Local law enforcement agencies participate in Torch Run
Local law enforcement hit the pavement and lit the way with this year’s Annual Torch Run. The event raises money for Special Olympics Virginia and several different law enforcement branches from across the region participated. Each year agencies from across the Commonwealth run, walk, and bike to raise thousands...
Build your own ‘Fairy Garden’ with Roanoke County Explore Parks
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — If you have a green thumb and need a new project, you might want to try creating your own mini forest. The Roanoke County Parks and Recreation Department is inviting you to its Fairy Garden event on June 24. The event starts at 10...
Canada exports smoke and cool mornings to Virginia
Many locations in Southwest and Southside Virginia will be in the 40s on Thursday and Friday mornings as wildfire smoke continues to waft through our air. The post Canada exports smoke and cool mornings to Virginia appeared first on Cardinal News.
SERWAN ZANGANA: The Indoctrination of Children in Roanoke County Schools Must Stop
On May 18, at Roanoke County School Board meeting Mr. Damon Gettier, whose son attends Glen Cove Elementary School, spoke up candidly. He complained about the teachers and staff of the school who are teaching / normalizing LGBT lifestyles to children. Is it the matter of First Amendment and free speech? Or it is indoctrination […]
CASEY: Another missing Wells Fargo safe-deposit box?
You may recall the story about the missing safe-deposit box at Wells Fargo’s Tanglewood branch. It was rented by Sally Gravely of Roanoke, sister of Archer “Twig” Gravely III. She died Dec. 30. The contents of her box have been missing since March, and perhaps longer. Turns...
Bryan K. Loan Memorial Ride honors life of Army Veteran, Roanoke County police officer
BUCHANAN, Va. – A motorcycle ride for a cause. That’s what brought dozens of riders together for the third-annual Bryan K. Loan Memorial Ride in Buchanan. Bryan was an Army Veteran and Roanoke County police officer. “My son was one of the funniest people I ever knew. He...
Glen Cove Elementary School staff celebrated at first “Pride Ball”
ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - The first “Pride Ball” brought a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community and its history to the Taubman Museum of Art Friday night. Before everything kicked off, Glen Cove Elementary School staff members, along with the parent who organized a peaceful protest, were applauded by the more than 50 people at the event. Nine Glen Cove staff members resigned last week.
Deputy, inmates hospitalized after Roanoke County crash
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - A Botetourt County Sheriff’s deputy and two inmates were injured in a crash in Roanoke County Thursday night, according to Virginia State Police. The crash blocked traffic on I-81 at mile marker 133.8 southbound. The road was reopened at around 12:30 a.m. Friday. Police...
UPDATE: Deputy hit in crash causing I-81 backup
UPDATE 6/2: ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police has released more information regarding the crash that occurred on June 1, involving a Botetour County Sheriff’s vehicle carrying two inmates and a pickup truck. VSP responded to the scene around 9:32 p.m. to the crash at the 133.8-mile...
Little Free Libraries Book Exchanges are increasing in Roanoke City and Roanoke County
Little Free Libraries and Book Exchanges are catching on. If you are a Baby Boomer or from the Jones Generation you may have noticed that books written in the 1990s ad beyond might not suit your taste. Growing up in a time of censorship the paperbacks and hardback books of days gone by were not explicit when it comes to thrillers/horror or romance. Browsing through the libraries and bookstores today might leave you feeling as if you can no longer find the material you enjoy but there is a ray of sunshine in the lining of this cloud.
Deputy, two inmates injured in crash on I-81 in Roanoke County
Virginia State Police said Thursday at around 9:32 p.m., police responded to a traffic crash at mile marker 133.8 southbound on I-81. We’re told the crash involved two vehicles, a pickup truck struck a Botetourt County Sheriff’s Office vehicle. The sheriff’s vehicle was struck in the rear by the pickup truck, causing the Explorer to overturn.
Botetourt County sheriff’s office vehicle transporting two inmates involved in I-81 crash
A Botetourt County sheriff’s vehicle carrying two inmates was struck on Interstate 81 southbound in Roanoke County on Thursday night, injuring a deputy and the inmates. Virginia State Police responded to the crash at the 133.8 mile marker in Roanoke County at 9:32 p.m. According to VSP, a pickup...
Crash cleared on I-81 North in Roanoke County
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Transportation alerts drivers of a car crash on I-81 North near mile marker 132 causing delays in Roanoke County. Traffic backups are more than 2 miles long. Drivers should seek alternative routes at this time. Stick with WFXR News for more...
Police presence cleared on I-581 South in Roanoke County, exit ramp open again
ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The Virginia Department of Transportation says drivers may experience delays due to police presence on I-581 South in Roanoke County. Several VSP vehicles are near mile marker 0. The Elm Avenue Exit ramp onto I-581 South is closed at this time. Drivers should plan ahead and seek alternative routes if traveling in this area.
You can make traditional Spring/Summer activities in the Roanoke Valley special for Father's Day
There is an old saying that simple pleasures are the best and another old adage is "It's the thought that counts." Keeping this in mind there are a number of fun places in the Roanoke Valley that are available every spring and summer but you can make them your special Father's Day destination on Saturday, June 17, and or Sunday, June 18. If you have run out of ideas please consider the following 5 for the father or father figure in your life. Click on each link to find hours and prices.
6-1-23 Roanoke County Interstate Crash
On June 1, 2023, at 9:32 p.m. the Virginia State Police responded to a traffic crash at the 133.8-mile marker on the southbound side of Interstate 81. The crash involved two vehicles, a pickup truck struck a Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department vehicle. The Sheriff’s vehicle was struck in the rear by the pickup truck, causing […] The post 6-1-23 Roanoke County Interstate Crash appeared first on The Virginian Review.
Police investigation ongoing into murder-suicide in trailhead parking lot
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Officials say the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in the parking lot of an Appalachian Trail trailhead last week were a murder-suicide. The Roanoke Times reports that two hikers found the bodies of 17-year-old Christian Lambert and 62-year-old Lewis James Lambert,...
Bryan K. Loan Memorial Ride takes place on June 3
BOTETOURT COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Southwest Virginia community members plan to hold a memorial ride and ‘poker run’ on June 3 to honor the life and legacy of Bryan K. Loan, an Army Veteran and Roanoke County Police Officer. According to organizers, Loan passed away at the...
Police determine sequence of events in McAfee Knob deaths
ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke County Police have determined who they believe shot whom in an apparent murder-suicide in the McAfee Knob trailhead parking lot in Catawba. At this stage of the investigation, police say it appears Lewis Lambert, 62, killed a boy he was with, then turned the...
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