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Artist wanted to spread pedestrian safety awareness in Roanoke

Artist wanted to spread pedestrian safety awareness in Roanoke
Roanoke City officials hope art can remind people that there’s No Need to Speed. WFIR’s Ian Price has more on the second annual Color Your ...
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Professor believes fate of area Confederate monument won’t be decided soon.

Professor believes fate of area Confederate monument won’t be decided soon.
A Roanoke College professor says he was surprised by a judge’s order which called for the removal of Confederate located in front of the college ...
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AAA: Gas prices keep rising with increased summer demand

AAA: Gas prices keep rising with increased summer demand
Since Memorial Day weekend, the national average of gas prices has increased 13 cents a gallon, and in Virginia, the average gas price has risen ...
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Man gets 17 1/2 years for seeking sexually explicit photos from minor boys

Man gets 17 1/2 years for seeking sexually explicit photos from minor boys
A North Carolina man was sentenced today to 17-and-a-half years in prison for seeking sexually-explicit photos and videos from teenage boys in southwest Virginia. Federal ...
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DMV program hopes to reduce summer traffic accidents, deaths

DMV program hopes to reduce summer traffic accidents, deaths
Virginia's DMV is starting a new safety campaign in efforts to protect drivers and pedestrians. The central focus of the campaign is through animated PSAs ...
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GOP leader critical of state mask guidance for elementary schools

GOP leader critical of state mask guidance for elementary schools
One of the General Assembly's Republican leaders wasted no time criticizing the COVID-related guidance issued to schools across Virginia. It recommends that all students and ...
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Smoke from western wildfires leads to Virginia health alert

Smoke from western wildfires leads to Virginia health alert
A statewide health alert is in effect for the rest of Wednesday, the result of particle pollution caused by smoke from wildfires in the western ...
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Virginia recommends but does mandate masks for all in elementary schools

Virginia recommends but does mandate masks for all in elementary schools
State health and education officials "strongly recommend" masks for all elementary school students, teachers and staff -- regardless of vaccination status -- when the next ...
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Governor’s race is hauling in record amounts of campaign cash

Governor's race is hauling in record amounts of campaign cash
We are not even into August yet, but the two major-party candidates for Virginia governor have already raised more than $43 million for their campaigns, ...
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Two years later the People’s Choice get their main stage gig at Floyd...

Two years later the People's Choice get their main stage gig at FloydFest
Two years later an Asheville-based band with several distinct musical genres will get their first-place prize from 2019 this weekend at FloydFest 2021 "Odyssey" - ...
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Man injured during shooting in Northwest Roanoke

Man injured during shooting in Northwest Roanoke
On July 20, 2021 at approximately 8:00 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the 3500 block of Dona ...
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Roanoke man charged with arson of occupied public building

Roanoke man charged with arson of occupied public building
NEWS RELEASE: At 12:52am, Monday morning, July 19th, Roanoke Fire-EMS was dispatched to the 100 block of Church Ave SW for a fire alarm. Units ...
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Missing Bedford County senior

Missing Bedford County senior
NEWS RELEASE: The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing Senior Citizen . On July 20th, 2021, at approximately ...
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Greenway connection between Salem and Roanoke City celebrated

Greenway connection between Salem and Roanoke City celebrated
There was a ribbon cutting for a new bridge that is part of the Roanoke River Greenway today. The Barnhardt Creek Bridge connects sections between ...
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Roanoke coffee house about to wrap up year-long charity concerts

Roanoke coffee house about to wrap up year-long charity concerts
3rd Street Coffeehouse in Roanoke is wrapping up its year-long charity concert series early next month.  It started "Tuesday Tunes" as a weekly on-line concert ...
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“Building Beloved Communities” looks to make an impact

"Building Beloved Communities" looks to make an impact
A local consulting and executive coaching firm that went through the Gauntlet business competition this spring is now helping Fleet Feet Roanoke raise money to ...
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Will younger children have to wear masks in school this Fall?

Will younger children have to wear masks in school this Fall?
Its likely but nothing is official yet that children going to school starting next month may have to wear masks - with no vaccine approved ...
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Roanoke Parks and Rec is looking for public feedback.

Roanoke Parks and Rec is looking for public feedback.
Tonight the public can give its input at a meeting being held by the Roanoke Parks and Recreation Advisory Board .... WFIR's Rob Ruthenberg has ...
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Virginia is #1 according to a poll by CNBC

Virginia is #1 according to a poll by CNBC
Virginia has earned Back-to-Back Titles in a CNBC ranking as “America’s Top State for Business...WFIR's Rob Ruthenberg has more 7-15 Kaine Wrap#2 ...
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LB lineman commits to Tech’s 2022 class

LB lineman commits to Tech's 2022 class
Lord Botetourt lineman Gunner Givens has verbally committed to play football at Virginia Tech - reportedly choosing the Hokies over dozens of other offers. Penn ...
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