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Smoking while on oxygen leads to Roanoke fatality

Smoking while on oxygen leads to Roanoke fatality
Roanoke fire officials say a person smoking while on oxygen is dead from fire-related injuries. Crews were called yesterday to the 10 block of 12 ...
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Ribbon cutting today celebrates art on the Greenway

Ribbon cutting today celebrates art on the Greenway
A ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates a new work of art gracing the Greenway. Barrows Inc. has partnered with Roanoke City to bring local art to ...
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Drum corps summer show returns to Salem

Drum corps summer show returns to Salem
The Summer Music Games of Southwest Virginia is returning for the first time since 2019 to the Salem Stadium next Tuesday evening. The event includes ...
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DIY tips to beat the heat

DIY tips to beat the heat
Cost-conscious homeowners could lower their utility bills by following a few simple tips as temperatures soar. Southern Trust Home Services is offering a few suggestions ...
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Roanoke inspires nearby locality to create an equity board

Roanoke inspires nearby locality to create an equity board
Following Roanoke City Council's decision to form an advisory board dedicated to equality, a nearby locality hopes to follow their lead. In conjunction with the ...
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Interested? 62 rescued beagles await adoption in Roanoke

Interested? 62 rescued beagles await adoption in Roanoke
62 of the beagles rescued from a Virginia breeding facility are now in the care of Angels of Assisi in Roanoke, and if you are ...
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Woman dies after being hit by car in Roanoke County

Woman dies after being hit by car in Roanoke County
From Roanoke County Police Department: On Wednesday July 27, 2022, about 9:13pm a 2003 Mazda Protégé was traveling northbound in the 2400 block of Catawba ...
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Cat owners near Danville Walmart urged to keep pets contained on property

Cat owners near Danville Walmart urged to keep pets contained on property
NEWS RELEASE: (Danville, Va.)  - The Pittsylvania-Danville Health District is advising the public residing near the Walmart on Mount Cross Road to keep their domestic ...
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All students at six Roanoke County schools will get free school meals

All students at six Roanoke County schools will get free school meals
For the first time, all students at six Roanoke County public schools will receive free school meals, regardless of their families' income. The schools are ...
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One more week to catch Showtimers’ production of Godspell

One more week to catch Showtimers' production of Godspell
Showtimers will soon be closing out its run of Godspell, but fans still have some time to catch it before it goes. John-Michael Tebelak's musical hit ...
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NEWS! looks at history and future of print journalism via fiction

NEWS! looks at history and future of print journalism via fiction
Roanoker Dan Smith is a member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame; his 8th book - and second novel - is NEWS!, which officially ...
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Fralin personal collection at the Taubman

Fralin personal collection at the Taubman
The Taubman Museum of Art has a new temporary exhibit, thanks to the generosity of long-time board members and donors, Cynthia and Heywood Fralin. WFIR's ...
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Botetourt County hangs out Help Wanted sign for Fire-EMS

Botetourt County hangs out Help Wanted sign for Fire-EMS
Botetourt County Fire and EMS is looking for more workers to fill their 5 open positions. W-F-I-R Intern Reporter Alex Powell has more: 07-26 BoCo ...
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Virginia’s school system ranks top 5 in America

Virginia's school system ranks top 5 in America
Virginia's public school systems have been ranked fourth best in America in a recent WalletHub study. WFIR's Emma Thomas with details: 7-26 VASchools WRAP1-WEB Click ...
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Fatal Crash in Franklin County this morning

Fatal Crash in Franklin County this morning
Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash, which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Tuesday (today) at 8:00 a.m. on Truman Hill Road, ...
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LIFT would give 30-year mortgage payments for 20-year mortgages

LIFT would give 30-year mortgage payments for 20-year mortgages
A Virginia U.S. Senator says the LIFT Act will establish a new program to help first-time, first-generation homebuyers to build wealth more rapidly. WFIR’s Ian ...
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Update: missing juvenile is located

Update: missing juvenile is located
Roanoke Police say the missing juvenile we told you about previously - 13-year-old Bobby Curry - has now been located safe and sound. He had ...
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Licensing hours of barbers and cosmetologists cut

Licensing hours of barbers and cosmetologists cut
After almost 60 years at 1500 hours, Virginia's Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists have voted to reduce program requirements to 1000 hours. WFIR's Emma Thomas ...
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Roanoke is crafting an Economic Development Strategic Plan

Roanoke is crafting an Economic Development Strategic Plan
The City of Roanoke is crafting an Economic Development Strategic Plan it says will be a first - with input from outside consultants - and ...
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Watch for this phone scam says local State Police office

Watch for this phone scam says local State Police office
(from VSP) We have had three phone calls here at the office reporting that a Detective Keith McCoy, from the Virginia State Police has called ...
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