It’s not spring yet, but state parks urge you to reserve early for su...

There are 35 state parks across the Commonwealth, and their popularity means visitors should act soon to book accommodations during the popular spring and summer ...
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As stock prices rise, what do we do now?

With Wall Street numbers recently rising come questions about what to do next. WFIR's Steve Mabry spoke with a local investment advisor ...
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Roanoke company goes from startup to statewide honors in six years

Statewide honors for a Roanoke Company that didn't exist six years ago: the Small Business Administration has named four executives of Interactive Achievement as Virginia ...
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VA eagle chicks about to hatch — see it live

Virginia researchers are keeping a close eye on a bald eagle nest in Richmond, where two chicks are expected hatch within days -- and a ...
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40 days of prayer vigils outside Planned Parenthood

Abortion opponents are holding daily vigils outside the Roanoke Planned Parenthood center for 40 days, hoping their prayers can lead some women considering abortions to ...
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Virginia revenue growth continues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Eight months into the fiscal year, state revenue collections are running slightly ahead of the official forecast. The latest monthly revenue report ...
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Jury finds Virginia Tech negligent in ’07 shootings

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP)  A jury has found Virginia Tech negligent for delaying a campus warning of the first shootings in a 2007 campus massacre that ...
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VA hopes high gas prices mean more tourists

Virginia tourism officials hope to make the best of higher gas prices and lure many cost-conscious travelers this year from heavily-populated nearby states. More from ...
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Salem school administrators face possible furlough days

Salem school administrators face the prospect of four unpaid days next school year, the result of another expected net reduction in state funding. Superintendent Alan ...
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This sure isn’t March 14th, 1993

Some of you may be walking around today in shorts and sandals.  That wasn't the case on this day back in 1993.  WFIR's Timothy Martin has ...
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Botetourt wildfire contained after burning five acres

Fire officials say a Botetourt County wildfire burned about five acres today, but it now appears to be contained.  The fire was first spotted during ...
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Mild winter means early return for mosquitoes

Our mild winter means an earlier emergence of more than flowers and tree blossoms. You can add insects to the list, including mosquitoes, but  as ...
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Three 9th District Democrats seek nomination to challenge Griffith

Democrats in the 9th Congressional District will choose their challenger to Morgan Griffith in just over two months, and so far, at least three people ...
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A big snow is coming to Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is hosting SnowJam 2012 this Thursday.  More than 30 tons of snow will be piled onto the Drillfield for snowboarders and skiers.  WFIR's Timothy ...
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Outdoor festival gets new name

Our spring-like week ahead is likely to have many people thinking about outdoor activities -- and the City of Roanoke is already looking ahead to ...
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General Assembly ends regular session without budget

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ On the evening of Jan. 11, with the 2012 General Assembly just seven hours old, Gov. Bob McDonnell advised his newly ...
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Virginia Tech wrongful death suit enters second week

CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (AP) _ Virginia Tech parents hoping to hear an apology for the actions of university officials for the campus killings nearly five years ...
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Blue Ridge Parkway gearing up for 2012 visitors

The 469 mile-long ribbon of asphalt we call the Blue Ridge Parkway is gearing up for an influx of spring and summer visitors. WFIR's Steve ...
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Carpooling on the rise in the Roanoke Valley

The program director at Ride Solutions says more people are looking at their commute options as gas prices rise.  WFIR's Timothy Martin reports. Click here ...
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Cirque du Soleil returns this month after record-setting performance

The Roanoke Civic Center has a tough act to follow three weeks from now -- the return of Cirque du Soleil. Last year's performances were ...
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