10 News Anchor John Carlin receives award from the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research
The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research awarded 10 News Anchor John Carlin its inaugural Crystal Sarcoidosis Inspiration Award for his contributions to the fight against the disease, most notably the FSR Sarc Fighter podcast.
Sherman Lea, David Bowers meet during virtual candidate forum for Roanoke city mayor
ROANOKE, Va. – The candidates to be Roanoke’s next mayor faced off in a virtual forum on Thursday. Roanoke’s current mayor, Sherman Lea, and Roanoke’s former mayor, David Bowers, met on a virtual stage ahead of the November 3 election. 10 News anchor John Carlin moderated the forum, which was hosted by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce. Bowers said he was against moving the bus station to the lot in front of the Virginia Museum of Transportation. He also criticized the current city council for failing to develop a proposal across I-581 from Valley View Mall.
What’s News Today: Winter outlook, flu shots
You can drop off supplies today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sam’s Club on Wards Road in Lynchburg. The clinic runs from 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Rockbridge Regional Communication Center in Buena Vista. In Craig County, there is a clinic starting at 4 p.m. at the Craig County Health Center. The New River Health District holds a drive-thru flu vaccine clinic today. The Virginia Board of Education will discuss amending its history and social science standards.
Carilion NICU closed to all visitors, including parents, amid coronavirus concerns
ROANOKE, Va. – Carilion Clinic closed its NICU Tuesday, so no one will be permitted to visit Carilion Children’s NICU. Dr. Kimberly Dunsmore, the chair of Carilion Children’s Hospital, said the purpose of the decision is to protect these vulnerable patients from any exposure to the coronavirus. The move is likely to cause anxiety and fear for NICU parents. Carilion Children’s NICU is working with mothers to continue to provide breast milk for their babies through a coordinated drop off program. Labor and delivery patients are allowed one visitor during their stay, including during the birth.
John Carlin co-anchors the 5, 5:30, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts on WSLS 10. John returned to WSLS in July of 2013 after spending nearly five years in public relations. John is the recipient of five Emmy awards for reporting, as well as numerous awards from RTNDA, VAB and Associated Press. John is a graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh with a degree in mass communication. He is a co-founder and board member for the Blue Ridge Marathon and a past board member of the Virginia chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Hundreds of cyclists, including 10 News' John Carlin, ride for sarcoidosis research
"2019 has been a journey for me the whole way," Carlin said. Carlin was healthy enough to participate in the Virginia's Blue Ridge Gran Fondo bike ride Sunday morning. More than 200 cyclists participated in the ride, which raised money and awareness for the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research. Carlin said he's fortunate to have had the strength to complete the course, which wound through the back roads of Botetourt County. "Two or three months ago, I didn't think I would be able to make this ride today," Carlin said.
10 News Anchor John Carlin fundraises for sarcoidosis research
ROANOKE, Va. - 10 News Anchor John Carlin opened up to the public in May about his ongoing battle with sarcoidosis. Among the positive thoughts, prayers and well wishes for Carlin, many have asked how they can help. Carlin is fundraising for the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research by riding in the Virginia's Blue Ridge Gran Fondo on October 13th. Carlin will bike along a scenic route in Botetourt County. Carlin shared this message on his public Facebook page:Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.
Restoring a colorful piece of WSLS television history
ROANOKE, Va. - Now in our new state-of-the-art studio, there is one piece of equipment that stands out. This old color television camera, a piece of WSLS history, got a major facelift, thanks to Roanoke's Tay Whiteside. It appears the camera worked nearly 7,500 hours of operation, bringing colorful stories to life. John Carlin takes us behind the scene of the restoration process. Copyright 2019 by WSLS 10 - All rights reserved.