Plan approved, machinery moving for first South Peak building

Heavy machinery is once again at work at South Peak, the long-promised development on the hill across from Tanglewood Mall. And the developer says it's ...
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Bring your old computers to Salem

The City of Salem is looking to collect computers later today. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin with more on what they'll be used for ...
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John Sylvester-Johnson dies at 62

The Roanoke Rescue Mission today announced the death of John Sylvester-Johnson.  News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports ...
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Obama won’t release bin Laden death photos

President Barack Obama says the White House will not release a photo of Osama bin Laden's body. He made the remarks in an interview with ...
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Crews prepare Salem Stadium for Zac Brown Band

Workers are spending a third day at Salem Stadium preparing for tonight's Zac Brown Band Concert.  News/Talk 960's Evan Jones reports from ground level. Click ...
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State funding for public radio/TV cut 23%

Governor McDonnell is making further state funding reductions to public radio and television stations, this time with the line item veto pen. The president of ...
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Work at Roanoke City Market Building almost done

Renovations to the Roanoke City Market Building are on track to be finished soon. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says you'll probably be able to grab ...
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Museum to use $100,000 grant to step up marketing, special events

The Virginia Museum of Transportation plans on using a recently-announced $100,000 grant to step up advertising, add or boost special events, and ultimately benefit the ...
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New Fleming track open to public — for now

The public is now permitted to walk on the new William Fleming track, but only until a paved walking path is installed on Fleming property ...
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More than 15% of residents in southwest Virginia are “food insecure&#...

A new study released from Feeding America shows the number of people in southwest Virginia that don't have enough to eat. News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin ...
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Hollins prof: US is safer today but danger is not over

A Hollins University professor with first-hand knowledge of America's fight against terrorism says the death of Osama bin Laden makes our  country safer today than ...
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Coal’s economic impact extends to the Roanoke Valley

May is now here, the month that FreightCar America is set to begin work on a big order building new coal cars for Norfolk Southern ...
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Suspect still at large after 2010 arson fire

We told you last week that arson fires in Roanoke are down so far this year. But News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin says, many firefighters and ...
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Osama bin Laden dead

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama says Osama bin Laden, the glowering mastermind behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that killed thousands of Americans, ...
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Police investigating double homicide in Roanoke

Roanoke Police are investigating a double homicide. Police found the bodies of a man and woman in an apartment in the 300 block of Walnut ...
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Roanoke Valley firefighters aid Washington Co. search and rescue

17 Roanoke Valley firefighters face a busy Friday in Washington County, hard hit by powerful storms two nights ago. They train together several times of ...
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Roanoke community helping in arson decline

Days before Arson Awareness Week, officials say arson fires are on the decline.  News/Talk 960's Timothy Martin reports ...
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VA storms kill at least 8; cleanup under way

Governor McDonnell has declared a state of emergency after powerful storms killed at least eight people in Virginia. Seven died when one of those storms ...
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Prescription drug take-back day set for Saturday

Area community service agencies are teaming up with law enforcement to take part in another national prescription drug take-back day. The idea is to keep ...
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“Official” forest fire season about to end, but fire threat doe...

Virginia's forest fire season officially ends on Saturday. That means as of Sunday, outdoor burning will once again be permitted before 4:00 p.m. But as ...
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