Virginia DEQ to host community meeting for Franklin County residents impacted by contaminated water
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The Target 7 team is continuing to investigate contaminated drinking water in the Coopers Cove neighborhood of Franklin County. More than a dozen drinking wells in the neighborhood tested positive for MTBE. That’s a particle compound found in gasoline and petroleum. The Virginia Department of...
Bedford is one of the state’s fastest-growing counties. It’s also seeing enrollment decline so much it might have to close a school.
Bedford County is looking at closing Stewartsville Elementary. Here are the demographics behind that. The post Bedford is one of the state’s fastest-growing counties. It’s also seeing enrollment decline so much it might have to close a school. appeared first on Cardinal News.
Democratic, Republican presidential primary set for March 5, 2024
On March 5, 2024, there will be a dual primary for Democratic and Republican presidential candidates. On the ballot for the Democratic Party Presidential Primary is Marianne Williamson, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., and Dean Benson Philips. For the Republican Party Presidential Primary, candidates include Chris Christie, Ryan L. Binkley, Vivek...
Martinsville is working to revive an abandoned affordable housing project
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WSET) — Martinsville is working to revive an affordable housing project that was abandoned four years ago. The city is working to start the Aaron Mills Senior Housing Project to address housing needs. The housing development on Aaron Street will have 64 units tailored specifically for seniors and handicapped individuals.
Roanoke Braces for Weather Rollercoaster with Dense Fog, Showers, and a Strong Cold Front
• Showers are expected Tuesday after 8 a.m. due to a nearby warm front, with high temperatures in the 50s and patchy dense fog in the morning. • Wednesday will see a strong cold front bringing heavy rain and gusty winds from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., with temperatures dropping from the 60s to the 40s within a few hours.
Embracing Change at Valley View Mall in Roanoke, VA
Valley View Mall, an emblematic shopping center in Roanoke, Virginia, opened its doors to the public on July 17, 1985. Developed by Henry Faison, a notable figure in the real estate sector, the mall was designed to be a regional shopping hub in the Roundhill neighborhood. Its strategic location near...
Furry Friends: Flash Gordon looking for lots of love
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Each week WFXR News highlights adoptable pets filling up animal shelters across Southwest and Central Virginia. This week, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, Aimee Brown with the Franklin County Humane Society introduced Flash Gordon to Furry Friends!. Flash Gordon is about 10 years old and weighs...
Emotional pleas at Franklin County Schools public hearing
There was a steady stream of parents, educators, and community members who spoke at a public hearing on Saturday, Feb. 24, held by the Franklin County Board of Education.
Several Southeast Roanoke properties may be seized by the city, potentially affecting the homeless
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - A decade of alleged trash buildup and unanswered citations on several properties in Southeast Roanoke is causing city leaders to step in and take control for themselves. City officials say people have complained about the properties on Bullitt Avenue for 10 years, leading them to send...
1 hospitalized after Bedford County shooting; 1 arrested: Deputies
MONETA, Va. (WSET) — The Bedford County Sheriff's Office said one individual was taken to the hospital after a shooting on Monday. On Monday the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to the 1700 block of Halesford Road in Moneta for a report of a shooting. One...
WATCH: Teens break into luxury dealership, steal 9 cars worth $583,000 - The Morning Sprint
ROANOKE, Va. – Happy Monday! Grab your morning coffee and check out the Morning Sprint to find out what’s trending. The digital-only series is filled with laughter, smiles and stories you won’t want to miss. You can catch it Monday through Friday at 8 a.m. Don’t be...
Cave Spring-area restaurant opens 2nd location at beach
Italian restaurant Remini’s is opening a new location, that might be convenient for your vacation. In a Facebook post, the Cave Spring area eatery says it is opening a new location off the Boardwalk of Carolina Beach, South Carolina. That location opens on Wednesday, February 28th.
Franklin County School Board holds special meeting to discuss possible closures
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — The Franklin County School Board held a public meeting Saturday to discuss possible elementary school closures. Concerns and questions are swirling in the Franklin County community after the School Board proposed a plan to shut down schools. Burnt Chimney and Henry Elementary are the...
Housing options could expand for older Martinsville residents
The city will hold a public hearing Tuesday to discuss resurrecting a years-old plan to build housing for older residents. The post Housing options could expand for older Martinsville residents appeared first on Cardinal News.
Savor the Flavor: Top 5 Must-Try Pizzas in Vinton
In this article, we're exploring five must-try pizzas in Vinton. Have you had the pleasure of sampling any of these yet? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Upcoming Street Closures
ROANOKE, VA - Upcoming special events with parking or street restrictions:. The City of Roanoke has partnered with Waze and joined the Connected Citizens Program in an effort to let citizens know about traffic impacts of capital improvement projects, special events, and planned street closures. Download Waze and join other drivers in Roanoke who share real-time traffic and road info, saving everyone time and gas money on their daily commute.
Franklin County deputies welcome new school resource officer
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WSET) — The Office of the Sheriff in Franklin County said they would like to officially welcome a new member of their office and to the School Resource Officer program. Deputies said Deputy David Lester comes to them from the Roanoke City Sheriff's Office with 16...