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Peak nears season for Blue Ridge Parkway, where much but not all is open

Peak nears season for Blue Ridge Parkway, where much but not all is open
October is always a busy time for the Blue Ridge Parkway, and this year should be no exception. But not everything along it has re-opened, ...
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Shooting early this morning on Melrose Avenue NW

Shooting early this morning on Melrose Avenue NW
(from Roanoke PD) On October 10 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the 4100 block ...
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Liberty rolls at homecoming game

Liberty rolls at homecoming game
(from Liberty.edu) With alumni in the stands from all five decades of Liberty University history, the Flames rolled to a 41-13 Homecoming Weekend victory over ...
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Late rally nets UVA a win at Louisville

Late rally nets UVA a win at Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Virginia found itself down against Louisville as Saturday afternoon turned to Saturday evening, but quarterback Brennan Armstrong was not out. He was ...
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Hokies fall to Notre Dame on late field goal

Hokies fall to Notre Dame on late field goal
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Jack Coan’s play in the first quarter for No. 14 Notre Dame on Saturday night got him benched. What he did ...
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State Senator “deeply saddened” by Redistricting Commission imp...

State Senator "deeply saddened" by Redistricting Commission impasse
Bedford, Virginia, October 8, 2021 – Senate Republican Leader Pro Tempore Stephen D. Newman (R-Bedford) released the following statement regarding [Friday's] meeting of the Virginia ...
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Redistricting Commission hits a road block

Redistricting Commission hits a road block
Negotiations broke down Friday between members of Virginia’s bipartisan redistricting commission after Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on which proposed maps they should use ...
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Fatal Franklin County crash this morning

Fatal Franklin County crash this morning
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police Trooper M.J. O’Dell is investigating a single vehicle crash, which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Friday ...
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Weekly numbers down more than 10% for COVID hospitalizations

Weekly numbers down more than 10% for COVID hospitalizations
The updated numbers for the Near Southwest Region, which includes Carilion, Centra, LewisGale, Sovah Health, and Salem VA Medical Center as of today: there are ...
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Tech gears up for Notre Dame battle tomorrow night

Tech gears up for Notre Dame battle tomorrow night
Virginia Tech head coach Justin Fuente on the big matchup at home tomorrow night against Notre Dame and props from Fuente for freshman punter Peter ...
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Brew at the Zoo returns tomorrow night

Brew at the Zoo returns tomorrow night
Live music is back at Mill Mountain Zoo after a pause in 2020 when "Brew at the Zoo" returns tomorrow night. Local beer from Three ...
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Warner: raising debt ceiling avoids big financial problems

Warner: raising debt ceiling avoids big financial problems
US Senate yesterday voted to raise the debt ceiling, at least until December, so that the US can continue to pay its bills. More from ...
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New statewide polls show tightening race for governor

New statewide polls show tightening race for governor
The two most recent statewide polls suggest the race for Virginia governor is shaping up to be a close one. One poll comes from the ...
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Shaffer’s Crossing area open again, big rig removed from under bridge

Shaffer's Crossing area open again, big rig removed from under bridge
Update: The truck has been removed and all lanes are open again. Thank you for your patience. (from Roanoke PD at approx. 2pm) Both lanes ...
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At the Movies: No Time to Die

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 new James Bond movie, "No ...
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Former Cavaliers star wins it for Dodgers

Former Cavaliers star wins it for Dodgers
Former UVA baseball standout Chris Taylor was a hero for the LA Dodgers last night, hitting a 2-run walk off home run and the Dodgers ...
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VDH to open COVID vaccination center at old Sears site in Roanoke

VDH to open COVID vaccination center at old Sears site in Roanoke
The Virginia Department Health will open a state-run Community Vaccination Center next Thursday, October 14th, at the former Sears location at Valley View Mall. Those eligible ...
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First time comedy festival this weekend at six Roanoke venues

First time comedy festival this weekend at six Roanoke venues
This weekend's inaugural Roanoke Comedy Fest features two headliners who consider the show a bit of a homecoming. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: 10-7 RCF ...
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Early morning shooting in Southeast Roanoke

Early morning shooting in Southeast Roanoke
(from Roanoke PD) On October 7, 2021 at approximately 12:15 a.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a person with a gunshot wound in the 1000 ...
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Domestic Violence Awareness includes “A Walk in their Shoes”

Domestic Violence Awareness includes "A Walk in their Shoes"
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and one local social agency that has been addressing that issue for 45 years wants to shine the spotlight ...
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