Hokies, Flames open regional softball play today

Hokies, Flames open regional softball play today
Its NCAA softball tournament time - Virginia Tech gets to host a regional in Blacksburg.  Meanwhile the Liberty softball team opens today in the Durham ...
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Chief: Negative public expressions continue to impact police hiring

Chief: Negative public expressions continue to impact police hiring
Roanoke County Police Chief Howard Hall says many of the public expressions regarding law enforcement in recent years continue to impact the department's hiring efforts ...
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Better Business Bureau warns parents about baby formula scams

Better Business Bureau warns parents about baby formula scams
An area organization with a vision of fostering an ethical marketplace where buyers and sellers trust each other is alerting parents to potential scams. WFIR’S ...
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Local Colors back at Elmwood Park tomorrow

Local Colors back at Elmwood Park tomorrow
For the first time since 2019, Local Colors, Roanoke's popular multi-cultural free festival, is back tomorrow full-force at Elmwood Park. The story from WFIR's Gene ...
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Showtimers Community Theatre performs a book turned play this weekend

Showtimers Community Theatre performs a book turned play this weekend
A play based on a book that’s required reading for many local students is being put on by a cast of volunteers. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby ...
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Freedom First celebrates its latest branch in Bonsack

Freedom First celebrates its latest branch in Bonsack
This morning, Freedom First Credit Union cut the ribbon on its new location in the Bonsack area of Roanoke County. The building used to be ...
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The Compress and Shock Foundation to host CPR and AED Education Day

The Compress and Shock Foundation to host CPR and AED Education Day
Survival rates for cardiac arrests outside of a hospital have stayed the same for about the past 30 years, but a local non-profit is working ...
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Bedford County Sheriff’s office investigating infant’s death

Bedford County Sheriff's office investigating infant's death
On 5/17/2022 the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2700 Block of Saunders Rd. in reference to an unresponsive 2-month-old. Despite all efforts by ...
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Ridge View Bank breaks ground in Salem

Ridge View Bank breaks ground in Salem
A brand new division of CNB Banking, one with a unique approach to managing and lending capital, is coming to Salem. WFIR's Camden Lazenby has ...
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What to do – and not do – if you encounter a bear cub

What to do - and not do - if you encounter a bear cub
With bear cubs showing up, it might become important for you to know what to do - and not do - if you encounter one ...
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May is National Foster Care Month

May is National Foster Care Month
A non-profit organization that works to place Virginia children in foster homes says there has been a steep decline in the number of people looking ...
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Health system director says no spread from recent Hepatitis case

Health system director says no spread from recent Hepatitis case
According to the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, there is no health threat to the public based on a case of hepatitis A diagnosed ...
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Revisiting previous UFO comments ahead of public hearing today

Revisiting previous UFO comments ahead of public hearing today
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee is set to have its first public hearing on UFOs today. We heard about UFOs in years past from a ...
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In Depth: “Ukraine Lives” composed by Boones Mill resident

In Depth: "Ukraine Lives" composed by Boones Mill resident
At the start of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra season finale for its classical music series late last month, an original, 2-minute composition called "Ukraine Lives," ...
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National D-Day Memorial holds ‘Pack the Convoy’ Supply Drive

National D-Day Memorial holds 'Pack the Convoy' Supply Drive
A program that gets active-duty service members and their families into museums for free is starting at an area attraction this weekend. WFIR's Camden Lazenby ...
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SFCS hosts 37th Annual By Design conference

SFCS hosts 37th Annual By Design conference
A conference, held in Roanoke, on the future of senior living says it's going to explore the “infinite possibilities in finding longevity."  WFIR’s Camden Lazenby ...
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TSA stops man with two loaded guns at ROA

TSA stops man with two loaded guns at ROA
A man from Bedford County, Va., was cited by police after Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers prevented him from carrying two loaded handguns onto his ...
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Police step up hand-held cellphone enforcement in Tanglewood corridor

Police step up hand-held cellphone enforcement in Tanglewood corridor
Roanoke County Police are devoting a lot of attention along the Tanglewood corridor to enforcing Virginia's hand-held cellphone law.  Virginia law prohibits use of those ...
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Iconic Roanoke restaurant will soon close

Iconic Roanoke restaurant will soon close
Roanoker Restaurant statement: Our hearts are heavy as we make this difficult announcement. After 81 years of serving the valley, The Roanoker will close at ...
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10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack police call hate crime

10 dead in Buffalo supermarket attack police call hate crime
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A white 18-year-old wearing military gear and live streaming with a helmet camera opened fire with a rifle at a supermarket ...
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