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There’s a new community theater in town. “Exit Pursued by a bear theatre” plans to offer 4 plays in its inaugural season. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports.

 

 

A community theater with an unusual name is bringing community theater back to Roanoke CITY. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more on “Exit Pursued by a bear theatre” which is branding itself as downtown community theater.

http://beartheatre.com/

 

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra is offering a rare treat for the region’s music lovers. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno explains.

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s “From Italy with Love” concert features Italian composers and offers the RSO the opportunity to incorporate classical guitar. WFIR Denise Allen Membreno has more.

https://rso.com/

Update: Hershberger Road has reopened.

Previous: Roanoke City Police say a pedestrian sustained what appeared to be serious injuries  when they were hit by a car this morning on Hershberger Road NW. Evidence indicates a driver was traveling west on Hershberger when the pedestrian entered the road and was hit. The driver remained on scene and is cooperating with authorities.Westbound lanes of Hershberger Road NW between Bean Street and Williamson Road NW are closed.

Previous: A listener is reporting that someone was hit by a car this morning on Hershberger Road in Roanoke City. No word on the person’s condition at this time.

 

County health rankings are out. Anyone interested in knowing how healthy their community is can access the information. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports.

Detailed health information about each county in the United States is available online. These county health rankings include all of Virginia. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports health officials hope localities will use the information to become healthier.

https://www.countyhealthrankings.org/

A new era in Virginia Tech Women’s basketball started today as the Hokies welcomed Megan Duffy as the new head coach. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more.

Virginia Tech introduced its new women’s basketballl coach to the Hokie nation today. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports Megan Duffy is replacing Kenny Brooks.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. SARA Roanoke is using this time to stress its mission and educate the public. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more.

SARA Roanoke is planning special events this month as a part Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Education and advocacy are always their mission. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports they are hoping to dispel some myths.

https://sararoanoke.org/

The fourth annual Botetourt County Restaurant Week is April 5th through the 13th. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports the hope is to bring in people from outside the county to see what Botetourt has to offer.

Botetourt County is hoping to entice you to visit one of their eateries for restaurant week, April 5th through the 13th. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more.

https://sites.google.com/view/shopbotetourt/boco-restaurant-week-specials?authuser=0

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