UPDATE: US 220 to be blocked south of Clearbrook Walmart at 7:00 pm

UPDATE: US 220 to be blocked south of Clearbrook Walmart at 7:00 pm
UPDATE: Police now say the closure will begin at 7:00 pm, and the evening commute will not be impacted. Roanoke County Police say US 220 ...
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Virginia Confederate statue vandalized on successive nights

Virginia Confederate statue vandalized on successive nights
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Confederate statue in Virginia has been vandalized for the second night in a row. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the word ...
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Quinnipiac Poll: Northam has 14% edge over Gillespie

Quinnipiac Poll: Northam has 14% edge over Gillespie
A dramatically different result from the just-released Quinnipiac University poll on the Governor's race; their survey of 1,100 likely Virginia voters gives Democrat Ralph Northam ...
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Police: Friday Vinton funeral procession likely to create town-wide traffic...

Police: Friday Vinton funeral procession likely to create town-wide traffic delays
A long-time fixture in the Vinton community has passed away. Tommy Wood was the owner of Woods Service Center and Towing. His family is planning ...
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New “Downshift” offers bikes, beers and community downtown

New "Downshift" offers bikes, beers and community downtown
Stop in for a quick repair, check out a new ride, have a craft brew or a cup of coffee. More on the new "Downshift" ...
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POLL:Gillespie voters not all behind President Trump

POLL:Gillespie voters not all behind President Trump
President Trump’s low approval ratings are reportedly lifting Democratic candidates in the Virginia governor’s race. WFIR’s Ian Price has more on the “Trump Effect” 10-18 ...
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Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities

Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the word "racist" was found ...
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Three polls differ on who leads by how much; no surprise to Denton

Three polls differ on who leads by how much; no surprise to Denton
Three different statewide polls were released yesterday, and while they combine to show the race tightening for Virginia governor they differ by who will win ...
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BoCo XPO will show students options for their future

BoCo XPO will show students options for their future
Botetourt County Public Schools want to give teenagers a better idea of what's available to the career-wise in their own back yard. WFIR's Gene Marrano ...
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Monmouth Poll: Gillespie leads Northam by one point

Monmouth Poll: Gillespie leads Northam by one point
Results from the latest Monmouth University Poll find that Republican Ed Gillespie is leading the race for governor by one point against Democrat Ralph Northam ...
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Former Carilion CEO Edward Murphy passes away

Former Carilion CEO Edward Murphy passes away
(A statement from Nancy Howell Agee, President and CEO of Carilion Clinic, and Cynda A. Johnson, President and Founding Dean, Virginia Tech Carilion School of ...
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RC Poll shows Northam still ahead in close race for Governor

RC Poll shows Northam still ahead in close race for Governor
The latest Roanoke College poll on the Governor's race shows it continues to be a close contest - with voters split on what's important to ...
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Caribbean fusion arrives downtown with Caribbica Soul

Caribbean fusion arrives downtown with Caribbica Soul
A restaurant that’s combining Caribbean and America food has opened up in downtown Roanoke. WFIR’s Ian Price has more: ...
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In Virginia governor’s race, Northam leads Gillespie in cash

In Virginia governor's race, Northam leads Gillespie in cash
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) _ Democrat Ralph Northam has a hefty cash advantage over Republican Ed Gillespie in the final weeks of the closely watched Virginia ...
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Leader of Charlottesville review seeks access to records

Leader of Charlottesville review seeks access to records
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ A former federal prosecutor hired to lead a review of Charlottesville's response to three nationalist rallies this summer says he has ...
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RC poll: Northam holds 6-point lead over Gillespie

RC poll: Northam holds 6-point lead over Gillespie
According to a Roanoke College poll released this morning, Democrat Ralph Northam maintains a six-point lead over Republican Ed Gillespie. Libertarian candidate Cliff Hyra holds ...
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Poll: Northam’s lead over Gillespie drops to 4%

Poll: Northam's lead over Gillespie drops to 4%
The Wason Center for Public Policy has released its second tracking poll of voters for next month's election for governor. While Democrat Ralph Northam is ...
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Pipeline fight: not over yet say opponents

Pipeline fight: not over yet say opponents
In a 2-to-1 decision issued late on Friday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission endorsed the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast natural has pipelines. WFIR's Gene ...
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AAA: Lower autumn demand should keep gas prices falling

AAA: Lower autumn demand should keep gas prices falling
It's been more than seven weeks since Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, disrupting oil production and distribution and noticeably raising gasoline prices. Analysts say ...
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Holton Plaza is dedicated in Roanoke

Holton Plaza is dedicated in Roanoke
A special day for a former Roanoke resident who became the first Republican Governor in 100 years. More about the dedication today of Holton Plaza ...
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