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NCAA women’s lacrosse championship in Salem this weekend

NCAA women’s lacrosse championship in Salem this weekend

Salem is set to host the NCAA women’s lacrosse championships for two divisions next year, but this weekend it’s already hosting a national championship for one. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more. The post NCAA women’s lacrosse championship in Salem this weekend first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. ... Continue Reading
Salem hosts NCAA DIII softball championship

Salem hosts NCAA DIII softball championship

A university from inside the commonwealth has the best record in NCAA DIII softball–and its quest for a national championship swings into Salem this morning. WFIR’S Camden Lazenby has more. The post Salem hosts NCAA DIII softball championship first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. ... Continue Reading
Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts record 1000 COVID-19 related deaths

Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts record 1000 COVID-19 related deaths

Two years after the pandemic shut down the country, the area health districts have logged a grizzly milestone. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more.

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RCAHD offers hepatitis A vaccines to taqueria diners

RCAHD offers hepatitis A vaccines to taqueria diners

Roanoke City and Alleghany Health Districts logo. Graphic taken from RCAHD’s Facebook page.

A virus that creates liver inflammation has already infected 50 more people this year than it normally does in an entire year in this area. WFIR’s Camden Lazenby has more.

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Bedford County Sheriff’s Office looking for stolen truck, trailer.

Bedford County Sheriff’s Office looking for stolen truck, trailer.

The Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is looking for help in locating a stolen 2005 Ford F-150, VA plate 1513XJ, along with a black 18 foot Proline/Nexhaul Trailer, VA plate 55171TM (similar to pic). It was taken from the 200 block of Bowles Street in the Stewartsville area early this morning. The truck should have a sticker… ... Continue Reading
Delta Dental Pro-Am for Kids benefits Boys & Girls Clubs

Delta Dental Pro-Am for Kids benefits Boys & Girls Clubs

Michelle Davis

Federal feeding programs only provide two meals a day, but during its summer camp sessions Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia serves 3 to 4 meals to all day campers at multiple sites. CEO Michelle Davis says inflated food prices these days has only made things worse. Those summer campers often come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Tomorrow the 25th Annual Delta Dental Pro-Am for Kids at Roanoke Country club will benefit the local Boys & Girls Clubs; to date the annual golf tournament featuring regional PGA professionals has raised more than a million dollars.

5-25 Delta#2-WEB

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Roanoke City “leading the way” in gun lock safety messaging

Roanoke City “leading the way” in gun lock safety messaging

After an 18-year-old gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas Elementary School, one parent says Roanoke City is leading the way in efforts to get people to lock up their guns. WFIR’s Ian Price has more. 5-25 Lock Up Guns WRAP The post Roanoke City “leading the way” in gun lock safety… ... Continue Reading
More travelers will take to the road for Memorial Day weekend

More travelers will take to the road for Memorial Day weekend

Despite record high gas prices near 90 percent of all Memorial Day weekend travelers will be taking to the road over the next few days. An update from WFIR’s Gene Marrano: 5-25 Memorial Travel Wrap#2-WEB The post More travelers will take to the road for Memorial Day weekend first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3… ... Continue Reading