Football review: UVA, LU win – VT loses

Football review: UVA, LU win – VT loses

UVA bested Georgia Tech in a shootout on Saturday. Liberty came from behind to beat North Texas on the road after starting quarterback Malik Willis returned after an injury – but no such luck in Blacksburg where Virginia Tech lost again late in the game, this time to Syracuse: WPLY-MIN The post Football review: UVA,…Continue Reading

Ten digit phone calls on the way in the 540 area code region

Ten digit phone calls on the way in the 540 area code region

We are running out of phone numbers that can use the 540 area code established about 25 years ago. The State Corporation Commission has approved the addition of the “826″ area code to the same region served by “540,” beginning on June 14th 2022. That also means that ALL residents in the 540 area code…Continue Reading

Bedford Rail Station Study public meeting tonight

Bedford Rail Station Study public meeting tonight

The Bedford Welcome Center on Burks Hill Road will host an Informational Open House tonight led by the Virginia Department of Transportation – to offer details on a possible Amtrak passenger rail stop in the Town. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano: 10-25 DRPT Wrap#1-WEB Attend today’s meeting virtually register in advance The post Bedford Rail…Continue Reading

All signs point to Youngkin, McAuliffe believing those tight polls

All signs point to Youngkin, McAuliffe believing those tight polls

With eight days to go before election day, Virginia Tech Political Science Professor Bob Denton says it’s clear that the candidates for Virginia governor believe the race is as potentially close as polls increasingly suggest — as evidenced by their own actions. Most recent polls have shown a difference of less than 3%among likely Virginia…Continue Reading

Elmwood on Ice returns – along with Putt-Putt golf

Elmwood on Ice returns – along with Putt-Putt golf

Elmwood on Ice is returning for sixth season of downtown outdoor ice skating, beginning November 24 and running through January 30. One new wrinkle this year – Downtown Roanoke’s pop-up Putt Putt course will also be set up at Elmwood Park and special combination mini-golf and ice skating passes will be available. You can also…Continue Reading

Police investigating fatal Roanoke County vehicle crash

Police investigating fatal Roanoke County vehicle crash

From Roanoke County Police: On Sunday October 24, 2021, a Toyota Highlander SVU was traveling eastbound on McVitty Rd. in Roanoke County. The vehicle ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. The driver was wearing a seat belt but was pronounced dead at the scene. Drugs and alcohol were not…Continue Reading

Police struggle with murder suspect leads to gun discharge

Police struggle with murder suspect leads to gun discharge

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A struggle between a police officer and a murder suspect led to the officer’s gun being discharged in a Virginia Beach hospital stairwell. The Virginian-Pilot reports it happened Friday at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital. Virginia Beach police say no one was injured, and there was never an active shooter in the…Continue Reading

McAuliffe’s backslapping political brand put to test in 2021

McAuliffe’s backslapping political brand put to test in 2021

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Terry McAuliffe is a blur of handshakes, hugs, backslaps and smiles as he glides through the friendly crowd at Gethsemane Baptist Church seeking help from above. For the former Virginia governor running again for his old job, it’s not necessarily God’s grace he’s after at this moment. He’s seeking assistance…Continue Reading

Shrader’s 5TDs leads Syracuse past Virginia Tech 41-36

Shrader’s 5TDs leads Syracuse past Virginia Tech 41-36

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Garrett Shrader rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two, including one to Damien Alford with 19 seconds left, to lift Syracuse to a 41-36 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday. The Orange (4-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored 14 points in the final 2:28 to snap a three-game losing streak.…Continue Reading

Blank slate to best hope: Can Youngkin rescue the Va. GOP?

Blank slate to best hope: Can Youngkin rescue the Va. GOP?

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When Glenn Youngkin threw his hat and his cash into the Republican nominating contest for Virginia governor this year, he was a rich former private equity executive with no experience as a candidate, and few insider connections or public political views. “Most party loyalists and insiders didn’t know much about him,” said Todd…Continue Reading