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    Roanoke region manufacturing companies meet to talk about challenges


    Local manufacturers met Wednesday at Virginia Western to talk about the need in our area for specific skills. The group of seventy said there are several challenges facing the industry including critical thinking and problem solving, a misperception of manufacturing and a lack of programs available. They agreed there needs to be a clear career path for manufacturing jobs and changing perception is important. "Every day is more and more complex. Requirements get tighter, deliveries get shorter... More>>

    New delivery service "Fetches" good business


    Here at Fetch in downtown Roanoke, the calls come in, the food orders get taken, then picked up fresh from the restaurant and minutes later your favorite food is delivered to your door. An idea that's spreading in popularity as the cities only delivery service is booming only three months after opening. "Things have been incredible lately." Jonathan Kelly is the young entrepreneur behind the business, and is quick... More>>

    VIDEO: Homemade air conditioner in 10 minutes


    Summer is officially here! Hot weather means high bills for air conditioning, but one man gave us an easy solution.

    Evenflo recalls more than a million child safety seats


    A consumer alert, as Evenflo recalls more than a million child car seats because of a problem with the buckles. The company is recalling convertible car seats and harnessed booster seats because the buckles can get stuck, making it tough to get a child out of the seat. Customers can replace the defective buckle with a new one. The recall covers nearly two dozen models. Here is a link to the recall: More>>

    Eight ways to save more at the grocery store


    Dollars doesn't stretch as far as they used to at grocery stores. Many products have either had prices go up or the size of the package has shrunk - both strain our grocery budgets. More>>

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