Appalachian Power letter aims at Democrat Ward Armstrong

House Democratic Minority Leader Ward Armstrong claims that Appalachian Power’s president is encouraging American Electric Power shareholders to vote against him in a key legislative ...

Horseback riding across America to benefit non-profit ranch

Two people operating a non-profit ranch in Wyoming have been traveling across the country on horses for more than a year to raise money.  Today, ...

Roanoke County: the next Silicon Valley?

Roanoke County wasted no time getting the word out on a new -- and favorable -- ranking. This one lists the county among smaller metro ...

New director wants Market Building to become more of a destination

Now that the renovated Roanoke City Market Building is starting to fill up again, it has a full-time Building Director. Sara Guerry is no stranger ...

Absentee vote deadline Saturday — but you need a valid reason

The deadline for absentee voting in person for next week's election is Saturday, so city and county registrars' offices will be open both today and ...

A license plate to remember April 16th at Virginia Tech

The VTV Family Outreach Foundation is trying to get people signed up for a new license plate to remember the 32 people killed on April ...

DMV: Roanoke office operations back to normal

A morning power outage disrupted Roanoke DMV operations, but the department says the office is once again able to handle all customer services.  The outage ...

Rail excursions help preserve and restore Roanoke rail history

Hundreds of people will board passenger trains from Roanoke this coming weekend, excursions that also serve to help preserve and restore Roanoke's rail history.  More ...

2nd annual Virginia’s Veterans Parade set for Saturday in Roanoke

Downtown Roanoke Saturday will host the second annual "Virginia's Veterans Parade." Organizers say the parade is to pay tribute to veterans of all services and ...

Shenandoah Life policyholders vote on acquisition next month

A meeting date and place are now set for Shenandoah Life policyholders to vote on the company's acquisition. Information and voting materials have been sent ...

VDOT crews work “snow-covered roads” in Salem

Equipment operators from VDOT's 12-county Salem District are receiving simulation-based snowplow training today in preparation for winter weather.  VDOT spokesman Jason Bond says operators will go ...

VA students show gains, but less than 50% considered proficient

Nationwide standardized test results show Virginia students performing better in reading and math than the country as a whole, but most are not considered grade ...

Big Powerball jackpot means big lottery sales

The Virginia Lottery expects a busy day at its outlets across the state now that tonight's Powerball jackpot has grown to an estimated $245 million ...

Skunks are on the move in the Roanoke Valley

Are you seeing or maybe smelling more skunks in the Roanoke Valley these days?  Roanoke Animal Control Officer Michael Quesenberry says skunks are looking for ...

Police make arrest in Bonsack auto theft

Roanoke County police say they've located the man who drove off with a car from the Bonsack Walmart after the car's owner accidentally dropped his ...

Roanoke Police will soon offer some drug dealers a new choice

Roanoke Police say they expect to arrest a lot of drug dealers soon, dealers they've been watching for months in one small neighborhood.  But what's ...

Donate a new or gently used coat to the Rescue Mission

The Roanoke Rescue Mission needs your help in keeping homeless men, women and children warm this winter.  Right now, about 400 people are staying in ...

Registrars report some Election Day confusion

Election officials across the state are getting ready for this year's general election and finding there's some confusion on the date. More from WFIR's Evan ...

Question for Roanoke: if Amtrak returns, where should the station be?

The arrival and departures of several passenger excursion trains to Roanoke serves as a reminder of state plans to restore Amtrak service within the next ...

Green Living and Energy Expo returns Friday

An annual event designed to save energy and money gets underway this Friday.  It's the 12th Annual Green Living and Energy Expo from the Association ...