Storm repairs at Northside Middle likely to take two weeks

Roanoke County school officials say the storm damage could have been much worse at Northside Middle School, but there's still two weeks of work needed ...
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Bookbags, school supplies sought for “Back to School Blast”

Ten area organizations hope to help thousands of Roanoke children get the next school year off to a good start, and they are asking for ...
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Crews work inside and out to repair Northside Middle damage

Restoration workers are on the job at Northside Middle School in efforts to repair damage caused by Monday's strong storms. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports ...
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Roanoke Valley storm knocks out power, causes damage

A big Fourth of July thunderstorm in Roanoke gave a powerful preview to last night's man-made fireworks. The storm slammed into the Roanoke Valley around ...
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School officials say summer school helps many students year-round

Today is the first day of summer school in Roanoke Public Schools. Administrators say summer sessions help improve student achievement during the regular school year, ...
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New study: secondary roads need help!

A new George Mason University study paints a disturbing picture of Virginia's secondary roads. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin has details. Click here for more information ...
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Ride accident not expected to disrupt Salem Fair for the 4th

Salem Fair officials do not expect a roller coaster accident last night to affect any fair rides today. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones has the story ...
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Many boomers not ready for aging parents

A recent survey shows that many "baby boomers" are not prepared to help their elderly parents. Betsy Head with Home Instead Senior Care Services says ...
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Fireworks, music and more tonight in Roanoke and Salem

Many communities will present fireworks displays tonight, but the area's largest can be found in Roanoke. It's part of the annual July 4th Roanoke Times ...
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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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