Martinsville President hopes new NASCAR cars boost fan interest, attendance

The President of Martinsville Speedway say NASCAR's next generation of race cars is likely to help increase overall fan interest -- and attendance -- in ...

Top five weather events of 2012

On this first day of 2013, forecasters in Blacksburg are looking back at the wild weather we saw in 2012.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has top ...

Effort to save Huff Lane site continues

Residents of the Dorchester Court neighborhood are still fighting to keep two hotels and a restaurant from being built at the former Huff Lane site ...

Yellow Cab gearing up for busy night

A local cab company is getting ready to take partygoers home tonight. WFIR's Bob Clark has the story. 12-28 Yellow Cab Wrap #11-WEB ...

Annual Roanoke job fair to be held in January

Roanoke's annual job fair is dropping its holiday title and moving to January.  WFIR's Timothy Martin says that's not all that's new. Roanoke Fair Wrap ...

Sales slow for New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

There are still plenty of tickets remaining for the Virginia Lottery's New Year's Millionaire Raffle. Details from WFIR's Bob Clark. 12-28-VALottery Raffle Wrap #11 ...

Deadline near for “Budget Academy” in Roanoke

Any Roanoke resident wanting to take part in the Citizen Budget Academy needs to act today. WFIR's Bob Clark has details: 12-27 Budget Academy Wrap ...

Poplar Forest needs volunteers for 2013

Poplar Forest in Bedford County is hoping to start 2013 with some new volunteers.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. Poplar Volunteers Wrap 2-WEB Click here to ...

Recent lower gas prices may signal downward trend for 2013

2012 will do go down as bringing the highest year-long average gas prices ever, but experts say the recent drops may signal a lower average ...

Poplar Forest opens holiday week for first time

Thomas Jefferson's retreat is open this week to welcome visitors -- the first time Poplar Forest has opened its doors between the Christmas and New ...

Wintry weather forces delay in Roanoke County trash collection

Trash collection is Roanoke County has been suspended for the day. Officials say the wintry road conditions made it unsafe for trash to be collected ...

BBB will remember 2012 as year of storm-chasing contractors

The Better Business Bureau will remember 2012 as the year of the stormchaser. Even experienced consumer rights workers had never before seen what happened after ...

Chief to new Roanoke officers: your job is dangerous but important

There are twelve new officers celebrating their graduation from the Roanoke Police Academy. At graduation, Roanoke City Police Chief Chris Perkins congratulated the 65th Basic ...

Rescue Mission prepares Christmas dinner for 900

The Roanoke Rescue Mission is preparing to serve a Christmas day meal to about 900 people -- double the amount of people they served on ...

Roanoke County property tax notices go out next week; almost all will be lo...

Roanoke County property tax notices are ready to go out next week, and almost all county homeowners will see lower property tax bills next year ...

AARP: Check on elderly family members this holiday season

The AARP says family visits this holiday season are a good time to gauge the welfare of your parents or grandparents.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports ...

With highs winds forecast, Apco crews told to be ready this weekend

Appalachian Power has its local line crews on standby in case they are needed anywhere across the region this weekend.  Strong winds through tomorrow present ...

Roanoke County police train today for events they hope to never face

Roanoke County Police will conduct crisis response training today at Glenvar Middle School. It's mostly for school resource and patrol officers who would be first ...

Salvation Army hoping for big weekend

The Salvation Army is hoping last minute shoppers spare a little change this weekend.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has an update on the Red Kettle Campaign. Final-Kettle-Push Wrap ...

Midwest snowstorm likely to impact air travel in/out of Roanoke

Roanoke Regional Airport officials are warning travelers that air travel may be tricky for the next few days, especially to and through the Midwest. A ...