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Stewartsville-Chamblissburg Vol Fire Dept Chief John Foutz (L) Lt. Andrew St. Clair (R)

We are right in the middle of National Volunteer week. Many of our communities are served by volunteer fire departments. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports departments use this week to stress their need for volunteers.

April is National Volunteer Month. Have you considered helping your local volunteer fire department? WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/p/Stewartsville-Chamblissburg-Volunteer-Fire-Dept-100069535092233/

artspaceThe Minnesota-based non-profit, Artspace, is pleased with the number of creatives who participated their survey. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports the organization provides affordable living and work spaces for artists.

The Minnesota-based non-profit, Artspace,is moving forward with a project in Roanoke City. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports it will be one of the features in the mixed use plans for the Roanoke Industrial Center.

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/