Planning Commission votes “no” on Huff Lane School rezoning

UPDATE: The Roanoke Planning Commission unanimously voted against the proposal. It therefore heads to City Council with a "no" recommendation. ----------- The Roanoke Planning Commission ...

Virginia lawmakers to introduce gun proposals

Virginia lawmakers on both sides of the gun debate say they will introduce proposals in the aftermath of the deadly Connecticut elementary school shooting.  WFIR's ...

Updated: Midnight deadline looms: Dish, Channel 7 differ on big reason beh...

UPDATE:  WDBJ7's parent company and Dish Network reached an eleveth-hour agreement Thursday night on a new deal that keeps Channel 7 on the Dish lineup ...

Deadline nears for Center in the Square construction

Construction workers face a December 31st deadline to complete building renovations at Center in the Square, and Center officials say they'll get it done. The ...

Gov. McDonnell: Time to discuss arming school officials

RICHMOND, Va. (AP)  Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says policymakers should discuss allowing school officials to carry firearms on campus. If school officials were trained and ...

Deadline nears for Dish Network and WDBJ7

A deadline is drawing near for Dish Network and WDBJ7, and without a new agreement by midnight tomorrow, Dish subscribers may soon lose Channel 7 ...

More than 1,100 high school seniors gain early decision admission to Virgin...

More than 1,100 high school seniors now have their college futures set at Virginia Tech; the University sent out its early decision notices in the ...

Governor calls for statewide school safety review; Roanoke schools call the...

Governor McDonnell has ordered a statewide school safety review in response to Friday's mass school shootings in Connecticut. The review will attempt to identify and ...

Roanoke County principals told: tell us what security measures are needed i...

Roanoke County School principals were instructed to go through their buildings over the weekend and determine if any additional security measures were immediately needed,  this ...

Salvation Army wants all to see how countless contributions help area child...

The Salvation Army is opening the doors to its Christmas distribution center to the public today, allowing you to see all that each year's community ...

VA Tech study: humidity plays role in flu’s greater winter prevalence

A Virginia Tech student concludes that humidity plays in an important role in flu's greater prevalence during the winter months. A Tech associate professor was ...

Clerk shot in Roanoke robbery

Roanoke police say a robber shot and wounded a convenience store clerk during a holdup this morning.  Police say the clerk, 38-year-old Manzoor Ali Kahn ...

McDonnell to feds: It’s up to you to run health care overhaul system in VA...

Governor McDonnell has informed the Obama administration that Virginia will not create its own health care exchange under the federal health care overhaul law. The ...

VT President: We know from experience the sorrow and horror in CT

BLACKSBURG, Va., Dec. 14, 2012 – The following is an open letter to the Virginia Tech community from Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger: We ...

McDonnell: Virginians are particularly aware of today’s pain in Connecticut...

RICHMOND—Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement following news of a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut: “It is with a heavy heart ...

BBB warns of phishing scams using bureau’s own name

The local Better Business Bureau is warning of Phishing scams. President Julie Wheeler says some emails indicate they are coming from the BBB of Western ...

McDonnell teacher pay hike proposal is tied to greater accountability

Governor McDonnell's proposal to raise teacher pay next year by 2%,  conditioned on more strenuous teacher assessment standards and longer probationary periods for new hires ...

Don’t plan on a Roanoke Valley white Christmas

If you want to look ahead to Christmas, snow on the ground in the Roanoke Valley on that day appears unlikely. Meteorologists at the  National ...

Ferrum College lockdown lifted; Investigation continues

12/14/2012 6:00 a.m. UPDATE: An overnight Ferrum College campus lockdown has been lifted and students are asked to resume normal activities. Just before 6:00 a.m ...

McDonnell proposes 2% pay hike for VA teachers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Gov. Bob McDonnell is proposing 2 percent pay raises for public school teachers conditioned on more strenuous teacher assessment standards and ...