Democratic candidate for Governor Tom Periello is on an “Opportunity Tour” in the region today. Late this morning he spent time at Virginia Western Community College. While at Virginia Western, Periello talked about making two-year colleges and trade schools tuition-free if he secures the Democratic nomination in the June primary and is elected Governor in November. The former one-term Congressman is now tied with Democratic Lt. Governor Ralph Northam in the new Quinnipiac University poll – with his campaign less than 2 months old.
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The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs are holding on to the last Southern Professional Hockey League playoff spot as they face off at home this weekend with the team in the standings above them. Roanoke plays the Pensacola Ice Flyers tomorrow night and Saturday at the Berglund Center. Sam Ftorek is the Dawg’s head coach – hear an extended conversation below about the recent 6-game road trip and this weekend’s home games:
Click below for a “Longer Listen” segment featuring Della Watkins and Amy Moorefield from the Taubman Museum:
Most Democrats and even some Republicans in the Congress are calling for investigations into the Michael Flynn affair, but at least one GOP candidate for Governor disagrees. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
Click here for much more from Corey Stewart (speaking with WFIR’s Gene Marrano and Joey Self):
Each meeting is open to the public and will begin at 7 p.m.
- Monday, Feb. 20 – Hidden Valley High School
- Tuesday, Feb. 21 – Cave Spring High School
- Monday, Feb. 27 – Northside High School
- Tuesday, Feb. 28 – Glenvar High School
- Thursday, Mar. 2 – William Byrd High School
Former WDBJ7 anchor Chris Hurst says life in the newsroom just wasn’t the same after his girlfriend was fatally shot, and that is a big reason he decided to leave there to run for the House of Delegates. WFIR’s Lillian Boyd has the story