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Big early demand for library eBooks

It's been just over two weeks since Roanoke Valley libraries started offering electronic versions of many books, and the early results seem clear. As News/Talk ...
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Mixed reaction to graphic cigarette warnings

Health advocates are praising a government decision to put more graphic warnings on cigarette packages next year,but tobacco store owners wonder if it will make ...
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New study: portable pools can kill too

A new study says the risk of a child drowning in an inground pool is the same as an inflatable pool. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin ...
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Yes, spring was a hot one — so how about summer?

Summer officially arrives this afternoon, and if you're wondering if it will be a hot one through August, the usual indicators do not paint a ...
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Four times in two years: shooting in Valley View IHOP lot

Roanoke Police say a woman was shot in the Valley View IHOP parking lot over the weekend. This marks at least four shootings in that ...
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Electronic decal renewal notices saving VA big bucks

Hundreds of thousands of Virginians are now receiving their DMV renewal notices electronically, and that's saving the state a lot of money. More from News/Talk ...
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Roanoke resident hit by inheritance scam

Criminals are finding new ways to steal people's personal information-- through a false promise of inheritance. They contact people who have had a death in the ...
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Roanoke seen as key in Congressional redistricting

State lawmakers are scheduled to return to Richmond one more time this year, this time to approve a Congressional redistricting plan. When they do, Roanoke ...
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Get to know your house and the history behind it

Want to know more about your house? Laura Wickstead with the Virginia Room says you may be surprised at what you find.   Wickstead says researching your ...
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Which Congressional district for Roanoke? Democrats hope it’s the 6th

A House-Senate conference committee in Richmond must now work out a final Congressional redistricting plan for Virginia. And it's clear that Democrats in the 9th ...
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SPCA: abandoned pet numbers rise sharply this year

It may not be a scientific measure, but the Roanoke Valley SPCA believes the recession's affects on many families are being felt more this year ...
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Hike for Haiti Saturday in Roanoke

A hike up Mill Mountain tomorrow is designed to raise money for the earthquake ravaged Haiti. It's called a Hike for Haiti and it starts ...
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Big job: bagging 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes

The Roanoke Civic Center parking lot will be bustling before sunrise tomorrow,  starting with 40,000 pounds of sweet potatoes. The story from News/Talk 960's Evan ...
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Roanoke Police release photo of car vandalism suspect

Roanoke police have released surveillance pictures of a suspect in vehicle vandalism over the weekend. Thirty-two vehicles in three neighborhoods suffered damage, mostly from smashed ...
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Work on new residence hall underway at Roanoke College

The Roanoke College campus is a busy place this summer.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...
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PH ballroom restoration complete as ribbon-cutting nears

The former Patrick Henry Hotel is now just one week away from its first public moment in its new form. A ribbon-cutting next Thursday will ...
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Proposed Vinton library seen as revitalization centerpiece

Vinton and Roanoke County are teaming to purchase downtown property for eventual construction of a new library. And as News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, it's ...
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Fire departments across the state work on volunteer recruitment and sustain...

A new study is underway involving 20 fire departments across the state. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says one department chosen to participate is Roanoke County ...
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Coventry Commonwealth Games prepare for 22nd year

The Coventry Commonwealth Games return for a 22nd year next month, bringing thousands of athletes and their families from across Virginia to the Roanoke Valley ...
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DMV offices will display Amber Alerts

Urgent notices of missing or abducted children will now be displayed in Virginia's DMV offices. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones has the story ...
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