugural season. WFIR's Denise Allen ...

Dawgs tie 1st round series against Quad City with two late goals

Dawgs tie 1st round series against Quad City with two late goals
The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs scored two late goals in the 3rd period on Friday night in a comeback 3-2 over the Quad City Storm ...

Blue Ridge Marathon adding color-coded weather alert system

Blue Ridge Marathon adding color-coded weather alert system
We are one week away from the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon weekend - "America's Toughest Road Races." Last year the races - a full ...

From Italy with Love

From Italy with Love
The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra is offering a rare treat for the region's music lovers. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno explains. The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra's "From Italy ...

Daisy Art Parade marches through Downtown Roanoke for 2nd year

Daisy Art Parade marches through Downtown Roanoke for 2nd year
Looking for something to do this weekend? A parade in downtown Roanoke is one of many artsy events are going on in the Valley for ...

Storytelling festival brings international talent to the Valley

Storytelling festival brings international talent to the Valley
A local storytelling festival is returning for its 23rd year, WFIR's Alex Torres reports: [Click here for more details on the event] ...

Campaign in DC area aims to attract tourism to Valley

Campaign in DC area aims to attract tourism to Valley
A campaign branding the Roanoke Valley as a Metro-Mountain Adventure might mean more tourism from the DC/Metro area, which could mean more business for Southwest ...

Roanoke muralist hopes talk inspires others to take creative risk

Roanoke muralist hopes talk inspires others to take creative risk
A Roanoke area muralist is encouraging residents to take risks when embracing their creative side. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story ...

A jam-packed weekend for arts & culture

A jam-packed weekend for arts & culture
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

Carilion’s Research Day highlights important work in Life Sciences

Carilion's Research Day highlights important work in Life Sciences
The Roanoke Valley's reputation as a Life Sciences hub is evident at the annual Research Day held by Carilion Clinic, showcasing cutting-edge research from a ...

Virginia is 3rd most financially literate state, WalletHub reports

Virginia is 3rd most financially literate state, WalletHub reports
This week is 'Roanoke Valley Saves Week,' an initiative promoting financial literacy-- in addition to that, April is financial literacy month, and with that WalletHub ...

Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by a car on Hershberger Road

Pedestrian seriously injured after being hit by a car on Hershberger Road
Update: Hershberger Road has reopened. Previous: Roanoke City Police say a pedestrian sustained what appeared to be serious injuries  when they were hit by a ...

Rethinking bridge design in busy shipping ports

Rethinking bridge design in busy shipping ports
A new way to design bridges with today's massive container ships in mind - after the Key Bridge in Baltimore collapsed following a collision. New ...

My Radio back with new album, 5 Points gig next week

My Radio back with new album, 5 Points gig next week
The Freedom First Down by Downtown Music Festival is coming to Roanoke on Blue Ridge Marathon weekend, April 18-21. A popular local band is back ...

County health rankings

County health rankings
County health rankings are out. Anyone interested in knowing how healthy their community is can access the information. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports. Detailed health ...

Ferrum will jump to D2 in athletics next year

Ferrum will jump to D2 in athletics next year
Ferrum College has accepted an invitation to join Conference Carolinas effective July 1, 2025.  The Conference Carolinas Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of the addition ...

New Virginia Tech women’s basketball coach Megan Duffy

New Virginia Tech women's basketball coach Megan Duffy
A new era in Virginia Tech Women's basketball started today as the Hokies welcomed Megan Duffy as the new head coach. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno ...

A reminder about “greenway etiquette,” as more get outside

A reminder about "greenway etiquette," as more get outside
If you've been on the Roanoke River Greenway recently you may have noticed a trend - more people out enjoying themselves on foot, a bike ...

Mobile coffee shop to feature silent movies

Mobile coffee shop to feature silent movies
You've heard of a silent disco, well a new mobile coffee shop is bringing that same idea to the cinema. WFIR's Ian Price has more ...

Radford University among many schools hosting eclipse viewing

Radford University among many schools hosting eclipse viewing
Colleges in Southwest Virginia are hosting eclipse viewing events such as Roanoke College, Radford University, and Virginia Tech. But one says they are gearing up ...