Gene Marrano

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This morning, Freedom First Credit Union cut the ribbon on its new location in the Bonsack area of Roanoke County. The building used to be a SunTrust, but has since been revamped and renovated. The new Bonsack branch  is the ninth for Freedom First Credit Union, making it one of the most visible financial institutions in the area. Freedom First CEO Paul Phillips on the location:

A non-profit organization that works to place Virginia children in foster homes says there has been a steep decline in the number of people looking to become foster parents – perhaps its even in a “crisis mode,” as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

Dr. Cynthia Morrow/VDH-VT photo

According to the Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts, there is no health threat to the public based on a case of hepatitis A diagnosed in Roanoke last week Luigi’s Gourmet Italian Restaurant on Brambleton Avenue. District director Dr. Cynthia Morrow confirmed that during a briefing this morning. Morrow also said most of the Hepatitis cases seen in the region come from those with substance abuse issues that are using needles to inject drugs.

Jerry Margolis – submitted

At the start of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra season finale for its classical music series late last month, an original, 2-minute composition called “Ukraine Lives,” was played for the Berglund Center audience. David Stewart Wiley talks more about that with WFIR’s Gene Marrano, “In Depth.”

Hear the complete, 2 minute composition Ukraine Lives by Jerry Margolis:




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