Category Archives: Local News

Christiansburg businesswoman looks to replace outgoing GOP delegate

Christiansburg restaurant owner Marie March, announced yesterday that she intends to run for the Republican nomination to replace outgoing GOP Delegate Nick Rush in the 7th House District. March made the announcement, while holding a copy of “Cat in the Hat”  referencing recent controversy surrounding several Dr. Seuss books. 3-5 March Sound-WEB March, who was…Continue Reading

March is “National Problem Gambling Awareness Month”

March is “National Problem Gambling Awareness Month” and the Virginia Lottery is once again – as it does every year – urging people to “Play Responsibly.” More from WFIR’s Gene Marrano: 3-5 VA Lottery Wrap#2 Helpline number is 888-532-3500 See link below to online materials: https://www.valottery.com/playingmatters/playresponsibly The post March is “National Problem Gambling Awareness Month”…Continue Reading

New Frankie Rowland’s in Salem also features boutique hotel

Jefferson Street Management Group, which operates 7 restaurants locally, has opened a second Frankie Rowland’s location on Main Street in Salem – which is also a boutique hotel: WFIR-AMNE The post New Frankie Rowland’s in Salem also features boutique hotel first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Roanoke County Fire & Rescue promotes from within for new chief

NEWS RELEASE: (Roanoke County, VA—March 4, 2021) Roanoke County Administrator Dan O’Donnell today announced the appointment of Travis Griffith as Fire & Rescue Chief. Griffith will assume his new position March 8.”We held a nationwide recruitment process and had many qualified applicants from several states,” said O’Donnell. “It reflects highly on the quality of our…Continue Reading

Cline to Governor: allow more people at outdoor sporting events

6th District Republican Congressman Ben Cline has written to Governor Northam urging him to increase the maximum number of spectators allowed at outdoor high school sporting events to 50 percent capacity or 500 people, whichever is greater, and follow the CDC’s six-foot social distancing guidelines, rather than 10 feet as declared in his recent Order.…Continue Reading

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