Virginia Tech’s run through the ACC men’s basketball tournament came to an abrupt end last night as the Hokies blew a 21-point lead in the second half and lost to Notre Dame 71 to 65.
Dan Bremner – Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs photo
The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs are 3-1-1 on their current 7 game road trip. Head coach Dan Bremner spoke with WFIR’s Gene Marrano on the bus to Macon, GA today:
The Salem Public Library plans to host an event Saturday as part of a national campaign which aims to help you sit back, relax, and unplug. WFIR’s Clark Palmer has more.
The Blue Ridge Marathon returns on April 21 and Beth Doughty with the Roanoke Regional Partnership told City Council recently the numbers are still growing:
Agony for Liberty University basketball fans on Sunday, ecstasy for Radford supporters. The Highlanders beat the Flames on a Carlik Jones jumper – and now the Radford men’s team will go on to the NCAA’s post season “big dance.”
An internet destination that tracks music in the region is under new management and has set its sights on expansion. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more on “Blue Ridge Rocks dot-com”:
The Smith Mountain Lake Chamber of Commerce has released its 2018 Newcomer and Visitor Guide – its packed with details about happenings and lifestyles at the lake:
Its been 18 years since Roanoke City Parks and Recreation did a complete update of its master plan. Now they want public input next week before starting that process as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
Schedule of public meetings: Monday 6pm at the Preston Recreation Center; 7:30 at the Jackson Park Library. Tuesday 6pm at the Eureka Recreation Center and 7:30 at the Grandin CoLab.
A new rack in Vinton is the latest example of the success Ride Solutions has had with its bike share program. More from WFIR’s Ian Price:
After last night’s crazy last second win over Louisville on the road, the Cavs are at home to finish out the regular season vs Notre Dame tomorrow