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Sheetz drops some gas prices to below $4

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ/Sheetz Release) - The convenience store chain Sheetz is reducing the price of certain fuel... to $3.99 a gallon for Unleaded 88 and $3.49 a gallon for E85. This comes as average gasoline prices in Roanoke average $4.46 per gallon. The move is effective immediately, but is a...
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Say goodbye to the Cougars and the Mountaineers: Schools merge Friday

LOW MOOR, Va. – History is in the making in Alleghany County where two rival school systems are coming together for the benefit of the students and community. The Alleghany County Public School system, the Covington City Public School system and the Jackson River Technical Center will merge to create Alleghany Highlands Public Schools on July 1.
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Man held in Max Meadows murder

On June 23, 2022, at approximately 5:00 am deputies discovered the body of Lloyd Trenton Stilwell at 190 Stone Drive in Max Meadows. Stilwell sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim was found lying facedown and no firearm was found in or near the vicinity of the victim. The body was taken to the medical examiner’s office in Roanoke for an autopsy.

Domain Of No Spin 06.27.22

Laundry Land in Clifton Forge serves tourists who camp at Douthat State Park, other campers who frequent campgrounds nearby, and citizens of Clifton Forge and surrounding areas. I approached two men and two women who were free to talk between loads. Two of the four, a man and a woman, declined to engage in conversation […] The post Domain Of No Spin 06.27.22 appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Man taken to hospital after shooting in Southeast Roanoke

On June 26, 2022 at approximately 12:05 a.m., Roanoke Police were notified by City of Roanoke E-911 Center personnel of a person with a gunshot wound in the 100 block of Campbell Avenue SE. Responding officers located an adult male lying in a parking lot in the area with what appeared to be a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Roanoke Fire-EMS transported the man to Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment.

7/15: The WORX Band at Sinkland Farms

Bring your chairs and dancing shoes Friday, July 15, 7-11 pm for The WORX Band at Sinkland Farms. Purchase drinks on the terrace, plus food trucks will be on-site. Gates open at 6pm. Admission – $15 general admission, $14 for seniors, active military and first responders. Get your tickets at

Here’s what’s happening for Independence Day weekend

July 2 - Fries Independence Day parade - Saturday at noon, Main Street. Freedom First Festival - Roanoke (Elmwood Park, River’s Edge Park) Craig County/New Castle - 10 a.m. Radford - Celebration in Bisset Park with Fireworks. Four on the 4th - Vinton. Wytheville July 4th Celebration. Red, White...

Roanoke Valley Libraries going fine-free

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Roanoke Valley Libraries Consortium announced Monday that starting July 1, its libraries won’t fine for overdue library materials. Roanoke Valley Libraries consist of Botetourt County, Roanoke City, City of Salem and Roanoke County. “This is our way of removing any reading barriers,” states Sheila...

Tracking a front that brings scattered storms, drop in humidity

ROANOKE, Va. – Showers and storms will mainly be scattered Monday, happening in the morning in parts of the New River Valley, Highlands and Roanoke Valley. Once past the Blue Ridge Parkway, scattered storms will move into Lynchburg and Southside from late morning into the afternoon. None of these...

To Elect Or Appoint School Board Members Becomes An Issue In Alleghany Highlands

A group of citizens in the Alleghany Highlands have banned together to get petitions signed, ones favoring the election of school board members. Currently, school board members are appointed by the Covington City Council and the Alleghany County Board of Supervisors, and the new school board’s seven members have been appointed with the first meeting […] The post To Elect Or Appoint School Board Members Becomes An Issue In Alleghany Highlands appeared first on West Virginia Daily News.

Documentary to premiere in Roanoke; more . . .

Here’s a round-up of news briefs from around Southwest and Southside. Send yours for possible inclusion to DePaul Community Resources to premiere documentary. DePaul Community Resources in Roanoke has produced a 30-minute documentary entitled Impossible Choices: The reality of living with a developmental disability in Virginia to take...

Protesters gather in Roanoke over Roe v. Wade overturning

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — People across the Commonwealth — including a large number in Roanoke — voiced their opinions on Friday about the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, removing constitutional protections for abortion. In the Star City, a demonstration took place outside the...

Victoria Chuah crowned Miss Virginia 2022 in Roanoke

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Victoria Chuah traded in her Miss Arlington title at the Berglund Center Saturday night because she won a new sash, a new crown, and a new role representing the Commonwealth as Miss Virginia 2022. Chuah was crowned by Miss Virginia 2021 Tatum Sheppard with other previous winners in attendance, including Miss […]

Gas prices in Roanoke down 14.6 cents over past week.

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Average gasoline prices in Roanoke have fallen 14.7 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $4.46 per gallon today, according to GasBuddy’s survey of 155 stations in Roanoke. Prices in Roanoke are 16.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand at $1.63 per gallon higher than a year ago. The price of diesel has risen 2.6 cents nationally in the past week and stands at $5.80 per gallon.

Part of Roanoke River Greenway closed this week

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A small section of the Roanoke River Greenway is closed this week while cable is installed near Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. PLAY Roanoke reports that during this project, a section of greenway between Jefferson Bridge and the Pedestrian Bridge will be closed. The closure will be...

Salem ends series with Fredericksburg with a loss

SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — The Salem Red Sox ended their 12 game homestand Sunday at Carilion Clinic Field against the Fredericksburg Nationals. Salem jumped out to 4-0 first inning lead. Fredericksburg would comeback to win over Salem 7-6. The Red Sox begin their two week Salem Fair road trip by opening up a 6 game series at the Lynchburg Hillcats Tuesday at 6:30pm from Bank of the James Stadium.