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Convenience stores halt VA Lottery sales to protest skill games ban

Convenience stores halt VA Lottery sales to protest skill games ban

Hundreds of convenience stores will reportedly stop Virginia lottery sales today in response to Governor Glenn Youngkin’s skill games amendments. The amendments proposed by the Governor last week place restrictions on the arcade-style games, banning them within about a half-mile of churches, and banning them from metro areas that have gambling establishments, like Rosies Gaming… ... Continue Reading
Affordable housing the subject of a “thought leader” forum

Affordable housing the subject of a “thought leader” forum

A group of panelists – from academia, regional partnerships, private development and public housing government agencies – met for a 90 minute “think tank,” session late last week, with affordable housing on the agenda. The story from WFIR’s Gene Marrano: The post Affordable housing the subject of a “thought leader” forum first appeared on News/Talk… ... Continue Reading
Downtown Community Theater

Downtown Community Theater

There’s a new community theater in town. “Exit Pursued by a bear theatre” plans to offer 4 plays in its inaugural season. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports.

 

 

A community theater with an unusual name is bringing community theater back to Roanoke CITY. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more on “Exit Pursued by a bear theatre” which is branding itself as downtown community theater.

http://beartheatre.com/

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Dawgs tie 1st round series against Quad City with two late goals

Dawgs tie 1st round series against Quad City with two late goals

The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs scored two late goals in the 3rd period on Friday night in a comeback 3-2 over the Quad City Storm to tie their SPHL first playoff round series at 1-1. The two teams will face off at the Berglund Center again on Saturday night in the deciding Round 1 game. The Dawgs came back twice to tie the score against the Storm on their way to a victory.

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Blue Ridge Marathon adding color-coded weather alert system

Blue Ridge Marathon adding color-coded weather alert system

We are one week away from the Foot Levelers Blue Ridge Marathon weekend – “America’s Toughest Road Races.” Last year the races – a full marathon, a half marathon and 10k – were officially canceled about 80 minutes in, due to a brief thunderstorm period. Kait Pedigo (left in photo) with Roanoke Outside says next Saturday they’ll launch a new weather alert system. Hear the complete conversation below about race weekend:

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From Italy with Love

From Italy with Love

 

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra is offering a rare treat for the region’s music lovers. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno explains.

The Roanoke Symphony Orchestra’s “From Italy with Love” concert features Italian composers and offers the RSO the opportunity to incorporate classical guitar. WFIR Denise Allen Membreno has more.

https://rso.com/

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Daisy Art Parade marches through Downtown Roanoke for 2nd year

Daisy Art Parade marches through Downtown Roanoke for 2nd year

A creation in this year’s parade

Looking for something to do this weekend? A parade in downtown Roanoke is one of many artsy events are going on in the Valley for World Art Day, WFIR’s Alex Torres has details:

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Storytelling festival brings international talent to the Valley

Storytelling festival brings international talent to the Valley

A local storytelling festival is returning for its 23rd year, WFIR’s Alex Torres reports:

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