State of Botetourt County is good says supervisor

State of Botetourt County is good says supervisor

Botetourt County Supervisor Dr. Richard Bailey delivered the State of the County Address this morning at the Greenfield Center, when he said more broadband installation underway with the help of state grants will be a key to future growth.  A new circuit courthouse and history museum in Fincastle, enhanced library & recreation programs and a new…Continue Reading

New exhibit at the Taubman highlights underrepresented artists

New exhibit at the Taubman highlights underrepresented artists

The Taubman will be host to “…some of the most ambitious print making works to have ever been accomplished,” says one curator. WFIR’s Emma Thomas has more: 02-02 FragArt WRAP2-WEB The post New exhibit at the Taubman highlights underrepresented artists first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Kaine: budget debate ok, holding debt ceiling hostage isn’t

Kaine: budget debate ok, holding debt ceiling hostage isn’t

It comes up on a regular basis and always leads to politicking – raising the debt ceiling to cover America’s bills due to previous spending agreed to by Congress. Virginia’s Junior U.S. Senator weighs in on the current standoff, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports: 2-2 Kaine-Budget Wrap#2-WEB The post Kaine: budget debate ok, holding debt…Continue Reading

Valley Metro bumps employee pay with new union contract

Valley Metro bumps employee pay with new union contract

Roanoke city bus drivers adopted a new union contract this week, ending half a year of stalled negotiations and the first picket held by Valley Metro employees in a decade. In conjunction with the Roanoke Rambler, WFIR’s Taylor Sherrill has the story: Valley Metro Union Wraps 2-2 The post Valley Metro bumps employee pay with…Continue Reading

Writer by Bus is back – call for artists

Writer by Bus is back – call for artists

You may not equate riding the public transit system in Roanoke’s urban core with short stories, poetry, essays and the like – but that’s been the idea behind “Writer by Bus,” for almost a decade. The program returns this spring as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports: 2-1 Writer Wrap#2 Writer By Bus application The post Writer…Continue Reading

Salem Mayhem done for season after one month

Salem Mayhem done for season after one month

The Salem Mayhem — which just started its inaugural season here in the Roanoke Valley almost exactly a month ago — will have no more games this season. In a social media post, the entire Professional Box Lacrosse Association will have all games postponed for the rest of the season. Season ticket holders will be…Continue Reading

Virginia ABC store cuts the ribbon in downtown Roanoke

Virginia ABC store cuts the ribbon in downtown Roanoke

The Virginia ABC store in downtown Roanoke on Campbell Avenue we told you about last week cut the ribbon today – without any City Council members present. Some Roanokers have expressed concerns about locating an ABC store in closer proximity to the area’s homeless population and others who may appear to be intoxicated downtown.  Travis Hill…Continue Reading