Football contest to fight dropout rate ready for 12th year

The Western Virginia Education Classic is ready for another year. The details from News/Talk 960's Bob Clark ...
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Bowers presents upbeat State of the City address

Roanoke Mayor David Bowers presents his State of the City address this morning, and he's delivering an upbeat message. The story from News/Talk 960's Evan ...
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VA emergency management officials prepare for Irene

Virginia emergency management officials says the commonwealth is prepared for Hurricane Irene.  News/Talk 960's Bob Clark has the story ...
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Contest offers prizes for best small business expansion proposal

Roanoke Valley small business owners have until midnight tonight to enter a contest that offers $25,000 in cash and promotional awards. The "Expand!" contest is ...
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Police hope surveillance video nabs motel room robbers

Roanoke Police are looking for two men who robbed people a motel room last weekend. Police say the two knocked on a door Saturday at ...
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Another record number for Roanoke Rescue Mission

Another record was set at the Roanoke Rescue Mission last night. CEO Joy Sylvester-Johnson says 421 people stayed in the emergency shelter last night, the ...
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School officials: “Eat for Education” led to historic accredita...

Roanoke School administrators say yesterday's announcement of full state academic accreditation of every city school is more than historic -- it is the direct result, ...
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Plans underway to connect parkway, local trails

A new trail plan is being considered by officials of the Blue Ridge Parkway. News/Talk 960's Bob Clark has the story. The plan would create ...
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Local residents describe feeling the earthquake

There wasn't much question about it. Even people who had little experience feeling earthquakes quickly realized what was happening around 1:55 pm. The earthquake was ...
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Growing Roanoke population expected to boost business

The Roanoke region's population is on the rise, and that should be good for business. Details from News/Talk 960's Bob Clark. The U.S.Census report indicates ...
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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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