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Volunteers to beautify community on Day of Action

Volunteers to beautify community on Day of Action

United Way is hosting its annual Day of Action later this week. WFIR’s Alex Torres has more:   [Click here to register] The post Volunteers to beautify community on Day of Action first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. ... Continue Reading
Shop area farmers’ markets for fresh nutritional food

Shop area farmers’ markets for fresh nutritional food

roanoke farmers' marketFarmers’ Markets in the region are seeing a resurgence in customers. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports shopping at a farmers’ market is not only good for YOUR health, it’s good for the local economy.

If you want to know where your food comes from then there’s no better place to shop than a farmers’ market. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports it’s good for your health, the local economy and the environment.

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Big drug bust in SE Roanoke

(from VA State Police) The Star City Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, along with members of the City of Roanoke Violence Suppression Unit executed two narcotics search warrants in Southeast Roanoke today. During this operation Star City Task Force members identified Nathan Shane Dooley of Roanoke, as a narcotics dealer. Special Agents and officers… ... Continue Reading
Rx Partnership helps Virginia’s most vulnerable get needed medicines

Rx Partnership helps Virginia’s most vulnerable get needed medicines

Richmond nonprofit Rx Partnership is celebrating its 20th anniversary by furthering its mission of education. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more on the RX Displays.

RxPartnership has helped increase medication access for more than 83-thousand vulnerable Virginians. The Richmond based nonprofit is celebrating its 20th anniversary. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more on a new educational program which organizations such as the Bradley free clinic can utilize.

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Governor says 31 bills bolster Right Help Right Now initiative

Governor says 31 bills bolster Right Help Right Now initiative

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The death of a man experiencing a mental health crisis led to the crafting of one of the 31 bills Governor Youngkin recently signed into law. WFIR’s Ian Price has more.

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UPDATE: Security escort of Roanoke City employee disputed

UPDATE: Security escort of Roanoke City employee disputed

Roanoke City officials have responded to our request for comment concerning an employee being escorted out by security yesterday while being fired. The email said this in part.

“Please understand that the City will not comment on any personnel matters, but we can state that no employee working in any department has been escorted by security from the municipal building today.”

WFIR has heard from two sources that a person’s employment was terminated yesterday.

Posted 10:24 AM 6/13/24 — We are hearing that a longtime Roanoke City government employee has been escorted out by security today. The source, who spoke anonymously to WFIR, says the woman has worked for decades. It’s unclear at this time the women’s identity or job title. It’s unclear if this is related to the changeover in the City Manager’s office after Interim City Manager Lydia Pettis Patton took over this week.

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