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A historic bike tour Saturday will follow the paper route that Roanoke City Councilman John Garland had as a kid. WFIR’s Ian Price has more:
09-06 Garland Bike Tour WEB-WRAP
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After defeating Florida State on the road Virginia Tech opens the home football schedule against The Tribe on Saturday.
Vintage cars and motorcycles – as art. More on Drive!, which opens in the Taubman Museum’s special exhibitions gallery this weekend from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
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The region known as Virginia’s Blue Ridge is on an 8-year winning streak. The tourism revenue numbers are up again as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
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The 172nd Hillcat has debuted in the major leagues – and Liberty University won its first football game as a member of the FBS division:
5K races are commonplace around here these days – but how about a “point-5” K race? There’s one this Sunday – more on the “Race for Rwanda” from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
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The Hokies dominated Florida State last night – while UVA had little trouble with FCS opponent Richmond in a rain-delayed home game on Saturday.
Now the real games begin – the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins head coaches talk about their teams after last night’s preseason finales.
Roanoke’s television landscape will take a new look tomorrow, when the owners of WDBJ7 add a second local station to their operation. Channel 24 will become known as WZBJ, and one of the most immediate local impacts will be more local news — not to mention more Andy Griffith. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story:
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Carl York publishes the Crunch! high school football weekly in Lynchburg, Roanoke and the New River Valley – he talks about last Friday night’s players of the week: