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Booster shot approved this week – or not quite yet?

Booster shot approved this week - or not quite yet?
Mixed signals again on a possible 3rd dose or "booster shot" for the COVID-19 vaccines to help ward off the variant strains. Dr. Cynthia Morrow ...
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Tech, WFT lose key players

Tech, WFT lose key players
Bad news for the Virginia Tech football team. Tight end James Mitchell will miss the rest of the season. And tough luck for the Washington ...
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Haunted house hiring paid help, unique applicants wanted

Haunted house hiring paid help, unique applicants wanted
A haunted house benefiting Center in the Square is looking to hire help. WFIR’s Ian Price has details on “Blue Ridge Nightmares” 09-14 Haunted Help ...
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Data not in on booster shots yet says local health director

Data not in on booster shots yet says local health director
Several FDA executives are among those who now say there is no data right now that shows a third COVID shot - a booster of ...
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Roanoke Gas expects home heating bills to rise 20% this winter

Roanoke Gas expects home heating bills to rise 20% this winter
It may not be very cold outside right now, but the home heating season is not all that far away, and if you heat with ...
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Not enough testing capacity for non-vaxxers right now?

Not enough testing capacity for non-vaxxers right now?
President Joe Biden's new federal regulation announced last week requires companies with 100 employees or more to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine. As an alternative they ...
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As COVID cases surge, more local drive-through testing resumes

As COVID cases surge, more local drive-through testing resumes
New drive-through COVID testing sites begin operating Tuesday in the Roanoke Valley in efforts to help slow the spread -- and its impacts on health ...
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Tech sails; Liberty grinds

Tech sails; Liberty grinds
No problem for Virginia Tech on Saturday - beating Middle Tennessee State handily 35-14. And  on the road Saturday, Liberty grinds out a 21 to ...
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Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts announce local testing location...

Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts announce local testing locations
(ROANOKE, VA) – As demand for COVID testing has continued to increase, Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts (RCAHD) has worked with the Central Office ...
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Polls across Virginia show a trend of undecided voters

Polls across Virginia show a trend of undecided voters
A recent poll from Virginia Commonwealth University had a surprising number of undecided potential voters in the upcoming gubernatorial race according to one former Virginia ...
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Body found buried in backyard, teen charged in dad’s death

Body found buried in backyard, teen charged in dad’s death
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — The body of a 78-year-old northern Virginia man was found buried in his backyard Wednesday and his son has been ...
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Moussaoui trial revisited on the eve of Sept. 11 anniversary

Moussaoui trial revisited on the eve of Sept. 11 anniversary
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Zacarias Moussaoui remains the only person ever convicted in a U.S. court in connection with the Sept. 11 attacks. A ...
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Crews end daylong search for 1887 Lee statue time capsule

Crews end daylong search for 1887 Lee statue time capsule
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Crews in Virginia ended a daylong search Thursday after they were unable to locate a 134-year-old time capsule state officials believe ...
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Virginia’s U.S. Senators reflect on 9/11

Virginia's U.S. Senators reflect on 9/11
Virginia’s U.S. Senators released comments ahead of tomorrow’s 9/11 20-year anniversary. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: 09-10 Dems Voicer ...
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Youngkin asks Americans to put differences aside on 9/11 anniversary

Youngkin asks Americans to put differences aside on 9/11 anniversary
The Republican running to be Virginia’s next Governor hopes Americans use the 20th anniversary of 9/11 to remember what brings us together. WFIR’s Clark Palmer ...
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VDH “applauds President Biden’s initiatives” on vaccine mandate...

VDH "applauds President Biden’s initiatives" on vaccine mandates
(from VDH) The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) applauds President Biden’s initiatives, announced September 9, to meet the growing challenge of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, ...
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Northam: all in on Biden’s vaccine mandate announcement

Northam: all in on Biden's vaccine mandate announcement
Count Virginia Democratic Governor Ralph Northam as being in step with President Biden's new mandate to require vaccine for federal workers and businesses with 100 ...
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Mill Mountain Theatre director on 2022 season

Mill Mountain Theatre director on 2022 season
Mill Mountain Theatre has unveiled its lineup of 2022 productions, which includes The Heights, Holiday Inn and The Diary of Anne Frank on the Trinkle ...
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Remembering, reflecting on tragic anniversary

Remembering, reflecting on tragic anniversary
Below you can find a list of WFIR stories about the 9/11 20th anniversary. Click any of the stories you are interested in hearing. Youngkin ...
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Crunchtime! players and games of the week

Crunchtime! players and games of the week
Our weekly high school football show on Saturday mornings is now 2 hours long - from 10am until noon. Carl York is the host of ...
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