Radium Girls, Ben Sollee returns to The Spot, and the Dog Bowl

Radium Girls, Ben Sollee returns to The Spot, and the Dog Bowl
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

Downtown foot traffic is on the rise, according to City Market Building off...

Downtown foot traffic is on the rise, according to City Market Building official
The person who oversees the Historic Roanoke City Market Building is pushing back against claims made by at least one recently closed restaurant that foot ...

Four Truths is new residential recovery center in NW Roanoke

Four Truths is new residential recovery center in NW Roanoke
Today is "National Fentanyl Awareness Day," and in Northwest Roanoke on Staunton Avenue that meant a ribbon cutting. Four Truths Recovery is a residential program ...

VT professor on The Fall Guy movie and stunt work

VT professor on The Fall Guy movie and stunt work
Those of a certain age may remember Lee Majors starring in an early 1980's TV show, "The Fall Guy," about the trials and tribulations of ...

Roanoke residents concerned about detour routes following Wasena bridge cl...

Roanoke residents concerned about  detour routes following Wasena bridge closure
Members of the community went before Roanoke City Council to express concerns about detour routes created by the Wasena Bridge Replacement Project. WFIR’s Clark Palmer ...

Property tax rate discussion continues amid budget talks

Property tax rate discussion continues amid budget talks
Roanoke City Council has one week until it votes on adopting the city’s budget and proposed changes in the property value tax rate. WFIR’s Ian ...

Hope Over Hate is timely discussion this Thursday

Hope Over Hate is timely discussion this Thursday
"Hope Over Hate," is what many are calling for in the recent clashes being students on college campuses over the war in Gaza, on immigration ...

Welding as art – encouraging students to consider it as a trade

Welding as art - encouraging students to consider it as a trade
"Experienced welders needed" - there's often been a shortage and now a 3rd annual student "sculpted art contest," that involves arc welding comes to a ...

Stamp Out Hunger returns to mailbox donations

Stamp Out Hunger returns to mailbox donations
The work Feeding Southwest Virginia is doing has become more and more important. The pandemic highlighted food insecurity and now rising grocery prices have increased ...

Roanoke College head football coach Bryan Stinespring on building a program

Roanoke College head football coach Bryan Stinespring on building a program
Three words many never thought they would ever hear – Roanoke College Football – returns officially in 2025 when the Maroons become a member of ...

SNAP-EBT users can get more on ‘Mega Market Match’ days

SNAP-EBT users can get more on 'Mega Market Match' days
Those with EBT-SNAP benefits can get double the food they get with an upcoming market event in Downtown Roanoke, WFIR's Alex Torres has more: ...

Take it With You – or Leave it at Home, say police

Take it With You - or Leave it at Home, say police
Take it With You - or Leave it at Home - that was the message today from Roanoke County and Town of Vinton police detectives ...

Free ‘Tavern Stage Series’ provides music at Explore Park

Free 'Tavern Stage Series' provides music at Explore Park
For the second year, Roanoke County Parks, Recreation and Tourism, Explore Park, and Twin Creeks Brewpub are teaming up to present the Tavern Stage Summer ...

‘Big Inclusive Brunch’ to benefit SWVA Pride on Saturday

'Big Inclusive Brunch' to benefit SWVA Pride on Saturday
An inclusive brunch taking place in Downtown Roanoke is hoping to piggy-back off of a professional development conference also taking place this weekend, WFIR's Alex ...

‘Rethink, Reuse, Repair Fair’ at Wasena reimagines refuse

'Rethink, Reuse, Repair Fair' at Wasena reimagines refuse
Not all of your trash has to go to the landfill. WFIR's Alex Torres has details on how Clean Valley Council is offering many other ...

Tom Petty tribute band Broken Hearts added to Dr Pepper Park lineup

Tom Petty tribute band Broken Hearts added to Dr Pepper Park lineup
The season at Dr. Pepper Park at the Bridges is already underway.  Waynette Anderson, the President of Dr. Pepper Park, joined us live in studio ...

Cabo Fish Taco cites several issues while closing downtown location

Cabo Fish Taco cites several issues while closing downtown location
A downtown Roanoke restaurant is closing for good. Cabo Fish Taco on Campbell Ave. SW across the street from the Market Parking Garage has closed ...

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy … and Dearly Beloved at Attic Productions...

Beethoven's Ode to Joy ... and Dearly Beloved at Attic Productions
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

‘Strawberry Festival’ blossoms this weekend for 44th year

'Strawberry Festival' blossoms this weekend for 44th year
A yearly festival dedicated to strawberries is blossoming once more in Downtown Roanoke this weekend, WFIR's Alex Torres reports: ...

Analyst: Palestinian protests very, very bad news for higher education

Analyst: Palestinian protests very, very bad news for higher education
A political analyst says these Pro-Palestinian Protests echo back to the Vietnam War protests because others since have not been about “international” situations. WFIR’s Ian ...