Poplar Forest to hold unusual evening tours

On this election day there is an invitation to view another president's home.  It is a rare opportunity to tour Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest at ...

Romney final-day campaign swing includes Lynchburg rally

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney brought his final-day campaigning to central Virginia today, addressing supporters in Lynchburg. He then headed off for another Virginia rally ...

Election officials prep voting sites for election day

Roanoke Valley election officials are busy with last-minute details on this day before election day. Voting machines are being put into place, and election workers ...

Virginia voter ID law gets first test Tuesday

Tuesday's election will be the first for Virginia's new voter ID law, one requiring voters to present state-approved identification before casting ballots. Local elections officials ...

Election Day job fair at National College

National College's Roanoke Valley campus is holding a job fair on Election Day.  WFIR's Timothy Martin says organizers planned it that way. ED-Job-Fair Wrap 1-WEB ...

President Clinton in Roanoke for Obama campaign

The Obama campaign has released details on former President Bill Clinton's stop tonight (Saturday) in Roanoke. The Clinton event will be at Patrick Henry High ...

Absentee vote numbers suggest heavy Tuesday turnout

The deadline to cast an absentee ballot for next week's election is drawing near -- tomorrow is the last day to do so. Local voter ...

Romney supporters praise Roanoke speech; Dems outside have different messag...

Yesterday's Mitt Romney rally reception was enthusiastic, save for some Obama supporters greeting the Republican faithful nearing the rally site. WFIR's Evan Jones spoke with ...

Allen: elect me and “you’re gonna see change in Washington”...

As election day draws near, WFIR continues its campaign profiles, looking today and tomorrow at the candidates for U.S. Senate. Both are former governors, and ...

13th annual Green Living and Energy Expo today and tomorrow in Roanoke

The 13th annual Green Living and Energy Expo is back for another year in Roanoke.  The free event runs today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and ...

Romney campaign returns to full gear in Roanoke

Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney fired up a Roanoke crowd this morning, and it seems clear the recent campaign truce of sorts is over as ...

Kaine: it’s all about balance in US Senate race

As election day draws near, WFIR continues its campaign profiles, looking today and tomorrow at the candidates for U.S. Senate. Both are former governors, and ...

No hurricane price spike this time — so what’s next?

Hurricanes frequently lead to spikes in gasoline prices. That has not happened with Sandy, and experts say it is not likely to happen in the ...

BBB: use common sense when donating money to help those in the Northeast

A lot of people are starting to send in donations to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy.  But do you know where your money is ...

Romney back in VA, may return again before election day

Mitt Romney's scheduled campaign visit to Roanoke tomorrow is one of three set for Virginia, and even with just five days left before election day, ...

New polls show close presidential race in Virginia

A new Roanoke College poll shows Republican Mitt Romney with a five-point lead over President Obama, 49%-44%. That contrasts with an eight-point Obama lead in ...

President’s praise not enough to keep company from supporting Romney

The Roanoke company hosting tomorrow's Mitt Romney appearance has come in for some previous praise from President Obama. Last December, the president applauded Integrity Windows ...

Goodlatte cites accomplishments, low-key approach: “I am not a show horse”...

WFIR continues its profiles of the candidates for the Congressional districts covering the Roanoke region. Today, we take a closer look at Bob Goodlatte, the ...

Sandy causing problems for American Red Cross

Hurricane Sandy was the last thing the American Red Cross wanted to see.  WFIR's Timothy Martin explains why. Blood Fears Wrap 1-WEB ...

Romney returns to Roanoke Thursday

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is coming back to Roanoke. He is scheduled to address a rally Thursday morning at Integrity Windows and Doors, which ...