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Grocery chains consider changes in self-checkout

Self-checkout in grocery stores isn't that new, but one chain--Albertsons--has decided to do away with it.  Even a Kroger store in Texas got rid of ...
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Business isn’t just brewing: it’s growing for a Roanoke beermak...

A Roanoke brewery that started up less than three years ago is about to launch its third permanent bottled line, and it is planning to ...
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State sales tax holiday returns through Sunday

Virginians are expected to save more than $4 million in sales taxes this weekend. More on the annual tax holiday from News/Talk 960's Evan Jones ...
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VT officials: painful lessons guided lockdown decisions

Virginia Tech officials say they really had no choice but to issue Thursday's campus alert and continue the lockdown for five hours, even though it ...
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$800,000 to help tourism in Virginia

Governor Bob McDonnell announced this week that nearly $800,000 in grant funds from the Virginia Tourism Corporation will go to more than 40 tourism initiatives ...
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Virginia Tech gives “all clear”, campus lockdown lifted

From Virginia Tech at 2:50 pm: An official Virginia Tech announcement. . . . The campus alert has been lifted. The university will hold a ...
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Pedestrian killed in Route 220 accident in Roanoke

A pedestrian was killed when he was struck by a  tractor-trailer on Franklin Road/Route 220 South in front of Lowe's. Police say it happened about 6:35 a.m. and ...
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Now in year two: free liquor tasting events at ABC stores

Virginia recently entered year two of permitting free liquor tasting events inside ABC stores. These events have proven to be quite popular around the state, ...
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Virginia Western to offer new certification program

Virginia Western Community College is now the first college in the state to offer a Siemens Certified Mechatronic Systems Assistant certification.  Dan Horine, program head ...
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VT assigns street addresses to buildings for first time

The era of GPS devices and Google Maps is leading Virginia Tech to assign street addresses to all its buildings for the first time. More ...
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Free screenings scheduled to detect “silent killer”

You've heard of aneurysms, but maybe not those that can occur in the abdomen. They can be just as deadly as those in the brain, ...
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Stoping sexual and domestic violence in Virginia with a license plate

The Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance wants a new license plate to help with fundraising. Virginia Delegate John O'Bannon is on board with the ...
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Salem and Roanoke Co. to seek alternatives to Comcast

Salem City and Roanoke County officials say they're fed up with Comcast and will search together for other cable TV and Internet options for residents ...
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Cancer victim’s family hopes to assist other terminal patients

The family of a Roanoke area woman who fell victim to breast cancer two years ago hopes to assist other terminal patients facing similar challenges ...
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Hollins prof: why just getting debt ceiling proposal to a vote was difficul...

A Hollins University professor who closely follows events in Washington says members of both political parties had to stomach provisions they dislike just to reach ...
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Virginia Tech to hold emergency management drill

Virginia Tech will hold an emergency management exercise later this week. Details and reasons behind the drill from News/Talk 960's Bob Clark ...
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ACLU to VA jails: change Muslim inmates’ meal times for Ramadan

This is not only the first day of August -- this  also begins the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. And the American Civil Liberties Union ...
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High schools must handle the heat as football practice begins

High School football practice begins today across the region, and the continuing string of temperatures reaching the 90's raises concerns over the athletes' health. News/Talk ...
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Roanoke businesses gain from Greenbrier golf tournament

The Greenbrier Resort may be almost two hours from Roanoke, but this week's golf tournament means big business for some local companies. NEWS/TALK 960's Bob ...
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81 blasting will mean frequent southbound detours through spring

Blasting resumes next week along Interstate 81 near Christiansburg, but it won't be a blast for southbound drivers. VDOT plans to detour all traffic heading ...
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