The only affordable housing provider that serves as realtor, architect, builder, mortgage lender, counselor and educator has received $2.6 million from Roanoke City through the American Rescue Plan Act. The funding will enact a unique collaboration between public and private sectors to “improve the lives of Roanoke residents.” WFIR’S Camden Lazenby has more.
Overnight Sensations graphic taken from Facebook.
Playwrights will pull random prompts that include genre, theme and setting and then write plays overnight at Hollins University this weekend. Their productions will be performed in front of a live audience the next day. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more.
The new American Legion post 3 executive committee. Photo taken from Facebook.
The American Legion Riders Virginia Legacy Run rode its way through Southwest Virginia last month in an effort to raise money for a scholarship that creates college funding for children of post 9/11 veterans who have died while on active duty. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more.
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What started out as a public works project in the Great Depression is now bringing more than a billion dollars worth of revenue to Appalachian economies. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more.
Sharkey’s Wing and Rib Joint in Radford, Va. Photo by Camden Lazenby.
Virginians have gotten accustomed to the ability to order to-go cocktails over the past two years, and now they’ll be able to continue that habit for two more. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more.
Graphic taken from Guardian Initiative Botetourt’s public Facebook group.
In the wake of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas last month, an area man is leading the charge to make Botetourt County schools safer for the children attending. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more.
The Salem Fair, America’s largest free gate fair returns tomorrow with added security after a shooting disrupted last year’s festivities. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more.
Rep. Bob Good
Despite the Supreme Court of the United States returning the question of abortion to the states, U.S. Congressman Bob Good, a Republican from Virginia’s fifth district supports federal legislation that would implement the equal protection of the right to life to “preborn” humans. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more.
USA Cycling Graphic taken from USA Cycling’s Facebook page.
Championship races this week are helping to put the area on the map when it comes to road cycling.
The Fritz Schindler Band plays at the Glencoe Museum in Radford on June 22 for West End Wednesday.
On June 22, around one-hundred guests partied on the lawn of the Glencoe Museum in Radford. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more.