Roanoke schools consider performance bonuses for top teachers

Roanoke School Superintendent Rita Bishop is proposing a performance bonus for the city's top-ranked teachers. It's part of a larger one-time bonus plan using $3 ...

Roanoke drivers could one day benefit from a paving project in Augusta Coun...

VDOT has begun a repaving project on Interstate 81 in Augusta County. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says the techniques used in that project could one ...

VA Lotttery machines printing 5,300 tickets a minute

The Virginia Lottery machines are busy today with tonight's MegaMillions jackpot now at $312 million. As News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, it's one of the ...

College students compete on redistricting plans

A non-partisan group is urging Virginia lawmakers to consider some alternative redistricting plans devised by college students. The Virginia Redistricting Coalition points to the winners ...

Goodlatte, Griffith call on Obama to explain Libya mission plan

The Roanoke Valley's two Republican Congressmen share similar concerns regarding U.S. military action in Libya, especially if the action has no apparent end in sight ...

Goodwill introduces new donation bins

New blue and yellow unattended donation bins are surfacing across the valley. Details from News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin ...

Roanoke County planners prepare revised wind farm regulations

Roanoke County planners hope to have a revised set of proposed rules ready by late June to regulate large-scale wind turbines. As News/Talk 960's Evan ...

Next Carilion CEO sets new goals

A big change at the top for Carilion Clinic. CEO Ed Murphy is leaving to take a job in New York. Current Chief Operating Officer ...

DEQ report shows chemical declines in 2009

An annual state inventory shows Virginia industries released fewer chemicals into the air, land and water in 2009. Details from News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin ...

Wallet thefts from hospital waiting rooms appear related

Someone's taking wallets from hospital waiting rooms from Wytheville to the Roanoke Valley. And as News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, all signs point toward the ...

Cuccinelli files new arguments for expedited Supreme Court health care laws...

It was one year ago today that President Obama signed the health care overhaul bill -- the same day Virginia immediately filed a lawsuit challenging ...

Work on new Kohl’s can now begin

A transformation is coming to the old Walmart at Hunting Hills Plaza.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...

Two dead after three car crash on Bent Mountain Road

County Police say the accident happened around 10:30 this morning at the intersection of Route 221 and Moonlight Lane.  News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports ...

Goodlatte: Poff renovations too costly, won’t meet needs

Congressman Bob Goodlatte says the Obama administration continues to disregard cost, need and other concerns surrounding planned renovations at the Poff Federal Building. More from ...

Federal official cites reasons, benefits in Poff renovations

Congressman Bob Goodlatte is still fighting Obama administration plans to spend about $60 million in stimulus funds to renovate the Poff Building. But the agency ...

Ticket required for free dental clinic

A Mission of Mercy free dental clinic is coming up next month at the Roanoke Civic Center. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin with more on what's ...

I-73 planning goes on, but no funding to design or build it

VDOT holds a public hearing next week on a proposed corridor change for Interstate 73, but there's still no money to design the highway, let ...

Property tax exemptions for many disabled vets – if they would only apply...

Many disabled veterans across Virginia no longer have to pay property taxes, but if Roanoke County's experience is any indication, most who qualify have not ...

Poison Prevention Week targets children and the elderly

This week is Poison Prevention Week.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says it's a good time to make sure your home is as safe as possible ...

Roanoke Police make purse-snatching arrest

Roanoke Police have made an arrest in a series of purse snatches at the Valley View Wal-Mart.  Police have charged 62-year-old Dickie Joe Anderson of ...