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“Blue Ridge Dreaming” a chronicle of regional beauty

"Blue Ridge Dreaming" a chronicle of regional beauty
Of course,we all live in Virginia's Blue Ridge but sometimes it takes a newcomer to really appreciate the region's beauty. One photographer has done that ...
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Grand Jury report condemns Loudon County School Board

Grand Jury report condemns Loudon County School Board
A Grand Jury empaneled at the request of Virginia attorney general Jason Miyares found that the Loudon County School Board was deficient in its handling ...
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A second fatal crash in Rockbridge County over the weekend

A second fatal crash in Rockbridge County over the weekend
Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Sunday at 11:01 p.m. on Interstate 81, southbound, 2.1 ...
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VDOT: Drivers should expect significant delays on I-81

VDOT: Drivers should expect significant delays on I-81
Major repairs to a local bridge could mean traffic troubles for commuters. WFIR's Emma Thomas has that story: 12-05 VDOT WRAP2-WEB Click here for traffic ...
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Fatal crash in Rockbridge County

Fatal crash in Rockbridge County
ROCKBRIDGE CO., Va. – Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Saturday, (Dec 3) at 6:10 ...
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Prevention Council has new name; new mission

Prevention Council has new name; new mission
What began as the Prevention Council of Roanoke County more than two decades ago has now morphed into a more wide-spread, holistic approach to battling ...
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VMI hires new head football coach

VMI hires new head football coach
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia Military Institute has hired Danny Rocco as its football coach. Rocco replaces Scott Wachenheim, who resigned after eight seasons last ...
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Youngkin pledges more money for business sites

Youngkin pledges more money for business sites
RICHMOND, VA - Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that he is committed to bringing more companies into Virginia by proposing an additional investment for business-ready sites ...
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Roanoke PD make arrest in July 2019 murder

Roanoke PD make arrest in July 2019 murder
Roanoke PD) UPDATE: Roanoke Police have made an arrest in the July 2019 murder of 24-year-old Salonya Evans.   Throughout the course of the investigation, ...
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Salem man wins million dollar lottery prize

Salem man wins million dollar lottery prize
The day after Garland Hare bought his Mega Millions ticket for the November 1 drawing, he left for an overseas trip. It wasn’t until the Salem man arrived at ...
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Robin Reed ends remarkable 40-year Roanoke television career

Robin Reed ends remarkable 40-year Roanoke television career
A commanding presence in Roanoke television history is calling it a career. Robin Reed joined WDBJ7 in March of 1982 and became a key figure ...
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Dawgs win last night features goalie-on-goalie brawl: hear the audio

Dawgs win last night features goalie-on-goalie brawl: hear the audio
The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs beat Knoxville 3-2 last night at the Berglund Center in a game that featured a fight between the two goaltenders ...
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US World Cup performance sparks local interest in soccer

US World Cup performance sparks local interest in soccer
The Valley's soccer scene is being revitalized by the World Cup says the director of one local club. WFIR's Emma Thomas has that story: 12-02 ...
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Member One FCU partners with local non-profits

Member One FCU partners with local non-profits
Member One Federal Credit Union calls this its "Week of Giving," - gifting TAP with $100,000 yesterday for early education programs - and $50,000 today ...
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Roanoke gun violence victims’ friend discusses Empathy Project

Roanoke gun violence victims' friend discusses Empathy Project
Loved ones of a young woman killed earlier this year by gun violence in Roanoke say The Empathy Project will ensure her spirit will never ...
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Kaine: red flags may have been missed with mass shootings

Kaine: red flags may have been missed with mass shootings
The Red flags that were missed at UVA, in Chesapeake and at a Colorado Springs night club - shooters who have possible mental health issues ...
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Roanoke City Council asks VA to roll back some criminal justice reforms

Roanoke City Council asks VA to roll back some criminal justice reforms
Roanoke City Council quietly urged Virginia to roll back numerous criminal justice reforms enacted after the death of George Floyd in 2020. In conjunction with ...
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6th District Congressman on the election, Trump and his upcoming agenda

6th District Congressman on the election, Trump and his upcoming agenda
A Roanoke-area Republican U.S. Congressman says he condemns antisemitism and racism after former President Trump hosted a white nationalist and the rapper formerly known as ...
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NCAA championship soccer in Salem tomorrow through Sunday

NCAA championship soccer in Salem tomorrow through Sunday
If the World Cup has whetted your appetite for championship soccer you can watch teams contend for a title this week in Salem. The NCAA ...
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A weekend of plays and holiday music in Roanoke

A weekend of plays and holiday music in Roanoke
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - sponsored by the Roanoke Arts Commission - roanokearts.org. With a look at some of ...
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