Sid Witt Jr. joins his father Sid Witt Sr. as one of more than 100 members in the Hall of Fame on Thursday night. The Witts have been heavily involved with Little League Baseball’s Challenger program, which allows children with physical and mental handicaps to play the game of baseball
At a public hearing tonight the Roanoke County Board of Supervisors will again take up the issue of paying 12-hundred dollars annually for ICLEI membership and software that measures efforts to reduce carbon footprints. Its become a political football in recent years. WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
There’s a World of Song” by Darrell Scott, with tracks from Tim O’Brien, Rene Marie, Blind Boys of Alabama and other notable performers was recorded at the Jeff Center’s Music Lab…its now available at on-line music stores like I-Tunes.. proceeds will support the Music Lab.
Nine days in to his term, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe was in Botetourt County this morning, talking about education funding. McAuliffe is pushing an amendment that would restore some of the education funding that was cut in the current budget. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has the story.
A Roanoke family of seven was displaced by fire three days before Thanksgiving at their rented house – they lost everything and didn’t have renter’s insurance. So event organizer promoter Willow Rosenblatt is putting together a benefit at Cornerstone Bar & Grill this Sunday, starting at 2-pm. Cornerstone Bar & Grill will donate a portion of proceeds from food sales and there will be a silent auction. There will also be live music and a kids corner…Rosenblatt hopes to turn the “Just Be-Claus” fundraiser into an annual benefit for people in need around the Christmas holidays. This event was rescheduled from December. (sound/story from WFIR’s Gene Marrano)