Public input needed to name new career and technical school

Public input needed to name new career and technical school
Roanoke County Public Schools is planning a new career and technical education center. The new school needs a name and that's where you come in, ...

Fatal shooting from early Saturday morning I’d.

Fatal shooting from early Saturday morning  I'd.
(update) The victim of this incident has been identified as Uhura U. Willis, 27 of Roanoke. (from Roanoke PD) On February 17, 2024 at approximately ...

Developer hits pause button on Campbell Court development

Developer hits pause button on Campbell Court development
Developer Lucas Thornton has hit the pause button on a planned office building tower at the former Valley Metro Campbell Court bus station, due to ...

NPS proposes camping fee increases

NPS proposes camping fee increases
The National Park Service is asking for public input on changes to its camping fee structure. As WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports the last time ...

Minimum wage increase could be “devastating” for Roanoke-area

Minimum wage increase could be "devastating" for Roanoke-area
Does raising the minimum wage work for Virginia? WFIR's Ian Price has more ...

Suites by TLOT! offers shelter for the homeless – motel style

Suites by TLOT! offers shelter for the homeless - motel style
They're calling it Suites by T-lot! Short-term affordable housing for those needing shelter. The grand opening at the former Apple Valley Motel on Franklin Road ...

Congressman says utility rate hikes don’t work for his district

Congressman says utility rate hikes don't work for his district
A Congressman representing Southwest Virginia says utility rate increases that are more feasible in large urban areas don’t work for his district. WFIR’s Ian Price ...

Rail Yard Dawgs head coach Dan Bremner: an extended conversation

Rail Yard Dawgs head coach Dan Bremner: an extended conversation
The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs are home for two games again this weekend after two at the Berglund last weekend - including an overtime loss ...

Virginia Tech women’s advocacy group expands to Roanoke campus

Virginia Tech women's advocacy group expands to Roanoke campus
Women at Virginia Tech are grouping up for advocacy, and they're working to expand their initiative, WFIR's Alex Torres has details: ...

Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show returns to Berglund Center

Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show returns to Berglund Center
The Berglund Center is hosting the Greater Roanoke Home and Garden Show this weekend, WFIR's Alex Torres has details: ...

Dress for success; support Boys and Girls Clubs at same time

Dress for success; support Boys and Girls Clubs at same time
Between now and March 3 if you feel like a shopping spree for clothing or home fashions is in order, it can also be for ...

Locally-produced film premiere at Grandin, artist-in-residence exhibition

Locally-produced film premiere at Grandin, artist-in-residence exhibition
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

Brambleton Recreation Center art studio reopens with Artful Afternoon

Brambleton Recreation Center art studio reopens with Artful Afternoon
An artful afternoon is bringing crafts to artists at Brambleton Recreation Center next Wednesday, WFIR's Alex Torres has more: ...

Study: Virginia NOT only for lovers

Study: Virginia NOT only for lovers
If you’re single, there are a lot worse states you could be seeking love in this Valentine’s Day. WFIR’s Ian Price has more ...

Kirk Family YMCA is bringing triathlon indoors

Kirk Family YMCA is bringing triathlon indoors
The Kirk Family YMCA is offering a unique opportunity to compete through their indoor triathlon, WFIR's Alex Torres has details: ...

Bill to form medicine price authority reaches General Assembly this week

Bill to form medicine price authority reaches General Assembly this week
Over 100 medical professionals all across the commonwealth are pushing for lawmakers to form a committee that would lower the cost of prescription medication, WFIR's ...

Hope of Escape film a personal journey for its creator

Hope of Escape film a personal journey for its creator
A new feature length film written, directed and co-produced by a Hollins University associate professor of film has its Virginia premiere at the Grandin Theatre ...

Roanoke City planning commission meets to discuss Evans Spring

Roanoke City planning commission meets to discuss Evans Spring
The Roanoke City planning commission will hear public comments on the draft Evans Spring master plan at 1:30 this afternoon. City officials say there is ...

Mack Trucks adds jobs in Roanoke County expansion

Mack Trucks adds jobs in Roanoke County expansion
2/9/24 -- RICHMOND, VA – Governor Glenn Youngkin today announced that Mack Trucks, part of Swedish-based Volvo Group and one of North America’s leading producers ...

The 2024 Down by Downtown Music Festival

The 2024 Down by Downtown Music Festival
Venues are stepping up and music acts are populating the schedule of this year's Down by Downtown Music Festival. As WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports ...