Starr Anderson

VA-FORESTRY-LOGOThe Virginia Department of Forestry says, this year’s acorn crop is at its lowest since 2008. A Department of Forestry spokesperson says the lack of acorns affects deer, squirrels, black bears and other animals. Weather, bugs and how big the acorn crops were last year all affect the amount of acorns there are this year.  WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.

Acorns Wrap 1—WEB

Election-2013The votes in the race for attorney general will be certified one week from today, and the legal team for Mark Herring says the Democrat will remain the winner even if Republican Mark Obenshain requests a recount. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more.

Herring Wrap 1–WEB

In response, Obenshain campaign Spokesperson Paul Logan issued the following statement:

Virginia after 2008 has a more thorough process for recounts than it had employed in past close elections. We are currently in the state canvass stage in the closest statewide election in Virginia history, separated by 7/1000ths of a percent in the vote total. This is new territory for Virginia and at this stage in the automatic vote counting process, the responsible thing to do is to prepare for a potential transition should there be another change in the vote lead. Our top priorities in this record close election are to get it right and ensure that every legitimate vote is counted.


wfir-linkSarah Beasley could go from shift manager at McDonald’s to having a career in the music industry. Beasley is competing for the Voice of McDonald’s title. She has made it to the semi-finals and now she must compete to make it to the finals. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more.

Beasley Competes Wrap 1–WEB

Click here for the Voice of McDonald’s web site, where you can vote for Beasley or any of the semi-finalists.

wfir-linkA man who lost his son 32 years ago in a car accident tries to help local people deal with the grief of losing a loved one and survive the holidays. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has the details.

Grief Share Wrap 1–WEB

Tomorrow’s Grief Share program is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Roanoke. Thursday’s program is from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg.