Urban farm supporters say Countryside chickens would not pose problems

The natural food co-op that wants to operate an "urban farm" on part of the former Countryside Golf Course property says neighbors' concerns about chickens ...
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Roanoke officials say mulch-mowing is the way to go

Leaves are already starting to build in the yards of some Roanokers.  WFIR's Timothy Martin with more on what officials are recommending when it comes ...
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Your chance to tell Elmwood Park planners what you want

As planners develop a future vision for Elmwood Park, you have a chance this week to have your say. WFIR's Evan Jones has more ...
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These Countryside neighbors don’t want chickens

Some northwest Roanoke residents who live near the former Countryside Golf Course are uniting in opposition to one element of a proposed urban farm. As ...
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Food bank asks for more help as holidays near

Feeding America Southwest Virginia needs help with the holiday seasons approaching. WFIR"s Bob Clark reports ...
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Roanoke Co. schools offer program for teen drivers and their parents

Roanoke County public schools are urging parents to attend one of the "Partnering for the Privilege" safe teen driving programs scheduled for county's five high schools ...
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When leaves fall, wildfire danger rises

Now that leaves are falling, we're into one of the most dangerous times of the year for accidentally starting wildfires.  WFIR's Evan Jones has more ...
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Half of teen drivers in accident in first month after getting a license

A AAA study shows teenage drivers have a 50% chance of being in an accident in their first month of unsupervised driving.  Details from WFIR's ...
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Roanoke Co. Library Fall Book Sale set for Saturday-Thursday

Roanoke County expects a big line Saturday morning at the public library on Route 419. The story from WFIR's Jim Kent: ...
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Roanoke rail excursions return in early November

It's become an annual event  -- a weekend of passenger train excursions out of Roanoke each fall. They are scheduled this year on  November 5th ...
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Food bank looking toward donations as Craftsmen’s Fall Classic approa...

The Craftsmen's Fall Classic starts today at the Roanoke Civic Center.  You don't have to pay to get in, but one organization sure hopes you'll ...
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Former car dealer gets a charge out of new purpose: electric vehicles

A former Salem new car dealership has a new purpose, and as of today, it's bringing new life to the lot and showroom by selling ...
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Ideas for the vacant Evans Spring land to be talked about tonight

Roanoke officials have some ideas about the vacant Evans Spring land that lies between I-581 and the neighborhoods of Fairland, Melrose-Rugby, and Washington Park.  WFIR's ...
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Chief Perkins: many neighborhoods working with police – but a few are...

Roanoke Police Chief Chris Perkins reaches a milestone today -- his first full year leading the force. He's says there's more to be accomplished on ...
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VA tourism grows, generating more tax $$

Tourism is proving to be a growing economic engine in Virginia, providing more jobs and tax revenue. State figures show visitors to Virginia spent more ...
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Wage gap grows between top and bottom ends of the income scale in Virginia

The gap between wages at the top and bottom ends of the income scale in Virginia has reached a 30-year high.  According to the Commonwealth ...
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Roanoke police probe daylight home burglaries

Roanoke Police are investigating ten separate residential burglaries since early September, all occurring during daytime hours. Most occurred in Raleigh Court, Grandin Village and South ...
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Appeal hearing set for 202 Market liquor license suspension

A hearing date is now set. 202 Market will appeal a ruling that suspends its liquor license for last February's striptease. WFIR's Evan Jones has ...
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New poll: VA Republicans favor Cain, Romney

A new statewide poll shows Herman Cain and Mitt Romney are the current favorites among Virginia Republicans and support plunging for Rick Perry. But the ...
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Morrill: next year’s budget may eliminate some city services

Roanoke City Manager Chris Morrill says City Council members may have to decide on eliminating some city services altogether in the next budget year. This ...
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