Roanoke attorney and sometimes-actor Patrick Kelly took a one year leave of absence to be trained by Health and Human Services as an Affordable Care Act Navigator. He meets with groups and businesses, explaining the health care act. He also uses Health Care Dot gov to help people enroll
The 11th annual “Guns and Hoses” hockey game will be played at the Civic Center tomorrow at 6-pm. Proceeds from the five dollar admission goes to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. To date Guns and Hoses has raised 133-thousand dollars for the M-D-A. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more:
To honor the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, the American Red Cross and Roanoke Fire-EMS are “taking it to the streets” on Monday. Volunteers from Roanoke’s Red Cross chapter and Fire-EMS personnel will canvass Northwest Roanoke City neighborhoods, offering fresh smoke detector batteries and leaving information behind on fire safety. Gene Marrano has more:
Local banks and credit unions are taking part in “Bank On Roanoke Valley,” hoping to attract those in the area that are “unbanked.” Low or no fee checking and savings accounts, no mininum balances and free ATM cards are part of the plan. Churches and non-profits will help spread the word. United Way of Roanoke Valley is spearheading the new Bank On program. Gene Marrano reports on today’s news conference:
Mike Whiteside and Robert Kulp have been in business for 13 years as Black Dog Salvage, bidding on homes and buildings to be demolished. A chance meeting with a reality T-V producer led to “Salvage Dawgs”, their own show on the D-I-Y cable network and HG-TV. The second season premieres tonight at 11 on D-I-Y.
Roanoke County police hope to keep young people safer when it comes to social media use with a special one-night academy for children and their parents. It’s scheduled for Thursday night at the South Roanoke County Library from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has the story.