Veterans’ monument nears completion in Vinton

Work is nearing completion on a Veterans' monument in Vinton -- dedication is now just two months away. The latest from News/Talk 960's Evan Jones ...
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Rocky Mount Town Council approves green light system

Rocky Mount's Town Council has approved a new traffic signal control system that will automatically give emergency responders a green light ...
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Radio listeners pour it on, deliver help for tornado victims

Roanoke Valley radio listeners are responding in a big way to help many tornado victims in Pulaski County. The story from News/Talk 960's Evan Jones ...
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Shutdown showdown over for now, but what about September?

A government shutdown may have been averted for now, but another and perhaps bigger budget battle looms later this year. Congressman Morgan Griffith doesn't sound ...
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Roanoke Police: play detective on our Facebook page

The Roanoke Police Department has added a CSI game to its Facebook page.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports. Click here to visit the Roanoke Police ...
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Friday’s tornadoes strongest on record in NRV

Last Friday's tornadoes in Pulaski County were more than just unusual for this part of Virginia.  As News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, they are the ...
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Roanoke School Board set to approve August school start this week

This looks to be the week Roanoke City School Board members have awaited for years -- approving a school year that begins before Labor Day ...
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$5 rabies shots offered at Roanoke Valley clinic

Rabies cases are on the rise, with four reported in the past ten days in the Roanoke area.  Robert Parker with the Virginia Health Department ...
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Important tax deadline looms

The deadline to file federal taxes is one week from today.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports. http://www.irs.gov ...
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Star City Motor Madness gets national TV exposure Sunday

The next Star City Motor Madness  may be more than two months away, but it gets some big national exposure starting this weekend. The story ...
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Virginia is for tourists: VA again commits $$ to lure visitors

Virginia is getting back to TV ads in hopes of luring more vacationers from major east coast cities. Local economic development officials believe those ads ...
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Changes coming to Mill Mountain Zoo

Mill Mountain Zoo is kicking off spring with a new leader and a new vision for the future.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports. Click here ...
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Roanoke Valley SPCA wants your vote

The Roanoke Valley SPCA is trying to win a $100-thousand contest to help it set up a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the area.  The contest ...
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Teacher merit bonuses off the table in Roanoke

The Roanoke City School Board Thursday morning tentatively decided to shelve for now any talk of merit-based bonuses for city teachers. But almost all teachers ...
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Six-part family research series coming to the Virginia Room

Ever wonder about your family history? News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin has more on a new six part family research series from the Virginia Room ...
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Probe documents efforts to scam VA homeowners facing foreclosure

A year-long investigation documents the extent to which some companies are trying to scam Virginia homeowners facing foreclosure, making suggestions or promises that may only ...
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Roanoke County police seek knife-wielding robber

Roanoke County police are looking for the robber who cut a woman with a knife while stealing her wallet.  The unnamed victim says it happened ...
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Whooping cough outbreak closes Floyd County school

A whooping cough outbreak in Floyd County has forced one school to close for the week  and sent close to 30 people to doctors for ...
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VDACS: get your horses vaccinated

Horse owners in Virginia are being urged to consider getting their animals vaccinated against two mosquito-borne diseases.   News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...
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Kaine running for U.S. Senate

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine says he is running for the U.S. Senate. The former Virginia governor said in an online video on Tuesday ...
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