APCO says use mobile alerts for power outage info

Yesterday evening’s storms created power outages for Appalachian Power customers. APCO has created a mobile alert system to warn customers of outages. WFIR intern reporter Madison Everett has more.

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Commonwealth Games preparing for Main Games weekend

Virginia’s largest multi-sport festival will be back in Lynchburg – and a few other locales – soon. details from WFIR’s Bob Clark

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Take a “Virtual Tour” of Vinton with new online videos

Visitors to the valley and those looking to relocate can now take a multi-part “virtual tour” of Vinton as part of their decision making process. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Burger Fest back this weekend

The Big Lick Burger Fest and Jam returns this weekend. Here’s a preview from WFIR’s Bob Clark.

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Extension looking for Green Thumbs

The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service needs more Master Gardeners. More details from WFIR’s Bob Clark:

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Floyd Fandango returns next weekend

If FloydFest is a bit too much but you enjoy the various styles of music at that multi-day event, “Floyd Fandango” next weekend might be the ticket as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Salem Museum presents Civil War series

A local museum will explore a crucial period in American history next month. WFIR’s Bob Clark reports

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McAuliffe opines on shooting this morning; gun control

Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Governor Terry McAuliffe appeared at a news conference today to address this morning’s shooting at a Republican Congressional baseball practice. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:

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Bedrosian only one of three incumbents to fall in county primary

Campaign 2017 WFIRRoanoke County Supervisor Al Bedrosian failed to win his party’s nomination for a second term, but two other Republican incumbents had no trouble defeating their challengers. WFIR’s Gene Marrano continues our primary team coverage:

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Race for Governor set for November

Campaign 2017 WFIRThe primary is over and now the campaign for Governor begins in earnest. Ed Gillespie is the Republican nominee; he will battle the current Democratic Lt. Governor – Ralph Northam – in November. Appearing live on WFIR this morning political analyst Bob Denton says this election will also be about President Trump.  You can hear the complete interview with Denton about yesterday’s primary on the WFIR below:

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