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D-Day Memorial spotlights Jesse Owens and 1936 Olympics

The National D-Day Memorial turns its attention tonight to Jesse Owens -- and how the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin fit into Hitler's propaganda plan ...
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Fund-raising begins for new Roanoke ice rink

Fund-raising efforts are now underway to bring a private and permanent ice rink back to Roanoke. The projected price tag is at least $4 million, ...
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One week to go: VA GOP primary is next Tuesday

Next Tuesday, Virginia will take the national stage as commonwealth residents vote in one of "Super Tuesday's" Republican presidential primaries.  But the choice of candidates ...
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AAA takes steps to reduce accidents involving senior drivers

A new report ranks Virginia sixteenth in the nation in the number of fatalities involving senior drivers, and AAA is taking steps to help seniors ...
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Condo construction underway at South Peak

After years of plans and promises, building construction is now underway at South Peak  -- that big hillside cleared eight years ago across Electric Road ...
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No escaping it: events across the world impact gas prices here

With gas prices on the rise and the summer driving season still ahead, events across the country and across the globe can have an impact ...
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Even with warm winter, early planting could turn costly

Our warm winter may have you thinking about planting your spring flowers or summer fruits earlier than normal, but experts say that's probably not a ...
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Independent to challenge City Council re-election bids

Roanoke Republicans made it official last night, selecting business owner  Mark Lucas as their candidate for mayor. Lucas faces Democrat David Bowers, who is seeking ...
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Roanoke sees increase in requests for recycling bins

The City of Roanoke is making changes to its voluntary recycling program in hopes of increasing citizen participation. The latest from WFIR's Steve Mabry: Roanoke ...
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Proposed VA “personhood” bill enters US Senate debate

This year's debates in Richmond on social issue legislation are turning into campaign material in the race for U.S. Senate. Virginia's proposed "personhood" bill in ...
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Green Academy starting up soon

Roanoke's popular Green Academy returns next week. Classes begin on March 1st at Fishburn Park Elementary and will be held on consecutive Thursday evenings from ...
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UPDATED: Missing teen found

Roanoke Police say a teen missing since last night was found safe earlier today at the intersection of 22nd Street and Cove Road.  16-year-old Nathan ...
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Report: VA foreclosures falling, but vacant homes remain a big problem

A report from HOMES -- Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia -- says while foreclosure numbers are starting to level off and even decline across ...
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Wounded Eagle Fund to help FCHS students involved in January crash

Students involved with Future Farmers of America at Franklin County High School have created a Wounded Eagle Fund to help those involved in a January car ...
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Elton John tix selling well, but this time, no immediate sellout

Elton John has twice sold out at the Roanoke Civic Center  -- and done so almost as soon as tickets went on sale. It is ...
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No sign of break in Senate budget impasse

The State Senate appears headed for a budget impasse  as Democrats in the evenly-split chamber seem ready to use their leverage. Republicans call the process ...
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Deadline nears for business licenses

The law requires businesses to have a license in order to operate, and the deadline for applying for that license is just ahead. March 1st ...
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Pet ID tags can help reunite lost pet with anxious owner

Animal control officers say purchasing pet ID tags is more than just the law -- in many cases, they can help reunite pet and owner ...
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Budget time in Richmond; all eyes on Senate

The General Assembly takes up Virginia's next budget this week -- and all eyes are likely to be focused on the State Senate, where the ...
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Registrars work to keep the dead off voting rolls

A Pew Center study has reported that over 20 million US voter registrations have significant errors, ranging from wrong addresses to out-of-state moves to a ...
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