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Newer Martinsville employer to shut down — 631 jobs lost

The hard-hit Martinsville area is losing hundreds more jobs, and this time it is from an employer that came there less than seven years ago ...
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Emergency official: get a plan in place

Roanoke's emergency management coordinator says you need to make a game plan on what to do if a hurricane impacts this area.  News/Talk 960's Timothy ...
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Prepare for severe weather tax-free — for one week

Virginia's Hurricane Preparedness tax-free holiday starts Wednesday and will continue for one week. The Virginia Department of Emergency Management says the tax-free holiday covers a ...
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Pay attention! Saturation patrols today on I-81

State Police have saturation patrols out again today on Interstate 81. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones has more on "Operation Air Land and Speed." ...
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Damp spring means bright displays along Blue Ridge Parkway

Our wet spring may have been put a damper on many outdoor activities, but it's resulting in a banner display along the Blue Ridge Parkway ...
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Goodwill auction set for Thursday

Goodwill is now offering customers a new way to shop for last chance deals. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...
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Last chance before demolition: CS Middle to hold open house

If you ever attended Cave Spring Middle School, you have one last chance to look around this weekend before wrecking crews move in next month ...
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Roanoke Police: woman assaulted at downtown parking garage

Roanoke Police are investigating an assault at a downtown parking garage. Police say a woman was walking to her car at the Gainsboro garage Thursday ...
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Roanoker biscuits due for national TV exposure

The Roanoker Restaurant is in line for some national TV exposure today, thanks to its inclusion in a new cookbook "Off the Eaten Path."  It's ...
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Register now for summer camps at Virginia Western

Virginia Western Community College is inviting area students to sign up for career exploration and enrichment summer camps. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports. Click here ...
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VDOT plans road project with or without intermodal terminal

VDOT will conduct a public meeting late Thursday afternoon on plans to improve a road near the proposed Norfolk Southern intermodal terminal. But as News/Talk ...
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Roanoke police seek help in locating runaway teen

Roanoke police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager. Police say 17-year-old Kayli Michelle Beckner has been missing since April 23 ...
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No ordinary auction: decades of items from The Greenbrier

There's spring cleaning -- but rarely on the scale going on at The Greenbrier Resort, which is selling many items stored for decades by its ...
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Roanoke Region cost of living continues to rank low

If you live in the Roanoke Region, you're paying less for things like gas and groceries. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...
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More than 100 employers coming to Roanoke job fair

A job fair Thursday in Roanoke will bring more than 100 potential employers under one roof. As News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, Congressman Bob Goodlatte ...
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Bad news bears: out of the woods into backyards

This is the time of year when homeowners living in or near rural areas are most likely to encounter bears in the backyards. That's exactly ...
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Roanoke River added to group’s endangered list

The prospect of uranium mining in Southside Virginia has put the Roanoke River on one group's list of the nation's most endangered waterways. News/Talk 960's ...
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Special Ed teacher named Roanoke Teacher of the Year

Roanoke City's "Teacher of the Year" has been teaching special education students for 25 years. And as News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, she has seen ...
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Local Colors Festival returns for 21st year

Roanoke's Local Colors Festival returns to downtown this weekend with a pageant showcasing food, dance and fashion from cultures around the world. Organizer Pearl Fu ...
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“Wheel of Fortune” tryouts come to Roanoke

This weekend you can get your chance to try out for "America's favorite game show," Wheel of Fortune.  The show's Wheelmobile will be at the ...
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