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Salem will quickly put $800,000 phys ed grant to use

Salem schools will move quickly to put to use a portion of the $800,000 Federal Grant they have received for Physical Education programs. School officials ...
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Move-in month nears at new Roanoke County library

Move-in month is nearing at Roanoke County's new library along Merriman Road near Penn Forest Elementary School. After almost two full two years of construction, ...
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Halloween may be fun, but it can also be dangerous

A fun time of the year for youngsters is coming Monday, and public safety officials want it to remain fun. Halloween can also be a ...
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“Save a Ton” wants to save you energy — and money

Officials in the New River and Roanoke Valley's have launched a new program to help people and business save energy and money. The multimedia "Save ...
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McDonnell: VA wants the defense jobs if MD does not

Governor Bob McDonnell says Virginia would welcome thousands of defense contractor jobs from Maryland -- after a local government there prepared a resolution calling for ...
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Solar home to return to its its own home in Blacksburg

Virginia Tech's award-winning solar home is returning the Blacksburg. The groundbreaking home provides all amenities of a modern home without using any outside electricity. More ...
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Interested in holiday work? Apply now.

About 620,000 seasonal jobs are expected to be available during the holiday season nationwide, and the Better Business Bureau says if you are interested in ...
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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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