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Prepare for the long haul says Governor

Prepare for the long haul says Governor
Sounding much like a doctor delivering the bad news, two days after issuing a state-wide “stay at home” mandate to avoid unnecessary travel away from ...
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Roanoke to close all paved greenways in coronavirus response

Roanoke to close all paved greenways in coronavirus response
Roanoke is closing all its  paved river greenways to the public as of 8:00 am Friday. Mayor Sherman Lea says while outdoor exercise is important, ...
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Roanoke Kiwanis stills needs some funding to complete playground

Roanoke Kiwanis stills needs some funding to complete playground
The Kiwanis Club of Roanoke was “90 percent of the way” towards its $400,000 fundraising goal for the new playground it is paying for outside ...
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Local businesses adapting to new reality says Chamber director

Local businesses adapting to new reality says Chamber director
Roanoke Valley Businesses are adapting their business models in reaction to the pandemic - restaurants are selling groceries, offering family meal deals to go and ...
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LewisGale requires all staff in patient care areas to wear masks

LewisGale requires all staff in patient care areas to wear masks
LewisGale's regional health system is now requiring all staff and providers in all patient care areas to wear masks. Officials say social distancing is often ...
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LOA struggles to keep pantry stocked as it delivers meals to the homebound

LOA struggles to keep pantry stocked as it delivers meals to the homebound
Many non-profits are struggling right now as well – for the Local Office on Aging its centered on food shortages and other staples. Now the ...
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VA Constitution requires lawmakers to reconvene this month – but how?

VA Constitution requires lawmakers to reconvene this month - but how?
Virginia's Constitution comes into conflict with the coronavirus in this month of April. The General Assembly is required to reconvene -- but how it will ...
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Roanoke social services workers tests positive for COVID-19

Roanoke social services workers tests positive for COVID-19
Roanoke City officials say a social services employee tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. The city says the employee was last in the workplace on ...
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USA Women’s softball team contest in Salem cancelled

USA Women's softball team contest in Salem cancelled
NEWS RELEASE: USA Softball has announced the cancellation of all originally scheduled 2020 stops on the “Stand Beside Her” tour, presented by Major League Baseball, due to the COVID-19 public ...
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Bowers pitches pandemic relief plan for Roanoke

Bowers pitches pandemic relief plan for Roanoke
Independent candidate for Roanoke City Mayor – former longtime incumbent David Bowers – has sent a COVID-19 relief plan for consideration to City Council. WFIR’s ...
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Group protests closing of shooting ranges amid coronavirus

Group protests closing of shooting ranges amid coronavirus
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia gun-rights group is protesting Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to shut down the state’s indoor shooting ranges as part of ...
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Lynchburg-based hospital system expects COVID peak in mid-May

Lynchburg-based hospital system expects COVID peak in mid-May
Officials at the Lynchburg-based Centra health system say they do not expect a peak in Lynchburg-region COVID-19 cases until mid-May -- and the first wave ...
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Roanoke College AD has message for athletes, Liberty coach says take virus ...

Roanoke College AD has message for athletes, Liberty coach says take virus seriously
Roanoke College athletic director Scott Allison took to Facebook to address the Maroons student-athletes who won’t be competing this spring with the COVID-19 shutdown- and ...
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Mobile ministry for homeless alters mission during pandemic

Mobile ministry for homeless alters mission during pandemic
An ambulance turned ministry that takes care of the homeless has had to alter its functions during the COVID-19 pandemic. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: ...
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Goodwill stores will collect PPE’s for Carilion

Goodwill stores will collect PPE's for Carilion
Beginning today Goodwill Industries of the Valleys will accept donations at its thrift store locations within the Carilion Clinic “footprint” – for Personal Protection Equipment ...
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Now more than ever, why businesses need to communicate well with workers, c...

Now more than ever, why businesses need to communicate well with workers, customers
A Franklin County native who is now Government Affairs Director for Gentry Locke's Richmond office says it is essential in these times for businesses to ...
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Stay at Home says Governor

Stay at Home says Governor
The Commonwealth of Virginia becomes the latest state to issue a formal “Stay in Place” order. Governor Ralph Northam made that pronouncement yesterday as WFIR’s ...
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Carilion: We have treated 22 COVID-position patients

Carilion: We have treated 22 COVID-position patients
Based on feedback we've gotten from the community and reporters, there is confusion over the overlap in numbers between us and VDH, especially since Carilion ...
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Northam issues statewide “Stay at Home” order

Northam issues statewide "Stay at Home" order
Governor Northam is ordering Virginia residents to remain at home as the state takes new steps in efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19. The ...
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Glazed Bisque-it send their customers home to paint these says

Glazed Bisque-it send their customers home to paint these says
They say necessity is the Mother of Invention and in these days of business shutdowns and social distancing many are learning to be "light on ...
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