The Lynchburg Animal Shelter is looking for donations of dog and cat food to animals that will be kept through the holidays. Also, the shelter is holding an adoption open house Saturday at their location behind the Hillcats Baseball Stadium this Saturday. Adoption fee is just $30. WFIR’s Bob Clark has more:
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Some Roanoke area residents who heat their homes with fuel oil have a hard time filling their storage tank in the winter. That’s where RAM House can help. Applicants don’t need to be of any particular income level – they just need to prove they need help. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has the story:
Christmas is next Wednesday and the Salvation Army in the Roanoke area is running behind in donations. According to Capt.Ken Argot donations are down about $30,000 from last year. The donations will be accepted until 2 o’clock Christmas Eve. WFIR’s Bob Clark reports:
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Troubled teens in Roanoke have a way to earn money to pay restitution to their victims. Project Payback gives 12 to 17 year olds who have committed crimes to have a job building toy cars and birdhouse and selling them locally. The items may be viewed at Youth Haven 9 Church Avenue S.W. in Roanoke. WFIR’s Bob Clark reports:
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A woman from Roanoke has been elected president of the American Institute of Architects. Helene(HA-leen) Dreiling(Dry-ling) was inaugurated last Friday night in Washington, D.C. Dreiling heads up an organization of over 83,000 members in the United States and around the world. WFIR’s Bob Clark has more.
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Like other localities, Roanoke County is gearing up for a recount of the votes in the battle for Virginia attorney general. After a day of training the recount will take place tomorrow. The results will be sent by a State Police escort to a Richmond Court, which could settle the disputed election by Wednesday. Democrat Mark Herring currently holds a slim lead over Republican Mark Obenshain. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more.
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Anyone still with holiday shopping to do can look forward to somewhat warmer weather for the next few weeks.
The National Weather Service in Blacksburg says temperatures in the Roanoke Valley are expected to be in the middle to upper 40’s through the rest of 2013. WFIR’s Bob Clark has the story.
Holiday packages are being delivered by the thousands at this time of year. The local Better Business Bureau advises consumers to have someone available to receive packages being delivered to homes. Every year during the holidays thieves make of with items left unattended. WFIR’s Bob Clark has more
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