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Dharma-Green Thumb merger credited for RISE-Salem opening

Dharma-Green Thumb merger credited for RISE-Salem opening
The medical marijuana provider for our region of Virginia credits a merger for their company opening the first retail-only facility in Salem before providers in ...
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Retiring Greenways Coordinator Liz Belcher is honored

Retiring Greenways Coordinator Liz Belcher is honored
The Roanoke Valley Greenways Coordinator since that job came into existence in 1996 steps down in a few days. Well-wishers and those Liz Belcher has ...
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With cages filling up, animal shelters to hold Mega Pet Adoption Event

With cages filling up, animal shelters to hold Mega Pet Adoption Event
Area animal shelters say they are once again filling up, so close to a dozen of them are teaming up for a joint adoption event ...
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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office gets their man – in Franklin Co...

Bedford County Sheriff's Office gets their man - in Franklin County
The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office responded to 2365 Difficult Creek Road Bedford, to attempt to locate a wanted subject on Franklin County charges.  After locating ...
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Northam announces college statewide tuition assistance proposal at VT

Northam announces college statewide tuition assistance proposal at VT
Governor Northam wants state lawmakers to approve $111 million for need-based college tuition assistance, announcing his proposal today at Virginia Tech. It is one of ...
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UPDATE: SML burglary suspect arrested, most property recovered

UPDATE: SML burglary suspect arrested, most property recovered
A Roanoke man is under arrest for a Smith Mountain Lake-area burglary that was captured in surveillance photos. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says 40-year-old ...
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UPDATE: US 220 reopens near Boones Mill

UPDATE: US 220 reopens near Boones Mill
UPDATE: Virginia 511 reports the accident has been cleared and all lanes have been reopened. PREVIOUS FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY: There is a multi-vehicle (tractor trailer, ...
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Botetourt first Tomato Festival set for Saturday

Botetourt first Tomato Festival set for Saturday
The inaugural Botetourt Tomato Festival is set for this weekend. WFIR’s Ian Price has details: 07-29 Tomato Festival WRAP Rules for the tomato sandwich competitions ...
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UPDATE: Northbound 81 reopens, but delays continue

UPDATE: Northbound 81 reopens, but delays continue
1:30 PM UPDATE: STAUNTON – (12:50 p.m.) Both northbound lanes of Interstate 81 in Augusta County have reopened, following cleanup from a multi-vehicle crash at ...
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Local health districts reaching out again the the vaccine-hesitant

Local health districts reaching out again the the vaccine-hesitant
Its too early to say whether rising COVID rates locally and in Virginia will lead to further mask wearing mandates again for the general public ...
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Fall campaign likely to bring another barrage of campaign ads and calls

Fall campaign likely to bring another barrage of campaign ads and calls
If your remember the unending political ads and phone calls less than a year ago, you can expect something close to just as much again ...
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Its wait-and-see on any renewed mask mandate says local VDH director

Its wait-and-see on any renewed mask mandate says local VDH director
The director of the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts says there is currently no "magic number" regarding the rising COVID infection rates that would ...
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Retail medicinal marijuana shop in Salem cuts the ribbon

Retail medicinal marijuana shop in Salem cuts the ribbon
The first medicinal marijuana-only retail outlet in Virginia cut the ribbon in Salem today on West Main Street - although the official opening at "RISE ...
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Incoming Hollins freshman competes for Miss America’s Outstanding Tee...

Incoming Hollins freshman competes for Miss America's Outstanding Teen
A recent high school graduate who will enter Hollins University this fall is competing for the title of "Miss America's Outstanding Teen". Ella Strickland is ...
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WFT head coach: not enough players are vaxxed

WFT head coach: not enough players are vaxxed
Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivers says he is "beyond frustrated" by the number of players that have not been vaccinated yet as training ...
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Mill Mountain Theatre returns with “Million Dollar Quartet”

Mill Mountain Theatre returns with "Million Dollar Quartet"
Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins come to life on the stage at Mill Mountain Theatre, tonight through August 22. More ...
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Masks making a comeback with COVID spikes?

Masks making a comeback with COVID spikes?
In what is bound to be an unpleasant reminder of the past year for some, the CDC has just issued a new guidance, suggesting that ...
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RoCo Public Schools does not plan mask mandate

RoCo Public Schools does not plan mask mandate
Masks are required on school buses due to federal mask mandate for public transportation ROANOKE  County– The students and staff of Roanoke County Public Schools ...
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Are your children up to date on school vaccinations? Many are not.

Are your children up to date on school vaccinations? Many are not.
Local health officials are urging parents and guardians to be sure their school-age children are properly vaccinated -- and this has nothing to do with ...
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Northam to propose $935 million for unemployment fund and VEC upgrades

Northam to propose $935 million for unemployment fund and VEC upgrades
Governor Northam plans to use more than $862 million in federal COVID relief funding to replenish Virginia's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, which took a big ...
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