McAuliffe signs executive order temporarily halting permits, demonstrations at Richmond Lee Monument

McAuliffe signs executive order temporarily halting permits, demonstrations at Richmond Lee Monument

From Governor McAuliffe's office: Governor Terry McAuliffe today issued Executive Order Number 67 temporarily halting issuance of permits and prohibiting demonstrations at the Lee Monument ...
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Charlottesville mayor wants General Assembly special session to take down Lee statue

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The mayor of Charlottesville is calling on Governor McAuliffe to convene an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to allow the city ...
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Keep eyes safe while viewing Monday’s eclipse

The "Great American Solar Eclipse" will be close to totality in the Roanoke area on Monday - but there are some precautions for those that ...
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Roanoke native says violence in Charlottesville feels like verge of “race war”

A woman who grew up in Roanoke was in Charlottesville last weekend during the deadly clash between a white nationalist rally and counter protesters. Taylor ...
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Report: Roanoke trails state, nation in post-high school education

A national foundation says the Roanoke region is well behind Virginia as a whole when it comes to preparing high school graduates for in-demand careers ...
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Festival of India in its 10th year

Its become a fixture every year, among all of the events scheduled in downtown Roanoke. WFIR's Gene Marrano has more on the "Festival of India" ...
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Mourners to remember Virginia trooper killed in helicopter crash

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Mourners will gather to remember one of the two Virginia state troopers who died in a helicopter crash while monitoring a ...
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McAuliffe opts out of continental shelf program

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia's governor says he doesn't want his state included in a new review of an oil and gas leasing program on ...
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Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; at least one dozen dead, 80 hurt

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, ...
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Starr Hill and DRI offer Beer:30 on Monday

The arrival of a new tasting room and small-batch brewery next month seemed like a good reason for Monday night's "Beer 30" event as WFIR's ...
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CreekFest features album debut, beer release this Saturday

The first annual CreekFest this weekend in Vinton coincides with the release of a local band’s debut album and a special beer. WFIR’s Ian Price ...
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Northam on Confederate statues: it should be a local decision, but they should come down

This past weekend's events in Charlottesville have raised passions and many questions, not the least of which is what should the futures be of the ...
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Jefferson High School all-class reunion this weekend

There will be plenty of "Magicians" at Jefferson Center this weekend. Its the latest all-class reunion for alumni of the old Jefferson High School. WFIR's ...
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Gillespie, Northam agree in one way on Civil War statues, but disagree on another

Virginia's major-party candidates for governor agree -- and disagree -- on the future of civil war statues. The issue has come to the forefront after ...
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FBI establishes tip lines to report Charlottesville violence

From the FBI: Following the events that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, the weekend of August 11-August 13, 2017, many citizens have proactively contacted law enforcement ...
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Newest police cruiser with a message debuts

Once again the Roanoke City police department has stepped up to promote services that can assist those in crisis - via decals on a patrol ...
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Virginia ranked 12th strictest state on DUI

A new study of the strictest and most lenient states on driving under the influence has the commonwealth listed right outside the top 10. More ...
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2018 challenger to Congressman Goodlatte: Democrat Peter Volosin

Long-time Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte already knows he will face Democratic opposition in November of next year. A Roanoke native has announced his candidacy. Peter ...
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