Fireworks+dry weather=fire danger

With the lack of rain in recent weeks, holiday fireworks present a greater risk of destructive wildfires, and forestry officials hope you will keep that ...
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Today in Bedford County: July 4th in Jefferson’s time

Poplar Forest is the private retreat that Thomas Jefferson built in Bedford County, and it will mark Independence Day with activities reflecting life in Jefferson's ...
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EPA joins stink bug battle in VA fields, orchards

The battle against stink bugs is taking a new direction in Virginia's fields and orchards. News/Talk 960's Bob Clark has the story ...
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New law permits you to BYOB into many VA restaurants

As of today, you can bring your own bottle to many Virginia restaurants -- but don't expect to bring it in for free. The story ...
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Three days on two wheels — bicycle races return to Roanoke

Three days of bicycle racing return to Roanoke this weekend. It's part of the Coventry Commonwealth Games, with races in Roanoke City and up Mill ...
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Five months after big fire, Days Inn reopens

The Days Inn on Orange Avenue near the Roanoke Civic Center has reopened after an unexpected but necessary renovation. The story from News Talk 960's ...
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Harsher penalties for underage drinking & driving

Governor McDonnell will hold a ceremonial bill signing this morning in Richmond, marking a new law providing stronger penalties for underage drinking and driving. The ...
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VA agency offers cooling assistance for eligible citizens

Help is available for cooling assistance this summer. Details from News talk 960's Bob Clark ...
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Salem Fair set to open Thursday

The 24th annual Salem Fair begins tomorrow.  News/Talk 960's Bob Clark with some of things to look for ...
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Electronic phone answering becomes campaign issue

Electronic phone answering systems may become a campaign issue this fall in the race for Roanoke County Commissioner of the Revenue. It was certainly issue ...
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Transportation museum wants you to help restore N&W 1776

July 4th will be a special day at the Virginia Museum of Transportation -- and for one of the locomotives in its collection. News/Talk 960's ...
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Parkway offers several fireworks displays from one location

The Blue Ridge Parkway is offering a way to see several fireworks displays July 4th from one commanding location. News/Talk 960's Bob Clark has the ...
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Roanoke to Lynchburg rail-bus connector starts next month

Shuttle bus service between Roanoke and Lynchburg will begin soon, allowing Roanoke area residents to connect with Amtrak service to Washington and up the eastern ...
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Main Vinton intersection to remain closed at least into Friday

Anyone used to traveling along a busy Vinton street will have to wait at least four more days before a main intersection re-opens -- and ...
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Salem Red Sox to honor veterans

The Salem Red Sox are getting ready to honor veterans.  The story from News Talk 960's  Bob Clark ...
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Roanoke County man back in custody after escape

An inmate who escaped while getting treatment at a Lynchburg hospital has been arrested at a hospital in Roanoke.  Carilion Clinic Police confirm that 63-year-old Jackie Lee ...
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New VA law to let motorcycles go through stoplights that don’t trip

A new state law takes effect later this week permitting motorcycles to proceed through red lights -- but only under some very specific circumstances. News/Talk ...
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UPDATE: Amber Alert Cancelled

The Harrisonburg Police Department has reported Charles Forrestt Dillon has been located. Sarah Cline, the boys mother, turned herself into Harrisonburg Police. Amber Alert cancelled at 9:58pm ...
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Richmond deadlock backs up VA court cases

An ongoing deadlock in Richmond is creating growing backlogs of unresolved court cases. More from News/Talk 960's Evan Jones ...
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Medical school seeks volunteer “patients”

If you're interested in helping medical students learn to be doctors, you might want to consider volunteering at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine ...
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