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Baby bear abandoned by mom is rescued

Baby bear abandoned by mom is rescued
NEWS RELEASE: On April 16th, 2021 the Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke received the state of Virginia's FIRST baby American black bear of 2021! ...
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Virginia records first cases of COVID Brazil variant

Virginia records first cases of COVID Brazil variant
NEWS RELEASE: – The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) today announced that the first cases of the SARS-CoV-2 variant P.1 have been identified in two samples ...
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Smith Mountain Lake launches its very first “Restaurant Week.”

Smith Mountain Lake launches its very first "Restaurant Week."
A new restaurant week at Smith Mountain Lake will be starting on April 19th.  WFIR's Rob Ruthenberg has this story Click the link below for ...
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Woman’s remains found near Hollins University are identified

Woman's remains found near Hollins University are identified
Human remains found near Hollins University over the winter have been identified as those of a Salem woman who had been missing since the spring ...
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Liberty sues Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages

Liberty sues Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University has filed a civil lawsuit against its former leader, Jerry Falwell Jr., seeking millions in damages after the two ...
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W&M sends congratulatory messages to 350 students who were not accepte...

W&M sends congratulatory messages to 350 students who were not accepted
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - William & Mary has mistakenly sent out a message of congratulations to about 350 high school students who had applied to ...
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Virginia vax website to list statewide appointment openings as of Sunday

Virginia vax website to list statewide appointment openings as of Sunday
Virginia will officially transition statewide Sunday to Phase 2 of COVID vaccinations. Most parts of the state -- including our region -- have already done ...
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Drive-thru petition signing tomorrow in West Station area

Drive-thru petition signing tomorrow in West Station area
A former Democratic Roanoke City Council candidate is hosting a drive-thru petition signing tomorrow in hopes of allowing voters in November the option of electing ...
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VDH releases latest coronavirus data from the Roanoke Valley

VDH releases latest coronavirus data from the Roanoke Valley
The latest numbers from the Virginia Department of Health, show 2 new virus related deaths in the Roanoke Valley. There are 50 new cases among ...
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Roanoke Symphony Orchestra returns next month at Elmwood Park

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra returns next month at Elmwood Park
The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra returns with an outdoor free concert on May 8 - tomorrow Blue Ridge Marathon runners can see and hear the RSO's ...
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Down by Downtown and The Blue Ridge Marathon will go on this weekend

Down by Downtown and The Blue Ridge Marathon will go on this weekend
The Blue Ridge Marathon and the Down By Downtown festival is this weekend and organizers are hopeful for a good turnout... WFIR's Rob Ruthenberg has ...
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Roanoke man killed when moped crashes on I-81

Roanoke man killed when moped crashes on I-81
State Police say a Roanoke man died today when the moped he was driving on Interstate 81 left the roadway and struck a guardrail. It ...
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Virginia is ranked as the 21st safest state according to a recent report.

Virginia is ranked as the 21st safest state according to a recent report.
A report has been released ranking states on order of safety and its impact on their economies. WFIR's Rob Ruthenberg has this story. A link ...
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Capitals to honor Backstrom’s 1,000th game in Washington uniform

Capitals to honor Backstrom's 1,000th game in Washington uniform
Washington Capitals star Nicklas Backstrom takes the ice tonight night for the 1,000th time in a Washington sweater. The team is showing a video tribute ...
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VDH releases latest coronavirus data from the Roanoke Valley

VDH releases latest coronavirus data from the Roanoke Valley
After three straight days of no new coronavirus deaths,  the latest numbers from the Virginia Department of Health, show 1 new virus related death  in ...
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Kaine concurs with President: time to leave Afghanistan

Kaine concurs with President: time to leave Afghanistan
There are already second-generation troops serving in Afghanistan - and some soldiers who weren't even born yet when September 11 happened on American soil. Now ...
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Today in Roanoke: COVID vaccine clinic, no appointment needed

Today in Roanoke: COVID vaccine clinic, no appointment needed
In a remarkable turn of events, local health officials will provide COVID 19 vaccinations today at the Berglund Center without the need to schedule an ...
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Windsor Police Chief: officers missed opportunities to deescalate situation

Windsor Police Chief: officers missed opportunities to deescalate situation
Officials with the town of Windsor say the traffic stop involving a Black army Lieutenant is a teaching moment for their police department. 4-15 Windsor ...
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Trey Falwell, son of Jerry Falwell Jr, no longer with Liberty University

Trey Falwell, son of Jerry Falwell Jr, no longer with Liberty University
Trey Falwell, the son of former Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr is no longer vice president of Support Services at the university. LU officials ...
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For first time: COVID vaccine clinic in Roanoke without advance appointment

For first time: COVID vaccine clinic in Roanoke without advance appointment
For the first time, local health officials will offer COVID-19 vaccinations at the Berglund Center without an advance appointment. The clinic is scheduled to run ...
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