6th District GOP primary challenger Merritt Hale seeks change

6th District GOP primary challenger Merritt Hale seeks change
Republican 6th District Congressman Ben Cline is seeking a third term and Democratic candidate Jennifer Lewis is already gearing up her campaign. But first, Ben ...
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Roanoke leaders work to improve safety on Williamson Road

Roanoke leaders work to improve safety on Williamson Road
Following several pedestrian deaths, state and city officials are hoping to improve Williamson Road in Roanoke. In conjunction with the Roanoke Rambler, WFIR's Taylor Sherrill ...
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AAA: Hot summers can be harder on car batteries than cold winters

AAA: Hot summers can be harder on car batteries than cold winters
You might not think that hot summer weather can be a drain on your car's battery, but as it turns out, it can be just ...
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Roanoke police continue search for missing teen

Roanoke police continue search for missing teen
Roanoke Police are still searching for a 13-year-old girl who has been missing for 10 days. Samiyah Jarvis was last seen at her home on ...
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Free meals back for kids over the summer break

Free meals back for kids over the summer break
The USDA Summer Food Service Program and Roanoke Parks and Recreation are providing meals over the summer to school age children. WFIR Intern Reporter Alex ...
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You think you’re hot? How about AC contractors working in attics

You think you're hot? How about AC contractors working in attics
Air conditioning contractors are especially busy this week, handling increased number of calls for help when the AC has gone out. Units are more likely ...
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Its back to Richmond for local legislators tomorrow

Its back to Richmond for local legislators tomorrow
Members of the General Assembly will head back to Richmond tomorrow to consider 38 budget amendments announced by Governor Youngkin yesterday. Republican State Senator David ...
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VDH updates quarantine guidelines for COVID-19 exposure

VDH updates quarantine guidelines for COVID-19 exposure
The Virginia Department of Health has revised its quarantine guidance for COVID-19, for non-high risk situations. If person is exposed to COVID-19, but has tested ...
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At the Movies: “Lightyear”

Brent Stevens At the Movies
Now here's Brent Stevens from Hollins University "At the Movies" ... with what's new at the historic Grandin Theatre: - the Toy Story spin-off, "Lightyear." ...
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Area home sales prices rise 21% in one year, set new records

Area home sales prices rise 21% in one year, set new records
Roanoke-area home prices keep rising even as the number of sales modestly declines. So far, it seems, rising mortgage interest rates have not yet impacted ...
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Retiring RAMP Director says region will attract more businesses

Retiring RAMP Director says region will attract more businesses
RAMP - the Regional Accelerator and Mentoring Program - will soon have a new director, as its first leader plans to step away from that ...
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Waugh to step down as Chamber President and CEO

Waugh to step down as Chamber President and CEO
After nearly 22 years with the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO Joyce Waugh  will retire at the end of the year. Waugh ...
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Not just the elderly: children are more at risk in heat waves

Not just the elderly: children are more at risk in heat waves
With hot summer weather once again with us, it's important to remember that the elderly can be especially vulnerable head-related illnesses. That much is well-known, ...
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How much will Jan. 6 hearings tarnish Trump?

How much will Jan. 6 hearings tarnish Trump?
The first two of seven planned January 6 committee televised hearings in the House of Representatives has portrayed former President Donald Trump as an election ...
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LEAP will have new consolidated headquarters

LEAP will have new consolidated headquarters
A new service is on its way to the Roanoke area to help people get good and nutritious food. WFIR Intern Reporter Alex Powell has ...
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Continuing baby formula shortage often hits rural families the hardest

Continuing baby formula shortage often hits rural families the hardest
The months-long shortage of baby formula appears far from over, and the impact is often especially pronounced in rural areas like many in southwest Virginia ...
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Fmr VA Rep. from our area discusses how Jan. 6 hearings could unfold

Fmr VA Rep. from our area discusses how Jan. 6 hearings could unfold
The January 6th Committee Hearings continue tomorrow morning and are expected to go on for weeks. A former Congressman from our area is discussing what ...
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With the year’s first heat wave come warnings to be careful outside

With the year's first heat wave come warnings to be careful outside
Dangerous summer heat has returned, and with it, warnings to be extra careful if you plan to spend any active time outdoors. At the Virginia Department ...
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Roanoke woman charged with setting vehicle on fire

Roanoke woman charged with setting vehicle on fire
NEWS RELEASE: On June 12th, at 12:20 a.m., Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to a vehicle fire on the 800 block of Rutherford Ave NW. Responding crews ...
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Gas prices: parts of Virginia now top $5 average

Gas prices: parts of Virginia now top $5 average
Virginia has joined the "five dollar club" now that gasoline in parts of the state average more than $5.00 a gallon.  It started last week ...
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