Roanoke County supervisor says if the county won’t pay for environmental monitoring, she’ll do so on her own

Charlotte Moore

Charlotte Moore

Roanoke County Supervisor Charlotte Moore says she is taking it upon herself to keep providing the county software designed to track and reduce carbon emissions in the county. Her colleagues recently voted to discontinue county membership in “ICLEI”, an organization that provided that software, but Moore says the environmental benefits are too important to lose.

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So Moore has personally joined “Resilient Communities for America”, which is an arm of “ICLEI”. How this might go over with other supervisors is unclear, but it seems sure to come up at a supervisors’ environment-related work session next Tuesday

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Salem council candidate receives endorsements

Maggie NewmanFor the first time in 20 years a City Council candidate will run as a Republican in Salem. Maggie Newman received an endorsement today from two prominent GOP politicians – state Senator Ralph Smith and Congressman Morgan Griffith. She wants to see City Council stop giving away a million dollars a year to non-profits, and Newman would also like for Salem’s municipal elections to be moved to November. She spoke with WFIR’s Gene Marrano about that:

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Urban camping comes to downtown Roanoke

wfir-linkNext weekend’s Down by Downtown Music Festival and the Blue Ridge Marathon will also bring RV’s and pop-up campers to Roanoke. WFIR’s Gene Marrano explains:

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Police want to know what sex offender was doing in Roanoke day care center

James Floyd IV

James Floyd IV

State Police are working to determine whether a convicted child sex offender interacted at all with children at a Roanoke day care center. Police an anonymous tip led them to the Shining Star Family Center where they found James Floyd IV using a computer. Floyd is on the state’s violent sex offender registry and is not permitted in day care centers. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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