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Roanoke small business presented statewide honors

A big award for a Roanoke small business, one that has grown from start-up to more than 40 employees in six years -- much of ...
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Prominent VA pols react to Wisconsin recall results

Governor McDonnell takes issue with suggestions that campaign funds made the difference in yesterday's Wisconsin recall election. And the Democrat considered most likely to run ...
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D-Day Memorial to add sailor’s name — 68 years later

The National D-Day Memorial is set to honor a sailor today who died 68 years ago this day on Omaha Beach -- but whose death ...
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Virginia Western and Bluefield State join forces to help business students

Virginia Western and Bluefield State College have entered into an agreement that's being called a win for students majoring in business programs.  WFIR's Timothy Martin ...
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High heel dash for cancer research — men welcome, too

The Roanoke City Sheriff's Office has seen cancer afflict both former and present staff members, and it is conducting a fund-raiser in high heels a ...
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Obama, Romney campaigns provide new signs of VA’s importance this yea...

In case you need any more signs of Virginia's importance in this year's presidential election, both sides are providing more evidence -- with jobs as ...
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American Cancer Society: sunscreen a must!

The American Cancer Society says Melanoma will account for more than 75,000 cases of skin cancer this year. WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on why everyone ...
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SML osprey-cam running again, but no sign of eggs, chicks

A camera at Smith Mountain Lake that looks onto an osprey nest is up and running again, but while it was down, the crueler side ...
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New computerized sketches of suspect in Morgan Harrington murder

The FBI has released a new computerized picture of the suspect in a Virginia Tech student’s October 2009 disappearance and murder. Morgan Harrington was last ...
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Groundbreaking today for $15M Salem elementary school

A groundbreaking ceremony this morning will mark the start of construction for a new South Salem Elementary School, set to open at the start of ...
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Red Cross lining up prizes in hopes of bringing in blood donors

The American Red Cross is using a point system to reward frequent donors.  WFIR's Timothy Martin explains. Click here for more information ...
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Heritage High School student wins RAYSAC car

A high school student from Lynchburg has won the RAYSAC car, donated by First Team Auto Mall.  Sean Warner is a rising senior at Heritage ...
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VA Democrats line up behind McAuliffe for 2013 governor’s race

Virginia Democrats hold their state convention in Fairfax tonight and tomorrow, and it appears increasingly clear they will unite around one candidate for governor next ...
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Commonwealth Games to feature Redskins’ bus tour

The Subway Commonwealth Games are preparing for their 23rd year, and this year, the games include a visit from the Washington Redskins' 80th Anniversary Bus ...
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Pita bread highlights 14th annual Lebanese Festival

The 14th annual Lebanese Festival starts today and runs through Sunday at St. Elias Catholic Church on Cove Road.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on ...
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WSLS, Cox Cable reach new retransmission agreement

UPDATE: WSLS announced late this afternoon that is has agreed on a new retransmission contract with Cox Cable. That means WSLS will remain on the ...
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VA ACLU leader steps down after 23 years

An era ends this week for the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. Long-time Executive Director Kent Willis steps down after 23 years. The ACLU ...
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LewisGale partners with MedExpress Urgent Care

LewisGale Regional Health System and MedExpress Urgent Care recently announced a partnership.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has more on what that means for patients ...
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State Police charge former Sheriff Hunt with “misconduct by an electe...

Virginia State Police released this statement Wednesday afternoon: SALEM - Special Agents from the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation have charged Former Franklin ...
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Study: valley’s fiber optic delivery should be treated as public util...

A new study for the Roanoke Valley Alleghany Regional Commission concludes the Roanoke region lags behind many others in its fiber optic broadband infrastructure, and ...
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