It’s the beginning of a new year and a local non-profit is experiencing fewer donations. That is typical for this time of year at Goodwill Industries of the Valleys, and as a result, they need clothing of all types,small electronics,books and household items. More from WFIR’s Bob Clark:
The very cold weather will continue in the Roanoke Valley for at least two more days. Roanoke Fire-EMS reminds everyone to bundle up before going out — and to check on neighbors and pets. More on how to cope with the bitter cold from WFIR’s Bob Clark:
The Navy’s premiere bluegrass ensemble Country Current will perform a free concert next Wednesday in Roanoke. It will be one of only five concerts by the group in the country this year. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story:
A Roanoke woman who holds the title of Ms. Wheelchair Virginia will now compete for the national title. Allyson Hart and 24 other contestants will vie for the title of Ms. Wheelchair America later this month. She spoke with WFIR’s Bob Clark:
Anyone needing to learn more about caring for an Alzheimer’s patient can attend a presentation tomorrow at the Holiday Inn Valley View. The program is presented by the Local Office on Aging. Reservations are necessary and the cost to attend is $25. More from WFIR’s Bob Clark.
The Roanoke Ronald McDonald House is again asking for help in designing a holiday card. The cards are printed locally and sold each year as a fundraiser for the non-profit charity. Executive WFIR’s Bob Clark has more:
Center in the Square is getting ready for a big fund-raiser — and while they won’t raise the roof for it, they’ll be partying there. The center says “Rooftop Riot” began last year and proved to be very successful. WFIR’s Bob Clark has more: