Finding things to do in Roanoke now easier with new mobile site

The Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau recently launched a new website.  WFIR's Timothy Martin says now the organization is taking it a step further with the ...
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McDonnell: keep uranium ban in place

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Gov. Bob McDonnell is asking the General Assembly to keep Virginia's 30-year ban on uranium mining in place while a new ...
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Electronics recycling event this weekend at Valley View

The City of Roanoke is bringing an electronics recycling event to Valley View Mall this weekend in hopes computers and other devices don't head for ...
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Greenway progresses — but still missing an important link

Work is under way for the next phase of the Roanoke River Greenway. When complete, this new stretch will run about one and a half ...
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RVSPCA official calls the discovery of over 100 dogs in the back of a U-Hau...

Officials with the Roanoke Valley SPCA couldn't believe it when they heard the news about so many dogs in such a confined space.  WFIR's Timothy ...
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Missing Senior Alert for Buckingham County man

Virginia State Police have issued a senior alert on behalf of the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office at 4:59 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 18, 2012. The ...
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Suspect charged with exposing himself in Clearbrook Walmart

Roanoke County Police say they've arrested a suspect for exposing himself to three young girls at the Clearbrook WalMart. Mahesh Dave, 48, is charged with ...
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Work underway for new river greenway segment in Salem

Work is under way for the next phase of the Roanoke River Greenway. When complete, this new stretch will run about 1 1/2 miles from ...
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Schools say McDonnell VRS plan could have “drastic” local impac...

Virginia school superintendents say local school systems -- and the education they provide -- will suffer if state legislators approve Governor McDonnell's budget proposal. They ...
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DMV: customers are saving the state $$$

The Department of Motor Vehicles in Virginia says customers are going paperless and saving the state thousands of dollars.  WFIR's Timothy Martin says 750,000 people ...
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ABC Board upholds 202 Market liquor license suspension for surprise stripte...

The Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has upheld an Administrative Hearing Officer's earlier decision to suspend 202 Market's liquor license for a striptease that occurred during ...
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Red Cross responds to $9.6 million federal fines

The Red Cross is responding to a $9.6 million federal fine for violating blood safety rules at 16 facilities, including the one in Roanoke. The ...
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Elmwood Park makeover plan goes to City Council

A design plan for changes to Elmwood Park goes before Roanoke City Council later today. It's part of the city's aim to bring more people ...
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McDonnell proposes fewer state mandates on schools, localities

Local schools and localities should receive relief from legislation to eliminate burdensome mandates backed by Governor McDonnell yesterday. The governor says a task force he ...
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U.S. Senate candidate to campaign in Roanoke

A man seeking the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate brings his campaign to Roanoke Tuesday night. Rev. E.W. Jackson a minister in Chesapeake, but says he has ...
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Nursing homes: state Medicaid freeze would jeopardize care, jobs

Virginia's nursing homes want state legislators to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates, but Governor McDonnell says Virginia cannot afford to. It's likely to be a growing ...
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Roanoke Fire-EMS stresses smoke detector safety

Roanoke Fire-EMS is one of many organizations giving back on this Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.  WFIR's Timothy Martin explains how ...
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Judge rules Perry, 3 others will remain off VA ballot

There will be two -- and only two -- candidates on Virginia's Republican presidential primary ballot in March,  the result of a judge's ruling this ...
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Botetourt County considers new school attendance lines

Botetourt County school officials are moving ahead with a plans to redraw some school boundary lines. The school board looked at the plan Thursday night ...
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“Sell This House” home expert ready to take on homeowner questi...

A nationally-known home renovation expert is in the Star City, speaking and answering questions Saturday and Sunday at the Greater Roanoke Home and Garden Show ...
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