The book is called “Executive Order 14,900” – a historical and political thriller written by a retired long time federal employee. It will strike a chord says the North Carolina author, who is in Roanoke to sign copies of it tomorrow, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
11-15 Keel Book Wrap#1
US Senator Tim Kaine weighed in on the closing of the Freight Car America shop in Roanoke, where production has ended. He’s one of several lawmakers that is asking Freight Car America for answers, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
11-14 Kaine Frieght Car Wrap#1-WEB
The Virginia Tech men’s basketball team hosts Lehigh on Saturday. The Hokies are now 3-0 after an 80 to 57 win over South Carolina Upstate last night
HUD-RRHA EnVision announcement/G Marrano photo
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority announced a new program today – a “EnVision Center” for those in HUD-subsidized housing that will make it easier to access other services that can lift them out of poverty – in the areas of education, job training, health, and leadership. Roanoke City manager Bob Cowell was on hand at R-R-H-A for the announcement. There may or may not be a physical EnVision Center established; Cowell says its more about collating resources already available. There are less than two dozen HUD EnVision Centers nationwide.
11-13 Cowell-HUD for Web
VDOT Jason Bond
You may not want to think about it but Old Man Winter may be just around the corner. It’s time to prepare. The Virginia Department of Transportation says it is, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
11-13 VDOT Snow Wrap#2
Justin Fuente’s teams have had trouble with the Jackets’ triple option offense but there’s a new coach at Georgia Tech these days and things are changing.
The National Park Service is seeking public comment on closing down a 21 mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway for hours – from Peaks of Otter to mile post 112 – for the Ironman 70.3 triathlon next June 6. More on a story we first told you about last week from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
11-13 NPS-Ironman Wrap#1
Send your comments about a possible Blue Ridge Parkway closure on a 21 mile segment next June to the National Park Service via the link below:
Vinton Kroger Growler bar/submitted photos
Two more Kroger stores in the Roanoke Valley have cut the ribbon on makeovers within the past week. They should be the last for a while. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
11-12 Kroger makeover Wrap#1
Liberty and UVA both have the weekend off as they get ready to play each other next Saturday in Charlottesville.
Mike Wray (at right) on CSHS tour/G Marrano photo
Much more natural light, wider hallways, right-sized classrooms – in actuality just about everything will be changed when the 40 million dollar makeover at Cave Spring High School is finished some time next year. WFIR’s Gene Marrano took the tour yesterday:
11-12 CSHS Wrap#1