“Prescription Drug Take-Back Day” Saturday.

Close to a dozen public and private agencies are coordinating a "Prescription Drug Take-Back Day" on Saturday. It lets you safely dispose of unwanted or ...

Bishop: Fleming will not receive accreditation warning next year

Roanoke School Superintendent Rita Bishop promises much different results this coming year at William Fleming High School, this after Fleming failed to receive full state ...

Got a fading inspection sticker? You’re not alone

Virginia State Police are notifying authorities statewide about ink on some vehicle inspection stickers fading or disappearing when exposed to sunlight. The agency's safety division ...

One Roanoke City school, five in Bedford County fall short of full accredit...

The State Department of Education says all Roanoke County and Salem City schools have received full accreditation for the current school year. In Roanoke City, ...

Cox to non-profits: apply now for $5/10,000 grants

Cox Communications wants to get the word out to Roanoke area non-profit agencies: it's ready to award $5,000 and $10,000 grants. Cox Charities focuses the ...

Jobs, college costs on minds of students in this year’s election

Job prospects and the cost of college tuition and student loans appear to be high on the list of many students' election concerns this year ...

Why you should take an encounter with a bat seriously

This week is Rabies Awareness Week.  The Virginia Department of Health is stressing safety when it comes to bats.  WFIR's Timothy Martin explains why. Rabies ...

C-SPAN brings 2012 campaign to Roanoke campuses

C-SPAN is trying to reach college-age Virginians in ways well beyond its traditional government affairs TV channels. C-SPAN started a four-day college bus tour today ...

In Jesus’ name they meet: Roanoke County supervisors look again at invocati...

Roanoke County Supervisors once again take up invocations at public meetings later today, with no indication where the board might go from here or when ...

IRS needs volunteers

The IRS needs help with its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and Tax Counseling for the Elderly programs.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. Tax Volunteers Wrap 2-WEB ...

Trump draws overflow crowd at Liberty

Real estate magnate Donald Trump drew an overflow crowd at Liberty University Monday, repeatedly criticizing President Obama's handling of the economy, foreign relations, and more ...

Reason unclear: local Romney office waits weeks for yard signs

The Romney campaign Roanoke office says a "printing error" led to a delay in getting yard signs in this part of Virginia. It's unclear what ...

Absentee voting already underway in Virginia

Even though the election isn't until November, absentee voting is already underway in Virginia.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. Absentee Voting Wrap 1-WEB ...

Roanoke airport screeners find loaded handgun in carry-on bag

Screeners at Roanoke Regional Airport thought they saw a handgun going through the x-ray machine yesterday morning -- and they were right. The Transportation Security ...

Cuccinelli: Goode can remain on VA presidential ballot

State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli says Virgil Goode can remain on Virginia's presidential ballot. The State Board of Elections asked Cuccinelli's office more than two ...

Here comes autumn — and big changes

Autumn arrives Saturday morning, and even with temperatures Friday in the 80's, we are likely to see the first frosts in a matter of weeks.   ...

Mitt Romney’s youngest son campaigns for Dad in Roanoke

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a built-in group of closest supporters to send on the road for his campaign -- his five sons. And with ...

Fired Up for a Cure tomorrow in Roanoke

Lots of people are getting fired up for this weekend.  WFIR's Timothy Martin explains why. Fired Up Wrap 1-WEB Click here for more information ...

Roanoke bank robbery suspect captured in WV

After a 14 hour manhunt that began Wednesday night in West Virginia, authorities have captured a man wanted for holding up a Roanoke bank this ...

Republicans point finger at White House for latest coal job losses

Virginia Republicans point the finger straight at the White House for word this week that a major coal mine operator is closing three Virginia mines ...