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 ...

Evans Spring master plan goes to planning comission on Monday

Evans Spring master plan goes to planning comission on Monday
For more than a decade Roanoke City has attempted to drum up interest in the Evans Spring tract across from Valley View Mall - considered ...

The Eye Planetarium opens in downtown Roanoke

The Eye Planetarium opens in downtown Roanoke
The Science Museum of Western Virginia is opening its new planetarium called “The Eye” tonight -- for a soft opening. Executive Director for the Museum, ...

Healthy options to consider for Super Bowl snacking

Healthy options to consider for Super Bowl snacking
While it’s other people’s job to call plays on the field during the Super Bowl, a medical professional says your main job is to try ...

Northwest “Friends” object to Evans Spring proposal

Northwest "Friends" object to Evans Spring proposal
Residents are continuing to speak out against plans to develop the Evans Spring area of Northwest Roanoke. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has the latest ...

DT Roanoke Ambassadors connect unhoused with resources

DT Roanoke Ambassadors connect unhoused with resources
The Downtown Roanoke Ambassador Program is about keeping the area clean, but some work to help the unsheltered daily. WFIR’s Ian Price has more ...

The Roads to Home at Attic … RSO’s Winter Romance this weekend

The Roads to Home at Attic ... RSO's Winter Romance this weekend
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

Artists wanted for Art to Rescue the River installations

Artists wanted for Art to Rescue the River installations
Artists are being asked to put the dangers of plastics into several large-scale mosaic pieces. WFIR’s Ian Price has more about the “Art to Rescue ...

Stabbing last night in Southeast Roanoke

Stabbing last night in Southeast Roanoke
(from Roanoke PD) On February 5, 2024 at approximately 9:15 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of an assault ...

Virginia Western students help disabled athlete through engineering

Virginia Western students help disabled athlete through engineering
Engineering skills are being put to use for a meaningful impact thanks to local students, WFIR's Alex Torres has more: ...

Evans Spring a hot topic at Council meeting

Evans Spring a hot topic at Council meeting
In a warmup to what will likely be tension-filled Planning Commission and City Council public hearings on the proposed Evans Spring development later this month, ...

VA House Dems pass bill that would raise minimum wage to $15

VA House Dems pass bill that would raise minimum wage to $15
A bill recently passed that would raise Virginia's minimum wage from $12 an hour, WFIR's Alex Torres has details: ...

The Gauntlet is back for a 10th year

The Gauntlet is back for a 10th year
This is the 10th anniversary for The Gauntlet business mentoring and competition that has spread from its roots in Vinton to the Alleghany Highlands and ...

RAM House capital campaign seeks to provide additional services

RAM House capital campaign seeks to provide additional services
Late last month RAM House announced it had found a new home through a generous donation from the Jain Family. Now RAM is running a ...

Major fentanyl bust in Roanoke

Major fentanyl bust in Roanoke
(from Roanoke PD) Roanoke Police, Star City Drug and Violent Crime Task Force seize large amount of fentanyl from Roanoke home. Officers with the Star ...

Help Sonny Fight Cancer

Help Sonny Fight Cancer
A rescue pup needs your help. Sonny is a 7 year old pitbull mix who has cancer. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno has his story. Sonny ...

Analyzing The Lansdowne Portrait

Analyzing The Lansdowne Portrait
The Salem Museum Speaker Series continues next Thursday with Scott Crawford sharing his insights into Gilber Stuart's iconic portrait of George Washington. WFIR's Denise Allen ...

STUDY: Cannabis linked to reduced anxiety

STUDY: Cannabis linked to reduced anxiety
A clinical trial backs up what many cannabis users have said… that consumption of the plant is associated with reduced anxiety. WFIR’s Ian Price has ...