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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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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