Bowers slams City Council: ‘You’re the problem’

Bowers slams City Council: ‘You’re the problem’

Following the impending exit of Bob Cowell from his role of Roanoke City Manager, Former Roanoke Mayor and 2024 Mayoral candidate David Bowers spoke with WFIR today on the thought of Mayor Sherman Lea assuming the role of acting City Manager. Bowers argues that, despite how other localities allow for the consolidation of power, he…Continue Reading

Hope remains for Skill Games legislation this year

Hope remains for Skill Games legislation this year

Our political analyst says it seems the only reason the General Assembly is in recess, instead of being adjourned, is to find some signable legislation concerning skill games. WFIR’s Ian Price has more. The post Hope remains for Skill Games legislation this year first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Local business consultant releases new book on leadership

Local business consultant releases new book on leadership

Resolving challenges quicker in the workplace, forging better relationships and creating a better team. A locally-based business coach has now put two decades of experience into a new book on leaderships that’s available today, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:   https://transparencyinleadership.com/ The post Local business consultant releases new book on leadership first appeared on News/Talk…Continue Reading

Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell announces resignation

Roanoke City Manager Bob Cowell announces resignation

Statement from Roanoke City: The City of Roanoke announced the departure of its City Manager, Bob Cowell, who has served the City for nearly seven years. His departure is effective June 7, 2024. We appreciate Mr. Cowell’s service to the City, its employees, and look forward to what the future holds for both Bob and…Continue Reading

Endangered sites includes neon sign, caretakers cottage

Endangered sites includes neon sign, caretakers cottage

The annual list of Endangered Sites in the valley has been released, another reminder of the past and a call to action to promote the stewardship of structures that are a part of Roanoke’s history. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:   The post Endangered sites includes neon sign, caretakers cottage first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM…Continue Reading

Former Roanoke mayor releases new book

Former Roanoke mayor releases new book

Former Roanoke Mayor Nelson Harris has a new book out focusing on the Roanoke Valley’s history in the 1950’s. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more. Former Roanoke Mayor Nelson Harris has a new book coming out. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more on his latest release, “The Roanoke Valley in the 1950s. Book launch at…Continue Reading

The importance of aid to Ukraine

The importance of aid to Ukraine

The United States is providing an additional 2-billion dollars in aid to Ukraine. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports Virginia Democrat U.S. Senator Mark Warner says this support is of global significance. Earlier this week Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the 2-billion dollars in additional aid to Ukraine will be used for purchasing weapons…Continue Reading

‘New Freedom Farm’ reopens with showcase Saturday

‘New Freedom Farm’ reopens with showcase Saturday

A free event is taking place tomorrow to celebrate the reopening of an equine organization in Buchanan supporting veterans and first responders through animal therapy. WFIR’s Alex Torres has more: The post ‘New Freedom Farm’ reopens with showcase Saturday first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading