Fire officials warn of holiday cooking dangers

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and with it come safety warnings when it comes to cooking. Fire officials say if you are using a turkey ...
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New Appalachian Power ad counteracts political season ads

Appalachian Power is running a TV ad aimed at correcting what it calls distortions perpetuated during the election season. And WFIR's Velvet Hall says the ...
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House to vote this week on Goodlatte balance budget proposal

A balanced budget amendment introduced by Congressman Bob Goodlatte goes up for a House vote this week. Goodlatte says he is seeking bi-partisan support, but ...
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First renovations complete at Center in the Square

A ribbon-cutting celebration is planned this morning in Downtown Roanoke; the first phase of Center In The Square's renovation in complete. The three-story Phelps and ...
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Roanoke airport to be really, really busy this week

Heavy travel travel is expected later this week at the Roanoke Regional Airport. College students will be leaving for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, and this ...
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All Christmas, all the time: mixed reactions to Roanoke radio

There are almost six weeks to go until Christmas, but two Roanoke radio stations are already in full holiday mode, playing Christmas music around the ...
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A new license plate for tree awareness

A new Virginia specialty license plate is now available for pre-order. The new plate will support education, outreach and partnerships to enhance Virginia's community trees ...
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Former deputy will return soon to VA to face abduction charge

The Associated Press reports the former Bedford County deputy accused of running off to Kentucky with a 16-year-old girl has waived extradition. The report quotes ...
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It’s in the bag: Roanoke leaf collection begins

The collection of bagged leaves is underway in Roanoke City. Residents need to place their biodegradable paper bags at the curb this week or the ...
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Public meeting tonight on Postal Service consolidation

The U.S. Postal Service holds a public meeting in Roanoke tonight on a proposal to move mail processing operations from Roanoke to Greensboro, North Carolina ...
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Don’t be confused by mammogram articles, surgeon says

A Roanoke Valley  breast surgeon says women should not let medical journal articles confuse them about the need for annual mammograms over the age of ...
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NAACP calls for “Eat for Education” extension

The "Eat for Education" meals tax continues to bring in more money for Roanoke City Schools than last year, generating almost $1.2 million from July ...
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Park Service wants public input on parkway

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) _ Blue Ridge Parkway administrators are proposing changes that include improving recreational vehicle access at one campground and ending overnight stays at ...
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Next up for Cave Spring boosters: field house

Cave Spring High School athletic boosters are turning their attention from the school's outdoor facilities to a planned indoor one. Next on their list is ...
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“Full-Time Fridays” coming next semester at Virginia Western

Virginia Western is offering new way to get a degree in two years.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has details. Click here for more information ...
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Veterans Day service to include students — with a purpose

Tomorrow's Veterans Day observance at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will include many school students -- with the hope that younger Americans can fully ...
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Red Kettle Campaign returns tomorrow

A familiar sound will return to area stores tomorrow.  WFIR's Timothy Martin with more on a fundraising campaign that's extremely critical for one organization. Click ...
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Work to begin soon on Virginian station restoration

Almost 11 years after a historic Roanoke landmark nearly burned to the ground, restoration work appears ready to begin. A contract should be awarded later this ...
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Teenage girl OK, former deputy charged with abduction

The 16-year-old Bedford County girl missing since late Sunday night has been found, and the former sheriff's deputy found with her faces abduction charges. WFIR's ...
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Virginia 2011 Election Results

Election results from the Virginia State Board of Elections ...
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