The Tempest at Attic Productions, Rockabilly at VMT and Broadway in Roanoke

The Tempest at Attic Productions, Rockabilly at VMT and Broadway in Roanoke
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

TAP’s From Fear to Hope fundraiser to fight domestic abuse

TAP's From Fear to Hope fundraiser to fight domestic abuse
Total Action for Progress has issued a call for help - via a monthlong Crowdfunding Campaign to raise money for its Domestic Violence services in ...

Roanoke City Council changes school funding formula

Roanoke City Council changes school funding formula
A decision by Roanoke City Council will change how public school officials receive part of a budget surplus. WFIR’s Clark Palmer explains ...

New FloydFest site gets ready for late July launch

New FloydFest site gets ready for late July launch
Sierra Ferrell, Black Pumas, Victor Wooten and dozens of other performers are gearing up for FloydFest 2024-Horizon - after the "boutique" music and outdoors festival ...

Local Colors Festival: 60 years of Sister Cities and K-Pop

Local Colors Festival: 60 years of Sister Cities and K-Pop
The Local Colors Festival is just around the corner and as WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports, this year's celebration includes a delegation from Wonju, South ...

Benefit concert will give 4-year-old a safe place to recover from cancer

Benefit concert will give 4-year-old a safe place to recover from cancer
An organization helping individuals during difficult times hopes you'll come out to a benefit concert. As Denise Allen Membreno reports a four year old with ...

UVA faculty refute claims made about recent Pro-Palestine protest

UVA faculty refute claims made about recent Pro-Palestine protest
A group of UVA professors say it was the police who were the aggressors during a Pro-Palestinian rally on campus that was broken up last ...

Virginia Western students practice etiquette at business dinner

Virginia Western students practice etiquette at business dinner
A group of Virginia Western Community College Students took to 419 West last week in their finest attire for an evening of learning how to ...

‘Eviction Defense Center’ educates Virginians facing eviction

'Eviction Defense Center' educates Virginians facing eviction
A new online hub for resources to assist low-income Virginians facing evictions launched this month amid more and more people losing their homes in Virginia, ...

UVA officials use virtual town hall to discuss recent protest and arrests

UVA officials use virtual town hall to discuss recent protest and arrests
Officials with the University of Virginia say the decision to break up a recent Pro-Palestinian protest was based on potential threats from outside agitators. WFIR’s ...

Radium Girls, Ben Sollee returns to The Spot, and the Dog Bowl

Radium Girls, Ben Sollee returns to The Spot, and the Dog Bowl
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

Downtown foot traffic is on the rise, according to City Market Building off...

Downtown foot traffic is on the rise, according to City Market Building official
The person who oversees the Historic Roanoke City Market Building is pushing back against claims made by at least one recently closed restaurant that foot ...

Four Truths is new residential recovery center in NW Roanoke

Four Truths is new residential recovery center in NW Roanoke
Today is "National Fentanyl Awareness Day," and in Northwest Roanoke on Staunton Avenue that meant a ribbon cutting. Four Truths Recovery is a residential program ...

VT professor on The Fall Guy movie and stunt work

VT professor on The Fall Guy movie and stunt work
Those of a certain age may remember Lee Majors starring in an early 1980's TV show, "The Fall Guy," about the trials and tribulations of ...

Roanoke residents concerned about detour routes following Wasena bridge cl...

Roanoke residents concerned about  detour routes following Wasena bridge closure
Members of the community went before Roanoke City Council to express concerns about detour routes created by the Wasena Bridge Replacement Project. WFIR’s Clark Palmer ...

Property tax rate discussion continues amid budget talks

Property tax rate discussion continues amid budget talks
Roanoke City Council has one week until it votes on adopting the city’s budget and proposed changes in the property value tax rate. WFIR’s Ian ...

Hope Over Hate is timely discussion this Thursday

Hope Over Hate is timely discussion this Thursday
"Hope Over Hate," is what many are calling for in the recent clashes being students on college campuses over the war in Gaza, on immigration ...

Welding as art – encouraging students to consider it as a trade

Welding as art - encouraging students to consider it as a trade
"Experienced welders needed" - there's often been a shortage and now a 3rd annual student "sculpted art contest," that involves arc welding comes to a ...

Stamp Out Hunger returns to mailbox donations

Stamp Out Hunger returns to mailbox donations
The work Feeding Southwest Virginia is doing has become more and more important. The pandemic highlighted food insecurity and now rising grocery prices have increased ...

Roanoke College head football coach Bryan Stinespring on building a program

Roanoke College head football coach Bryan Stinespring on building a program
Three words many never thought they would ever hear – Roanoke College Football – returns officially in 2025 when the Maroons become a member of ...