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FreightCar America adding 200 jobs amid optimism for coming years

Roanoke City officials are warmly welcoming the announcement of 200 new jobs at FreightCar America, but building freight cars can be a very cyclical business ...
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Scam alert: it’s not really from PayPal

The Better Business Bureau warns of another scam. This one suggests it's from PayPal, and it generally attempts to hit consumers who have posted items ...
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Hurricane Irene may impact our region this weekend

If Hurricane Irene stays on its projected path, it could be a problem for this area -- but probably not until late this weekend. The ...
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Longer school day awaits returning Roanoke County students

It's back to class today for almost 15,000 students in Roanoke County Schools, and for all those returning, it's the start of a longer school ...
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Medical honey makes a comeback for treatment of wounds

An old medical treatment is making a comeback.  News/Talk 960's Jim Kent reports clinics and medical supply places are seeing an increased demand for medical ...
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VT/UVA research hopes to prevent elderly falls

A new fall-prediction  monitor for the elderly is nearing developement. The story from News/Talk 960's Bob Clark. Researchers at Virginia Tech and the University of ...
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Couple plans party for local kids who turn 10 on September 11

For most, September 11th will be a solemn occasion--marking the tenth anniversary of the terror attacks on this country.  But for those born on that ...
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New Mason’s Cove Elementary set to open

Roanoke County Schools begin a new school year on Monday, and for one of those schools, it's the start of a new era. Students at ...
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Ridership increases on bus to Lynchburg Amtrak

The shuttle bus service from Roanoke that allows a connection to Amtrak in Lynchburg is seeing a continued rise in ridership. News/Talk 960's Bob Clark ...
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FreightCar America to announce big new order

FreightCar America is planning a Monday morning announcement for 1,500 hybrid coal rail cars. It appears this order will come from Norfolk Southern, since the ...
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Virginia Western wireless printing expects to save paper and $$

Virginia Western Community College is launching a new campus printing service. The "WEPA"  Wireless Everywhere Print Anywhere is designed to help the college save paper ...
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Roanoke Police Department Launches New Service

The Roanoke Police Department has a new tool that allows people to see major felonies in their neighborhood. Anyone can log onto the department’s Safer ...
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Surprise for Roanoke County sheriff: old cellphones

A public service announcement urging donations of old cellphones led to a surprise in at the Roanoke County Sheriff's office -- but they've worked out ...
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Vote for LOVE in the Roanoke Valley

Do you LOVE Roanoke?  Voting is underway to bring big letters to Roanoke that spell out LOVE.  The Virginia Tourism Corporation is putting on the ...
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Roanoke region foreclosure filings on the rise

Foreclosure filings went up in the Roanoke Valley last month at a time when the national numbers were lower. But as News/Talk 960's Evan Jones ...
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Dump truck wreck blocks road in Roanoke County

A dump truck accident blocked Old Mill Road off Bent Mountain Road in Roanoke County for about three hours this morning ...
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202 Market faces ABC hearing today for February striptease

A downtown Roanoke restaurant faces an ABC hearing today for the fund-raising event in February that included a striptease.  202 Market says it was as ...
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DMV 2 Go Roanoke starts rolling next week

A new mobile DMV customer service center is making its debut in southwest Virginia  next week.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin has details ...
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Police hope surveillance photos lead to robbery suspects

The surveillance photos are somewhat indistinct, but Roanoke County Police hope they will help lead them to two men who held up a McDonald's restaurant ...
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VT, Roanoke say positive rankings can help drive more campus visits

A new school year is about to begin at colleges across the region. As students move in, many publications reveal their latest campus rankings. News/Talk ...
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