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Cline looks to boost Veteran small business startup with new bill

Cline looks to boost Veteran small business startup with new bill
Over the past decade the number of veteran-owned businesses has dropped by more than 20 percent. So said 6th District Republican Congressman Ben Cline live ...
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Virginia’s first retail-only marijuana location opening in Salem

Virginia's first retail-only marijuana location opening in Salem
Virginia’s first retail-only marijuana facility opens in Salem this week. It’s still for medical marijuana patients only as WFIR’s Ian Price reports, on RISE-Salem: 07-26 ...
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99 days until election day, and the national parties are closely watching

99 days until election day, and the national parties are closely watching
99 days -- that is now the time remaining before Virginia selects its next governor, and it is already clear that the campaign funding and ...
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UVA neurologist charged with possessing child porn

UVA  neurologist charged with possessing child porn
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A doctor at the University of Virginia has been arrested and accused of possessing child pornography, according to Charlottesville police and ...
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Woman wounded in second NW Roanoke weekend shooting

Woman  wounded in second NW Roanoke weekend shooting
NEWS RELEASE: On July 24, 2021 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified of a shooting in the 2600 block of Cove Road NW. As ...
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Woman’s body found in Shenandoah National Park

Woman's body found in Shenandoah National Park
LURAY, Va. (AP) — A body believed to be that of a missing Virginia woman has been found in the Shenandoah National Park, officials said ...
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United adding special flights weekend of ND-VT game

United adding special flights weekend of ND-VT game
NEWS RELEASE: United Airlines has added the Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport to its Touchdown in College Town Program to support additional demand expected for the ...
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Update: suspect apprehended in assault on police officer and K-9 partner

Update: suspect apprehended in assault on police officer and K-9 partner
(Update 7-28) Roanoke Police have arrested James Edward Lee, 53 of Roanoke, for the assault of a Roanoke Police K-9 Officer/Roanoke Police K-9 and for ...
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Roanoke woman sought for allegedly passing counterfeit money

Roanoke woman sought for allegedly passing counterfeit money
NEWS RELEASE: The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office has been attempting to identify a person suspected in passing counterfeit currency on the southside of Bedford County ...
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Update: shooting victim on Cherry Ave was wounded downtown on Campbell

Update: shooting victim on Cherry Ave was wounded downtown on Campbell
UPDATE 7/26 5pm: Roanoke Police have determined that the teenage victim located on Cherry Avenue NW was injured in a shooting that occurred at approximately ...
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Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout

Biden stumps for McAuliffe in early test of political clout
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Joe Biden led the kind of campaign rally that was impossible last year because of the pandemic, speaking before nearly ...
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Harmful algae bloom advisory for Shenandoah River branch

Harmful algae bloom advisory for Shenandoah River branch
NEWS RELEASE: (Strasburg, Va.) – The North Fork of the Shenandoah River in Shenandoah County is experiencing a benthic harmful algae bloom (HAB) caused by ...
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Virginia’s first gun buyback event in Roanoke next month

Virginia's first gun buyback event in Roanoke next month
A month out from Virginia’s first gun buyback event in Roanoke, everyone from local non-profit leaders and lawmakers to concerned citizens is trying to get ...
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State considers passenger rail between Roanoke and Richmond/Hampton Roads

State considers passenger rail between Roanoke and Richmond/Hampton Roads
State transportation officials are considering a new passenger rail route that would link Roanoke and the New River Valley with Richmond and Hampton Roads. This ...
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One person killed in Franklin County vehicle crash

One person killed in Franklin County vehicle crash
Virginia State Police is investigating a fatal crash in Franklin County. The crash occurred July 20, 2021 at 10:30 p.m. on Truevine Road, less than ...
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Multiple offers abound in record-breaking year for valley home sales

Multiple offers abound in record-breaking year for valley home sales
Roanoke-area home sales are setting records this year, and realtors say they are seeing multiple offers at times like never before. The Roanoke Valley Association ...
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Cline and Miyares weigh in on Cuba protests

Cline and Miyares weigh in on Cuba protests
An area Congressman and the Republican running for Virginia Attorney General are calling for the United States to stand with Cubans who are protesting the ...
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Driver dies when two SUV’s crash head-on

Driver dies when two SUV's crash head-on
State Police have released details of a fatal accident earlier this week in Bedford County. Officials say two vehicles collided head-on near Evington early Monday ...
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Artist wanted to spread pedestrian safety awareness in Roanoke

Artist wanted to spread pedestrian safety awareness in Roanoke
Roanoke City officials hope art can remind people that there’s No Need to Speed. WFIR’s Ian Price has more on the second annual Color Your ...
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Professor believes fate of area Confederate monument won’t be decided soon.

Professor believes fate of area Confederate monument won’t be decided soon.
A Roanoke College professor says he was surprised by a judge’s order which called for the removal of Confederate located in front of the college ...
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