Private school in Roanoke will welcome students back into the classroom

Private school in Roanoke will welcome students back into the classroom
Public schools have been trying to decide whether students should come back into classrooms or switch to online learning as COVID-19 is still a concern ...
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New York Governor says former Virginia AG violated oath of office

New York Governor says former Virginia AG violated oath of office
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says that acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and his deputy, Ken Cuccinelli - a former Virginia Attorney General - ...
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Delegate Sam Rasoul tests positive for COVID-19

Delegate Sam Rasoul tests positive for COVID-19
Roanoke Delegate Sam Rasoul says he has tested positive for COVID-19. Rasoul’s Facebook page says he and his family are recovering and completing their isolation ...
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Nats 1-2- after opening series vs Yanks

Nats 1-2- after opening series vs Yanks
The World Champion Washington Nationals are 1 and 2 after their first series of the 2020 season at home this past weekend against the New ...
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Cuccinelli says Democrats could be sued for libel over Portland comments

Cuccinelli says Democrats could be sued for libel over Portland comments
A former Virginia Attorney General says Democrats who use Nazi and “stormtrooper” labels when referring to federal law enforcement agencies in Portland, Oregon should result ...
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Roanoke airport traffic remains way down — but growing again

Roanoke airport traffic remains way down -- but growing again
Air traffic at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport remains well below the numbers of one year ago, but airport officials say there is some long-term reason for ...
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As school reopening nears, school supply drives begin

As school reopening nears, school supply drives begin
Although the return to school may be different than normal, many students will still need to purchase school supplies for the upcoming year. Local businesses ...
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Virginia Beach takes down Confederate monument

Virginia Beach takes down Confederate monument
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The city of Virginia Beach removed a 115-year-old Confederate monument from public grounds on Saturday, less than two days after ...
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2 Virginia juvenile prison escapees captured in Michigan

2 Virginia juvenile prison escapees captured in Michigan
RICHMOND, Va, (AP) — Two inmates who escaped from a Virginia juvenile prison two weeks ago have been captured in Michigan, federal authorities said. A ...
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Fires set, windows shattered during raucous Virginia protest

Fires set, windows shattered during raucous Virginia protest
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A city dump truck was set on fire as protesters faced off with police in Virginia’s capital during a demonstration in ...
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Month of gunfire continues; 3 more shot in Roanoke

Month of gunfire continues; 3 more shot in Roanoke
Roanoke Police say three people were wounded in two separate shooting incidents Friday night and early Saturday morning. By our count, that makes at least ...
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Bedford County Schools postpone start of classes by one week

Bedford County Schools postpone start of classes by one week
Bedford County Public Schools are moving back the start of classes by one week. The announcement was delivered in a video posted on the school ...
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North Cross School to hold in-person graduation ceremony Saturday

North Cross School to hold in-person graduation ceremony Saturday
North Cross School has announced it plans to hold an official graduation ceremony Saturday morning at on Willis Field. While attendees are limited to the ...
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Virginia evicts Confederate monuments from its state Capitol

Virginia evicts Confederate monuments from its state Capitol
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia has removed from its iconic state capitol the busts and a statue honoring Confederate generals and officials. That includes a ...
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Man charged with toppling Robert E. Lee Memorial

Man charged with toppling Robert E. Lee Memorial
A 70-year-old Roanoke man faces a felony charge for toppling the Robert E. Lee Memorial. Police say they noticed William Foreman tampering with the memorial ...
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Northam urges removal of Lee statue from U.S. Capitol

Northam urges removal of Lee statue from U.S. Capitol
Governor Northam today voiced support for  replacing Virginia's Robert E. Lee statue in the U.S. Capitol. The Commission for Historical Statues in the United States Capitol ...
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Complaint filed against judge in Confederate monuments’ case

Complaint filed against judge in Confederate monuments' case
An attorney in Virginia has filed a complaint against a judge who had halted the removal of Confederate statues from Richmond's Monument Avenue. The Richmond ...
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City officials say process to determine Lee Memorial future unchanged

City officials say process to determine Lee Memorial future unchanged
Roanoke City officials say they will not abandon the process they established this month to determine the future of the Robert E. Lee Memorial, even ...
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Helping provide food to families affected by the pandemic

Helping provide food to families affected by the pandemic
LEAP for Local Food -- a Roanoke-area non-profit that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to people by buying direct from farmers and providing local communities ...
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Virtual lecture discusses race as history and ideology

Virtual lecture discusses race as history and ideology
The question of how the US can improve its human rights record and contextualize Confederate statues were subjects of a recent Roanoke College lecture. WFIR’s ...
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