Analysts say local gas prices may rise after OPEC meets

Analysts say local gas prices may rise after OPEC meets

Roanoke’s gas prices bucked the national trend last week, but analysts say that luck may turn with the meeting of an intergovernmental organization. WFIR’s Emma Thomas has that story: 10-04 Gas WRAP2-WEB   The post Analysts say local gas prices may rise after OPEC meets first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

State Sen. discusses 2023 General Assembly goals

State Sen. discusses 2023 General Assembly goals

Ahead of the General Assembly session beginning in January, legislative agendas are taking shape for 2023. WFIR’s Ian Price has more. 10-4 Sutterlein WRAP The post State Sen. discusses 2023 General Assembly goals first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Roanoke County non-emergency phone lines are down

Roanoke County non-emergency phone lines are down

The non-emergency phone lines in the Roanoke County Emergency Communications Center are not operational at this time. Citizens are asked to only dial 911 if it is an emergency. Citizens can call 540-283-6597 for non-emergencies and if there is a busy signal, please try again later. The phone company is working on the problem and…Continue Reading

Botetourt County remakes development rules around exit 150

Botetourt County remakes development rules around exit 150

Its called the “Gateway Overlay District,” which reduces some of the red tape for development projects around the Exit 150 interchange in Botetourt County that was re-configured several years ago. What county officials would like to see now, from WFIR’s Gene Marrano: 10-4 BoCo Overlay Wrap#2 The post Botetourt County remakes development rules around exit…Continue Reading

Man dies after vehicle crash in Franklin County

Man dies after vehicle crash in Franklin County

From Virginia State Police– Virginia State Police is investigating a single-vehicle crash, which resulted in a fatality. The crash occurred September 29th ,  at 3:17 a.m. on Route 678, one tenth of a mile south of Route 688 in Franklin County. A 2004 Jeep Cherokee was traveling north on Route 678, when the vehicle ran…Continue Reading

New pharmacy at Horizon serves patients and the community

New pharmacy at Horizon serves patients and the community

Horizon Behavioral Health’s Bedford location has opened a new onsite pharmacy in partnership with Genoa Healthcare. Spokespeople from both organizations say the site has improved the community’s adherence to medication regimens. WFIR’s Emma Thomas with details: 10-03 Pharmacy WRAP2-WEB The post New pharmacy at Horizon serves patients and the community first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM…Continue Reading

Roanoke County hires new economic development director

Roanoke County hires new economic development director

Roanoke County has announced the appointment of Megan Baker as Director of Economic Development. Baker will assume her new position October 24. She comes to Roanoke County from Peachtree City, Georgia where she currently serves as President of the Fayette County Development Authority (FCDA). Baker leads the business attraction and retention programs for Fayette County…Continue Reading

AG Miyares says new unit demonstrates renewed focus on election law

AG Miyares says new unit demonstrates renewed focus on election law

The recently announced election integrity unit is designed to streamline pre-existing functions of Virginia’s Office of the Attorney General, says AG Jason Miyares. WFIR’s Emma Thomas with details: 10-03 Elections WRAP2-WEB   The post AG Miyares says new unit demonstrates renewed focus on election law first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Roanoke County home total loss after morning fire

Roanoke County home total loss after morning fire

Roanoke County Fire and Rescue responded at 8:36 a.m. on Monday, October 3, 2022 to the 5700 block of Enchanted Lane, in the Clearbrook area, for the report of a residential structure fire. Upon arrival units from Station 7 (Clearbrook) found a one story brick home with smoke and fire showing from the roof of…Continue Reading