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Collecting debt through toys

When the Downtown Learning Center closed last October, it left behind a big debt. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin has more on a sale this weekend ...
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Keith Humphry leaving WDBJ-TV

Longtime news anchor Keith Humphry is retiring on May 27th.  News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports ...
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“Budget Summit” marks crunch time for Roanoke County schools

It's getting down to crunch time for next year's Roanoke County school budget as school officials work to hammer out the details. Administators and board ...
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Drivers look to ease the pain at the pump

The price of fuel is forcing many drivers to rethink their options. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says some are turning to Ride Solutions for help. Click here ...
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“This Old House” names city neighborhood among “most time...

"This Old House" has named a Roanoke neighborhood as Virginia's "most timeless" for 2011. The home improvement magazine and television program includes "Mountain View" among ...
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Warner: earmarks should go away and stay away

The temporary budget resolution that cleared Congress this week is notable in part because it eliminates all Congressional earmarks. Senator Mark Warner put his name ...
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Two Shawsville schools to get more structural testing, action

Montgomery County Schools plan more corrective action to ensure the structural soundness of several school buildings -- including two in the Shawsville area. News/Talk 960's ...
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Roanoke air travel increases; business travelers lead the way

Passenger counts at Roanoke Regional Airport are steadily increasing, led by a potentially important economic indicator: business travelers. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones has the story ...
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Get familiar with the law

The Roanoke Bar Association is bringing back a series of public education programs designed to educate the public about the legal system.  News/Talk 960's Timothy ...
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Roanoke Police Chief steps up department’s cyber-presence

Roanoke Police are ramping up their cyber-presence in hopes of reaching more people in the mobile communication age. Chief Chris Perkins says police are putting ...
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Freshman Delegate reflects on his first General Assembly session

The Roanoke Valley's newest state legislator says he learned a lot about the ways of Richmond this winter, and Greg Habeeb says all in all, ...
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Tips for parents from a bestselling author

A well-known author of parenting books will be in the Roanoke Valley today for two classes on parenting. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports on John ...
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Spring storm season arrives; severe weather right on time

A tornado watch is in effect for the entire Roanoke Valley until 4:00 pm. Monday. A watch means conditions are favorable for formation of such ...
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Heart attack mortality rates continue to drop

Virginia's overall heart attack mortality rates have fallen for the 10th straight year. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin has a breakdown of the numbers ...
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Roanoke Co. prepares to regulate large wind turbines

Roanoke County is moving closer to adopting regulations for large wind energy turbines, should any company apply to put them up. And as News/Talk 960's ...
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VA Lottery seeks hundreds of new retailers

Virginia Lottery officials say 5,000 retailers statewide are not enough -- or at least not ideal. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports they're looking for more ...
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Botetourt County to spend $275,000 to attract more jobs

The 95 new Dynax America jobs coming to Botetourt County are certainly welcome, but the county is taking additional steps in efforts to attract still ...
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Checkered flag about to wave on improvements at Martinsville Speedway

The 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup season has started.  On April 3rd, the series comes to Martinsville Speedway.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin has more on improvements ...
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Dynax to expand in Botetourt County, add 95 jobs

A Botetourt County plant is preparing to expand, and that will mean almost 100 new jobs over the next three years. The expansion work will ...
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Can certain exercises head off diabetes? VT study seeks volunteers

Virginia Tech is looking for Roanoke-area volunteers to help with a study on whether a certain type of exercise can help head off diabetes. Dr ...
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