Vinton mayor says library, brewery are both bringing more downtown activity

Vinton Mayor Brad Grose says the town is on a roll, and that creates momentum likely leading to further activity in the town, sparked in no small part by two very different economic drivers. WFIR’s Evan Jones has more.

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“Fearless” is new book for women on self protection

A Roanoker who has been teaching women self-protection techniques since 20-12 has now put his thoughts into a new book that officially launches on Sunday. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has that story:

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Click below to hear much more from Logan Doughty about his new book, Fearless (speaking with WFIR’s Gene Marrano)

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Mayor: Vinton is on a roll

Vinton Mayor Brad Grose says a lot of positive developments are propelling the town forward. They include the opening of a new craft brewery, the new Roanoke County Library branch, improvements to the downtown district and Vinton Farmer’s Market — and coming soon, things like extension of the Tinker Creek Greenway and opening a former school as an apartment building. Grose appeared live on the Roanoke Valley’s Morning News:

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“Butterfly Ball” returns to Science Museum Saturday

The Science Museum of Western Virginia’s Butterfly Ball is being billed as an evening of playful experimentation for adults. WFIR’s Ian Price has details:

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More information on the Butterfly Ball can be found here

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Clapper speaks to educators about cybersecurity

A regional conference on the need to promote cybersecurity as a career path attracted 50-plus school divisions to Roanoke this morning – and a very special keynote speaker as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:

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Trump to deliver commencement address at Liberty University

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump will deliver the keynote address at  Liberty University’s commencement ceremony.  Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. provided the details of the May 13 graduation ceremony in a statement Wednesday. Falwell was a close ally to Trump during his campaign and told The Associated Press in January that he’d been asked to lead a presidential task force on higher education reform. President George H.W. Bush was the last president to deliver the Virginia-based university’s keynote address in 1990. Falwell says the school is “incredibly grateful to have President Trump be a part of this historic day.”

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