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Western Virginia Water Authority begins construction on renewable gas project

Western Virginia Water Authority begins construction on renewable gas project

An organization that maintains more than 1000 drinking water pipes is using methane from the wastewater treatment process to create commercials quality natural gas. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more. The post Western Virginia Water Authority begins construction on renewable gas project first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. ... Continue Reading
Women veterans have improved mental health services now

Women veterans have improved mental health services now

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Almost half of all women veterans that seek health care at facilities like the Salem VA Medical center have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Now programs are being tailored to their needs, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Volunteers needed for Carilion Clinic Ironman

Volunteers needed for Carilion Clinic Ironman

Photo taken from IRONMAN 70.3 Virginia’s Blue Ridge Facebook page.

An endurance event hosting more than 2,600 triathletes next weekend is looking to fill hundreds of volunteer positions. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more.

Click here to register to volunteer for the event. 

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Virginia Reports First Presumed Case of Monkeypox

Virginia Reports First Presumed Case of Monkeypox

(Richmond, VA) — Yesterday, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) announced the first presumed monkeypox case in a Virginia resident. The initial testing was completed at the Department of General Services Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services. VDH is awaiting confirmatory test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient is an adult… ... Continue Reading
Second “Groceries Not Guns” coming June 25

Second “Groceries Not Guns” coming June 25

Brenda Hale at podium- Alex Powell photo

The Roanoke NAACP, Roanoke Quaker Meeting, Roanoke City Police Department, and Grant Writer Catherine Stromberg are teaming up to put on the second “Groceries Not Guns” event where members of the community can give away their guns in return for gift cards worth from 150 to 250 dollars to purchase groceries. Event organizers hope “Groceries Not Guns” will reduce gun violence in an “unconventional way”. It will take place on June 25 from 11am to 3pm at the Melrose Community Center. Brenda Hale the President of the Roanoke Branch of the NAACP:

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Henry County drug bust doesn’t come easy

Henry County drug bust doesn’t come easy

(from Henry County Sheriff’s Office) On May 25 at 7:00 pm, deputies from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office went to 244 Grassy Creek Rd., Martinsville, VA, in an attempt to arrest Ronald Gene Edwards Jr.  (pictured) Mr. Edwards was wanted on felony drug indictments.  When deputies approached the residence, Edwards retreated into the home. Deputies… ... Continue Reading