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More honors for Appalachian legend Ralph Stanley

Appalachian music master Ralph Stanley is being honored by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Four puppies die after being abandoned in Pittsylvania County dumpster

The Danville Area Humane Society is offering a $1,000 reward for information about four newborn puppies that were abandoned in a Pittsylvania County dumpster.

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Copperhead killed on West Virginia Capitol grounds

A state Capitol police officer has killed a copperhead snake on the Capitol grounds in Charleston.

Garden Week What to plant now

Garden Week: A plant for every season, some keeping pests away

No matter the season, there are always some plants that bloom well -- and others that keep the deer, mosquitoes and pests away.

Time-capsule home

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Some buyers want 'time-capsule houses'

In today's housing market, still struggling to rebound, homes stuck in another century might seem like they'd be difficult to sell. But some buyers are interested in "time-capsule houses" -- especially those built in the middle of the 20th century.

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Hot diggity dog! It's National Hot Dog Day

Hot diggity dog! July is National Hot Dog Month and July 23 is National Hot Dog Day.

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Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a "good hard spanking."

Garden Week Plants for container gardening

Create your own garden inside home, apartment

Apartment living can sometimes mean expensive rent, and not very much space. But there are ways to grow your own garden and save money.

Domestic violence crusader fighting for the lives of others

Domestic violence crusader fighting for the lives of others

WDBJ7’s Melissa Gaona sat down with a woman who not only spoke up, but she's fighting for her life and the lives of others.

Angels of Assisi looks to find forever homes

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Angels of Assisi looks to find more homes for more animals

Roanoke's Angels of Assisi needs your help now more than ever. The organization is competing against 49 other shelter in the United States. It's all for Rachel Ray's $100K Challenge.

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FOOD

Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

Child's eyes

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How to discipline the next generation is a hotly debated topic. In 2012, a national survey showed more than half of women and three-quarters of men in the United States believe a child sometimes needs a "good hard spanking."

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Tandoori chicken

Grilled chicken

National Chicken Council

Try this easy Indian classic for dinner anytime!

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HOUSE AND HOME

PETS

Some buyers want 'time-capsule houses'

Time-capsule home

Jeffrey Hogue/CNN iReport

In today's housing market, still struggling to rebound, homes stuck in another century might seem like they'd be difficult to sell. But some buyers are interested in "time-capsule houses" -- especially those built in the middle of the 20th century.

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Dog who guarded dying friend needs a home

Dog guards dying friend

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A dog who's captured the hearts of many for guarding his dying friend now needs a new home.

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REAL ESTATE

TRAVEL

Chinese homebuyers are flocking to these US states

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Chinese buyers are now the biggest international players in the U.S. housing market and some states are seeing billions of dollars in real estate deals as a result.

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World's coolest bookstores

World's Best Bookstore

Courtesy Eslite Corp

Someday there may be a generation of kids who think bookstores are fictional creations found only in novels that come in the mail.

Understandable, since many of the world's most beautiful independent bookstores have closed in recent years.

Not all of ...

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EDUCATION

MONEY

Expelled lesbian accepted at another school

Christian Minard

Courtesy Christian Minard

An honor-roll student who was expelled from Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma after she married another woman is now enrolled at a different university in the same state.

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S&P 500 inches to new high ... but not 2,000

NYSE file 4

Amy Sahba/CNN

The major gauges barely budged Thursday, but it was a big day for buyout rumors. The S&P 500 was only up about one point, but that was enough notch another all-time high.

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HEALTH

  • Acetaminophen may not relieve back pain

    bottle of pills spilling out, medicine

    Doctors often suggest taking acetaminophen for low back pain relief. But according to a new study, the popular painkiller isn’t any more effective in alleviating an aching back than letting the pain naturally subside.

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Technology

  • Robot furniture that builds itself

    Robot furniture that builds itself

    Biorobotics Laboratory, EPFL

    Imagine that the chair you're sitting on became a sofa on demand as the day moved from light to dark. Or if all your furnishings could move out of your way as you walk through a room. These thoughts could one day become reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

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