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Air traffic continues to take off at Roanoke Regional Airport

Passenger growth is continuing at Roanoke Regional Airport. The latest report shows an increase of 5.2% in passengers from June 2010 to June 2011. More ...
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Fire at former Patrick Henry out; smoke, water damage reported inside

A rooftop fire at the former Patrick Henry Hotel has caused an undetermined amount of smoke and water damage inside. The building has undergone a ...
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Poplar Forest to hold open house for teachers

Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is hosting an open house for teachers.  The event next Tuesday is designed to showcase the educational programs for school students ...
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Roanoke plans for future of wooded land across I-158 from Valley View

Roanoke is preparing for the day when wooded property near Valley View Mall becomes open to development, and it won't be all that long before ...
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Roanoke Fiddlefest set for 9th year

Fiddle Fest is this weekend at Hollins College. It's the ninth annual festival with workshops, jams and special entertainment scheduled.  The story from News/Talk 960's ...
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Pilgrim’s Pride recalls chicken sold in Virginia

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — A voluntary recall of thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat chicken has been expanded over concerns that the meat could be contaminated ...
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Breakdowns, sick days slow Roanoke trash collection

Roanoke residents face delays in solid waste collection for the rest of this week. The story from News/Talk 960's Bob Clark ...
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Greenbrier Classic golf tournament returns for second year

The PGA Greenbrier Classic begins tomorrow in White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia, just under two hours from Roanoke. More on the tournament from News/Talk 960's ...
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As the Greenbrier Classic returns, officials hope big traffic backups do no...

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend this year's Greenbrier Classic this week, and that's before you figure in attendance for concerts featuring performers ...
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“The Pines” to offer green retirement living

Green retirement living is now available in the Roanoke Valley. Brandon Oaks is introducing "The Pines" with green features committed to health and the environment ...
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Seven area schools get advance accreditation, but impact is unclear

The State Department of Education is granting accreditation waivers to seven area schools because their recent SOL performance has been so strong.  They are  Crystal ...
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Virginia Tourism Corporation to give race fans a thrill at Martinsville Spe...

The Martinsville Speedway is joining the Virginia Tourism Corporation in providing an all expenses paid racing weekend starting on October 28th. This will be the second consecutive year the ...
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New Franklin County employer starts accepting job applications

A company preparing to start up operations in Franklin County began taking applications today. Solution Matrix, Inc. intends to hire 25 to 30 new workers ...
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Dry summer boosts wildfire threat

The Roanoke Valley needs a lot of rain to get near normal levels for the year.  As News/Talk 960's Bob Clark reports, state forestry officials ...
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30-day outlook offers little relief from the heat

The worst of the latest heat wave is over, but it looks temperatures will probably remain above normal more often than not well into late ...
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Star Line Trolley ridership on the rebound

Ridership is on the increase on the Star Line Trolley. It's the service that connects downtown Roanoke Carilion Clinic and the new medical school. The ...
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Police hope pics nab man who hid in car, robbed woman who just used ATM

Salem Police hope surveillance photos will help them find a man who allegedly hid in the back seat of a car in a bank parking ...
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The heat is more than uncomfortable — it can be dangerous

A heat advisory is in effect today as temperatures approach 100 and the heat index climbs close to 109. There are ways you can and ...
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The extreme heat can sometimes lead to car trouble

AAA says the hot weather can be an engine killer. Spokesperson Martha Meade says roadside assistance calls increase by as much as 700 per day when ...
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Hot times for AC repair workers

We face another uncomfortably hot day ahead -- even more unpleasant if your air conditioning goes out. Repair companies say they're working overtime and then ...
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