Zombie Run is back with several new twists on Saturday

wfir-defaultThe fourth annual “Zombie Run” this Saturday to raise money for Special Olympics Virginia has a few new twists this year. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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Green Ridge holds open house for new equipment

green-ridge-open-houseRoanoke County’s Green Ridge Recreation Center is revitalizing its wellness area and invites the public to an open house this weekend. WFIR’s Starr Anderson has more details.

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After John Warner endorses Clinton, our political analyst weighs in on value of endorsements

WFIR-campaign-2016Former Virginia Senator John Warner — a Republican — is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton. He announced his endorsement yesterday in northern Virginia. Our political analyst says most endorsements have minor impacts, but some have the potential to hold greater importance. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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New community outreach program launches today

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Its billed as an “educational employment placement program” for those in need of a helping hand – and it debuts with a ribbon cutting this morning as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Green Valley Elementary honored for academic excellence

Roanoke County SchoolsFrom Roanoke County Public Schools: ROANOKE – U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. today announced the 329 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2016.  Green Valley Elementary School was recognized as one of the 2016 Blue Ribbon Schools.  The award is based on a school’s overall academic excellence or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

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Healthcare survey ranks Roanoke high

wfir-defaultA personal finance company scored the “Best Cities to be a healthcare professional” in and the Roanoke Valley fared very well. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:

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