Feeding SWVA gears up for Summer Food Services program

Feeding SWVA gears up for Summer Food Services program
Inflation is a likely one culprit - leaving more children in this region "food insecure," a condition that is often worse during the summer months ...

Legally Blonde Jr., RSO Pops takes on The Who and the VT Arts Fest

Legally Blonde Jr., RSO Pops takes on The Who and the VT Arts Fest
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

Roanoke City hires interim City Manager

Roanoke City hires interim City Manager
(Roanoke City release) Civic leader and educator Dr. Lydia Pettis Patton begins a four-month term as Roanoke's interim city manager as of Tuesday, June 11 ...

Honduran National Sentenced for Federal Drug Trafficking Charges

Honduran National Sentenced for Federal Drug Trafficking Charges
NORFOLK, Va. – A Honduran national was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a ...

VT researchers working on robots for safer construction sites

VT researchers working on robots for safer construction sites
With construction season underway, different groups of Virginia Tech students are combining their learned skills to make construction sites a little safer. WFIR's Alex Torres ...

One of 5 GOP primary Senate candidates in Roanoke on Tuesday

One of 5 GOP primary Senate candidates in Roanoke on Tuesday
Virginia's junior Democratic US Senator - Tim Kaine - is also a former Governor and the one-time Mayor of Richmond. Five Republicans are on the ...

Reminder to call your doctor when necessary

Reminder to call your doctor when necessary
There is actually a term for those who have an intense fear of doctors - "iatrophobia," which can prevent them from calling for an appointment ...

Identity of man killed in Roanoke officer-involved shooting revealed

Identity of man killed in Roanoke officer-involved shooting revealed
The suspect in the recent officer-involved shooting has been identified as 41-year-old Travis Martin, of Roanoke. The situation started when authorities responded to reports of ...

Nonprofit seeks to build 4 miles of trails on Mill Mountain

Nonprofit seeks to build 4 miles of trails on Mill Mountain
Roanoke Parks Foundation is working on increasing the trails on Mill Mountain by 30-percent. As WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports these trails are economic drivers ...

Good Samaritan Hospice opens first freestanding hospice house

Good Samaritan Hospice opens first freestanding hospice house
Good Samaritan Hospice hosted the grand opening of the region's first freestanding hospice house. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno has more. Good Samaritan Hospice celebrated the ...

Salem Museum to remember D-Day with living historians

Salem Museum to remember D-Day with living historians
D-Day memorial events are still taking place over the weekend in remembrance of those who lost their lives on that crucial day during World War ...

Interview: 20 years of growing tomatoes, and “tomatoes” celebration Saturda...

Interview: 20 years of growing tomatoes, and "tomatoes" celebration Saturday
20 years of helping you “grow tomatoes, and grow tomatoes” will be celebrated this Saturday as a local shop for growers celebrates the milestone. WFIR’s ...

Virginia Tech set to host banned books discussion

Virginia Tech set to host banned books discussion
A group of Virginia Tech professors are using an upcoming panel discussion to weigh in on book bans enacted by school boards across the Commonwealth ...

Fatal shooting in NW Roanoke Wednesday afternoon

Fatal shooting in NW Roanoke Wednesday afternoon
(from Roanoke PD) On June 5, 2024 at approximately 1:05 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of a person ...

RBT’s Alice in Wonderland…Cabaret…and “Place” art show...

RBT's Alice in Wonderland...Cabaret...and "Place" art show
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

The “Y” coming to Tanglewood

The "Y" coming to Tanglewood
The YMCA of Virginia’s Blue Ridge held a press conference this morning to announce the opening of the YMCA at Tanglewood. Plans call for eight ...

Event to benefit new community theatre on Saturday

Event to benefit new community theatre on Saturday
A new community theatre is putting on mini shows about _____ as a fundraiser this weekend. WFIR's Alex Torres has more: [Click here for more ...

LOA offers seniors resources in Elmwood Park on Friday

LOA offers seniors resources in Elmwood Park on Friday
Elders can visit a health fair this Friday that offers resources for a variety of health needs, including their sweet tooth. WFIR's Alex Torres has ...

RAM House moving towards goal of new, larger home

RAM House moving towards goal of new, larger home
Sometime next year is the target for the RAM House day shelter - which assists the homeless and underserved - to make the big move ...

Hollins University professor talks Trump convictions

Hollins University professor talks Trump convictions
Hollins University's head of political science and former Reagan White House consultant spoke with WFIR about Former President Donald Trump's recent conviction. WFIR's Alex Torres ...