Grandin encouraging private rentals over next few months

Grandin encouraging private rentals over next few months
Not only will the Grandin Theatre start showing classic movies every Friday in July, executive director Ian Fortier says they will also encourage more Roanokers ...
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Washington NFL team will consider a name change

Washington NFL team will consider a name change
After 20-plus years team owner Dan Snyder has bowed to pressure - with racial stereotypes under the microscope nationwide - and now says his Washington ...
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LewisGale invites people to explore weight loss surgery

LewisGale invites people to explore weight loss surgery
For those battling severe obesity, surgery is always an option when all else fails. LewisGale invites those who may be considering that option to learn ...
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Roanoke Valley’s coronavirus case count continues to increase

Roanoke Valley's coronavirus case count continues to increase
According to the latest numbers released this morning by the Virginia Department of Health there are 24 new probable or confirmed coronavirus cases  being attributed ...
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As more DMV offices reopen, several area ones remain closed

As more DMV offices reopen, several area ones remain closed
Virginia's DMV reopens three more customer service centers today in Southside and southwest Virginia, bringing the total statewide number close to 40, but several in ...
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Dominion and Duke Energy Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion and Duke Energy Cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced Sunday that they are canceling the multi-state natural gas project, citing delays and ...
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Two dead, eight wounded in SC nightclub shooting

Two dead, eight wounded in SC nightclub shooting
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A shooting at a nightclub early Sunday left two people dead and eight wounded in South Carolina, a sheriff’s official said ...
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Former Virginia Governor Wilder accuses state’s library of racism

Former Virginia Governor Wilder accuses state’s library of racism
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder is accusing the state’s library agency of racism for its slow pace in processing and ...
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Lexington will change name of Stonewall Jackson cemetery

Lexington will change name of Stonewall Jackson cemetery
Lexington City Council voted - after a four hour meeting yesterday - to change the name of the city-owned Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.  The meeting ...
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Two hurt during Washington state freeway protest

Two hurt during Washington state freeway protest
(from ABC News) An overnight protest on a closed Washington state freeway ended with two women in the hospital after a motorist barreled into the ...
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Taubman, City celebrate artist Dorothy Gillespie’s centennial

Taubman, City celebrate artist Dorothy Gillespie's centennial
The Taubman Museum of Art is hosting a special exhibit – Celestial Centennial: The Art and Legacy of Dorothy Gillespie – in honor of the ...
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In-person classes or remote? Roanoke County schools ask parents

In-person classes or remote? Roanoke County schools ask parents
Roanoke County Schools have launched an on-line survey asking parents if they want their children's instruction to be entirely remote or a mix of remote ...
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Roanoke Valley COVID cases now total 950

Roanoke Valley COVID cases now total 950
The Virginia Department of Health now reports 950 confirmed or probable COVID-19 cases in the Roanoke Valley: 465 in Roanoke City, 274 in Roanoke County, ...
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Police charge two, seize more than 40 containers of illegal fireworks

Police charge two, seize more than 40 containers of illegal fireworks
Roanoke Police say two men are charged after officers seized more than 40 containers of illegal fireworks. Police say 45-year-old old Roy Abbott of Roanoke ...
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Redskins will begin review of team’s name

Redskins will begin review of team's name
The Washington Redskins released a statement today saying they will begin a review of the team's name. The Redskins have long resisted calls to change ...
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Roanoke City Bob Cowell on a number of topics in a “Longer ListenR...

Roanoke City Bob Cowell on a number of topics in a "Longer Listen"
Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell checks in with us occasionally and there is no shortage of news this time. WFIR's Gene Marrano spoke with Cowell ...
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Taubman reopens today with two new exhibitions – and safety precautio...

Taubman reopens today with two new exhibitions - and safety precautions
Phase 3 means local cultural institutions are opening their doors as well. As of today add the Taubman Museum of Art to that list, as ...
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Some Virginia nursing home test results still take days to come back

Some Virginia nursing home test results still take days to come back
State health officials say they are working to determine why COVID-19 test results at some nursing homes and assisted living centers are taking up to ...
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Suspect, car photos released for Roanoke dumpster fires

Suspect, car photos released for Roanoke dumpster fires
NEWS RELEASE: On the morning of June 26th, Roanoke Fire-EMS responded to five dumpster fires in the SE area of the City of Roanoke. The ...
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Fireworks in the city – what’s legal, what’s not

Fireworks in the city - what's legal, what's not
The Roanoke City Fire Marshal has something to say about fireworks, WFIR intern reporter Camden Lazenby reports. 7-2 Fireworks Wrap-WEB ...
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