These college students are building more than new facilities at Camp Easter Seals

WFIR-LOGO-117 college students from 10 states are spending the week at Camp Easter Seals in Craig County, building a pagoda, nature trail and ropes course. The camp serves children with cerebral palsy, and it is one of several the students are visiting as part of a summer volunteer work project. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.

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Two partially decomposed bodies found at Bedford County home

Bedford-CountyFrom the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office: On Saturday July 19, 2014 at 1:30 p.m., a Bedford County sheriff’s deputy responded to 2478 Tucker Terrace, Evington, Virginia after receiving a call from a neighbor. The caller advised that he went to the address because he had not seen the woman and her son who lived there for several days. When he arrived he found the partially decomposed body of a female in the yard. After arriving on the scene and while checking the area, deputies found the remains of a dog and the partially decomposed remains of a male.  The victim’s remains were transported to the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Roanoke to be positively identified and cause of death determined.

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Roanoke City launches program to make solar energy more affordable, accessible to city homeowners

Solarize RoanokeFrom the City of Roanoke: At a press conference earlier today, the city officially launched Solarize Roanoke, a program designed to make solar energy affordable and accessible to homeowners. Solarize Roanoke is a partnership between the City of Roanoke, Community Housing Partners, local solar installers, Freedom First Credit Union, and local community members. The program will run until Sept. 3o. Homeowners living in the following zip codes are eligible to participate: 24011, 24012, 24013, 24014, 24015, 24016, 24017, 24018, and 24019.

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Valley View/Interstate 581 interchange under construction

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Portions of Interstate 581 and other roads in the Valley View area are slated to be under construction for the next two years. WFIR’s Kelsea Pieters has more:

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