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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Roanoke County Schools retain system accreditation

Roanoke County Schools will remain accredited as a school system, the result of an outside evaulation team's visit this week. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones has ...
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Neighborhood talent show this weekend in Roanoke

"Open Talent Express Yourself" kicks off this Saturday at the Melrose Library.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...
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ABC charges 202 Market with allowing a striptease act

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control has charged 202 Market with allowing a striptease act, and the case now heads for a hearing. More ...
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Shooting in Roanoke

Roanoke Police say a man was shot Tuesday afternoon in the 1700 block of Dupree Street.  Two homes were also hit with gunfire.  Police say ...
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McDonnell already peppered with VP questions

Governor McDonnell is just over one year into office, but he's already getting peppered with questions regarding a possible Vice-Presidential nomination in 2012. McDonnell appeared ...
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Conversation on economy comes to Roanoke

A national conversation on economic security is planned for early next week. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin explains ...
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Potential battle brews over how VA should assign future electoral votes

Efforts are now underway in Virginia and many other states to change how electoral votes will be cast in future presidential elections. Supporters of change ...
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Ten Commandments taken down again in Giles Co., but legal battle may not be...

The Ten Commandments are down once again in Giles County Schools, but that does not mean the legal battle is over. The latest from News/Talk ...
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Saving money with free software

A Virginia Tech professor is helping thousands of people save money on their electric bills. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin explains. Click here for more information ...
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200 new jobs for Roanoke — with hopes that this time, they last

Freight Car America's Roanoke facility has a big order that will mean about 200 jobs. And local economic development officials hope this time, these jobs ...
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WANTED: foster parents across the area

The need for foster parents continues to rise. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin has more on an orientation session coming up a week from today. Click here ...
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Seminar to offer advice on opening a restaurant

If you're thinking about opening a restaurant, a free seminar in Roanoke next week could offer you a recipe for success. Business development specialists will ...
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