LewisGale Neurosurgeon: McCain’s confused questions were a likely tipoff to his brain tumor

LewisGale Medical Center neurosurgeon Dr. Claudia Martin says she wondered if Senator John McCain had some sort of medical issue during his confused questioning last ...
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Wheelchair basketball team wants to raise awareness- and funds

A first-time event featuring wheelchair basketball players tomorrow hopes to raise awareness - and funds - for a local team that wants to play competitive ...
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Goodview man charged after fatally shooting neighbor’s dog

A Goodview man accused of fatally shooting a dog this week has been charged with reckless handling of a firearm. According to the Bedford Sheriff's ...
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Repurposed school in Vinton now upscale apartments

A former century-old elementary school in Vinton is now the Roland E Cook Lofts - 21 upscale apartments, some with loft spaces and 14-foot high ...
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Non Profit Law Center helps those in the “Justice Gap”

People who do not qualify for free legal advice - but can't afford a high-priced attorney either - now have another option in Roanoke. Devon ...
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Update: Power restored after earlier outages leave thousands without power in Roanoke City, County

UPDATE: Apco's web site says all power has been restored. Previously: Appalachian Power reports more than 4,500 Roanoke City and County customers are currently without ...
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Boys & Girls Club director talks about future plans

The recently-installed executive director for Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia says the Roanoke-based non-profit is thinking about future growth. WFIR's Gene Marrano has ...
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FCC receives record responses to rolling back Net Neutrality

More than 9 million public comments have been submitted to the Federal Communications Commission on rolling back Obama-era net neutrality regulations. A record response as ...
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“The Whale” debuts at Wilson Museum with a reception

A husband and wife team from Boston have collaborated on a unique children's book - now the artwork for that project is the subject of ...
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McAuliffe invites McConnell to health clinic for poor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is extending an invitation to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to visit a free health clinic for ...
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Does the campaign cycle ever end? 2018 Virginia campaigns already making news

This year's election is still more than three months away, but next year's Virginia Senate race is already in the news. Within the last week, ...
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Festival of New Works returns this weekend

Hollins University will host the "Festival of New Works" this weekend to showcase plays written by students from the Playwright's Lab. Professionals from the industry ...
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Northam talks rural economic development plan

The Democratic candidate for Governor wants to pump 15 million dollars in to programs at the UVA-Wise campus. Ralph Northam talked to WFIR's Gene Marrano ...
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ISIS losing ground in Middle East, status update today

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has a closed meeting today on the status of the war against the Islamic State Group. WFIR’s Ian Price has ...
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Private College Week offers visits for high school students

During the upcoming Virginia Private College Week local schools are inviting high school students to visit. Details from WFIR's Bob Clark 7-18 College Visits Wrap ...
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Be prepared when you hit the trails says Battalion Chief

Botetourt Fire and EMS search and rescue crews have been getting a workout in recent weeks - helping several hikers near Tinker Mountain. WFIR's Gene ...
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Passenger rail arrives in Roanoke October 30th

A spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation says passenger rail service will arrive in Roanoke on October 30, first with state ...
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Jazz Series at Jeff Center offers savings

The new season at the Jefferson Center is set to open in October. Details on the Jazz shows and savings on tickets from WFIR's Bob ...
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