Photos: Bedford Police seek women for using counterfeit $100 bills

Bedford Town Police are looking for two women believed to have used phony $100 bills to purchase merchandise at Bedford's Walmart store. Police say it ...
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Community meeting by those opposed to Woodhaven property rezoning

Community meeting by those opposed to Woodhaven property rezoning

Residents near the 106-acre tract purchased collectively by a local government authority will voice their concerns tomorrow night at WFIR's Gene Marrano reports: 4-25 Woodhaven ...
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Dumas for sale, at least one potential party interested

Dumas for sale, at least one potential party interested

Total Action for Progress put The Dumas Center up for sale several weeks ago. At least one community group has expressed an interest in buying  ...
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Mission trip benefits from this Saturday's Dogwood 5K

Mission trip benefits from this Saturday’s Dogwood 5K

A race this weekend in Vinton taking place along with the Dogwood Festival is perfect for those thinking about trying a 5K for the first ...
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Blacksburg's IMAX and CineBowl closes, abruptly

Blacksburg’s IMAX and CineBowl closes, abruptly

The owner of the shopping center that houses Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille in Blacksburg says they have cut ties with the movie theater company ...
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Roanoke region's beer tourism economy keeps growing

Roanoke region’s beer tourism economy keeps growing

The Roanoke region's growing reputation as a magnet for craft beer lovers shows no signs of slowing. Word over the weekend that Olde Salem Brewing ...
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WFIR Health News

Va Senators weigh in on health care bill

It may or may not come up for a vote this week - a resurrected Republican-sponsored health care bill. Both Democratic Virginia Senators spoke to ...
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren endorses Perriello in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has endorsed Tom Perriello in the Virginia governor's race.Warren's endorsement means Perriello now has two ...
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Roanoke airport traffic increasing; airlines add flights

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The number of passengers at Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport has increased for the seventh straight month, a trend that's prompting airlines to ...
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SARA highlights expansion on Thursday

April is "Sexual Assault Awareness Month" and a local non-profit that counsels victims wants to show the community how its services are growing. WFIR's Gene ...
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Expert says let politicians know your struggles and successes with “Obamacare”

A renewed push to replace the Affordable Care Act is still on the agenda in Washington. WFIR’s Ian Price talked with a local expert on ...
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Mayor doubts city should spend $millions to upgrade sports facilities just for NCAA

Salem Mayor Randy Foley says city leaders would probably have a hard time agreeing to the money needed in hopes of bring back college championship ...
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Moonlight and Magnolias at Mill Mountain Theatre

"Gone with the Wind" fans may enjoy the comedic tale about how the screenplay came together - more from WFIR's Gene Marrano about a new ...
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Ronald McDonald House wants help designing this year’s holiday card

The Roanoke Ronald McDonald House is again asking for help in designing a holiday card. The cards are printed locally and sold each year as ...
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Obama to visit Richmond this fall as part of speaker series

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former President Barack Obama will visit Virginia's capital city this fall.Obama is scheduled to speak at the Richmond Forum on Nov ...
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Authorities searching for suspect involved in armed robbery

From Roanoke County Police Department-On Monday, April 24, 2017 at approximately 0335 hours, the Roanoke County Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the ...
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Governor McAuliffe honors volunteers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is praising nine individuals or organizations he says have made outstanding efforts to volunteer.The governor recently honored ...
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Conservative group challenges abortion regulation changes

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ The conservative Family Foundation of Virginia is filing a legal challenge over the way the state did away with restrictive regulations ...
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