You can take your car for a spin around Martinsville Speedway today

You don't often get to drive around a NASCAR track in your car.  But you can today at Martinsville Speedway.  WFIR's Timothy Martin explains why ...

After 27 years, Tudor’s serves up final Roanoke biscuits

It's the end of an era today in downtown Roanoke. Tudor's Biscuit World closes its doors after 27 years. The owner cites increasing costs and ...

VA Board of Health to vote today on abortion clinic regulations

Building standards for Virginia abortion providers are once again up for a State Board of Health vote today in Richmond. They would require Virginia's existing ...

Changes coming to Roanoke Regional Airport

Roanoke Regional Airport is getting a facelift.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on the changes both inside and out. Airport Changes Wrap 1-WEB Click here for ...

Environmental groups join supporters of VA offshore wind turbines

Some of the best-known national environmental groups now support development of offshore wind energy turbines -- something Governor McDonnell has been pushing for Virginia's waters ...

Coal regulation remains big campaign issue in 9th District

The role of the federal government in regulating coal mining and power plants is a big campaign issue once again in the 9th Congressional District.  ...

E.C.O. Day offers drive-thru donation lanes

Electronics Clean Out Day returns to the area this Saturday with more drop off locations than the previous two years.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. ECO ...

Key issue in Chicago teachers’ strike resonates with VA teachers

A key issue in the Chicago teachers' strike is similar to a growing one in Virginia: how teachers should be evaluated and to what extent ...

Gas prices normally drop after Labor Day, so why not now?

Gas prices are supposed to head lower after Labor Day, but so far, at least, that's not the case at all. And a leading tracker ...

Hazmat scare in Roanoke .. IT’S JUST A DRILL!

If you see emergency crews scrambling the next few days at the 9th Street Industrial Park in Roanoke, don't panic.  WFIR's Timothy Martin explains. Hazmat ...

Two years after starting up, Blacksburg company expects to add 50 jobs in n...

A Blacksburg social  media company is expanding -- and creating 50 jobs over the next two years. Heyo plans to invest $100,000 in its expansion.  ...

Roanoke Police are high on their hogs

Roanoke Police now have a full fleet of Harley Davidson motorcycles for traffic patrols, and the city's police chief says they also help reduce crime ...

Mountain View Humane hits a big milestone today

Mountain View Humane has one surgery to go to hit the 10,000 mark.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. 10000 Surgery Wrap 1-WEB ...

Roanoke police warn of scam targeting hotel guests

Roanoke police are warning hotel guests about a scam designed to get their credit card information.  Police say they've gotten several reports of guests getting ...

Tourism jumps in Virginia’s Blue Ridge

Local tourism numbers have folks smiling at the Roanoke Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. Blue Ridge Tourism Wrap 2-WEB ...

Sharing the road highlights Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Week

Today starts Virginia Bicyclist and Pedestrian Awareness Week. WFIR's Starr Anderson has more on how you can help share the road and possibly save a ...

State Police identify driver killed in Bedford County

State Police have identified the man killed this morning on Route 122 in Bedford County.  68-year-old Daniel Klosen of Moneta died when the van he ...

Pumpkin crop takes a hit

The little bit of rain the past few days probably won't be enough to help the pumpkin crop this year.  But don't worry; there will ...

Group looking to build new home for injured marine holds event in Roanoke t...

Blue Ridge Veterans Celebration and Tunnel to Towers is holding a 5K race at Wasena Park this weekend.  WFIR's Starr Anderson says the proceeds will help ...

Allegiant pleased with Roanoke traffic, uncommitted about adding more Flori...

Allegiant Airlines says it is very happy with passenger counts to the two Florida destinations it serves from Roanoke, but there is no word whether ...