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Blasting begins Thursday for US 221 project

It's going to get loud Thursday in southwest Roanoke County when road construction crews begin blasting. More from News/Talk 960's Evan Jones. 02723_02-02-Route-221-Wrap1-WEB ...
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Collection agency targets former customers of Hollywood Video

A lot of former Hollywood Video customers are getting letters and phone calls from a collections agency. The Better Business Bureau in Roanoke says it ...
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MDA Muscle Walk set for February 13 in Roanoke County

A walk to help area residents with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related muscle diseases is coming up in less than two weeks. News/Talk 960's Timothy ...
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Senate candidate Allen praises Florida judge’s health care ruling

Virginia Republicans from the governor to the attorney general are lauding the decision of a federal judge in Florida, who joined a federal judge in ...
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Roanoke County considers regulations for small wind turbines

Roanoke County is preparing regulations for wind energy generation units--and not just the huge commercial kind. As News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, they're starting with ...
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Baseball teams prepare for start of next season

February arrives tomorrow .. which means major league baseball teams begin spring training in just two weeks. As News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports, minor league ...
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Virginia taxpayers see changes this year in e-filing state taxes

Tax season is here and at the state level there are some changes this year. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin talked with a representative from the ...
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Flu cases are on the rise in southwest Virginia

Flu cases are picking up in southwestern Virginia. The numbers are now labeled as "widespread," and health officials say it is not too late to ...
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Crunching the numbers: localities prepare for another tough budget

As Feburary nears, counties, cities and towns will devote increasing attention to next year's budget. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports on the outlook for Roanoke ...
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Roanoke Police chief sees opportunity to fight crime with good works

Roanoke Police Chief Chris Perkins wants his officers be more than just enforcers, even though that remains a necessary part of the job.   He has ...
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Group urges closing “gun-show loophole” in Virginia

The "gun-show loophole" was a hot topic in Richmond Thursday. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports on a group that wants the loophole closed: 02693_Gun--Loop-Voicer-1 ...
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Roanoke City volunteer rescue squad seeks help for new cardiac monitor

The Mount Pleasant First Aid Crew is no more, disbanding because they no longer had enough volunteers to handle emergency calls. Paid professional staff will ...
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“Maroon Money” injects green into Salem economy

"Maroon Money" at Roanoke College is putting real money back into the Salem-area economy. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin explains how it works: 02685_Maroon-Money-Wrap-1 ...
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Virginian rail station marks 10th anniversary of fire with renovation plans

A Roanoke landmark is marking an unhappy anniversary this weekend. It has been ten years since fire heavily damaged the Virginian Railway Passenger Station. But ...
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Sen. Jim Webb still undecided about 2012

There are still a lot of questions surrounding the 2012 U.S. Senate race in Virginia. Earlier this week, Republican George Allen announced his intentions to ...
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Planners eye traffic around new Wal-Mart in Clearbrook

The Clearbrook Walmart opens today, and among the changes you're most likely to notice is traffic on U.S. 220. The story from News/Talk 960's Evan ...
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Investigators seek motive in Franklin County murder

It started as a missing person case, but it's now a murder investigation. Alexander Ernandes is dead, and a suspect is in jail, charged with ...
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Wal-Mart ready for Wednesday grand opening in Clearbrook

The Clearbrook section of Roanoke County changes in a big way Wednesday when the new Walmart Supercenter opens its doors. There's a grand opening ceremony ...
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PETA offers reward for safe return of missing goats in Bedford County

PETA--People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals--is offering money to help find some missing goats in Bedford County. The story from News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin: ...
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“Stay tuned” no longer: Allen announces for Senate in 2012

It's no surprise, but it is official. Former Republican Senator George Allen is running to reclaim the seat in 2012. News/Talk 960's Evan Jones has ...
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