| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:33 AM
Be on the look out for bikes in our area for the next week or so.
The Bike Virginia event starts Friday and runs until Wednesday.
There will be rides every day of varying lengths and difficulties.
They'll be focused around the cities of Roanoke,...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 10:30 PM
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| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Winter weather can be a mixed blessing for many of us, certainly for folks on the farm.
Cold temperatures require more feed for livestock. High winds and harsh conditions can be tough on workers, but farmers in southwestern Virginia have been happy to...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 10:26 AM
Nearly four dozen people -- including several locals -- have been named to a Virginia panel reviewing school policies and procedures. The panel will also review funding and resource challenges, to ensure the safety of students and educators.
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:08 PM
Two people were hurt in an accident Monday afternoon on Route 220 in Botetourt County.
According to Virginia State Police, a 1998 Honda Civic was headed west on Gravel Hill toward Route 220 when the Civic pulled out in front of a Chevrolet Avalanche....
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:41 PM
A new state task force has started work in Richmond.
It's focus: fresh attention on school safety after last month's mass school shooting in Connecticut.
State leaders want to fill any gaps in school safety as quickly as possible.
And if action...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:33 AM
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the accident has been cleared.
1:52 p.m. update: According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, traffic is backed up three miles.
| May 6, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Both candidates for Governor are bringing their campaigns to southwest Virginia this week.
Monday, Republican Ken Cuccinelli focused on economic development, and fielded questions about lingering controversy in Richmond.
Like Bob McDonnell before him,...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 3:01 AM
Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Will Take Place on Saturday, April 27, 2013
Click here to find a take-back location anywhere in the United States
Local law enforcement agencies, Roanoke Area Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (RAYSAC), the U.S. Drug...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:20 PM
Arbor Day brought a moment of silence for the victims of the Connecticut school shooting, and a living memorial here in southwestern Virginia.
Fifth graders at Greenfield Elementary planted a flowering cherry tree Friday afternoon in front of their...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 1:02 PM
One lane of Interstate 81 South will be closed Wednesday night between mile markers 146 and 150.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews will be repairing the median.
The lane closure will begin at 10 p.m., and will last until 6 a.m.
| Apr 6, 2013
| 9:52 PM
The two victims from Saturday's fatal crash on Route 11 in Botetourt County have been identified. David Jackson Via Jr, age 43, of Copper Hill, Virginia was the operator of a 2001 Harley Davidson motorcycle that also killed his passenger...