Faith Christian School plans full in-person instruction for fall

Faith Christian School plans full in-person instruction for fall
Faith Christian School says in-person instruction is particularly important to the learning process, and it intends to fully re-open classrooms when school resumes next month ...
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Most marijuana possession in Virginia is now a simple fine

Most marijuana possession in Virginia is now a simple fine
As of today, possession of an ounce or less of Marijuana is a civil offense punishable in Virginia by only a $25 fine -- no ...
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Mack Trucks plan to open Roanoke County plant in early September

Mack Trucks plan to open Roanoke County plant in early September
The Vice President of Operations for the Mack Trucks medium-duty line says they are aiming for an early September opening at the new Roanoke County ...
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Numerous new Virginia laws go into effect today

Numerous new Virginia laws go into effect today
Hundreds of new laws in Virginia go into effect today - many could affect your life. WFIR's Rob Ruthenberg has this report. 7-1 new laws ...
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Phase 3 debuts today – success depends largely on the public

Phase 3 debuts today - success depends largely on the public
For at least the next 14 days - or until the Governor cuts it short - today is the start of the state's Phase 3 ...
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There is no joy in Salem: minor league baseball has been canceled for 2020

There is no joy in Salem: minor league baseball has been canceled for 2020
There will be no Salem Red Sox baseball at the ballpark this season. Salem Sox general manager Allen Lawrence made the announcement this afternoon. The ...
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Using business signs to spread a message

Using business signs to spread a message
Businesses nationwide have been using their signs for more than advertising. This growing trend is also right here in the Roanoke Valley. WFIR's Rob Ruthenberg ...
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A second retirement today – after 64 years of social work

A second retirement today - after 64 years of social work
There was a very special celebration at Family Service of Roanoke Valley this afternoon as Jane Hurt retired - for a second time - after ...
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JJ Redick says he’s addicted – to basketball

JJ Redick says he's addicted - to basketball
Anyone who knows JJ Redick's history as a basketball star at Cave Spring High School in Roanoke County, as a standout at Duke and then ...
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VA Ready Initiative launches new unemployment program

VA Ready Initiative launches new unemployment program
The COVID-19 shutdowns have caused many to become unemployed, but a new non-profit organization has created a program to help people retrain and get new ...
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Rita Bishop retires from Roanoke City Schools today

Rita Bishop retires from Roanoke City Schools today
Its the last official day on the job for Roanoke City Public Schools superintendent Rita Bishop - who hopes people saw her as tough but ...
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Rosie’s Gaming Emporium reopens on Wednesday morning

Rosie's Gaming Emporium reopens on Wednesday morning
As the state continues to move forward with reopening, Rosie’s Gaming Emporium in Vinton has put extra effort to ensure people’s safety as they plan ...
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84 new coronavirus cases attributed to the Roanoke Valley

84 new coronavirus cases attributed to the Roanoke Valley
According to the latest numbers released this morning by the Virginia Department of Health there are 84 new confirmed or probable coronavirus cases being attributed ...
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Ex-Panther Newton is now a Patriot

Ex-Panther Newton is now a Patriot
The Carolina Panthers play here on WPLY - meanwhile a former star Panther - quarterback Cam Newton - has signed with the New England Patriots: ...
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Brain stimulation treatment is helping people with depression

Brain stimulation treatment is helping people with depression
COVID-19 lockdowns have caused many to start showing signs of depression and doctors are noticing an increase in cases. Greenbrook TMS NeuroHealth Centers has an ...
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Police: Baby girl dies in Virginia after being left in car

Police: Baby girl dies in Virginia after being left in car
SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — An 11-month-old girl has died after being inadvertently left unattended in a vehicle for “an extended period of time,” police in ...
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6 arrested in latest standoff at Richmond’s Lee statue

6 arrested in latest standoff at Richmond’s Lee statue
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richmond police say six people were arrested during the latest round of late-night protests at the Robert E. Lee monument grounds ...
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Virginia man charged in connection with cross burning

Virginia man charged in connection with cross burning
MARION, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man was charged in federal court this week in connection with the burning of a cross on the front ...
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State Police continue investigation as man dies after gunfire exchange with...

State Police continue investigation as man dies after gunfire exchange with police
(from VSP) ROANOKE, Va. – At the request of Roanoke Police, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office is investigating an ...
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Virginia judge dismisses Twitter from lawsuit filed by Nunes

Virginia judge dismisses Twitter from lawsuit filed by Nunes
HENRICO, Va. (AP) — A circuit judge in Virginia this week dismissed Twitter from a lawsuit filed by Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California ...
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