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Shooting last night in NW Roanoke leads to serious gunshot wound, arrest

(from Roanoke PD) On June 30 at approximately 10:30 p.m., Roanoke Police were notified by the City of Roanoke E-911 Center of a person with a gunshot wound in the 4500 block of Melrose Avenue NW. Responding officers located an adult male victim inside a business with what appeared to be a serious gunshot wound. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.
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Apartments, music store, investment center lost after Vinton fire

VINTON, Va. (WDBJ) - The public is asked to avoid downtown Vinton Saturday morning during the aftermath of an overnight fire. Roanoke County Fire & Rescue was called just before 2 a.m. about a fire at DR Music Center, an instrument store at the intersection of Pollard Street and Lee Avenue, involving two commercial buildings with apartments above. Roanoke City Fire-EMS also responded.

Fire destroys Vinton Music building with $100K worth of instruments

Vinton, Va. – UPDATE 9:00 a.m. The buildings affected by this fire are two-story buildings not three story as previously stated. There are now at least three cats that have died in the fire. The first fire engine from Vinton arrived within four minutes of the call. The fire...

NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook for Saturday July 2, 2022

Ashe-Alleghany NC-Surry-Stokes-Rockingham-Caswell-Watauga-Wilkes- Yadkin-Patrick-Henry-Pittsylvania-Halifax-Charlotte- This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for north central North Carolina,. northwest North Carolina, south central Virginia and southwest. Virginia. .DAY ONE…Today and tonight. Scattered thunderstorms are expected this afternoon. A few. thunderstorms late this afternoon and evening could become strong to. severe and produce damaging wind...
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Habitat House Build in Rocky Mount announced

Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County announced a Habitat House Build at 54 Bland Avenue in Rocky Mount. Habitat for Humanity officially broke ground Saturday, June 4, with the future homeowner Margie Jean Simmons. Mayor Steve Angle, Town Manager Robert Wood and numerous council members were in attendance. After a short ceremony, Simmons was able to “turn the dirt” for her new home.

$250,000 awarded to Roanoke lottery winner

ROANOKE, VA. (WFXR) — A man was awarded $250,555 from the Virginia Lottery making him the second lottery winner this week from Roanoke. The winner, Dwayne Saunders bought a ticket for the Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 with EZ Match game at the Food Lion on Wildwood Road in Salem. According to Virginia Lottery News, the winning number sequence was 4-10-17-29-30 and was a random selection from the computer.

High temperatures exhaust firefighters during fire

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke’s Department of Fire-EMS has been busy the past few days, and with blistering temperatures, there was one firefighter who sustained heat exhaustion. The rest had to be careful to avoid it in their hot gear close to white-hot flames. Battalion Chief Andy Foley says...

Longtime vendor happy to be back at the Salem Fair

SALEM, Va. (WDBJ) - It’s no secret that the food options are seemingly endless at the Salem Fair. A lot of the vendors have been coming out for years. Gillette’s Pizza and Lemonade has been coming out for three decades. “It’s like we’ve grown up here. We come...

Former Radford University baseball player returns as head coach

RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) – With a new skipper at the helm of the Radford University baseball program, Highlanders new head baseball coach Alex Guerra is happy to be back in the place he once called home. “It’s surreal this place is so special when you play here and being...

New Roanoke gym raising the bar

ROANOKE, Va. – There’s a new gym in the Roanoke Valley that is different from your typical weight room. Operated by strongman competitor and world record holder Aaron Blackford and his wife Taylor, the duo have opened the doors for functional fitness that specializes in strength and combat sports.

247Sports Crystal Ball Forecast: Hokies look primed to add NC speedster

A few weeks ago, it appeared that Bailey (NC) Southern Nash three-star athlete Tralon Mitchell was close to committing to his hometown school of East Carolina. Following an official visit to see the Pirates on June 16, Mitchell landed a 247Sports Crystal Ball prediction in favor of East Carolina. Now,...

Bike race affects downtown Roanoke parking

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Downtown Roanoke traffic and parking are affected by a Saturday bicycle race. The USA Cycling National Championships will close Church Avenue from 4 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, and drivers will not be able to enter or exit the Church Avenue Garage during those times. Gainsboro Garage will...

Destination Vacation: Natural Bridge

NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (WFXR) — Just thirty minutes from Roanoke, right by the Blue Ridge Mountains with views of the James River, the fun at Natural Bridge State Park is more than surface deep. “It is massive and it is beautiful,” said Kim Aument, who visited the park with...