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Using iPads to boost business: there’s a workshop for that

Roanoke's Department of Economic Development will present two workshops Wednesday on how businesses can utilize the iPad.  Sandy Ratliff with the Virginia Department of Business ...
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A $50 incentive to recycle bottles and cans

Some Roanoke Valley residents are about to receive $50 prizes for recycling bottles and cans, either at curbside or at drop-off centers. It's called "Recycle ...
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Poplar Forest featured in Southern Living magazine

A nearby tourist attraction is getting some special recognition.  Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest is featured in the latest edition of Southern Living Magazine. More on ...
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Roanoke County hit by rash of home burglaries

Roanoke County Police report 70 residential burglaries since late August, about double the number reported over the same period one year ago. Police say the ...
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AAA: gas prices likely to rise through December

AAA warns gas prices may continue to rise in coming months.  In the past two weeks, pump prices have has started to inch up, and ...
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Police investigate bomb threat at SVU

The Buena Vista campus of Southern Virginia University is no longer on lockdown after a late night bomb threat. WFIR's Velvet Hall has more: ...
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Roanoke’s top spots for speed enforcement

Roanoke Police have quadrupled the number of motorcycle traffic enforcement units this month -- from one to four. In recent months, Officer Gayle Combs  had ...
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Police: more traffic enforcement also reduces crime

Roanoke police quadrupled the number of motorcycle traffic enforcement units this month, from one to four. The intent is to reduce accidents -- and to ...
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Roanoke College poll: religion remains important to most Virginians

A newly-released poll from Roanoke College finds religion continues to be very important to most Virginians. The poll was conducted earlier this month by The ...
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Goodlatte: direct air service to NYC to continue

Congressman Bob Goodlatte says direct air service will continue between Roanoke and New York City if Delta and US Airways get federal approval to trade ...
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State approves Shenandoah Life sale

State insurance regulators have approved the acquisition of Shenandoah Life Insurance to a Texas-based company, subject to approval by at least two-thirds of Shenandoah’s policy ...
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Roanoke airport passenger numbers keep going up

More and more airline passengers are using Roanoke Regional Airport. Passenger usage at the airport for the past nine months increased 3.7%, and the airport ...
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First-ever “Roanoke Outdoor Circus” opens tonight

The first-ever "Roanoke Outdoor Circus" opens its gates at 5:00 pm today and runs through Sunday -- but this one is nothing like the Ringling ...
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20 new jobs already; dozens more on the way

A new Franklin County manufacturer is celebrating its grand opening today, offering the promise of another 60 jobs over the next three years. WFIR's Evan ...
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Adopt-a-pet event Saturday in Franklin County

A special pet-friendly adoption event is scheduled for Rocky Mount tomorrow. Pet-friendly cats, dogs, puppies and kittens from the Franklin County Humane Society shelter will ...
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Downtown Roanoke to look and taste Norwegian today

It's Norwegian day next to the Roanoke City Market Building. Actually, it's the final "Taste of Culture" event of the year, and today, they're celebrating ...
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Police hope surveillance photo helps nab holdup suspects

Roanoke Police say two men held up the One Stop Market this afternoon Williamson Road -- walking in, assaulting the clerk, then taking items from ...
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Roanoke adds Chevrolet Caprice to its fleet

The City of Roanoke is one of the first among local governments in the U.S. to add the Chevrolet Caprice to its fleet.  The city ...
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Report: Moammar Gadhafi DEAD

SIRTE, Libya (AP) _ Officials in Libya's transitional government say Moammar Gadhafi has been captured and possibly killed in the fall of his hometown but ...
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Moore seeks second term on Board of Supervisors

She was elected as a Democrat and is now running for a second term as an Independent. Roanoke County Supervisor Charlotte Moore faces two opponents ...
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