Progress is being made on the Roanoke Valley Greenway Plan, and you might see those changes underway on your next nature walk, WFIR’s Alex Torres has more:The post Roanoke River Greenway extensions begin, will connect to Explore Park first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. Continue Reading
If your are putting a smart toy in the hands of your child or grandchild this holiday season there are some safety tips you should keep in mind. WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno has more.
That digital toy you are giving this holiday season may be collecting more data than you expect. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports parents need know what that smart toy is collecting and where that data is going.The post What information is that smart toy collecting? first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. Continue Reading
A Carilion Clinic program offers out of town family of patients a place to stay. The Lights of Love was launched in 2013. It helps pay for a hotel stay when they family member is in the hospital. Initially the health system’s employees supported the program with donations. Shanna (Shaw-na) Flowers, Carilion’s Director of Volunteer Services, says this year they are reaching out to the public because the program is expanding to the New River Valley and Franklin county. She says a minimum donation of $10 has a double meaning.
That donation also helps ease the stress of the patient’s out of town family members by providing a place to stay. You can find a link to the Lights of Love program on our website at WFIRNews.comLights of Love provides refuge for family of patients first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. Continue Reading
A Congressman from our area asks the CDC director about conflicts of interest at the agency. WFIR’s Ian Price has more.The post Congressman questions CDC director about conflicts of interest first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. Continue Reading
The Feel Good Tour is looking for good homes for their instruments. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports the nonprofit wants to make sure any child can get music for Christmas.
The 9th annual Music for Chistmas gives free instruments to children who cannot afford them. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno tells us The Feel Good Tour warehouse is open for holiday shopping.
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The Town of Vinton has been awarded a grant from the EPA that will help pave the for new economic and community development projects. Its the second of its type awarded to Vinton, which plans to make the most of it. More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:The post Vinton will use EPA grant for future development projects first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR. Continue Reading