Details from VSP on fatal Bath County plane crash

Details from VSP on fatal Bath County plane crash
A twin-engine IAI Astra 1125 crashed near Ingalls Field Airport in Hot Springs, Virginia, around 3 p.m. local time on Sunday, March 10. Five people were on ...

SERCAP says Water is Life! as it gets ready to hold celebration

SERCAP says Water is Life! as it gets ready to hold celebration
An organization many have never heard of that focuses on water systems in rural communities and for low-income families is celebrating its 55th anniversary with ...

Time change can lead to more car accidents

Time change can lead to more car accidents
You may be feeling a little more tired today than usual. Daylight Saving Time started this weekend, meaning most of us lost an hour of ...

Hokie women fall in ACC tournament semifinal

Hokie women fall in ACC tournament semifinal
(From Hokiesports.com) In the semifinals of the ACC Tournament on Saturday, top-seeded Virginia Tech fell to fourth-seeded Notre Dame by a score 82-53. Pouring in ...

Moon-Reynolds announces independent bid for Mayor

Moon-Reynolds announces independent bid for Mayor
Roanoke City Councilwoman Stephanie Moon-Reynolds, who won a seat on City Council in the 2020 election as an independent candidate after failing to secure one ...

Chamber “re-fresh” includes a new co-lab space for members

Chamber "re-fresh" includes a new co-lab space for members
The Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce is growing, membership-wise and cutting the ribbon at new business openings on a regular basis. So says executive director ...

VT Prof discusses ceasefire talks in D.C.

VT Prof discusses ceasefire talks in D.C.
Talks around a ceasefire being led by Vice President Kamala Harris is a response to a move Israel's President pulled during the Obama administration. WFIR's ...

Miyares believes Trump can win back suburban voters and the White House

Miyares believes Trump can win back suburban voters and the White House
Virginia's Attorney General believes former President Trump can win back suburban voters and defeat Joe Biden this November. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story ...

Three new plays coming soon – and Opera Roanoke’s Mozart masterpiece...

Three new plays coming soon - and Opera Roanoke's Mozart masterpiece
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

Fatal crash on I-81 in Botetourt County

Fatal crash on I-81 in Botetourt County
BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. – Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle crash, which resulted in a fatality.  The crash occurred Tuesday, (Mar 5) at 9:09 ...

Roanoke Outdoor Foundation grants $25,000 for outdoor improvements

Roanoke Outdoor Foundation grants $25,000 for outdoor improvements
One local nonprofit is taking initiatives to improve the Valley's natural spaces for everyone. WFIR's Alex Torres has details: ...

Liberty hit with massive fine over crime non-disclosure

Liberty hit with massive fine over crime non-disclosure
The U.S. Department of Education (Department) today announced its office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) is imposing a $14 million fine as a result of ...

New McAfee Knob shuttle stops get into heart of Salem

New McAfee Knob shuttle stops get into heart of Salem
If it seems like there's never enough parking at the McAfee Knob trailhead on Route 311-Catawba Road, it's going to be worse during peak season ...

Virginia Tech expert talks electric vehicles

Virginia Tech expert talks electric vehicles
One Virginia Tech professor says 'forget about the environment;' electric cars will save you money. WFIR's Alex Torres has more: ...

Nominate a local non-profit for Do Good Days

Nominate a local non-profit for Do Good Days
For a fourth year the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs are teaming up with Wisler Plumbing and Air, and Wheeler Media Solutions for “Do Good Days,” ...

Bank merger approved

Bank merger approved
Atlantic Union and American National Bank have received regulatory approval for the merger. The banks announced the merger agreement in July 2023. WFIR's Denise Allen ...

Radiothon raises money to help sick kids in our area

Radiothon raises money to help sick kids in our area
A radiothon today with our sister station Q99 is all about raising funds to take care of sick children in Southwest Virginia. WFIR’s Ian Price ...

Bedford County School Board talks potential closure of Stewartsville Elemen...

Bedford County School Board talks potential closure of Stewartsville Elementary
Bedford County education officials are discussing the possibility of closing an aging school. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has that story ...

Celebrating sound at 5 Points Music Sanctuary

Celebrating sound at 5 Points Music Sanctuary
5 Points Music Sanctuary is off to another good year, providing live entertainment as well as a gathering space for a wide variety of events ...

The history of a Salem house available on YouTube, Vimeo

The history of a Salem house available on YouTube, Vimeo
A documentary showcasing the history of The Williams-Brown House in Salem will be available to view online this Monday. WFIR’s Ian Price has more about ...