As Ian’s remnants move over us, be alert for possible flooding

As Ian’s remnants move over us, be alert for possible flooding

We are sure to get plenty of rain at times from the remnants of Hurricane Ian, but what is less certain is which areas, if any, encounter flooding.  Meteorologists say the potential exists just about anywhere from small mountain valleys to larger river basins like the Roanoke, and it is important to remain alert for…Continue Reading

Hurricane Ian response ready in Southwest VA

Hurricane Ian response ready in Southwest VA

As our area braces for whatever Hurricane Ian might bring, FEMA is in place with officials saying they’re ready to respond as WFIR’s Ian Price reports. 9-30 FEMA WRAP The post Hurricane Ian response ready in Southwest VA first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Senator Kaine previews bill ahead of SCOTUS reopening

Senator Kaine previews bill ahead of SCOTUS reopening

The Supreme Court of the United States will open for its next session on Monday. During a recent press availability, one of Virginia’s U.S. Senators said that Congress would not wait for the Court to revisit certain questions. WFIR’s Emma Thomas with more: 9-28 Kaine SCOTUS WRAP2-WEB The post Senator Kaine previews bill ahead of…Continue Reading

“Doc at 100” will raise funds for Friends of the Blue Ridge

“Doc at 100” will raise funds for Friends of the Blue Ridge

Its mission has changed slightly but now Friends of the Blue Ridge – they dropped “Parkway” from from the title – still has to raise money as a non-profit. Now the memory of a legendary traditional music giant will help Friends do that during a “Blue Ridge Jamboree.” WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports: 9-29 Doc Wrap#2-WEB…Continue Reading

Resources to help victims of Hurricane Ian

Resources to help victims of Hurricane Ian

If you’d like to donate to help those affected by Hurricane Ian we have links to several local organizations that are responding. Click HERE to donate to Gleaning for the World Click HERE to donate to God’s Pit Crew Image courtesy WDBJ7 The post Resources to help victims of Hurricane Ian first appeared on News/Talk…Continue Reading

Resources to help Hurricane Ian victims, weather updates

Resources to help Hurricane Ian victims, weather updates

If you’d like to donate to help those affected by Hurricane Ian we have links to several local organizations that are responding as well as links to some resources based in hard-hit areas. Gleaning for the World is based in our region. They are responding to those suffering from destruction, power losses, and those having…Continue Reading

Kaine v Youngkin 2024? a poll asks who would win

Kaine v Youngkin 2024? a poll asks who would win

From the University of Mary Washington: The 2022 annual statewide survey from the Center for Leadership and Media Studies at the University of Mary Washington focuses on current contests this fall, with one notable forecast. If Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R) and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D) face off in a possible 2024 U.S. Senate…Continue Reading

Roanoke mayor discusses possible criminal justice reform rollback

Roanoke mayor discusses possible criminal justice reform rollback

When Republicans took control of the Virginia House of Delegates last year, several Democrats worried the state would roll back criminal justice reforms enacted after the 2020 murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. But for some prominent Roanoke Democrats, reversing those reforms may be a welcome change. In conjunction with the Roanoke Rambler, WFIR’s…Continue Reading

Death near Hunting Hills after traffic stop last night

Death near Hunting Hills after traffic stop last night

(from State Police) ROANOKE, Va. – At the request of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) of the Western District of Virginia, the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Salem Field Office is investigating a death that occurred during a felony traffic stop in Roanoke County. On Sept. 27 the USMS Capital Area Regional…Continue Reading

Munters cuts ribbon on new plant in Daleville

Munters cuts ribbon on new plant in Daleville

The Botetourt Center at Greenfield formally welcomed another major manufacturer to its business park this morning, with a ribbon cutting for Munters, a worldwide company that produces air treatment and cooling systems. Munters relocated this facility from Buena Vista into a new 365,000 square foot building. Amy White with the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors…Continue Reading