Carilion stages free mental wellness workshops in May

Carilion stages free mental wellness workshops in May
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Carilion Clinic invites the public to "Go Green for Mental Health," with a series of wellness workshops, as ...

Safe streets for all 2024

Safe streets for all 2024
Botetourt and Roanoke Counties and the Town of Vinton are working together on a comprehensive Safety Action Plan. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno has more on ...

Authorities remove Virginia Tech students from Palestine protest

Authorities remove Virginia Tech students from Palestine protest
Many Virginia Tech students were arrested last night and charged with trespassing  after authorities broke up the Pro-Palestinian protest we told you about on Friday ...

Motel Studios soft launches just outside of downtown Roanoke

Motel Studios soft launches just outside of downtown Roanoke
A rummage sale is being used as a soft launch of sorts for a new art venue just outside of downtown Roanoke. WFIR's Ian Price ...

On the menu: All-you-can-eat pancakes

Kiwanis pancake
Tickets are on sale now for the annual KIWANIS PANCAKE AND AUCTION DAY. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno has more. Celebrate May the Fourth be with ...

Roanoke College has big plans for new Science Center

Roanoke College has big plans for new Science Center
Roanoke College - the smallish, liberal arts school based in Salem, looks to become a bigger player in the STEM arena. A groundbreaking last weekend ...

University protests arrive at VT in Blacksburg

University protests arrive at VT in Blacksburg
Virginia Tech is the latest university to join the movement protesting the “widespread death and destruction and annihilation” of the Palestinian people. An Instagram post ...

‘PUPPAPALOOZA’ welcomes dogs to transportation museum

'PUPPAPALOOZA' welcomes dogs to transportation museum
The Virginia Museum of Transportation is launching a new event for dog lovers, WFIR's Alex Torres has details: ...

Two men injured during shooting in Southwest Roanoke

Two men injured during shooting in Southwest Roanoke
On April 24, 2024 at approximately 7:00 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of a report of shots fired ...

Southeast Roanoke community center breaks ground for expansion

Southeast Roanoke community center breaks ground for expansion
Southeast Roanoke will have a bigger hub for community assistance thanks to a project that broke ground this morning, WFIR's Alex Torres has more: ...

STUDY: Virginia improves slightly in gambling addiction ranking

STUDY: Virginia improves slightly in gambling addiction ranking
A study of “most gambling-addicted” states shows improvement in Virginia from last year. WFIR’s Ian Price has more ...

Former VT Football player announces candidacy for Lieutenant Governor

Former VT Football player announces candidacy for Lieutenant Governor
A former Virginia Tech football player is running to be the Commonwealth’s next Lieutenant Governor. More from WFIR’s Clark Palmer: Former Virginia Tech football player ...

SCOTUS takes up issue of where the homeless can sleep

SCOTUS takes up issue of where the homeless can sleep
The United States Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week stemming from two cases out West - where cities wanted to forcefully remove the homeless ...

Open Studios Roanoke this weekend – and new women artists at the Taubman...

Open Studios Roanoke this weekend - and new women artists at the Taubman
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

I-81 South “gap” in Salem to be fixed years earlier

I-81 South "gap" in Salem to be fixed years earlier
A legislative wrap-up this morning revealed additional construction for Interstate 81 in our area. WFIR’s Ian Price has more ...

Richmond’s Mayor running to be Virginia’s next Lt. Governor

Richmond's Mayor running to be Virginia's next Lt. Governor
Current Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced this morning that he intends to run become the Commonwealth’s next Lieutenant Governor. Stoney had been running against current ...

Give Roanoke officially launches at midnight

Give Roanoke officially launches at midnight
What was once "Roanoke Valley Gives," became "Give Roanoke" two years ago, but the goal remains the same - local non-profits looking to raise funds ...

Gold’s Gym North Roanoke holds event to spread awareness

Gold's Gym North Roanoke holds event to spread awareness
Gold's Gym in North Roanoke is doing something a little different this Saturday to support those that are differently abled, WFIR's Alex Torres reports: ...

Man hospitalized after officer involved shooting in NW Roanoke

Man hospitalized after officer involved shooting in NW Roanoke
From Roanoke City Police Department: Roanoke Police were involved in an officer-involved shooting on Moorman Avenue NW. At approximately 8:05 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified ...

Double fatality in Bedford County high speed chase

Double fatality in Bedford County high speed chase
Virginia State Police is investigating a two-vehicle crash late Saturday night which resulted in two fatalities, on Route 24 at its intersection with Goodview Road ...