In their first season as a full-fledged FBS college football team Liberty University is going to a bowl game – on December 21st vs Georgia Southern in Orlando Florida. Head coach Hugh Freeze is taking the Flames bowling:
Leon Russell-NAACP/G Marrano photo
The 69th Life Membership Luncheon and “Freedom Fundraiser” for the Roanoke NAACP chapter on Saturday was also unique – as the national NAACP chair spoke at that event for the first time. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
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Virginia head coach Bronco Mendenhall says Clemson’s big plays on Saturday night helped do them in; meanwhile James Madison advances to the FCS quarterfinals:
Bob Cowell live in studio/C Palmer photo
Tonight is the kickoff for “Dickens of a Christmas” which runs on Friday nights through the 20th. The City of Roanoke Christmas tree lighting is tonight at 6:15 at the Wells Fargo Plaza. Live in studio this morning Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell was also thinking of the bottom line. Hear the complete conversation on a wide variety of issues with City Manager Bob Cowell below – or watch it on Facebook.
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A fledgling organization dedicated to a greener world and reduced carbon levels is co-hosting a tree planting event tomorrow in northeast Roanoke. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
12-6 Breathe America Wrap#1
Now here’s Brent Stevens from Hollins University “At the Movies” … with what’s new at the historic Grandin Theatre: “A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood” and “Knives Out”:
Knives Out – click below
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A Beautiful Day In the Neighborhood – click below
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James Madison heads into a second round playoff round game at home versus Monmouth in Harrisonburg tomorrow. And Virginia squares off against Clemson in the ACC tomorrow.
Identifying suicidal behavior and severe depression – how to spot those symptoms in family members and co-workers. Its the subject of an all day free training session offered tomorrow by Blue Ridge Behavorial Healthcare, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
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The holiday market and craft vendor season is upon us but one organization understands the importance of being more than just a place to sell gifts. WFIR’s Rob Ruthenberg has more:
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The Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball team is no longer undefeated – boat raced by Purdue on the road last night 69-40. And some big high school playoff games this weekend.