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:
1-4 Safety Tips Wrap #2-WEB
Hurricane Harvey’s damage is already devastating to parts of Texas, and it appears for from over. A Lynchburg-based organization is among those already responding, as WFIR’s Bob Clark reports.
8-28 Hurricane Help Wrap #1-WEB
Click here for the Gleaning for the World website.
If you are planning to attend Microfestivus in downtown Roanoke this Saturday and need a ride after the event, Big Lick Boomerang will take you — and your vehicle — home. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story:
8-9 Ride Home Wrap #2-WEB
Click here for the Big Lick Boomerang web site.
(US Navy photo)
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:
8-9 Navy Band Wrap #1-WEB
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.
8-8 LOA Conference Wrap #1-WEB
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:
4-21 Holiday Cards Wrap #1-WEB
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:
4-21 Roof Top Riot Wrap #2-WEB
Botetourt County Parks and Recreation has about 20 jobs available this summer, and it is holding a job fair tomorrow in efforts to find people to fill them. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story.
3-2 Job Fair Wrap #1-WEB
The Local Office on Aging that provides seniors with lunch through its Meals on Wheels program is asking for help to also include a breakfast. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story:
12-27 LOAA Wrap #1-WEB