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New power lines go up to serve SW Roanoke City, County

Crews are stringing new power lines into place in southwest Roanoke County. It's part of a project designed to bring more reliable service to parts ...
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VA legislators consider Congressional redistricting

Virginia legislators are trying once again to redraw the state's legislative districts, this after Governor McDonnell vetoed their earlier plan. And as News/Talk 960's Evan ...
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WANTED: storytellers in Salem

The Second Annual Virginia Tall Tales Championship is coming up next weekend.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin with more on the event. Click here for registration ...
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Supreme Court turns down VA request to fast-track health care challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected a call Monday from Virginia's attorney general to depart from its usual practice and put review of the ...
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Parents offered early start on school vaccinations

Area health officials are urging parents to take advance of spring break by getting their kids up to date on all their school-required vaccinations.  The ...
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Expansion of protective orders should benefit more

Virginia has a new protective orders law in place that should make it easier for those who feel threatened. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin explains. Click ...
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Virginia Western goal: tuition-free education for any qualifying area high ...

Virginia Western Community College wants to provide tuition-free education to any qualifying Roanoke area high school senior. And as News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, it ...
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AARP to hold Roanoke Town Hall Meeting

AARP is bringing a town hall meeting to Roanoke Monday to hear what's on the minds of the 50-plus population in this area. Ginger Thompson ...
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Slowly but surely, Roanoke River Greenway becomes reality

Another section of the Roanoke River Greenway is almost complete, bringing a much larger long-term plan closer to completion as well. This latest stretch runs ...
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Interstate 581’s Valley View interchange on path to completion?

The 581 interchange at Valley View in Roanoke is now on a list to be finished.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin has details ...
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Off-track bet: plans to pave new exercise path at Fleming

The details must still be worked out, but plans are in the works to build a paved exercise path on William Fleming High School property ...
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Changes coming to residential parking program in Roanoke?

Residents living in downtown Roanoke could soon see some changes to the residential parking program. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says city officials plan to meet ...
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Roanoke School Board gives go-ahead to apply for teacher merit pay

The Roanoke School Board has given its initial go-ahead to apply for state-funded pay-for-performance teacher bonuses. It's a pilot program next year for schools deemed ...
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Judge reverses conviction of Roanoke Neo-Nazi

A federal judge says a Chicago jury erred in convicting a white supremacist from Roanoke, which means William “Bill” White may be released from prison ...
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A new website for service member families

Virginia First Lady Maureen McDonnell has launched a new "Serving Our Service Member Families" website. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says it'll help families of deployed ...
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Computers help police predict when, where crimes likely to occur

Roanoke Police are turning increasingly to technology to fight crime -- and to sometimes predict where and when it is likely to occur. More on ...
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Job seekers welcome at today’s Business and Technology Expo in Roanok...

The 2011 Business and Technology Expo will be held this afternoon in Roanoke.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says job seekers are encouraged to attend ...
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Remember: post offices no longer stay open late on tax day

Time is running out to file your federal taxes without facing a penalty. And if you send yours in the mail, keep in mind that ...
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Wrestler hopes to sing his way to national competition

A Salem high school senior hopes to head to national wrestling competition this summer in California -- and use another talent to help him get ...
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Roanoke Co. office uses real estate slowdown to long-term advantage

Roanoke Valley home foreclosures may be heading downward. They certainly were for March -- RealtyTrac reports the number of homes in the foreclosure process was ...
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