As the Greenbrier Classic returns, officials hope big traffic backups do no...

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend this year's Greenbrier Classic this week, and that's before you figure in attendance for concerts featuring performers ...
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“The Pines” to offer green retirement living

Green retirement living is now available in the Roanoke Valley. Brandon Oaks is introducing "The Pines" with green features committed to health and the environment ...
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Seven area schools get advance accreditation, but impact is unclear

The State Department of Education is granting accreditation waivers to seven area schools because their recent SOL performance has been so strong.  They are  Crystal ...
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Virginia Tourism Corporation to give race fans a thrill at Martinsville Spe...

The Martinsville Speedway is joining the Virginia Tourism Corporation in providing an all expenses paid racing weekend starting on October 28th. This will be the second consecutive year the ...
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New Franklin County employer starts accepting job applications

A company preparing to start up operations in Franklin County began taking applications today. Solution Matrix, Inc. intends to hire 25 to 30 new workers ...
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Dry summer boosts wildfire threat

The Roanoke Valley needs a lot of rain to get near normal levels for the year.  As News/Talk 960's Bob Clark reports, state forestry officials ...
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30-day outlook offers little relief from the heat

The worst of the latest heat wave is over, but it looks temperatures will probably remain above normal more often than not well into late ...
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Star Line Trolley ridership on the rebound

Ridership is on the increase on the Star Line Trolley. It's the service that connects downtown Roanoke Carilion Clinic and the new medical school. The ...
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Police hope pics nab man who hid in car, robbed woman who just used ATM

Salem Police hope surveillance photos will help them find a man who allegedly hid in the back seat of a car in a bank parking ...
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The heat is more than uncomfortable — it can be dangerous

A heat advisory is in effect today as temperatures approach 100 and the heat index climbs close to 109. There are ways you can and ...
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The extreme heat can sometimes lead to car trouble

AAA says the hot weather can be an engine killer. Spokesperson Martha Meade says roadside assistance calls increase by as much as 700 per day when ...
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Hot times for AC repair workers

We face another uncomfortably hot day ahead -- even more unpleasant if your air conditioning goes out. Repair companies say they're working overtime and then ...
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Friday deadline to apply for mortgage foreclosure relief program

The federal government is providing loans to thousands of homeowners at risk of foreclosure, but the deadline to submit information is Friday, July 22nd. More ...
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Suspect arrested after purse snatching, car chase in Vinton

A purse snatching in Vinton Wednesday night led to a car chase and crash. It started about 7:00 p.m., when a man stole a purse ...
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Record numbers at the Rescue Mission

The extreme heat and other factors are bringing record numbers into the Roanoke Rescue Mission.  On Monday, 391 people stayed over.  That's a record according ...
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This should be the year: specific future design for Elmwood Park

We're not quite three weeks into Roanoke's new fiscal year, but Mayor David Bowers says he's confident this is the year that plans to improve ...
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Senate candidate Donner: $4 trillion in cuts is the wrong compromise

US Senate candidate Tim Donner says compromise is an important part of the legislative process, but the "Gang of 6" budget proposal is the wrong ...
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Virginia sees $311 million surplus

Virginia ended the last fiscal year with a $311 million revenue surplus.  The bulk of the increase came from individual income tax collections which exceeded ...
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Keeping your pets cool as the heat moves in

As hot weather returns remember to protect your pets.  Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 90's this week. This kind of ...
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Local adult care center gets a boost

A Civitan grant has been awarded to a local Adult Care Center.  The Adult Care Center of the Roanoke Valley recently received a $10,480 grant ...
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