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Greenbrier owner says Woods will play in Classic

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) _ The Greenbrier's owner says Tiger Woods will play in this year's Greenbrier Classic.   Jim Justice tells The Register-Herald that ...
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VT Board of Visitors to again take up tuition

The Virginia Tech Board of Visitors will hold a special meeting later this week to consider tuition and fees for the next school year. The ...
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Next step today in Bedford plans to revert from city to town

Bedford's plan to revert from a city to a town within Bedford County takes the next step forward today when a state commission meets. The ...
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Virginia Tech to talk “green” this week in Roanoke

Graduation may be over at Virginia Tech, but the work there never stops.   Later this week, the university is co-hosting a conference in Roanoke about ...
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First lady to VT grads: invent your own futures

First Lady Michelle Obama says the Virginia Tech community is setting an example for the country on how to deal with adversity. Speaking at Tech's ...
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Steam engine to pull weekend train rides at transportation museum

The Virginia Museum of Transportation is bringing in a working steam locomotive this weekend to kick off its 50th anniversary celebration. The New Hope Valley ...
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Letter carriers help stamp out hunger

A big food drive returns Saturday and local letter carriers will be busy. WFIR's Starr Anderson has more on the 20th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" ...
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First Lady at VT today; traffic, parking & security impacts expected

It's spring commencement day at Virginia Tech, always a busy day and even more so than usual today. First Lady Michelle Obama is one of ...
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Treasure hidden in Roanoke County

The "Amazing County Treasure Hunt" is coming up tomorrow in Roanoke County.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on the fourth annual event. Click here to find out ...
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Things literally looking up on Market Building’s top floor

The Roanoke City Market Building may still be working on the best use for its main floor, but it is a different story two floors ...
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Tuition costs on the minds of many parents

Parents paying for their kids’ college education will have to dig a little deeper during the next academic year.  Tuition and fees are going up ...
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Bolling: not thinking about McDonnell VP possibility

Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling says he's not really thinking about the chance of being elevated to Governor if Bob McDonnell becomes a winning Vice-Presidential candidate.  ...
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Obama voices his support for gay marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama says he now supports same-sex marriage, ending months of equivocation on a subject with powerful election-year consequences. Obama says he ...
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Franklin County company expands, will add jobs

A Franklin County company is expanding, and that will mean more jobs. McAirlaid's makes absorptive materials found in hyigenic products and food packaging. The company ...
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VT gets $450k federal grant for nuclear power lab

The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding Virginia Tech a $450,000 grant to establish a laboratory in Blacksburg for nuclear energy research and education. Federal ...
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Update: Roanoke man wanted in shooting turns himself into police

The hunt is over for a man accused of shooting a woman in Roanoke early Sunday morning. Police say Joseph Via, 38, turned himself into ...
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Shenandoah CEO: company will grow again, future staff growth not yet clear

It's a new day in more ways the one for Shenandoah Life Insurance. After three years and three months under state receivership, the company has ...
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Appalachian Power hopes a new video will bring awareness to the dangers of ...

Appalachian Power is using National Electrical Safety Month to focus on copper theft.  Appalachian Power spokesman Todd Burns says they're starting see more cases pop ...
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Explore Park on the rebound, but it is gradual

Four years after closing down amid financial difficulties, Explore Park is gradually coming back, with many activities now open every day. More are coming this ...
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Region’s US Attorney plays central role in national fraud case

Abbott Laboratories will pay $1.5 billion in penalties to settle a health care fraud case prosecuted in western Virginia. As WFIR's Evan Jones reports, the ...
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