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Lucas, Deborah Nester

Deborah Faye Nester Quesenberry Lucas, 68 of Radford, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022. She is preceded in death by her mother, Pauline Griffith; mom, Eloise Cunningham Nester; and siblings, Tamra Roberts and Donna Griffith. Debbie lived her life always putting others before herself. She always had a smile...
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Roanoke man wins jackpot of $250,555 with Easy Pick lottery ticket

SALEM, Va. – On Thursday, the Virginia Lottery announced the newest winner of a jackpot prize: Dwayne Saunders of Roanoke. Saunders bought a ticket for Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 with EZ Match game at the Food Lion on Wildwood Road in Salem, according to the Virginia Lottery. The...
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Roanoke sergeant catches driver going 101 mph in 55 mph zone

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Star City authorities don’t want people speeding their way into the Fourth of July holiday. On Wednesday, June 29, the Roanoke Police Department says a sergeant wrote a summons for a person going nearly double the speed limit — 101 mph in a 55 mph zone.
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Crews at the scene of a house fire in Southwest Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. – Roanoke Fire-EMS is currently at the scene of a house fire in Southwest Roanoke. At this time, a 10 News crew is at the scene on Rorer Avenue working for you to learn more. Authorities say the cause is unclear at this moment. Fire investigators are...
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Nine displaced after apartment fire in downtown Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Nine people are out of their homes tonight after a fire at a downtown apartment complex. Roanoke Fire-EMS says a faulty heating and air conditioning unit at the Cotton Mill Lofts seems to have started the fire. Crews came out to the scene around 3:30 to...
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Hometown Eats: Rocky Mount Burger Company

ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (WDBJ) - Rocky Mount is known for a vibrant music scene and for the past 5 years, it’s also been known for some delicious burgers. “Once we got the name right, everything started clicking,” said owner Brian Hochstein. Owning a restaurant was a bucket list...
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Condemned house catches fire in Roanoke City

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A condemned house on Rorer Avenue in Roanoke City caught fire Thursday morning. Roanoke Fire-EMS told WDBJ7 crews fought the fire from outside the structure when it became unsafe during the firefight to fight it from inside. The fire spread rapidly from the front of the home to the back.
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In-river kayak park planned for Roanoke River

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - An in-river kayak park is coming to the Roanoke River. The man-made kayak path in the river is set to be completed by 2026. The park will feature man-made rock structures to help create rapids and waves. Kayakers of all ages and skill levels will be able to paddle on the river. Floating down the river in a tube is also an option for future park-goers.
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Roanoke man claims $250,000 lottery jackpot

NEWS RELEASE: It’s possible that Dwayne Saunders’ new favorite numbers are 4-10-17-29-30. That’s the five-number combination with which the Roanoke man won $250,555. It all happened when he bought a ticket for Virginia Lottery’s Cash 5 with EZ Match game at the Food Lion on Wildwood Road in Salem. He used Easy Pick and allowed the computer to randomly select the numbers on his ticket.
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Norfolk Southern adding passenger rail service connecting D.C., Roanoke

Norfolk Southern is part of an effort to expand passenger rail service from Washington, D.C., to Roanoke and the New River Valley. NSC and the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority announced the financial closing of the Western Rail Initiative Agreement, which will add a second roundtrip train between Roanoke and Washington, D.C. that will launch on July 11.
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Lewisgale Hospital Montgomery: Emergency preparedness is top priority

BLACKSBURG, Va. – The chaotic aftermath of a Blacksburg crash is still fresh in the hospital personnel’s minds. The Director of Emergency Services at LewisGale Hospital Montgomery, Devin Lapuasa, shared how it feels to work emergencies from the inside. “It is chaotic. But in the emergency world, our...
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Tensions rise as residents forced out of Newport News apartment building

WAVY News 10's Brett Hall reports. Tensions rise as residents forced out of Newport …. 20 displaced after apartment fire in Virginia Beach. Chopper 10: 20 displaced following apartment fire …. Drone 10: Buckroe Beach unveils renovated boardwalk …. New Portsmouth City Manager sworn in with no fan-fare, …. Virginia...
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Fire breaks out in downtown Roanoke apartment building

Smoke filled the air as a building fire broke out downtown on Thursday afternoon. Fire breaks out in downtown Roanoke apartment building. Lynchburg Hillcats excited about claiming a spot …. 11-year old Ellee Dowdy inspired by Melanie Newman …. Crews found flames ‘shooting through roof’ of SW …
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All the Dirt: Attracting hummingbirds

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — There’s just something magical about watching a hummingbird in your own garden! For this week’s edition of All the Dirt, WFXR News’ Amanda Kenney welcomed Rachel Rivas McKee — a master gardener in training, Roanoke Garden Club Member, social media influencer, and all-around garden enthusiast — to discuss ways to draw […]
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