Former Roanoke mayor releases new book

Former Roanoke mayor releases new book
Former Roanoke Mayor Nelson Harris has a new book out focusing on the Roanoke Valley's history in the 1950's. WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno has more ...

The importance of aid to Ukraine

The importance of aid to Ukraine
The United States is providing an additional 2-billion dollars in aid to Ukraine. As WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports Virginia Democrat U.S. Senator Mark Warner ...

‘New Freedom Farm’ reopens with showcase Saturday

'New Freedom Farm' reopens with showcase Saturday
A free event is taking place tomorrow to celebrate the reopening of an equine organization in Buchanan supporting veterans and first responders through animal therapy ...

Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office hosts ‘Safe Community Expo’

Roanoke City Sheriff's Office hosts 'Safe Community Expo'
The Roanoke City Sheriff's Office is hosting an event at the Berglund Center this Saturday to support one of their programs that helps keep individuals ...

Market Building reveals new logo, announces interior redesign

Market Building reveals new logo, announces interior redesign
An anchor institution in downtown Roanoke for more than 100 years is rebranding to be better suited as a central hub. WFIR’s Ian Price has ...

Four Truths Recovery co-founder pushes back on location

Four Truths Recovery co-founder pushes back on location
Live in-studio this morning the executive director and co-founder of the new Four Truths Recovery residential home in northwest Roanoke - Christine Wright - pushed ...

Lawmakers discuss how new state budget effects the Roanoke Valley

Lawmakers discuss how new state budget effects the Roanoke Valley
Hear what the Governor and several of our local lawmakers are saying about the recently passed state budget. WFIR's Ian Price has more ...

Adverse effects portal launches as underage ER visits for cannabis decline

Adverse effects portal launches as underage ER visits for cannabis decline
A portal announced this week for tracking incidents of “adverse effects” involving children and teens being exposed to cannabis products comes at a time when ...

“Southern Lights,” seen last week could return in future

"Southern Lights," seen last week could return in future
The Northern Lights that suddenly became "Southern Lights," last week - courtesy of increased solar activity - could produce a sequel if conditions are right ...

The Tempest at Attic Productions, Rockabilly at VMT and Broadway in Roanoke

The Tempest at Attic Productions, Rockabilly at VMT and Broadway in Roanoke
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...

TAP’s From Fear to Hope fundraiser to fight domestic abuse

TAP's From Fear to Hope fundraiser to fight domestic abuse
Total Action for Progress has issued a call for help - via a monthlong Crowdfunding Campaign to raise money for its Domestic Violence services in ...

Roanoke City Council changes school funding formula

Roanoke City Council changes school funding formula
A decision by Roanoke City Council will change how public school officials receive part of a budget surplus. WFIR’s Clark Palmer explains ...

New FloydFest site gets ready for late July launch

New FloydFest site gets ready for late July launch
Sierra Ferrell, Black Pumas, Victor Wooten and dozens of other performers are gearing up for FloydFest 2024-Horizon - after the "boutique" music and outdoors festival ...

Local Colors Festival: 60 years of Sister Cities and K-Pop

Local Colors Festival: 60 years of Sister Cities and K-Pop
The Local Colors Festival is just around the corner and as WFIR's Denise Allen Membreno reports, this year's celebration includes a delegation from Wonju, South ...

Benefit concert will give 4-year-old a safe place to recover from cancer

Benefit concert will give 4-year-old a safe place to recover from cancer
An organization helping individuals during difficult times hopes you'll come out to a benefit concert. As Denise Allen Membreno reports a four year old with ...

UVA faculty refute claims made about recent Pro-Palestine protest

UVA faculty refute claims made about recent Pro-Palestine protest
A group of UVA professors say it was the police who were the aggressors during a Pro-Palestinian rally on campus that was broken up last ...

Virginia Western students practice etiquette at business dinner

Virginia Western students practice etiquette at business dinner
A group of Virginia Western Community College Students took to 419 West last week in their finest attire for an evening of learning how to ...

‘Eviction Defense Center’ educates Virginians facing eviction

'Eviction Defense Center' educates Virginians facing eviction
A new online hub for resources to assist low-income Virginians facing evictions launched this month amid more and more people losing their homes in Virginia, ...

UVA officials use virtual town hall to discuss recent protest and arrests

UVA officials use virtual town hall to discuss recent protest and arrests
Officials with the University of Virginia say the decision to break up a recent Pro-Palestinian protest was based on potential threats from outside agitators. WFIR’s ...

Radium Girls, Ben Sollee returns to The Spot, and the Dog Bowl

Radium Girls, Ben Sollee returns to The Spot, and the Dog Bowl
From the WFIR News room this is your Culture Calendar - With a look at some of the local events coming up this weekend and ...